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Junior Achievement Groundhog Shadow Day at QCC

Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
508.854.2849
cronayne [at] qcc.mass.edu

Release Date: 
1/29/2007

WORCESTER – In conjunction with Burncoat Middle School, Quinsigamond Community College will host its annual Junior Achievement Groundhog Shadow Day, on Friday, February 2nd.

Eleven students from Burncoat Middle School will come to QCC to job shadow faculty and staff members from all areas of QCC. Students will spend the morning with their staff member, learn about his/her College position, help with minor tasks if needed, and get a tour of the campus. Meagen Mulherin, Director of Student Life and Sports Management, directs the job shadow program for QCC.

“I look forward to this program each year,” Mulherin stated. “First and foremost, this program is an amazing opportunity for middle school students to get a snapshot of what we do, see, and experience during a ‘typical day’s work’ at Quinsigamond.”

Mulherin praises the faculty and staff who volunteer their time to share with the Burncoat Middle Schoolers. As in the past, the job shadow day leaves an obvious positive and lasting impression on the children.

“Most importantly, the experience gives the students an opportunity to connect with people who are passionate about their job, and learn what it took to get to where they are today,” Mulherin added.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.