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QCC Celebrates Women of Distinction

April, 2017
  • Women of Distinction group
  • student receives Women of Distinction award
  • student receives Women of Distinction award
  • student receives Women of Distinction award
  • Women of Distinction attendees

The Women of Distinction event was held April 19 in the Harrington Learning Center to recognize students who have overcome great odds or made a difference in their community.

Brenda Safford, Program Coordinator of Human Services and assistant professor at QCC, spoke to the students about her experiences. Ms. Safford attended QCC, graduating in 1998 with her Associate degree before attending Assumption College, where she received her bachelor of science and master’s degree in science of Human Services and Rehabilitation Counseling. She previously was director of the Career Resource Center at the YWCA of Central Massachusetts. She was named one of QCC’s 50 Guardians.

Women students who distinguished themselves by overcoming great odds and/or who made a difference in their community were nominated for the award by faculty members.

There were 28 recipients of the award this year.

President Carberry ended the ceremony with kind words of how proud the nominees should be, and wished them the best in their future endeavors.

The event included time for honorees and faculty who they were nominated by to socialize and light refreshments were served.