Welcome from the Foundation President
“…50 Years and Growing Fast…”
The Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) Foundation is QCC’s best friend, building material and moral support for students, faculty and staff, fueling innovation in teaching and learning and positioning all members of QCC’s family and the community-at-large for a happy, prosperous future.
Working in tandem, the College and the Foundation are now celebrating QCC’s 50th year. A significant hallmark of the observance is the inauguration of 50 Guardians whose impressive accomplishments spring from their start as students at Quinsigamond Community College. The designation of Guardian originates in the College’s mascot, the Wyvern, a fierce mythical creature that protects, or guards, the Worcester area’s British namesake, Worcestershire. Soon we will identify the concluding 10 designees. They will join their fellow Guardians in this lifetime recognition, completing an 18-month rigorous selection process that examined remarkably credentialed candidates living locally and across the country.
Additionally, the Foundation has inaugurated a select group of prominent community partners who, as our Champions, serve importantly in the wider community as ambassadors for the College. Over time, this cadre will gain in number on the College’s behalf. The Champions understand the College’s high standing in the 45 communities it primarily serves where success in higher education and in career training only add to the general wellbeing.
QCC Board of Trustees Chair Stacey deBoise Luster and I readily agree on the value of continuing close, careful cooperation between the two boards. We recognize that each Board offers the deepening promise of achieving, with excellence, more-demanding goals in active institutional community citizenship, faster. In your support, you can see for yourself.
Laurance S. Morrison, President