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August, 2016

August, 2016
August, 2016

QCC is excited to welcome new and returning students for Fall 2016!

All new students should have completed orientation. For new students, orientation included information about student life activities; student support services, such as advising, tutoring and counseling; meet college staff and students; see where classes are held; and hear tips and tricks to make life at QCC more enjoyable!...

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QCC is excited to welcome new and returning students for Fall 2016!

All new students should have completed orientation. For new students, orientation included information about student life activities; student support services, such as advising, tutoring and counseling; meet college staff and students; see where classes are held; and hear tips and tricks to make life at QCC more enjoyable!

Check out the Student Life page for more about how to get involved in the QCC community!

Classes start September 7!

August, 2016
August, 2016

Congratulations to Jasmine Jina Ortiz and Carly Gould on being named to Worcester Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 List!

Jasmine Jina Ortiz teaches English writing and literature courses at QCC. She is the co-editor of the anthology “All About Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color." She received Worcester Arts Council's Artists Fellowship in 2006.

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Congratulations to Jasmine Jina Ortiz and Carly Gould on being named to Worcester Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 List!

Jasmine Jina Ortiz teaches English writing and literature courses at QCC. She is the co-editor of the anthology “All About Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color." She received Worcester Arts Council's Artists Fellowship in 2006.

She works for Keller Williams of Greater Worcester as a realtor and was recognized for increasing home and business ownership among Latinos in the region.

Carly A. Gould, is a Human Resources business partner at Reliant Medical Group in Worcester. She was a member of the golf committee for the Quinsigamond Community College Foundation. She also serves on the Leadership Council of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce, volunteers at Girls Inc. and the Women’s Initiative of the United Way of Central Massachusetts.

See the complete list of 40 Under 40 at the WB Journal.

 

August, 2016
August, 2016

Mary Simone, general manager of the Marlborough Courtyard by Marriott, has been appointed the new chairman of the board of directors for the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce for a two-year term.

Ms. Simone has served on the chamber’s executive committee for two years and has been an active member of the board for 15 years. She has also served as the chair of the chamber’s...

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Mary Simone, general manager of the Marlborough Courtyard by Marriott, has been appointed the new chairman of the board of directors for the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce for a two-year term.

Ms. Simone has served on the chamber’s executive committee for two years and has been an active member of the board for 15 years. She has also served as the chair of the chamber’s tourism and hospitality committee.

“As one of Corridor Nine’s top business leader in the region, Mary shares the Chamber’s passion for strengthening our business climate and driving growth and innovation in the region,” said Karen Chapman, the chamber’s president. “As the general manager of the Marlborough Courtyard by Marriott for the past 11 years and previous position of area general manager for 13 years, her expertise about the region and business development will be instrumental in helping the chamber achieve its mission to promote growth, prosperity, and quality of life for our members and communities.”

Ms. Simone also is an adjunct professor at Quinsigamond Community College where she teaches hospitality and recreation management.

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“My students get first-hand knowledge of well-rounded business model, the day-to-day of the hotel operations and how networking and volunteering with the Chamber are an important part of the business model,” she said. “I am also able to make connections with my contacts for my students when they are interested in companies or career choices. Between my hotel experience and chamber experience, the students are exposed to all challenges that small and large businesses face in this ever-changing world.”

Ms. Simone has been involved with various community organizations throughout her career. Since 2005, she has been a true champion of the MOVE program with Shrewsbury High School. This program gives students with special needs an opportunity to become involved in a vocational training program. The primary goal of MOVE is to help students develop independence, self-confidence, and socially acceptable behaviors in order to function successfully in competitive employment.

“I am honored and excited to serve as the new chairman of the Corridor Nine Area Chamber of Commerce,” Ms. Simone said. “Representing a diverse membership base, including small and emerging businesses, mid-market companies, and large corporations, the chamber has a special opportunity to build on that legacy and make a lasting impact as it begins its next chapter of growth and innovation. I look forward to working with the executive committee, the board, chamber staff, and members to increase membership and grow revenues in order to add more programs and resources that will add value for our members and strengthen the Corridor Nine business community.”

August, 2016
August, 2016

One Stop Registration started earlier this year, running smoothly for two weeks, from July 25-29 and August 1-5 at the Harrington Learning Center. Thanks to all QCC faculty and staff for helping students begin or continue their pathways for success.

Up to 1,100 new and returning students received assistance with registration and enrollment, enjoying the convenience of having all necessary offices...

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One Stop Registration started earlier this year, running smoothly for two weeks, from July 25-29 and August 1-5 at the Harrington Learning Center. Thanks to all QCC faculty and staff for helping students begin or continue their pathways for success.

Up to 1,100 new and returning students received assistance with registration and enrollment, enjoying the convenience of having all necessary offices operating out of one location. Having financial aid, admissions, and placement tests in one spot helped students realize how simple registration at QCC can be.

Mishawn Davis-Eyene, Director of Admissions, said One Stop Registration was held earlier this year to allow more time for forms to be processed for the fall semester.

“This event allows us to go over the steps with potential students, let them know if there are placement tests they need to complete and help them with forms for financial aid,” she said. “We want to make sure students are successful by starting them on the right level.”

Potential students could print out forms ahead of time to fill out and bring to one-stop registration. Information was made available on the One Stop Registration website with what forms and information was required.

Usually most of these departments require appointments, this event gives students a chance to get everything done at once and simplifies application process. Registering early also gives students a better chance to get the classes they want, as classes fill up as the first day of classes gets closer.

Applying is a two-tier process, Ms. Davis-Eyene said, the first includes applying for QCC, completing placement testing and registering; and the second part is applying for financial aid.

August, 2016
August, 2016

Quinsigamond Community College has entered a new agreement with Nichols College to ease transfer options for students to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Nichols College in Dudley, Mass., offers business programs and has worked with QCC in the past to offer transfer programs and evening classes.

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Quinsigamond Community College has entered a new agreement with Nichols College to ease transfer options for students to earn a bachelor’s degree.

Nichols College in Dudley, Mass., offers business programs and has worked with QCC in the past to offer transfer programs and evening classes.

“Community college is a great springboard for many students because the cost of attendance is so low,” said QCC President Gail Carberry.

“Students can really finish their four-year degree affordably, flexibly and in a time frame that works for them,” said Nichols President Susan Engelkemeyer.

Earlier this month, Nichols launched articulation agreements with Quinsigamond Community College, Quinebaug Valley Community College, in Danielson, Conn., and Community College of Rhode Island in Warwick. This is part of an initiative called Affordable Business and Leadership Education (ABLE). The initiative streamlines the credit acceptance process while also guaranteeing admission as long as they meet the minimum GPA requirement of 2.0. Special pricing means that Nichols offers students who earn associate's degrees from its partner institutions a rate that is lower than other private, four-year colleges.

More information can be found in the Worcester Business Journal article.

 

August, 2016
August, 2016

This summer PTK members at QCC have stayed busy helping students apply for scholarships, volunteering in the community and organizing for upcoming chapter events.

Phi Theta Kappa, QCC’s chapter of the Alpha Zeta Theta Honor Society, offers many benefits. Students who are invited to join have put in a lot of dedication and hard work. The organization and chapter focus on the importance of academics...

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This summer PTK members at QCC have stayed busy helping students apply for scholarships, volunteering in the community and organizing for upcoming chapter events.

Phi Theta Kappa, QCC’s chapter of the Alpha Zeta Theta Honor Society, offers many benefits. Students who are invited to join have put in a lot of dedication and hard work. The organization and chapter focus on the importance of academics and maintaining excellent grades, but also on developing important skills and community service.

The QCC chapter offers opportunities for scholar-servant-leaders to grow, develop leadership skills, networking skills, soft skills for the workforce, opportunities for deep thinking and researching for the bi-annual Honors Study Topic.

The PTK hosts scholarship workshops monthly to encourage members to apply for all the scholarships available to them. Check out one of our free workshops, and see what you can find!

On August 13, members went to the Community Harvest Project in North Grafton to harvest vegetables for those in need in surrounding communities. Earlier in the summer, the group harvested more than 1,500 lbs. of zucchini, summer squash and cucumbers. All of the vegetables picked go to the Worcester County Food Bank and affiliated organizations.

Honors in Action Project

As a part of becoming a Five-Star Chapter, Phi Theta Kappa chapters need to complete an Honors in Action Project. The Honors in Action Project encourages students to work together on a research project and develop a project that impacts the community and the world around us. Our chapter has been working diligently to come up with a project that will absolutely impact global perspectives.

Upcoming events

The chapter will hold its annual Fall Cookout on September 28. There will be food, music, raffles and much more. All proceeds will benefit PTK’s Live and Learn Greenhouse. Watch your QCC email for updates. The rain date is October 5.

The annual Bowl-A-Thon will be Sunday, Nov. 6, at the AMF Bowling Lanes, 101 Southbridge St., Auburn, from noon to 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $25, which includes two hours of bowling, shoes, pizza, cold beverage and dessert. All proceeds will benefit Lilly, Worcester Public Library’s Bookmobile!

PTK will be participating in the Relay for Life on Friday, Sept. 9, at 6 p.m. at Lemansky Park in Auburn. If you would like to walk or donate, stop by the PTK Office Room 154A.

Members also will be participating in the Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Any questions, contact Bonnie Coleman in the Phi Theta Kappa office, Room 154A, ext. 7412


Provided by the Worcester Public Schools College Community Connection program

August, 2016
August, 2016

Once again, QCC was a community partner in the Worcester Public Schools College Community Connection Program.

The College Community Connection is an academic support program that provides mentoring and paid internship opportunities at participating organizations for Worcester students.

The program makes a difference in the students’ lives as it has been shown to improve their MCAS scores. Also,...

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Once again, QCC was a community partner in the Worcester Public Schools College Community Connection Program.

The College Community Connection is an academic support program that provides mentoring and paid internship opportunities at participating organizations for Worcester students.

The program makes a difference in the students’ lives as it has been shown to improve their MCAS scores. Also, it provides them with work and learning skills they will use for the rest of their lives.

The MCAS (Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System) test is part of the high school graduation requirement, with separate tests in English, math and science.

The internship program started with an orientation for the students at Worcester Technical High School on June 24. The students were on-site at QCC from Monday, June 27 through Thursday, July 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Students had 3.5 hours of academics for MCAS preparation and 2.5 hours of paid internships. Closing ceremonies were Friday, July 22, at Worcester Technical High School.

Stephanie Stockwell, Academic Support Coordinator, Worcester Public Schools, said students participate from eight high schools in the Worcester region.

“For many students, this is their first opportunity for a job,” she said in a promotional video about the program. “This offers a work-based learning program, where they learn about workplace culture, the importance of things such as punctuality and attendance, ethics, communication, and accepting direction and constructive criticism.”

“I love seeing students flourish in the program,” Ms. Stockwell said. “They are really engaged in the internships and in learning.”

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In the last four years, the program has helped more than 80 percent of students who participate pass their MCAS, as well as improve their relationships with mentor adults and each other.

Part of the program includes different college sites, such as QCC. Students at these internship sites get to go on a tour of the campus, receive information about financial aid and course options.

“It gives them a chance to see it (attending college) can be a part of their future,” Ms. Stockwell said.

There were seven students who interned at QCC, in the admissions welcome center, food services, academic affairs, the athletic center, and the media center.

“We had a very diverse group of students this year,” said Donna Harvey, of QCC Enrollment and Student Services, the site coordinator for QCC. “Two of the students were from the Dominican Republic, two from Iraq, one from Puerto Rico, one from Saudi Arabia, and one from Thailand.” Students were from South High School and Doherty High School.  

During their time at QCC, the students put together a PowerPoint presentation which they presented at the closing ceremonies, said Ms. Harvey. Also, one of the sites is the CCC Videographers, those students visited each site during the program and compiled a documentary about the program. This documentary was also shown at the closing ceremonies.

“The program was a great success,” Ms. Harvey said. “Many of the students stated that they are looking forward to coming to QCC after they graduate.”

Other organizations involved in the 2016 program included: UMASS Medical School, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, The Boys and Girls Club, Worcester Youth Center, Worcester Senior Center, Garden for All Ages, WCCA TV 13, Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Christopher House.

August, 2016
August, 2016

Check out QCC’s new web page highlighting the college’s ITAC programs!

Learn more about what the college offers through these programs, and how QCC faculty are working with industry partners to equip students with in-demand skills, knowledge & abilities needed in a competitive workforce.

Videos showcase Incom Inc. and United Lens Company, two of the companies working...

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Check out QCC’s new web page highlighting the college’s ITAC programs!

Learn more about what the college offers through these programs, and how QCC faculty are working with industry partners to equip students with in-demand skills, knowledge & abilities needed in a competitive workforce.

Videos showcase Incom Inc. and United Lens Company, two of the companies working with QCC to create stackable programing and training. See these videos and more information at www.QCC.edu/ITAC

Active learning, problem-solving and experimentation characterize QCC’s ITAC programs. Through 21st century learning opportunities, ITAC engages students in a pathway toward a STEM degree in three areas: Information Technology, Electronics/Photonics and Manufacturing.

Partnership between instructors, students and faculty will broaden your possibilities and potential as you build a meaningful career path.

Complete your education in less time! Flexible scheduling and accelerated programming will help propel you to completion. Shorter for-credit certificate classes "stack" into degree programs, creating paths into employment and career advancement, setting you up for short-term and long-term success.

August, 2016
August, 2016

The Commonwealth Commitment is a partnership between the 29 undergraduate colleges and universities in the Massachusetts system of public higher education to offer students a more affordable path to a bachelor’s degree.

Students can begin at one of Massachusetts’ Community Colleges, complete an associate degree within 2.5 years and then transfer to a state university. Students must...

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The Commonwealth Commitment is a partnership between the 29 undergraduate colleges and universities in the Massachusetts system of public higher education to offer students a more affordable path to a bachelor’s degree.

Students can begin at one of Massachusetts’ Community Colleges, complete an associate degree within 2.5 years and then transfer to a state university. Students must complete their bachelor’s degree within two more years. Students need to maintain full-time, continuous enrollment and a cumulative 3.0 GPA throughout the program.

Features of the program include:

  • A freeze on tuition and fees for all four years upon entry into the Commonwealth Commitment program, until student graduates or leaves program.
  • A reduction in tuition and mandatory fees by an average of $5,090 over four years through:
    • A 10% rebate off tuition and mandatory fees at the end of every successfully completed semester
    • An additional MassTransfer tuition credit once student enrolls in bachelor’s program

The 10% rebate is paid at the end of each completed semester, assuming students maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students may receive funds in the form of a check, or a voucher for use at their campus bookstore.

Colleges involved in the program include the four undergraduate campuses of the University of Massachusetts, nine state universities, and 15 community colleges. Private colleges and universities are not signatories to the Commonwealth Commitment agreement.

Learn more at the Commonwealth Commitment website.

August, 2016
August, 2016

New digital wayfinding signs are now on each floor of the QuEST Center and outside the two entrances. These signs offer the most current and up-to-date information for students, faculty and visitors to the campus to find their way around.

They highlight where different labs or classes are meeting, or can be used to help direct visitors to different areas, such as the Fab Lab.

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New digital wayfinding signs are now on each floor of the QuEST Center and outside the two entrances. These signs offer the most current and up-to-date information for students, faculty and visitors to the campus to find their way around.

They highlight where different labs or classes are meeting, or can be used to help direct visitors to different areas, such as the Fab Lab.

Keep an eye out for more digital signs around campus in the near future.

August, 2016
August, 2016

We are very pleased to announce the following full-time staff update and the addition of a new full-time staff member to Quinsigamond Community College:

On August 1, 2016, Academic Affairs welcomed Peter Tamulis into a new role as Program Specialists, Grants. Mr. Tamulis has been working at Quinsigamond Community College as a Business Development Specialist since 2010. In his...

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We are very pleased to announce the following full-time staff update and the addition of a new full-time staff member to Quinsigamond Community College:

On August 1, 2016, Academic Affairs welcomed Peter Tamulis into a new role as Program Specialists, Grants. Mr. Tamulis has been working at Quinsigamond Community College as a Business Development Specialist since 2010. In his role he has developed and maintained relationships with companies throughout Central Massachusetts and worked with them to assess their needs for employee training and development. Prior to his experience at Quinsigamond Community College, he worked at several non-profit and for-profit companies in training and program development. Peter received a Bachelor’s of Arts in English at the College of the Holy Cross and a Master’s in Arts in Psychology and Counseling from Assumption College.  

On August 1, 2016, Administrative Services welcomed Michael Shea as Communications Dispatcher I. Michael comes to the college with experience as an emergency dispatcher with the Milford Police Department. Additionally, he has field radio service experience from the United States Marine Corps. Michael is certified in Emergency Medical Dispatch, CPR, CJIS, and CISM.

On August 1, 2016, QCC welcomed Dr. Jen Arner Welsh into her new role as Interim Dean of the School of Public Service and Social Sciences. Ms. Welsh has been with Quinsigamond Community College since 2009.  She brings into this role her experience as a tenured Professor of Psychology and Coordinator of the General Studies program, as well as many years of service to the College on Committees addressing NEASC Standards, Curriculum Review, Learning Council, and Transfer Advising. In addition, she has provided instruction at Fitchburg State University, Clark University and DePauw University on courses involving Psychology, Gender Issues and Sexual Assault, has prior higher education work experience in Residence Life and Financial Aid, and is a recipient of several honors and awards including the NISOD Excellence Award.  Ms. Welsh earned a B.A. in Psychology from Earlham College, Indiana, and both an M.A. and Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Clark University.

On August 15, 2016, Administrative Services welcomed Vanessa Landyn as Administrator for Healthcare and Workforce Development Center. Ms. Landyn has been working at Quinsigamond Community College since 2006. Most recently as an Administrative Secretary I. Ms. Landyn also brings to this position experience in the private sector as an office manager and project manager. Ms. Landyn earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and a Master in Business Administration from St. John’s University.

On August 22, 2016, Strategic Enrollment Development & Student Engagement welcomed Cynthia Adu-Gyamfi as Loan Coordinator/Disbursement Analyst. Ms. Adu-Gyamfi brings to the College over 5 years’ experience in the private sector as a mutual fund accountant and administrator. In addition, she has over 4 years of experience in customer service roles. She is also a member of the Air National Guard. Ms. Adu-Gyamfi earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Becker College.  

On August 24, 2016, Administrative Services welcomed Brian O’Neil into a new permanent role as Building Maintenance Supervisor I, a position he had been assigned to temporarily for the past three years. Brian’s overall experience includes 20 years of experience in property/facilities management from the private and public sector, and he holds several licenses and certifications, including a License in Construction Supervision.  Brian received a Certificate in HVAC/R from Bay State School of Appliances.

On August 29, 2016, Academic Affairs welcomed Pam Riendeau into a new role as Administrative Secretary I supporting the Dean of the School of Public Service and Social Sciences. Ms. Riendeau has been with Quinsigamond Community College for over 35 years - 30 years of which have been spent as a Clerk in the Registrar’s Office, in addition to two years as a Staff Associate for the Children’s School and three years as a Clerk in the Center for Lifelong Learning. Ms. Riendeau received a Bachelor’s of Science in Early Childhood Education from Worcester State University.  

On August 29, 2019 Strategic Enrollment Development & Student Engagement welcomed Tenisha Mincey back to QCC as CAPS Advisor. Ms. Mincey, who previously worked for QCC as an Academic Advisor for five years and as an Employment Specialist at Workforce Central for four years, also brings to this position three years of customer service and logistics experience in the private sector. Ms. Mincey received a Bachelor’s of Arts in English from Worcester State University and a Master of Science in Clinical Psychology.   

New Faculty

Biology

  • Dr. Archana Mudbidri, Assistant Professor of Biology – Archana brings to this position four years of teaching experience in higher education, most recently as an adjunct faculty member at Quinsigamond Community College and Becker College. In addition to her teaching experience she has also been a Postdoctoral Associate at Department of Food Science and Agriculture at the University of Florida at Gainesville. Archana earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Microbiology-Biochemistry from St. Xavier’s College, a Post Graduate Diploma in Ecology and Environment from Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment, a Master of Science in Microbiology from Goa University and a Ph.D. in Microbiology from University of Mysore.
  • Opeyemi Odewale, Assistant Professor of Biology – Opeyemi brings to this position over 3 years of teaching experience in higher education, most recently as an adjunct faculty member at Community College of RI and Massasoit Community College. He has also worked as a research analyst in both the academic and corporate setting. Opeyemi earned a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from University of Rhode Island-Kingston and a Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory Science from University of Rhode Island-Providence.

Dental Hygiene/Dental Assisting

  • Sue Graves, Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene/ Dental Assisting – Sue brings to this position over 5 years of experience teaching in higher education, most recently as an adjunct faculty member at Quinsigamond Community College and Mount Wachusetts Community College. Additionally, she is a dental hygienist in private practice for 3 years. Prior to these experiences, she was a special education teacher for children 5-22 and an independent educational consultant for students with Individual Educational Plans. Sue earned an Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene from Middlesex Community College, a Bachelor’s of Arts in English from Tufts University and a Master of Science in Education from Simmons College.
  • Jacklyn Ventura, Assistant Professor of Dental Hygiene/Dental Assisting – Jacklyn brings to this position over 25 years of dental hygiene experience in both private practice as well as in public dental health. Additionally, she has taught at the college level for 4 years at Mount Ida College and as an adjunct instructor at Cape Code Community College. She has also help found a company that partnered with elementary schools to increase awareness of dental hygiene health and education for under-served populations in southeastern Massachusetts. Jacklyn earned an Associate of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from Bristol Community College, a Bachelor’s of Arts in Early Childhood Education and a Master of Science in Higher Education from Eastern Nazarene College. 

Early Childhood Education

  • Dr. Tanzil Khan, Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education – Tanzil brings to this position over 15 years of experience teaching students in the Pre-K to 12 grade environment as well as higher education, most recently as a Lecturer at University of California, Irvine. Tanzil has earned an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts from Cypress College, a Bachelor’s of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences, Child Development and Family Studies and a Master of Arts in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education from California State University, Long Beach, and a Doctoral Degree in Organizational Leadership Programing from Pepperdine University.

Math

  • Dr. Ibar Delacruz, Assistant Professor of Math – Ibar brings to this position over 8 years of experience teaching in higher education, most recently as an adjunct faculty member at Quinsigamond Community College. He has also worked in the tutoring center here and taught mathematics in Peru. Ibar earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Physics at Universidad Nacional De Ingenieria, a Master of Science in Physics and a Ph.D. from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

History

  • Dr. Benjamin Wendorf, Assistant Professor of History – Benjamin brings to this position over 4 years of lecturing experience in higher education, most recently at Brandeis University. Benjamin earned a Bachelor’s of Arts in History and English from University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, a Master of Arts Degree in African History and a Ph.D. in African and African Diaspora Studies from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  

Nursing

  • Kendra Wright, Assistant Professor of Nurse Education, A.D.N. (Day) – Kendra brings to this position over 6 years of Critical Care experience. Additionally she has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Quinsigamond Community College and Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Services for a semester. Kendra earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from St. Joseph’s College and a Master in Nursing Education from Western Governors University.
  • Jane Macharia, Assistant Professor of Nurse Education, P.N. Program (evening) – Jane brings to this position over 26 years of clinical nursing experience overseas and in the United States, most recently at Saint Vincent Hospital. She also has been an adjunct faculty member at Mount Wachusetts Community College and Anna Maria College. Jane earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from Kenya Medical Training College, a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Liberty University, and a Master of Science in Nursing from University of Massachusetts at Amherst.
  • Jennifer Beccia, Assistant Professor of Nurse Education, A.D.N. (Day) – Jennifer brings to this position over 10 years’ teaching experience most recently as a lecturer at University of Massachusetts Graduate School of Nursing and as an adjunct faculty member at Massachusetts Bay Community College where she was also an assistant professor for 7 years. She has also worked as a postoperative surgical nurse for 16 years. Jennifer earned an Associate of Science in Nursing from Quinsigamond Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Nursing/Education from Framingham State University. 
  • Sheri Boisseau, Associate Professor of Nurse Education, A.D.N. Program (evening) – Sheri is moving from the A.D.N. program (Day) to the A.D.N. program (Evening). She has over 5 years of teaching experience here at QCC. Additionally, she has over 15 years’ experience as a Director of Health Services programs at several facilities. Before becoming a director, she was a clinical nurse for 11 years. Sheri earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Rhode Island, a Master of Science in Nursing from University of Phoenix and she is currently enrolled in a Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Regis College.
  • Margaret Motyka, Professor of Nurse Education, P.N. Program (Day) – Margaret is moving from the P.N. program (Evening) to the P.N. program (Day). She has over 30 years of teaching experience, with 8 years teaching at QCC. Prior to her teaching experience at QCC she taught at Mount Wachusetts Community College and Worcester Hahnemann Hospital. Before she started teaching, she was a clinical nurse working in postpartum, labor, and delivery wards. Margaret earned a Diploma from Worcester Hahnemann Hospital School of Nursing, a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Worcester State university and a Master of Science in Women’s Health Nursing from Boston College.
  • Meghan McCrillis, Associate Professor of Nurse Education, A.D.N. (Day) – Meghan is moving from the PNP program to the A.D.N. program. She has over 7 years of teaching experience here at QCC. In addition to teaching at QCC she has also taught at Worcester State University and has been a nurse in private practices. Meghan earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from Worcester State University, a Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University, and is currently enrolled in  a Doctorate of Nursing Practice program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.        

Please join us in welcoming everyone into their new roles.