Dear QCC Community,
As we wind down the fall semester and enter the holiday season, I want to remind our community to remember the spirit of these holidays - one of tolerance, support and understanding for one another and all of earth's creatures.
QCC’s diverse population offers a unique opportunity for people to learn about our similarities and embrace our differences. Please use this time to work together to create shared experiences through civil dialogue and engagement so that we may all become better citizens of the world. Show compassion, understanding and respect for those around you at all times. Take time to reflect on your experiences on and off campus, in and outside of the classroom, and how fortunate you are to have this opportunity to learn and grow. Remember that there is no place for prejudice, hate or bigotry at QCC or in the world, nor will QCC tolerate such behavior.
May each of you have a safe and peaceful holiday season. I look forward to seeing and working with you in the New Year.
Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D.