MWCC-logoBy: Fagan Forhan, Director
Experiential Learning Opportunities & Civic Engagement
Mount Wachusett Community College

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Friend and fellow MWCC alumna Jacqueline Richard placed flowers, a photograph and a charcoal impression of Carrie’s name from the 9/11 Memorial in NYC at the Gardner campus remembrance day event.

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

Kristine Larkin, second from left, Director of the Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success, joins Devens Campus Director Julie Crowley, right, and members of the Patriot Riders at the Devens campus 9/11 remembrance. The Patriot Riders include Tammi Lloyd of MWCC's Business Office, fourth from left. — with Denise Gary, Bryan Wickman, Andrew Woodard, Tammi Hietala Lloyd, Ron LeBlanc, Jack McGrath, Steven Gray, Michael Flagler and Kristine Larkin.
Kristine Larkin, second from left, Director of the Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success, joins Devens Campus Director Julie Crowley, right, and members of the Patriot Riders at the Devens campus 9/11 remembrance. The Patriot Riders include Tammi Lloyd of MWCC’s Business Office, fourth from left. — with Denise Gary, Bryan Wickman, Andrew Woodard, Tammi Hietala Lloyd, Ron LeBlanc, Jack McGrath, Steven Gray, Michael Flagler and Kristine Larkin

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.

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