Mount Wachusett Community College: 9/11 Remember to Remember, & Call to Action
In honor of MWCC Alumna Carrie Progen, who was lost in the attack on the Twin Towers, we hosted a series of events yesterday, including a ‘Call to Action’ where students heard from our own police Chief Karen Kolimaga about her experiences as a first responder, and then were provided with materials and the opportunity to make Thank You cards for first responders in our own community. 173 students attended, and nearly 75 cards were made for us to send out to local firehouses, police stations and emergency response teams.
Our Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success hosted a
Moment of Silence at the Gardner Campus, and were then joined by the Patriot Riders at the Devens Campus for a 9/11 Remembrance and reading of the names of those who lost their lives in the attacks on the World Trade Center.
Students issued a challenge in the form of a call to action to their fellow students – to become “Ambassadors of Positive Mojo” this year. In other words, to find their “mojo” – their passion, their purpose, what drives them, and to use to benefit our community.