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Quinsigamond Community College Trustees’ Citizen’s Award Honors Dean Messier

Contact: Meredith Galena, Public Relations Assistant at 508.854.7498, mgalena [at] qcc.mass.edu; or Victor Somma, Director of PR and Community Relations at 508.854.2729

Release Date: 
5/20/2009

WORCESTER, Mass. – Quinsigamond Community College Board Chairman Brent J. Andersen and College President Gail E. Carberry will present the 2009 QCC Trustees’ Citizen’s Award to local leader and QCC supporter, Dean Messier, at the College’s Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 21 at 4 p.m.

The Trustees’ Citizen’s Award is given by the Board of Trustees to acknowledge a significant contribution made by an individual or organization in advancing QCC.  Messier, the director of human resources for Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, has been a key leader between eleven long-term nursing care providers, InterCare Alliance, and the health care programs at Quinsigamond.

InterCare Alliance has created career paths for entry-level employees in the medical fields to matriculate into QCC’s associate’s degree in nursing program. Over 100 students have participated and the partnership has significantly broadened the College’s enrollment of students of color. Messier’s leadership and guidance as the liaison between InterCare and QCC has been immeasurable. He has been attentive to the success of the students, to the direction of the QCC partnership, and to the continued quality of Worcester’s medical workforce. Messier will be present to accept his award at QCC’s commencement ceremony on May 21 at 4 p.m.

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.