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July, 2017

  • A collage of various marketing pieces
July, 2017
July, 2017

Did you know that the Institutional Communications Department at QCC provides a number of services ranging from print and digital media to public relations? The department offers invaluable resources from web and print collateral, to public relations outreach that evangelizes the college and its mission through news coverage in print, television and radio.

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Did you know that the Institutional Communications Department at QCC provides a number of services ranging from print and digital media to public relations? The department offers invaluable resources from web and print collateral, to public relations outreach that evangelizes the college and its mission through news coverage in print, television and radio.

Want to learn more?

Requests for marketing projects such as: catalogs, booklets, brochures, flyers/posters, ads, forms, postcards/invites and tent tables/small collateral can be made by filling out the project request form on the Institutional Communications section of the QCC website, listed under the “News and Events” section, or by contacting Director of Institutional Communications, Josh Martin.  

A style guide detailing colors, fonts, logos and QCC standards is also available in this section. All marketing collateral must conform to these guidelines.  Please make sure to check deadlines for projects and remember that no project can begin until all materials have been received.

The department is also always looking for great news that will help to bring a positive light to QCC.  Have a story idea, event or project that you feel needs to be told? Please reach out to Mr. Martin at 508.854.7513 or email him at jmartin [at] qcc.mass.edu .

To learn more about what the Institutional Communications Department has to offer and to see existing marketing materials and press coverage please visit:

 

July, 2017
July, 2017

QCC in the News is a new addition to the Wyvern Guardian. Each month we will show you a sampling of some of the articles and press releases discussing Quinsigamond Community College that have made it into the local (and sometimes national) media.

QCC articles for the month of July include:

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QCC in the News is a new addition to the Wyvern Guardian. Each month we will show you a sampling of some of the articles and press releases discussing Quinsigamond Community College that have made it into the local (and sometimes national) media.

QCC articles for the month of July include:

July, 2017
July, 2017

We are very pleased to announce the following staff updates:

We wish to extend a very warm welcome to Dr. Luis Pedraja, who began his tenure as our new President of Quinsigamond Community College on July 10, 2017.

Additionally, we are very pleased to announce the following full-time staff updates:

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We are very pleased to announce the following staff updates:

We wish to extend a very warm welcome to Dr. Luis Pedraja, who began his tenure as our new President of Quinsigamond Community College on July 10, 2017.

Additionally, we are very pleased to announce the following full-time staff updates:

On July 5, 2017, Administrative Services welcomed Patricia “Trish” Kehoe as Systems Analyst/Programmer. Ms. Kehoe brings to this position over 15 years of database management and reporting experience in the public and private education sector. Most recently, she was a Database Administrator at Ana Maria College. Ms. Kehoe earned an Associate of Science in Office Technology/Medical Administration from North Shore Community College, a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration from Anna Maria College.

On July 10, 2017, Academic Affairs welcomed Pamela Dempsey-O’Connell as Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Assessment – SABES PDC. Ms. Dempsey-O’Connell brings to this position over 24 years of experience teaching students of diverse ages. Most recently Pamela was an ABE Site Manager for Mount Wachusett Community College. Ms. Dempsey-O’Connell earned an Associate in Science from University of New Hampshire and a Bachelor of Science in Biological Science Education from Plymouth State College.

On July 10, 2017, Enrollment Management, Student Engagement and Community Connections, welcomed Karen Hutner as Publications and Press Manager. Mrs. Hutner brings to this position over 15 years of media and marketing experience in the private sector. Most recently, she was a Public Relations and Media Services Manager for an agency that focuses on the manufacturing industry.   

On July 17, 2017, Enrollment Management, Student Engagement and Community Connections, welcomed Amy Lawson as Senior Financial Aid Counselor. Ms. Lawson brings to this position over 15 years of Financial Aid experience. Most recently, she was a Senior Financial Aid Counselor at Massachusetts Bay Community College. She is also an active member of the Massachusetts Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. Ms. Lawson earned a Bachelor of Arts from Clark University and a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Bay Path University.    

On July 17, 2017, Enrollment Management, Student Engagement and Community Connections, welcomed Michelle Greenwood as Financial Aid Counselor. Ms. Greenwood brings to this position over 4 years of experience as a Clerk III in Financial Aid at Quinsigamond Community College. Additionally she has over 10 years of customer relations experience in the private sector. Michelle earned an Associate in Science from Quinsigamond Community College and a Bachelor’s degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst.

On July 24, 2017, Enrollment Management, Student Engagement and Community Connections, welcomed June Vo as Clerk III – Community Connections. Ms. Vo brings to this position over 5 years of administrative experience from the private sector. She earned an Associate in Science in Business Administration from Quinsigamond Community College. 

Please join us in welcoming QCC’s new president and staff into their new roles. 

June, 2017

  • HiSET Graduates
  • HiSET Graduates
  • HiSET Graduates
  • HiSET Graduates
  • HiSET Graduates
June, 2017
June, 2017

QCC hosted the HiSET graduation in June, celebrating with the graduates who completed the test and earned their high school equivalency.

Laura Tino, Director of Testing at Quinsigamond Community College, said about 60 people completed the test this year and about 35 attended the graduation ceremony. About 100 family, friends and staff attended the event on June 5 in the Hebert Auditorium....

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QCC hosted the HiSET graduation in June, celebrating with the graduates who completed the test and earned their high school equivalency.

Laura Tino, Director of Testing at Quinsigamond Community College, said about 60 people completed the test this year and about 35 attended the graduation ceremony. About 100 family, friends and staff attended the event on June 5 in the Hebert Auditorium. 

QCC President Gail Carberry spoke to graduates for the final time before her retirement this June. Students Hope Hazard and Danielle Lopez spoke at the ceremony about their experiences.

“The speeches were touching,” Ms. Tino said. “They spoke about how they got to where they are, the challenges they faced. It was an emotional evening.”

This was QCC’s third HiSET graduation ceremony, as the HiSET was introduced in Massachusetts in 2014, following years of GED graduation ceremonies.

The HiSET is a high school equivalency test that is more affordable and accessible than the traditional GED. It can be taken in different languages and formats, and can be more accommodating for people with disabilities or health-related needs.

Ms. Tino said graduates come from the QCC prep program, from other programs in the region or they are just local people who take the test.

  • Gateway to College graduate
  • Gateway to College graduates
June, 2017
June, 2017

The Gateway to College program celebrated its fifth graduation on May 24, with its largest class yet of 30 graduates.

“Many of our students have failed in a high school setting, and here they are able to gain confidence and begin to believe in themselves,” said Jenna Glazer, Resource Specialist at Gateway to College. “If they can find their footing, they can really accomplish...

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The Gateway to College program celebrated its fifth graduation on May 24, with its largest class yet of 30 graduates.

“Many of our students have failed in a high school setting, and here they are able to gain confidence and begin to believe in themselves,” said Jenna Glazer, Resource Specialist at Gateway to College. “If they can find their footing, they can really accomplish amazing things. I always tell them, ‘Your future is yours to make or break.’ These students will have a positive impact in the world.”

Students graduate from the program every semester, but they all walk together in the spring for their diplomas.

Teresa Watts, one of the featured speakers at graduation, spoke of what she had overcome to earn her degree.

“Everyone comes to Gateway for different reasons. Look around this room and everyone here has a different past and different struggles, but what we all have in common is we wanted more out of our situation,” she said. “For me, I'm here because I was diagnosed with a chronic illness that causes me to be in pain every day for the rest of my life. My illness stopped me from attending school, being with friends and doing anything that I enjoyed. I thought my life was over. I knew that I couldn't just sit around and let this pain ruin my future, so my mom helped me and here I am now. I have graduated from both high school and college, and I’m only 18.”

Ms. Watts, of Sutton, graduated from Gateway and from QCC with an associate’s degree in general studies. She is matriculating to Assumption College to study neuroscience.

“The program is becoming more well-known at QCC and in the region,” Ms. Glazer said. There are students from 19 different high schools in the program, she said they work with guidance counselors at the high schools to educate them about what the Gateway to College program offers.

The Gateway to College program is a national program for students who have dropped out of high school or who may not graduate. Through the program, students can obtain their high school diploma and earn college credits at the same time. Many graduates go on to finish associate degrees and transfer to four-year colleges.

The QCC program was awarded the Program Excellence Award by the Gateway to College National Network, recognizing outstanding data and outcomes for the 2015-16 school year. The program exceeded established benchmarks for four categories: first-term grades, one-year persistence, two-year persistence, and graduation rate. The program had the network high for two-year persistence and graduation rate, both of which were 75 percent.

About 19 students from the program this year are matriculating into the major of their choice at QCC.

These students will move on to four-year colleges: Teresa Watts, Assumption College; Nathan Manna, Holy Cross; Josh Sadri and Casey Tompkins, Hampshire College.

Graduate Alyssa Wilmot enlisted with the Marines. Patrick Morin and Kyle Rochon also enlisted with the military.

Eight Gateway to College alumni from previous years graduated this year from Quinsigamond Community College. They are: Katherine Barber, Noelle Haslam, Dylan Marengo, Susan Mayes, Steven Scichilone, Doug Swartz, Darien Ward-Andrade, and Teresa Watts. Four of these students will be matriculating to four-year colleges, and one is continuing at QCC for an additional associate’s degree.

  • Gail at Aeronautics Articulation
  • Gail at Aeronautics Articulation
June, 2017
June, 2017

Quinsigamond Community College became the first campus in Massachusetts to build an articulation bridge in mechanical technology that links to the aeronautics specialization at Cape Cod Community College. The colleges signed an articulation agreement on June 23, providing opportunity for Worcester area residents to earn credentials as airplane mechanics.

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Quinsigamond Community College became the first campus in Massachusetts to build an articulation bridge in mechanical technology that links to the aeronautics specialization at Cape Cod Community College. The colleges signed an articulation agreement on June 23, providing opportunity for Worcester area residents to earn credentials as airplane mechanics.

Dr. Gail Carberry, QCC president, said, “I am glad the Cape Cod and Quinsigamond curriculum partnership was signed today. In an era of tight fiscal resources, maximizing partnerships across the state for the benefit of Worcester area students and businesses is the right thing to do. President Cox of Cape Cod Community College is one of my heroes for making this happen.”

“This is truly a historic moment, establishing this agreement enabling QCC students to complete their general education requirements locally and then enter Cape Cod Community College's FAA-Certified Aviation Maintenance Technology Program,” stated Dr. John Cox, President of Cape Cod Community College. “With 14 months of education at our Plymouth Airport Center, QCC students will complete the requirements for Airframe and Powerplant Certifications and the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Aviation Maintenance, and take the exams for FAA-certifications leading to available career opportunities. As we speak, we are working on housing options for those interested in local accommodations.”

“I am very grateful for President Carberry's commitment in this educational pathway for students and her vision in establishing this agreement between our colleges,” he said.

Commencing in 2012, Presidents Cox and Carberry met to explore the potential to create a joint program to meet the shortage of airplane mechanics in the Commonwealth. The curriculum requirements, lab sophistication and expense to launch a program of this sort required the presidents to think creatively and holistically about how and where to begin its development.

Dr. Carberry travelled to the airport in Hyannis to begin the conversations with President Cox and then state Sen. Dan Wolf, the CEO of Cape Air. At the time, Senator Wolf had made comments at a workforce summit in Sturbridge about a critical national shortage of airplane mechanics.

A Department of Labor grant, coordinated by QCC in 2012, that delivered on statewide curriculum advancements in workforce education in all 15 Massachusetts community colleges, paved the way for CCCC to take a lead among the campuses in curriculum design to meet this uncommon workforce shortage. CCCC started exploring the FAA requirements of a curriculum model, while QCC committed to a future articulation with CCCC to facilitate the training of airplane mechanics to support the burgeoning air traffic patterns at the Worcester Airport under MassPort.

The discussions advanced still further over the next several years, as CCCC designed a state-of-the-art airplane mechanics training facility to meet FAA requirements and created a capitalization plan to build it. QCC waited with a greater sense of urgency as Jet Blue advanced its flights in and out of Worcester.

The fully completed phase one laboratory hangars operated by Cape Cod Community College opened in Fall 2016 in Plymouth. CCCC sought and received state earmarks and federal grants to advance the facility's development, along with private donations. It is the only such public higher education facility in the state.

CCCC is working with the private sector to create residential spaces for students from Quinsigamond to be housed.  Worcester area students will complete one year of programming at QCC before transferring credits and relocating to the CCCC program.

Incoming QCC president Dr. Luis Pedraja, who will take the helm at QCC on July 10, has been in communication with Dr. Cox, expressing his support for this important collaboration.

Individuals interested in the program should contact the QCC admissions office at admissions [at] qcc.mass.edu.

A story about the agreement ran in the Worcester Business Journal.

  • Gail poses with Wizard of Oz characters at Gala
June, 2017
June, 2017

The QCC Foundation hosted a gala on June 15 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, to celebrate QCC President Gail Carberry’s accomplishments and her retirement.

The gala had a Wizard of Oz theme, including a visit from the Cowardly Lion, the Tinman and Scarecrow, as well as Glinda the Good Witch. Dr. Carberry had often spoken of Dorothy’s ruby slippers, and how she brought a...

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The QCC Foundation hosted a gala on June 15 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester, to celebrate QCC President Gail Carberry’s accomplishments and her retirement.

The gala had a Wizard of Oz theme, including a visit from the Cowardly Lion, the Tinman and Scarecrow, as well as Glinda the Good Witch. Dr. Carberry had often spoken of Dorothy’s ruby slippers, and how she brought a miniature set to her interviews for the position of president at QCC, and kept them in her office after she was sworn in.

“Sometimes, kind folks will speak to me about my impending retirement, they will say ‘You have big shoes left to fill.’ I chuckle at the thought of my successor wearing the tiny red Mary Jane’s, but fitting into those metaphorical shoes is essential for leading a community college in Worcester. Worcester is a community that is fiercely proud of its history, protects its legacies but equally pulls together to effect positive change for the future.

“Miracles happen every day at Quinsigamond Community College. I have shaken the hands of over 10,000 graduates, many of whom believe that a miracle pulled them through … but I know it was the courage of each students and the skill of the faculty and staff who helped make their success happen,” Dr. Carberry said.

The event also recognized donors to the Regional Investment in Service and Education (RISE) Campaign.

Campaign Chairperson Susan Mailman said the contributions helped leverage additional monies through the Commonwealth’s grant opportunities.

“Overall, in addition to the $3.2 mill campaign raised through donors, the RISE campaign leverage approximately $7.8 million, bringing in a total of $11 million,” Ms. Mailman said. “We want to thank all those involved for their generosity and commitment to provide students at QCC with a first-class education that includes state-of-the-art buildings and equipment.”

This included the QuEST Center on the Worcester campus, which has a FAB Lab, updated equipment for manufacturing labs and more. Also in downtown Worcester, the Healthcare and Workforce Development Center was equipped with new labs and classrooms.

Hank Stolz was the master of ceremonies at the event. The Jerry Cecco Big Band and the QCC Faculty Jazz Ensemble performed, under the direction of Tom Hebert, renowned jazz saxophonist. The ensemble includes Jim Heffernan on keyboard, John Solaperto, vocals and percussion, Jose Castillo on bass and Rick Ricardi on drums.

Portions of the event were catered by the QCC Food Service, and students in the program helped with serving.

Quinsigamond Community College also hosted a retirement party for Dr. Carberry on campus on June 21, for faculty and staff to say their goodbyes, and to dedicate the new Gail E. Carberry Gallery in the HLC. 

For more photos and videos, visit the Congratulations gallery or check out full album

  • Dylan Marengo at aquarium
  • Dylan Marengo at graduation
June, 2017
June, 2017

Gateway graduate Dylan Marengo, 22, opened a tropical fish store in Worcester in June, making his longtime dream a reality.

A collector of fish, as well as a fisherman, he had wanted to open his own store. The store is a culmination of his hard work and dedication, tangible proof of how he has taken steps to change his life and choose a different path than one that was once before him.

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Gateway graduate Dylan Marengo, 22, opened a tropical fish store in Worcester in June, making his longtime dream a reality.

A collector of fish, as well as a fisherman, he had wanted to open his own store. The store is a culmination of his hard work and dedication, tangible proof of how he has taken steps to change his life and choose a different path than one that was once before him.

Mr. Marengo started in the Gateway program when he was 17 years old, after he had been kicked out of South High and an alternative high school program.

“Previously in high school, I was getting in trouble. I was surrounded by unmotivated people who were causing trouble,” he said. “At Gateway, I was surrounded by people who were trying to excel and better themselves. It rubbed off on me, I started enjoying school and working harder.”

“By the grace of God, they took me, and it turned my entire life around,” Mr. Marengo said.

He completed the Gateway program, earning his high school diploma. In May, he graduated from Quinsigamond Community College with an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice.

Mr. Marengo’s goal is to become an environmental police officer or game warden. He enjoys kayak fishing, and even traveled to Tennessee to compete in a kayak fishing competition.

Jenna Glazer, Resource Specialist at the Gateway to College program, said QCC opened a lot of doors for him.

“He’s come a long way since I met him in 2013,” said Ms. Glazer. “He has taken ahold of his future and now he will be able to move forward in a successful life.”

Mr. Marengo has been keeping fish since he was young. “It was my dream to have a tropical fish store, I just never thought I could do it,” he said.

He had been breeding and selling fish on the side, and through his own interest realized there wasn’t a fish store in the area. When he saw a retail spot available that fit his needs for space and affordability, he decided to go for it. 

“I have been setting it up for the last three months, while I’ve been going to school every day,” he said. “Just two weeks after I graduated, on June 1, I had a soft opening of the shop. I plan to have another opening later this summer.”

His store, Lucky’s Aquarium, is at 70 James St., Suite 111A in Worcester. The store is named after his freshwater stingray Lucky, who he rescued from a pet store. The stingray was at the bottom of a tank, and had been forgotten about. “He was extremely malnourished,” he said. “I fed him and took care of him and now he is a healthy, big boy. Once his tank is ready, I’ll bring him to the store, as a store mascot.”

At QCC, having a flexible schedule was an important to Mr. Marengo, because he was working as a pizza delivery driver while attending school. Mr. Marengo grew up in Worcester, on Sylvan Street. He has two older brothers. 

  • Man works on greenhouse
  • Pictured from left to right: Ethan O’Connell, Dathiel Blake, Kyle Mondino, and Kayla Paterson
June, 2017
June, 2017

PTK is excited to announce the Live & Learn Greenhouse will be up and running in July. The group has been working hard to get the project started and the finishing touches were recently made on the greenhouse.

Construction started in the spring on the four-season greenhouse on campus.

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PTK is excited to announce the Live & Learn Greenhouse will be up and running in July. The group has been working hard to get the project started and the finishing touches were recently made on the greenhouse.

Construction started in the spring on the four-season greenhouse on campus.

PTK Faculty Advisor Bonnie Coleman said students will grow vegetables and plants, to not only learn more about gardening, but also to ultimately to provide food.

The mission of the Live & Learn Greenhouse Project is to renew connections between people and the natural environment, create a resource of healthy, nutrient-rich food for the Quinsigamond Community College community, and provide an educational resource for students, faculty, staff, and children.

Different students and academic programs will be able to use the greenhouse and learn more about various growing methods, such as hydroponics, to raise awareness about the natural environment.

The idea came about because of food insecurity on campus, said Ms. Coleman. According to Higher Education Today, many college students struggle with food insecurity. This can be especially true at community colleges, where many students are non-traditional age. Feeding America, a national nonprofit network of food banks that provides food assistance to 46.5 million individuals and 15.5 million households, estimates that nearly half (49.3 percent) of its clients in college must choose between educational expenses (i.e., tuition, books and supplies, rent) and food annually, and that 21 percent did so for a full 12 months.

A $16,500 grant will partially fund the greenhouse, where students will grow vegetables and plants. Ms. Coleman said they plan to start with herbs, cucumbers and tomatoes and then add new items each season. There also will be a “Plant A Seed’ project with the Early Childhood Education program, where children can come in to plant a seed and watch it grow.

PTK is accepting donations of pots, potting soil, seeds, shelving, lighting or cash donations. The students will be working with a botanist, who is a part-time faculty member, to learn more about the process.

Former PTK President Kimberly May said earlier this spring they hope to also involve applied arts students and have them create a book about gardening and the project, which could then be donated to local schools and the city’s bookmobiles. The honor society also is involved in promoting children’s literacy through raising funds for one of the city’s bookmobile’s, Lilly.

Ms. Coleman said they hope to grow and sell poinsettias in the winter season to raise money for the greenhouse project.

  • Gail at Odd Fellows dinner
  • Gail at Odd Fellows dinner
June, 2017
June, 2017

QCC President Gail Carberry received the Salute to Achievement Award on May 13 at the second annual Worcester Black Tie Gala held by the Odd Fellows Home.

The award was given to Dr. Carberry for her strong leadership and her untiring dedication to higher education, to the business community and to nonprofit organizations, said Nancy Cyr, executive assistant.

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QCC President Gail Carberry received the Salute to Achievement Award on May 13 at the second annual Worcester Black Tie Gala held by the Odd Fellows Home.

The award was given to Dr. Carberry for her strong leadership and her untiring dedication to higher education, to the business community and to nonprofit organizations, said Nancy Cyr, executive assistant.

The event included dinner, a wine tasting and silent auction. The Odd Fellows Home is a long-term care and rehabilitation facility that offers skilled nursing care. The home has provided care since 1892.

The gala was held at the Beechwood Hotel, and about 180 people attended. The Odd Fellows Home recognizes an individual each year for his, her or their significant leadership and dedication within the Worcester Community.    

  • Gail presents award at TRAIN Program event
  • attendees at the TRAIN Program event
  • Gail presents award at TRAIN Program event
  • attendees at the TRAIN Program event
  • Gail presents award at TRAIN Program event
June, 2017
June, 2017

Quinsigamond Community College held a graduation for its TRAIN program, a pilot program held at five different community colleges across the state.

Honored speakers included QCC President Gail Carberry, State Sen. Karen E. Spilka, Secretary of Elder Affairs Alice Bonner, and David Cedrone, Associate Commissioner for Economic and Workforce Development for the Massachusetts Department of Higher...

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Quinsigamond Community College held a graduation for its TRAIN program, a pilot program held at five different community colleges across the state.

Honored speakers included QCC President Gail Carberry, State Sen. Karen E. Spilka, Secretary of Elder Affairs Alice Bonner, and David Cedrone, Associate Commissioner for Economic and Workforce Development for the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education. Kathie Manning, Dean of Workforce Development and Continuing Education at QCC, made the closing remarks.

At QCC, 28 participants completed the course, a Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide class. The course helped prepare participants for the Red Cross test to become a Certified Nursing Assistant.

TRAIN (Training Resources and Internship Networks) is a pilot program overseen by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (MDHE), in collaboration with the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. A Current Population Survey reported that in the state in 2014, the percentage of unemployed individuals, who were long-term unemployed, was 34.6 percent. Over time, people who are experiencing long-term unemployment have an erosion of their skills, motivation and self-esteem, leading to them often no longer seeking employment.

In response, the legislature passed the TRAIN grant program and funds were given to community colleges to implement training programs and provide employer-sponsored internships for the long-term unemployed.

Student-centered support services were provided through a Worcester Downtown Connect network, including transportation, child care, nutrition, financial literacy, comprehensive case management, individualized service plans, skills training and employment-related services.

 “It was a very successful program,” said Program Coordinator Jo Sundin. “To qualify for the program, participants had to be under-employed or unemployed for at least a year. This program is trying to fill a gap and provide training and education.”

“QCC has opened a door full of opportunities that make me feel confident to pursue my goals and have a brighter future,” said participant Teresa Criollo. “Through this program, I’ve also made lifelong friends.”

Participant Hellen Nyangori, who gave one of the student testimonials at the ceremony, said the program showed her age doesn’t matter when it comes to learning. “Coming originally from Kenya, I thought I knew a lot about being a nurse, but I have come to know there is always more to learn,” she said. “Thank you for this program.”

Three classes, or cohorts, have been held at QCC. Out of those, 13 students have already gotten jobs, three have enrolled in QCC to take further classes. The most recent class of 10 has not had a chance to take the CNA test yet.

“It’s all about timing,” Ms. Sundin said. “They have to be ready to make a shift, and they want to make a difference for their lives and their families. We keep checking in with them and motivating them, but they have to be ready for change.”

The graduation ceremony was held for all three cohorts. Classes for the six-week program were started in January, March and May.

  • students and staff at Internet Learning Cafe
  • student at Internet Learning Cafe
  • Ribbon cutting at the Internet Learning Cafe
  • Gail and staff at the Internet Learning Cafe
  • student at Internet Learning Cafe
  • students and staff at Internet Learning Cafe
June, 2017
June, 2017

Quinsigamond Community College announced two initiatives in Blackstone Valley in June, which will improve the accessibility and affordability of training and educational programs for residents of the region.

A ribbon cutting was held for the QCC Blackstone Valley Internet Learning Café at Alternatives Unlimited in Whitinsville.

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Quinsigamond Community College announced two initiatives in Blackstone Valley in June, which will improve the accessibility and affordability of training and educational programs for residents of the region.

A ribbon cutting was held for the QCC Blackstone Valley Internet Learning Café at Alternatives Unlimited in Whitinsville.

“This will expand access for the people of Blackstone Valley to the broad range of programming QCC offers,” said QCC President Gail Carberry. “Students can engage with one another, as well as learn online in a common space. Students will be supported by advisors, financial aid officers and other support staff.”

Dr. Carberry said the college worked with public and private sector partnerships for this project.

More than 700 students at QCC hail from the Blackstone Valley, with about 200 of them taking online courses, she said. QCC offers more than 70 degree programs online, in subjects ranging from tech, business, human services, education, liberal arts, criminal justice, health and more.

Dennis Rice, Executive Director of Alternatives, said the organization has opened different career centers throughout the region that give something back to the community, through initiatives such as art galleries, gardens and more.

“With this partnership with QCC, we have created a space and raised funds for a learning café,” he said. “We are very excited to be partnered with QCC.”

The café in the renovated Whitin Mill will offer a place for students, clients and employees of Alternatives and the public to use free wifi, grab a cup of coffee and a pastry and take online courses through QCC.

Alternatives is a leading provider of services for adults with developmental or psychiatric disabilities in Central Massachusetts.

State Sen. Michael Moore, D-Millbury, said the legislature and community partners have been working to get something going in Blackstone Valley for almost 20 years.

“I look forward to this being the first of many celebrations of growing this program, with the vision of a satellite campus in Blackstone Valley,” Mr. Moore said. “Higher education is an economic driver, if we bring students, it will also bring their business to other establishments in the area.”

An alum of QCC, Mr. Moore said QCC offers a great education. “They can help set you in the right direction,” he said. “Graduates today have so many choices, and many positions need a higher level of skill.”

He thanked the legislative delegation for their hard work bringing this project to fruition. He said former State Sen. Richard Moore was involved in getting the fiscal appropriation of $300,000 for the expansion into Blackstone Valley.

  • Gail Signs Agreement With Chamber
  • Gail Signs Agreement With Chamber
June, 2017
June, 2017

On June 19, Quinsigamond Community College entered into an agreement with the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce to promote an advanced manufacturing training program.

After lunch at the college’s new Blackstone Valley Internet Learning Cafe, an event was held at the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for a partnership. It initially starts with two...

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On June 19, Quinsigamond Community College entered into an agreement with the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce to promote an advanced manufacturing training program.

After lunch at the college’s new Blackstone Valley Internet Learning Cafe, an event was held at the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce to sign a Memorandum of Understanding for a partnership. It initially starts with two classrooms at Linwood Mill, 670 Linwood Ave., for an advanced manufacturing training program.

Jeannie Hebert, President and CEO of the Blackstone Valley Chamber of Commerce and a member of the QCC Foundation Board of Directors, said the MOU is the first step toward a manufacturing center in Blackstone Valley. She said certificate courses and customized curriculum will address a skills gap in manufacturing.

“This is a long time coming, and is one of the number one initiatives that we have been working to accomplish,” Ms. Hebert said. “To get this signed and get equipment to fill the classrooms is just going to be a wonder for us.”

“This can lead to so much more in the Valley, a whole multitude of different courses can be offered,” said State Rep. David Muradian, R-Grafton. “It’s amazing to see it finally come to fruition, it’s been a lot of work from everyone involved.”

Scott Rossiter, Chairman of employee-owned Lampin Corporation, a manufacturer of precision parts and assemblies, said this partnership between businesses, the Chamber and QCC goes back many years. He is a member of the QCC Foundation Board and the Blackstone Valley Chamber, and said he is excited about the plans moving forward.

“Seven employees are currently undergoing customized training at QCC,” he said. “Having access in Blackstone Valley for other kinds of training for our employees would be an unbelievable opportunity.”

QCC President Gail Carberry said the needs of the Valley are diverse and opportunities to get people started on their career pathways are important. The college has been working with technical high schools in the area, Ben Franklin Institute of Technology, Worcester State and Fitchburg State, as well as employers, to provide educational and training opportunities for students and employees.

Signing the Memorandum of Understanding with the Chamber signifies a commitment to offer certificate courses for manufacturing, but also a promise to the future to create viable curricula for the region.

“Our goal is to get a campus out here, but it has to be done in stages,” said Dr. Carberry. “This is an acorn that we hope will grow into a mighty oak. We will continue to look at what is appropriate for workforce training and skills for students and employees coming in.”

  • QCC dental students
  • QCC dental students
June, 2017
June, 2017

Quinsigamond Community College’s (QCC) KidSeal Program is celebrating 19 years of service to underserved, elementary school-aged children from Worcester County.

The KidSeal Program was established in 1999 by Professor Emeritus Joyce Cooney, RDH, B.S., M.Ed. The program is part of the larger Central Massachusetts Oral Health Initiative, which serves more than 40 Worcester elementary...

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Quinsigamond Community College’s (QCC) KidSeal Program is celebrating 19 years of service to underserved, elementary school-aged children from Worcester County.

The KidSeal Program was established in 1999 by Professor Emeritus Joyce Cooney, RDH, B.S., M.Ed. The program is part of the larger Central Massachusetts Oral Health Initiative, which serves more than 40 Worcester elementary schools.

For many of these children, their experience at QCC Dental Hygiene Clinic is the only time they ever receive dental services. 

“The beauty of the KidSeal Program, working collaboratively with the dental hygiene and dental assisting students, is that it is a win-win for all involved,” said Jane E. Gauthier, M.Ed., of the Dental Hygiene Department at Quinsigamond Community College. “Dental services are provided to the most vulnerable population, namely the children in Worcester County who otherwise would not have access to care. This directly aligns with the mission of the Massachusetts Office of Oral Health, to decrease the burden of oral disease. Additionally, QCC students are enriching their education while supporting their community and making a difference in the lives of those less fortunate than themselves.” 

The KidSeal Program provides free dental care, including dental screenings, prophylaxis, radiographs, oral health education and fluoride varnish, to elementary school-aged children at 10 schools in the greater Worcester area.

In 2016, more than 650 elementary school students received caries risk screenings, fluoride varnish applications and oral health education. Over 300 children received 1,033 sealants from all KidSeal clinics combined. In spring 2017, an additional 618 students were screened for caries risk. The data is being collected to demonstrate the serious need for dental services in Worcester County when vying for financial resources to address this need and to advocate for the creation of the mid-level dental practitioner. 

The city of Worcester is one of the nearly 5,000 areas that has been designated by the Department of Health and Human Services as a Dental Health Professional Shortage Area. To help address the area’s service shortage, the KidSeal Program is three-pronged:

Segment I: Dental Hygiene Clinic
In May and January, when the college is not in session, the KidSeal Program uses the QCC Dental Hygiene Clinic to provide services to underserved children from 10 of the inner-city elementary schools in Worcester. The children are screened to determine their oral health needs, which are reported back to school nurses and, subsequently, the children’s parents. Emergency and restorative dental care is provided by volunteer dentists from the community. 

Segment II: Service Learning Component
The KidSeal Program also has a fluoride varnish program that is part of the QCC dental hygiene curriculum. As part of service learning, QCC dental hygiene students visit 10 different schools in Worcester County and provide oral health screenings, oral health education and fluoride varnish applications to hundreds of children.

Segment III: Clinical Requirements
During the academic school year, KidSeal Program sealant clinics are held for two days in November and two days in April in the QCC Dental Hygiene Clinic.The children are treated by the sophomore dental hygiene students, as part of their clinical requirements. The dental assisting students also attend these clinic sessions to help keep the flow of care moving at a steady pace, as well as to gain valuable experience.  

The June 2017 issue of the American Dental Educational Association, Bulletin of Dental Education, featured an article on the KidSeal program. The article can be viewed at http://www.adea.org/BDEBlog.aspx?id=37036&blogid=27619&_zs=MXGhc1&_zl=0rbw3

 

June, 2017
June, 2017

Even though it’s summer, the Phi Theta Kappa office is keeping busy with planning activities for the fall, choosing its Honors In Action topic and forming teams for upcoming community fundraising walks.

General meetings this summer will be held July 12, from 10:00-11:00 a.m., July 27, from 10:15-11:15 a.m., August 16 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and August 28, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

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Even though it’s summer, the Phi Theta Kappa office is keeping busy with planning activities for the fall, choosing its Honors In Action topic and forming teams for upcoming community fundraising walks.

General meetings this summer will be held July 12, from 10:00-11:00 a.m., July 27, from 10:15-11:15 a.m., August 16 from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and August 28, from 2:30-3:30 p.m.

The Honors in Action Kickoff meeting will be held July 8, in Room 107A, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. At the meeting members of PTK will choose a topic for the community-based research project. A light lunch will be served. Members are encouraged to attend to help make a difference in their community.

PTK members will be volunteering at the Community Harvest Garden on August 5 and August 19 from 9:00 a.m. to noon.

The PTK Annual Cookout is scheduled for October 4, with a rain date of October 11. It will be held outside the Fuller Student Center.

Sign up for walks in September

QCC and PTK are involved in the Relay for Life and the Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes in September. Sign up to join teams now and start raising pledges.

The Relay for Life of Central South County will be Friday, September 8, starting at 5:00 p.m. at Lemansky Park, Auburn Mass. QCC, Alpha Zeta Theta and the Office of Student Life encourage people to join their team. You can sign up online at relay.acsevents.org, click join a relay and select team name, then search for Quinsigamond Community College.

Members also will be participating in the Central MA Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes on September 24, at Assumption College.

For more information about any of these events, stop by the PTK office, Room 349A.

  • Faculty Innovations and Best Practices Showcase attendees
  • Faculty Innovations and Best Practices Showcase attendees
  • Faculty Innovations and Best Practices Showcase attendees
June, 2017
June, 2017

At the third annual Faculty Innovations and Best Practices Showcase on Wednesday, May 31, forty-five faculty and staff members learned from their colleagues about new ways to engage students.

This day-long teaching and learning event began with opening remarks from Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs Nancy Schoenfeld, who thanked the presenters for sharing their innovative pedagogical...

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At the third annual Faculty Innovations and Best Practices Showcase on Wednesday, May 31, forty-five faculty and staff members learned from their colleagues about new ways to engage students.

This day-long teaching and learning event began with opening remarks from Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs Nancy Schoenfeld, who thanked the presenters for sharing their innovative pedagogical practices with the college community. Dr. Schoenfeld’s welcome address was followed by these presentations: “Service Learning: Lessons Learned ing” by Jim Brennan, “Using Blackboard for the Classroom” by Carrie H. Johnson, “Go Open for Manufacturing CAD” by Damian Kieran, “Collaborating with Colleagues in Other Disciplines” by Karen O’Neill and Amy Beaudry, “Blackboard Collaborate Ultra—Not Your Mother’s Virtual Classroom” by Robert Knox, and “Let’s Share ‘Apps’!” by Andreana M. Grimaldo.

The final presentation was a hands-on demonstration of the new music room by Josè Castillo. During this “Music at QCC?” presentation, attendees had a chance to set up the Yamaha 88 weighted keyboards and try on headphones, which are part of a sophisticated conferencing system allowing students to play the keyboards without hearing one another. Mr. Castillo showed how the instructor can talk to students while they are playing, listen in and give feedback, or offer further explanations to the entire class.

Over lunch, attendees had more opportunities to ask the presenters follow-up questions and converse with their peers.   

June, 2017
June, 2017

We are very pleased to announce the following staff updates:

On June 4, 2017, Administrative Services welcomed Elizabeth Blaue as System Analyst/Programmer. Ms. Blaue has been at Quinsigamond Community College since 2006 as a Staff Assistant/ERP Client Software Support. Prior to her work at QCC, she was a Help Desk Support Analyst at UMASS Memorial Hospital. Ms. Blaue...

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We are very pleased to announce the following staff updates:

On June 4, 2017, Administrative Services welcomed Elizabeth Blaue as System Analyst/Programmer. Ms. Blaue has been at Quinsigamond Community College since 2006 as a Staff Assistant/ERP Client Software Support. Prior to her work at QCC, she was a Help Desk Support Analyst at UMASS Memorial Hospital. Ms. Blaue earned a Bachelor’s of Computer Science from Worcester State University. 

On June 5, 2017, Administrative Services welcomed Juliana Esposito as Purchasing Manager. Ms. Esposito has been with Quinsigamond Community College since 2008 as an Accountant II in Payroll. She is the current chair of the Operations Council and she is a member of the Support, Help and Encouragement (S.H.E.) program at QCC. Ms. Esposito earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Nichols College.

On June 5, 2017, Academic Affairs welcomed Erica Stevenson as Teacher, Children’s School. Ms. Stevenson has been with Quinsigamond Community College as a part time Teacher in the Children’s school for over 6 years. She has also worked as a Preschool Teacher in the private sector for over 16 years. She is certified by Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care for Preschool and Infant/Toddler Lead Teacher and she is CPR and First Aid certified. Ms. Stevenson earned an Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Quinsigamond Community College. 

On June 12, 2017, Academic Affairs welcomed Melissa A. Desmarais as Administrative Secretary I, School of Humanities & Education. Ms. Desmarais brings to this position over 14 years of administrative assistant and clerical experience in the public and private education sector, serving most recently as an Administrative Secretary I at Bristol Community College. Ms. Desmarais earned an Associate of Science in Paralegal Studies at Fisher College.

On June 14, 2017, Academic Affairs welcomed Maureen Giacobbe back to QCC in a new role as Coordinator of Instructional Technology and Assessment. Ms. Giacobbe brings to this position over 12 years of Instructional Design experience in the public and private sector. While at QCC she worked 5 years as a Career Placement Representative and taught computer applications as an adjunct faculty member. Ms. Giacobbe earned a B achelors in Information Systems from University of Massachusetts Lowell and a Master of Education in Instructional Technology from Lesley University.   

Please join us in welcoming QCC's new staff into their new roles. 

May, 2017

  • QCC graduates
  • QCC graduates
  • QCC graduates
  • QCC graduates
  • QCC graduates
  • QCC graduates
May, 2017
May, 2017

Marching into the DCU Center to the sound of bagpipes, nearly 1,400 Quinsigamond Community College students came to celebrate their commencement on May 18, 2017.

Students heard from a number of speakers about being leaders and reaching for their dreams.

State Rep. Kate Campanale said the students would leave as a new generation of leaders. “I challenge you to live a life of...

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Marching into the DCU Center to the sound of bagpipes, nearly 1,400 Quinsigamond Community College students came to celebrate their commencement on May 18, 2017.

Students heard from a number of speakers about being leaders and reaching for their dreams.

State Rep. Kate Campanale said the students would leave as a new generation of leaders. “I challenge you to live a life of purpose, meaning and fulfillment,” she said.

She also said the personality and passion of QCC President Dr. Gail Carberry, who created relationships throughout Worcester County, will be missed.

Dr. Carberry, who is retiring this summer, was the featured speaker at this year’s ceremony.

Dr. Carberry said she overcame many hardships to get to this pinnacle in her career. As a community college student 42 years ago, she fell in love with community colleges.

“It was community college faculty who believe in me, who helped me begin to believe in myself,” Dr. Carberry said. She said she had struggled with a learning disability, and wasn’t a strong reader, which caused her to doubt her own intelligence.

During their marriage, she and her husband faced financial struggles and job changes, but she turned to further her education, which ignited a passion that turned into a career.

“Community college classes are pathways of opportunity, they can lead you to a better life,” she said. “I encourage you to take on the role of alumni, join the guardian protectors of Central Massachusetts as Wyverns.”

She held up a small pair of ruby red slippers, which she carried with her to her interviews for the position of QCC president, and has kept in her office since.

“There is no place like home, Worcester is where I grew up and it has been a pleasure to lead the college for 11 years,” she said. “My charge to you is to guard and protect this community.”

“Wyvern’s wings are meant soar, to fly to great heights, fly over the rainbow that follows the storms of life,” she encouraged graduates.

Her speech was followed by an award of President Emeritus from Board of Trustees Chairman Susan Mailman.

Faculty Speaker Associate Professor of Criminal Justice Kristy Glover said 16 years ago she graduated from community college as well.

“For you, this is the beginning of a voyage with endless possibilities, that will lead you anywhere your heart desires, as long as you are willing to work hard, persevere and not let adversity derail you,” she said.

“You have earned your degree, if you can do this you can do absolutely anything you put your mind to,” she said.

Student Speaker Ethan O’Connell, 2016-17 Student Trustee, Vice President of the Student Senate and a member of many clubs and organizations, said for all the students this accomplishment was the culmination of many hours of hard work.

“In preparing for this speech, I realized there is no typical QCC student, we all come from different backgrounds, different places, different eras and different cultures, but we have one thing in common,” he said. “All of us are here today because we took a risk. Whatever your path, I’m willing to bet you took at least one significant risk on your journey.”

“It is important to take risks and go out of your comfort zone when it can lead to personal growth,” Mr. O’Connell said. “My message for you is to be kind, be honest, work hard and continue to take risks.”

Visit the Celebrate 2017 page for more photos and video of the event.

QCC's 2017 Commencement was also featured in a story in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

  • MNT 216 - Manufacturing Processes II 3d Printer
  • MNT 216 - Manufacturing Processes II Students
  • MNT 215 Students
  • Energy Utility Technology Fair
  • Energy Utility Technology Fair
  • Energy Utility Technology Fair
  • Mechatronics Option Students
  • Mechatronics Option Student
May, 2017
May, 2017

Now that students have been able to use the QuEST Center for almost 18 months, they are reaping the benefits of having increased lab space, a dedicated maker space and the latest high tech equipment.

This semester several STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) classes had final projects and exams that involved hands-on creation of technology, such as 3D printers, Stirling heat engines, or...

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Now that students have been able to use the QuEST Center for almost 18 months, they are reaping the benefits of having increased lab space, a dedicated maker space and the latest high tech equipment.

This semester several STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) classes had final projects and exams that involved hands-on creation of technology, such as 3D printers, Stirling heat engines, or exploration of different energy sources, such as solar energy, electromagnetism and steam engines.  

“Many of these types projects were done previously, but we are at a completely different level of depth, quality and complete integration with the curriculum now,” said Kathy Rentsch, Dean of Business, Engineering and Technology. 

Students are able to use these skills to continue their education, if they are seeking a bachelor’s degree in engineering or related fields, or apply them directly to the workplace.

Here are some of the projects students having been working on:

Creating 3D Printers

img_7187.jpgStudents in MNT 216, Manufacturing Processes II, built two 3D printers from kits, model Mendel 90. They ran into multiple challenges, as the instructions for the kits were not up-to-date and did not match the parts provided. Students had to problem solve and re-engineer the process. While doing so, they also improved upon the original design.

The Fab Lab now has nine 3D printers that use different materials. Students select the material that will meet the needs of the design they are building in terms of flexibility, strength and transparency. The Fab Lab is open to anyone on campus. Summer hours are Monday and Wednesday from noon to 3 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 3-6 p.m. and Friday from 9 a.m. to noon. Students can come in and see how the machines available work and learn how to use the technology for their own projects.

Students involved include Eric Akillian, Jason Butler, Stephen Burris, Emily Miller, Steve Kelly, and Johanny Polanco.

Students Make Stirling Engines

img_7215.jpgStudents in senior level MNT 215 were assigned the task of building five Stirling engines, which are heat engines. The project included research, downloading appropriate information, using parametric modeling software to re-engineer one of many designs. Students then worked together to identify which parts needed machining and which could be manufactured using additive manufacturing equipment, such as 3D printing.

One the machined parts were identified, students were required to design fixtures, create the CNC programs, and run the machines to produce five copies of each component. The next step was to assemble the parts, identify any errors and make corrections.

“The students realized immediately upon assembly that friction was their enemy and that simple frictional resistance could render a system inoperable,” said Lee Duerden, Assistant Professor and Program Coordinator of Manufacturing Technology at QCC. “It was a terrific learning curve for them and a genuine challenge.”

Students involved in this project included Thomas Le, Emily Miller, Stephen Kelly, Nicholas Voyer, Eric Akillian, and Jason Butler. In the group picture, Dean Kathy Rentsch and Leslie Horton, Dean of the School of Math and Science, also are pictured.


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The Energy Utility Technology option program is designed to prepare students for advancement in the energy industry. Students can use this associate’s degree to advance in the workplace or transfer to a four-year program to complete a bachelor’s degree.

The QCC community was invited to the Energy Utility Fair on May 3. Projects included advantages and disadvantages of solar energy, electromagnetism, how steam engines work, and a demonstration of a lemon battery. Professors and staff walk around the fair, students present their interactive projects and are scored. The scores and projects are part of their final grade.

 

Manufacturing and Mechatronics

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The final project in ELT 130 Embedded Microcontrollers was to design build and program a microcontroller-based system. Examples are:

  • Mobile robot controlled by a PS2 controller, with the ability to detect and avoid obstacles or to avoid driving off the edge of a table
  • Mobile robot capable of following a line on the floor
  • A multicolored RGB LED lamp that can generate any color by mixing together various amounts of red, green and blue light.
  • A laser harp that sends out multiple laser beams in a fan pattern, and plays notes based on which beam is interrupted.

Through these projects, students learn electronic assembly and troubleshooting; drawing electronic schematics; and microcontroller programming. These skills prepare them for careers such as electronics technician, automation technician, mechatronics technician and robotics technician.

Students involved include Joe Kimball, Brendan Jett, Perla Abboud, Steve Villalobos, Sarah Dinsmore, Robert Allred, Christain Hulett, Elijah Boudreau, Shawn Reese, Long Sybouheuang, and Cody Hamilton. Not pictured is Tyler Church.

  • Carberry Gallery signage
  • Carberry Gallery signage
May, 2017
May, 2017

The first floor of the Harrington Learning Center at the main QCC Campus now hosts the Dr. Gail E. Carberry Gallery, a collection of photos celebrating Quinsigamond Community College and many of the different opportunities offered at the college.

It is dedicated to Dr. Gail Carberry, QCC's sixth President who is retiring this summer after 11 years at the college. Her leadership has...

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The first floor of the Harrington Learning Center at the main QCC Campus now hosts the Dr. Gail E. Carberry Gallery, a collection of photos celebrating Quinsigamond Community College and many of the different opportunities offered at the college.

It is dedicated to Dr. Gail Carberry, QCC's sixth President who is retiring this summer after 11 years at the college. Her leadership has led to the College's growth in doubling the list of graduates, increasing enrollment by over 40%, adding the QuEST Center to the main campus, and shortening the distance to higher education by adding additional QCC  locations in Southbridge, Marlborough, and downtown Worcester. Additionally, Dr. Carberry expanded academic offerings with programs in science and technology, healthcare, liberal arts and more. 

  • Scholarship Lunch attendees
  • Scholarship Lunch attendees
  • Scholarship Lunch attendees
  • Scholarship Lunch attendees
May, 2017
May, 2017

The Quinsigamond Community College Foundation hosted its third annual Scholarship Lunch on Tuesday, May 16, at noon at the Harrington Learning Center at QCC.

In the past 11 years, funds have grown from 19 scholarship funds to 54 funds, which allowed the foundation to make 158 awards this year to 98 students, totaling more than $174,000 in scholarship funds for distribution this fiscal year.

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The Quinsigamond Community College Foundation hosted its third annual Scholarship Lunch on Tuesday, May 16, at noon at the Harrington Learning Center at QCC.

In the past 11 years, funds have grown from 19 scholarship funds to 54 funds, which allowed the foundation to make 158 awards this year to 98 students, totaling more than $174,000 in scholarship funds for distribution this fiscal year.

About 30 students attended the luncheon to be honored for awards received during the current academic year. A total of 70 people, including donors, family of those receiving scholarships, QCC Foundation members and QCC Trustees attended the luncheon.

Donors attending included Barbara Guthrie and Gary MacConnell from the Worcester Rotary Club; Teresa Gentile, Dorothy Stanton, and Pat Gibbons from the Worcester City Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association; QCC Foundation Lifetime Director Jim Harrington from The Francis A. and Jacquelyn H. Harrington Foundation; QCC President Dr. Gail Carberry; and QCC Foundation Director Al Maykel, Jr.

The foundation raises money for some scholarships through events, such as the golf tournament and spelling bee. Other scholarships are memorial funds or endowed scholarships, or supported by different QCC departments or organizations.

  • Carberry Center
May, 2017
May, 2017

The Worcester Business Development Corporation has named 25 Federal Street, home of QCC's Healthcare and Workforce Developmet Center the Carberry Center, in honor of QCC President Dr. Gail Carberry, who is retiring this summer.

The announcement was made at the 52nd annual meeting of the WBDC by Craig L. Blais, president and CEO of the organization, on May 16....

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The Worcester Business Development Corporation has named 25 Federal Street, home of QCC's Healthcare and Workforce Developmet Center the Carberry Center, in honor of QCC President Dr. Gail Carberry, who is retiring this summer.

The announcement was made at the 52nd annual meeting of the WBDC by Craig L. Blais, president and CEO of the organization, on May 16.

The building, was opened in April 2015 as part of a partnership between Quinsigamond Community College and the WBDC. The former Telegram & Gazette building was renovated at a cost of $40 million, and now includes new labs and equipment for nursing and healthcare courses. It also includes the Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education, which offers adult education and workforce training.

Dr. Carberry has been recognized for her work collaborating with other Worcester colleges, local businesses and economic development organizations to offer coursework and degrees that easily transfer to further education opportunities or immediate workforce development. During her tenure as QCC president for the past 11 years, she has expanded the college, not only geographically to reach other populations in areas such as Southbridge, and Marlborough, but has also expanded course offerings and technology to meet workforce needs.

At the annual meeting, keynote speaker Travis McCready, president and chief executive officer of the Massachusetts Life Sciences Center, spoke about Worcester being poised to take advantage of new trends in biotechnology, including a push towards biomanufacturing.

More information about the annual meeting can be found in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette story.

  • students in gateway program
  • puppets created by gateway students
May, 2017
May, 2017

QCC Gateway to College hosted a Fab Lab Showcase May 4 at the QuEST Center, which gave Gateway students a chance to share the projects they created this semester.

Visitors could learn about what the Fab Lab offers and tour the facility. Students spoke about their experience using the lab and what they learned during the semester. Eighteen students were involved in the Gateway Fab Lab program, which fulfilled a...

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QCC Gateway to College hosted a Fab Lab Showcase May 4 at the QuEST Center, which gave Gateway students a chance to share the projects they created this semester.

Visitors could learn about what the Fab Lab offers and tour the facility. Students spoke about their experience using the lab and what they learned during the semester. Eighteen students were involved in the Gateway Fab Lab program, which fulfilled a science credit for their high school requirements.

About 30 people attended the event, which was held from 2:30-4:00 p.m., including from area schools, community partners, QCC staff and faculty and families and friends of Gateway students. The lab experience and equipment at the QuEST Center impressed those who attended the event.

“Gateway to College was happy to work collaboratively with Alex Gray, a Fab Lab staff member, in helping our students explore the possibilities in the QuEST Fab Lab. This opportunity helped the students meet their science requirement for high school and learn something new at the same time,” said QCC Gateway Clerk Glenda Rodriguez. “Although they had no previous knowledge in coding, their instructor taught them what it was all about. Students knew that making animatronic puppet heads would be hard, but worth it in the end. They were all happy with their results and what they got out of it. We hope to offer this again to our students in upcoming semesters.”  

The Fab Lab is a maker space that can be used by students, entrepreneurs and the community to create prototypes and test design ideas. The Fab Lab network includes more than 500 Fab Labs in 30 countries around the world. The college joined the Fab Lab Network to provide students and other Fab Lab users with not only the high-tech tools, but also access to people, knowledge and idea sharing.

The QCC Fab Lab has been built into the educational specifications of the QuEST Center project and includes a laser cutter, a vinyl cutter, 3D printers, a 3D scanner, a precision milling machine, molding and casting equipment, and soldering equipment. This equipment is used to enhance the current curriculum in the Manufacturing Technology and other engineering technology programs.

The Gateway to College is a national program that supports students who have dropped out of high school or who may not graduate. Through the program, students ages 16 to 21 can obtain their high school diploma and earn college credits at the same time. Many graduates go on to finish associate degrees and transfer to four-year colleges.

The program, now available at 41 colleges in 21 states, is rigorous. Students take a fulltime college course load, with classes that match their high school requirements, MCAS needs, and career interests. 

To learn more about QCC’s Gateway to College program, visit the Gateway to College website.

See Gateway to College's Twitter to follow the progress and highlights of the program.

  • Luis Pedraja
May, 2017
May, 2017

Dr. Luis Pedraja’s appointment as the next president of Quinsigamond Community College was unanimously approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education on May 9.

Dr. Pedraja succeeds QCC President Dr. Gail Carberry, who is retiring after 11 years as the community college’s president. He officially starts on July 10.

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Dr. Luis Pedraja’s appointment as the next president of Quinsigamond Community College was unanimously approved by the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education on May 9.

Dr. Pedraja succeeds QCC President Dr. Gail Carberry, who is retiring after 11 years as the community college’s president. He officially starts on July 10.

Dr. Pedraja was nominated for the position in March by the QCC Board of Trustees after an intensive presidential search.

As a child, Dr. Pedraja emigrated from Cuba and grew up in a low-income Miami neighborhood. He became the first in his family to attend college; and he later earned a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

Currently, Dr. Pedraja serves as Interim Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs for California’s 35,000-student Peralta Community College District, where he leads faculty, staff, and administrators to develop innovative programs and ensure student success. The district includes four colleges.

To learn about his previous appointment, read the previous story.

To learn more about the presidential search and Dr. Pedraja’s qualifications, visit the presidential search page

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  • Students at Honors and Awards Ceremony
  • Students at Honors and Awards Ceremony
  • Students at Honors and Awards Ceremony
May, 2017
May, 2017

Students who have a record of high achievement and high level of involvement on campus and in the community are recognized by Quinsigamond Community College at the annual Honors and Awards Ceremony. This year’s event was held May 10 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester and was attended by students, their families, faculty and staff.

This year, 93 Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society students received...

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Students who have a record of high achievement and high level of involvement on campus and in the community are recognized by Quinsigamond Community College at the annual Honors and Awards Ceremony. This year’s event was held May 10 at Mechanics Hall in Worcester and was attended by students, their families, faculty and staff.

This year, 93 Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society students received their gold stole in commemoration of both their academic and community service commitments. Each student receiving their gold stole completed a minimum of two community service events while maintaining a 3.5 cumulative GPA.

  • Brian Adams
  • Zahraa Alaloosi
  • Fatin Alkhaledi
  • William Allen
  • Richmond Amoako
  • Tara Andrews
  • Rosina Asaah
  • Mehar Ashaq
  • Mary Assan
  • Albano Bandilli
  • Claudia Barrett
  • Jessica Becque
  • Laurie Behrmann
  • Jennifer Bemis
  • William Bennett
  • Linette Benson
  • Melissa Benson
  • Kristin Blair
  • Leah Boutelle
  • Katana Boutiette
  • Ashley Brown
  • Ryan Bruder
  • Hilton Carboo
  • Angela Collins
  • Paul Collins
  • Cherise Connolly
  • Chelsea Cove
  • Rory Cronin
  • Jennifer Crossen
  • Daniela Cunha Raphael
  • Shannon Curran
  • Rosanna DaCosta
  • Nhan Dao
  • Aaron Dean
  • Shirley Dempsey
  • Silvia DeSantis
  • Tanner Desrosiers
  • Ekua Djan
  • Robert Ela
  • Tracy Ellis
  • Laurence Fankep
  • Samuel Farrar
  • Sabina Fecteau-Ellis
  • Waleska Fernandez
  • Jennifer Ferrone
  • Ivonne Flores
  • Luis Fontanez
  • Hannah Furno
  • Nuur Gacal
  • Rochelle Gallant
  • James Gangemi
  • Winnie Gitau
  • Michele Goulding
  • Cristian Gramajo Rodriguez
  • Karina Gregoire
  • Tefta Gremaj
  • Ernesto Guerrero-Rojas
  • Omar Guzman Correa
  • Menal Hammodi
  • Hadeel Hamza
  • Alicia Henry
  • Loretta Herman
  • Paula Hernandez Acosta
  • Melissa Holland
  • Olivia Hoyt
  • Hanan Ibraheim
  • Trendafile Ibrahimi
  • Alfred Iraola
  • Saja Ismael
  • Alexander Jeneski
  • Henry Jones
  • Lonny Joseph
  • Kostandinos​ Kalkounis
  • Boakai Kamara
  • Margaret Karanja
  • Robin Karoway-Waterhouse
  • Kelly Kokernak
  • Nicole Laingor
  • Damian Lamie
  • Nhat Le
  • Amanda LeBeau
  • Brittany LeBlanc
  • Paul Ledoux
  • Terry Letourneau
  • Marcelo Lopez
  • Karen Lopez
  • Regalado
  • Barbara Lopez-Swenson
  • Keri Lowe
  • Jennifer Lyford
  • Patrice Magloire
  • Travis Malo
  • Monique Manna
  • Kerry Markvenas
  • Karana Marlowe
  • Derek Marszalek
  • Sara Martellotta
  • Noelia Martinez
  • Kimberly May
  • Joy May
  • Adele Mayer
  • Kelsey McCue
  • Samantha McQueen
  • Brenda Melia
  • Emily Miller
  • Krystal Monge
  • John Monterroso
  • Jake Montgomery
  • Cameron Morin
  • Erin Motil
  • Megan Murphy
  • Alex Nagorski
  • Leah Njoroge
  • Serena Noinala
  • Ethan O’Connell
  • Duke Ogeto
  • Margarita Oquendo
  • Stephanie Orlando
  • Peter Orlovsky
  • Luis Pena Mateo
  • Nicole Pham
  • Jae Phoenix
  • Alondra Pichardo Rosario
  • Kalista Pierre
  • Linda Pietropaolo
  • Deu Pokhrel
  • Jacqueline Prosser
  • Rawa Radwan
  • Joshua Renfro
  • Emmanuel Reyes-Pichardo
  • Tracy Rinker
  • Susan Rivera-Robles
  • Taisha Rodriguez
  • David Rodziewicz
  • Roxana Romero
  • Cherie Ronayne
  • Luis Rosa
  • Timothy Ruston
  • Helen Salce
  • Tony Sanders
  • Johnathan Saniuk
  • Sierra Sasser
  • Megan Schultze
  • Benjamin Secino
  • Dayna Sharon
  • Christine Sherman
  • Dominique Simoncini
  • Amanda Smith
  • John Snyder
  • Cole Stanley
  • Christine Stone
  • Clark Sun
  • Long Sybounheuang
  • Gary Tambolleo
  • Sharon Tango
  • Mary Tanona
  • Donna Terestre
  • Cindy Terestre
  • Cristin Torrey
  • Brian Truenow
  • Kala Vandersluis
  • Keyla Vargas
  • Eric Wells
  • Alan Wheeler
  • John Wheeler
  • Catherine Wielock
  • Heather Williams
  • Cristyn Young
  • Jordon Zablocki

For the Commonwealth Honors Scholars Program, 17 students received their tassel signifying completion of four voluntary honors level courses at the college.

  • Richard Amoako
  • Leah Berthiaume
  • Cambre Colon
  • Kristi Dorr
  • Rachel Ferdinand
  • Hannah Furno
  • Alexander Jeneski
  • Boakai Kamara
  • Cory Keith
  • Damian Lamie
  • Kimberly May
  • Ethan O’Connell
  • Peter Orlovsky
  • Alondra Pichardo
  • Cristian Robles
  • Mary Tremblay
  • Robin Karoway-Waterhouse

For Psi Beta Honor Society, 19 students received their medals upon completion of their academic fulfillments within the honor society. Psi Beta is the psychology honor society for community colleges.

  • Kevin Adams
  • Kwame Antwi
  • Jennifer Bemis
  • Ekua Djan
  • Laurence Fankep
  • Brittany LeBlanc
  • Karana Marlowe
  • Maria Martinez
  • Kimberly May
  • Kelsey McCue
  • Majorie Medina
  • Ethan O’Connell
  • Carmen Ortiz
  • Margarita
  • Oquendo
  • Kyla Perez
  • Alondra Pichardo
  • Megan Stevenson
  • Steven Tisdell
  • Mary Tremblay

For Who’s Who Among Students in American Junior Colleges, eight students were named and recognized with a special gift. Each student was nominated by a staff member based on scholastic ability, leadership and service to the college.

  • Leah Boutelle
  • Paul Collins
  • Laurence Fankep
  • Kimberly May
  • Ben Nylen
  • Ethan O’Connell
  • Tony Sanders
  • John Snyder

Graduating Veterans received cords on behalf of their dedication to our country.

  • Mari Alkhamisi
  • William Allen
  • Luiz Azevedo
  • James Baarda
  • Charles Bastien
  • Thomas Beggs
  • William Bennett
  • David Berthiume
  • Patrick Cusson
  • Ludmilla Donahue
  • Robert Ela
  • David Farrell
  • Andrew Flint
  • Thomas French
  • Jay Gittao
  • Justin Halley
  • Scott Handley
  • Andrew Jubinville
  • Christopher Keenan
  • Vincent Lepore
  • Carlos Lima
  • Edris Attica Logue
  • Travis Malo
  • Sean Maynard
  • Xavier Miranda
  • Andrew Morris
  • Kara Olsen
  • Devon Orcutt
  • Emmanuel Peyes-Pichado
  • Danielle Plue
  • Paul Riley
  • Adam Rodeen
  • Tony Sanders
  • Michael Sielis
  • Amber Sullivan
  • Kendra Swett
  • Long Sybounheuang
  • Edward Tenelus
  • Tommy Thomas
  • Brian Truenow
  • Eric Wells
  • Kyla Yates

Engineering Student Distinction Awards were presented to 15 high achieving students in their respective engineering academic major.

  • Fatin Alkhaledi
  • Arman Atoofi
  • Luke Donaldson
  • Rekpene Enyi-Idoh
  • Colin Gagne
  • Timothy Hatton
  • Attilio Hoxha
  • William Karrow
  • Terry Le Tourneau
  • Brian Moore
  • Joshua Renfro
  • David Rodziewicz
  • Johnathan Saniuk
  • Cole Stanley
  • Joel Wentworth

Special Recognition Awards were given to four students.

  • David Auger
  • Matthew Gauthier
  • Jennifer Lyford
  • Kerri Richardson

Distinguished Service Awards were presented to seven students

  • Lori Darling
  • Jorge Calvera
  • Alexis Gomez
  • Andrew Girard
  • Nicole Gadbois
  • Kara Lewis
  • Karana Marlowe

Other awards of note included:

Memorial Awards

  • Rose Caprioli Memorial Award: Colleen Shugrue
  • Nancy Ohan Memorial Award: Cristyn Marie Young
  • Jean Smelewicz Award for Computer Information Systems: Cori Scott
  • Francis X. Gardner Pyschology Achievement Award: Gabrielle Plainte
  • Robert J. McDonald Award: Tanner Derosiers

Outstanding Student Awards

  • Outstanding Female Student Athlete: Sami Barbosa
  • Outstanding Male Student Athlete: Jimmy Flynn
  • Wyvern Award: Ethan O’Connell
  • James H. Harrington Outstanding Student Citizen: Leah Boutelle
  • Outstanding Student Leader Award: Kimberly May
  • QCC Wyverns Baseball players
May, 2017
May, 2017

Congratulations to the Quinsigamond Wyverns for reaching the finals in the National Junior College Athletic Association, Region 21 Championship Series!

The team received a plaque for making the finals. The tournament, held May 13-15, was covered by the Telegram and Gazette. Read the story about the tournament on the...

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Congratulations to the Quinsigamond Wyverns for reaching the finals in the National Junior College Athletic Association, Region 21 Championship Series!

The team received a plaque for making the finals. The tournament, held May 13-15, was covered by the Telegram and Gazette. Read the story about the tournament on the Telegram Website.

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May, 2017
May, 2017

Students who participated in the Honors Program Showcase took their presentations to the Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference.

Susan McPherson, a QCC English professor who co-teaches the Honors Capstone Course, said the conference, held at UMass Amherst on April 28, is an excellent networking opportunity for students. There were more than 1,200 student presenters at this year’...

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Students who participated in the Honors Program Showcase took their presentations to the Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference.

Susan McPherson, a QCC English professor who co-teaches the Honors Capstone Course, said the conference, held at UMass Amherst on April 28, is an excellent networking opportunity for students. There were more than 1,200 student presenters at this year’s conference, representing 21 campuses in the public higher education system. The conference is co-sponsored by the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education, and the Massachusetts State University Council of Presidents.

“In addition to the networking possibilities, students are given a platform to showcase their semester-long research and view they types of research their peers are doing at other community colleges and at the four-year university level,” Ms. McPherson said. “The presentation types include a panel, with oral presentation; poster presentations; and e-poster presentations; we had a combination of all three types delivered by QCC honors students.”

Ms. McPherson and Jean Kennedy, a Human Services professor, co-taught the Honors Capstone Course, which honors students are required to take to graduate. It is a seminar-style course, each student works on a research project for the semester with the goal to create a scholarly writing project and presentation. This is one of the requirements of the Commonwealth Honors Scholars program, and helps students prepare for the four-year college experience.

The following students presented at the conference: Richmond Amoako, Leah Berthiaume, Stephanie Collins, Kristi Dorr, Rachel Ferdinand, Amanda LeBeau, Nathan Manna, Ethan O’Connell, Peter Orlovsky, Alondra Pichardo, Cristian Robles, Maximus Seale and Mary Tremblay. Research topics ranged from artificial intelligence, drug resistant bacteria to the future of self-driving cars.

For more information about the projects they researched, see previous newsletter story.

Some STEM students also attended the event. The STEM Starter Academy funded a bus to take students, faculty, and staff to the conference. The keynote address was given by Gerald B. Downes, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biology at UMass Amherst, who spoke about his research in neurological disease and disorders.

The Honors Program at QCC is accredited by the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education as a Commonwealth Honors Program. It is part of an integrated, collaborative system-wide network of honors programs in Massachusetts public higher education. Students participating in the Honors Program:

  • Complete selected courses on an Honors level.
  • Participate in an Honors Colloquium.
  • Participate in cultural and social events.
  • Receive personal guidance and peer support.
  • Increase their transfer and scholarship opportunities.

For more information about the Honors Program and Showcase, visit the Commonwealth Honors Program website.

May, 2017
May, 2017

QCC hosted its annual Celebration of Excellence and Retirement Recognition Reception on May 18 to recognize and celebrate staff and faulty who have retired this year. A total of 13 faculty and staff were recognized at this year’s event.

The reception was held at the Harrington Learning Center before commencement on May 18 to celebrate another successful year and honor recently retired and retiring...

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QCC hosted its annual Celebration of Excellence and Retirement Recognition Reception on May 18 to recognize and celebrate staff and faulty who have retired this year. A total of 13 faculty and staff were recognized at this year’s event.

The reception was held at the Harrington Learning Center before commencement on May 18 to celebrate another successful year and honor recently retired and retiring colleagues.

Those recognized this year included:

  • Ellen Andrews
  • John Brand
  • Eleanor Dailida
  • Louise Hamelin
  • Jane June
  • Karen Kachadoorian
  • Dale LaBonte
  • Michelle McCrillis
  • Kathryn Ronzanski
  • Peter Tamulis
  • Maurice Tonissi
  • Maureen Woolhouse

QCC President Gail Carberry also was recognized for her hard work and dedication to the college. She is retiring from QCC after 11 years as president of the college.

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May, 2017
May, 2017

The QCC Foundation is hosting “A Journey to Remember” in June. The annual gala is being held to recognize the illustrious career and retirement of Dr. Gail Carberry and to thank supporters for the success of the RISE Campaign.

The RISE Campaign raised $5 million to equip and furnish two new state-of-the-art buildings, expand program delivery throughout the region and build...

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The QCC Foundation is hosting “A Journey to Remember” in June. The annual gala is being held to recognize the illustrious career and retirement of Dr. Gail Carberry and to thank supporters for the success of the RISE Campaign.

The RISE Campaign raised $5 million to equip and furnish two new state-of-the-art buildings, expand program delivery throughout the region and build endowment for scholarships and teaching positions.

The event will be June 15, at 5:30 p.m., at Mechanics Hall in Worcester. For more information, to register or to donate, please visit www.QCC.edu/journey

Proceeds will benefit the Amy H. Carberry Endowed Scholarship Fund.

Dr. Carberry has generously offered to match every dollar of donations between now and June 15, up to $100,000. This means donations will have twice the impact in helping QCC provide high-quality, affordable higher education to members of the community.

For more information on sponsorships or to register as a sponsor, download, complete and return the sponsorship registration form, available at the above link.

The QCC Foundation would like to express its gratitude to sponsors of the event:

Silver Sponsors: St. Vincent Hospital

Bronze Sponsors: Fallon Health, Higher Education Assistance Group, National Grid

Community Sponsors: Dr. Daniel M. Asquino, President Emertius, MWCC; Assabet; Clark University; Coghlin Electric Contractors, Inc.; Fitchburg State University, Worcester Business Development Corporation; Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Partnering Sponsors: Anna Maria College; Fidelity Bank; PRA Architects; Reliant Medical Group

May, 2017
May, 2017

We are very pleased to announce the following staff updates:

On May 1, 2017, Academic Affairs welcomed Adrienne Linnell as Program Administrator, STEM Initiatives. Ms. Linnell brings to this position over 35 years of management experience in the private and public sector. Most recently, she has been working with the Massachusetts Animal Coalition as a Program...

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We are very pleased to announce the following staff updates:

On May 1, 2017, Academic Affairs welcomed Adrienne Linnell as Program Administrator, STEM Initiatives. Ms. Linnell brings to this position over 35 years of management experience in the private and public sector. Most recently, she has been working with the Massachusetts Animal Coalition as a Program Administrator and as Board Treasurer and the Merrimack River Feline Rescue Society as the Board President. Ms. Linnell earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from Cornell University, and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. 

On May 8, 2017, Administrative Services welcomed Ryan Clark in to a new role as Communications Dispatcher I. Mr. Clark brings to this position over 10 years of customer service and police and security dispatching. He currently works as a Service Representative at a private company and was a Police Dispatcher at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He is a graduate of the Municipal Police Training Committee’s Reserve/Intermittent Police Academy. Mr. Clark earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Criminal Justice from Worcester State University.

On May 8, 2017, Administrative Services welcomed Priscilla Witherspoon as Clerk III-Southbridge. Ms. Witherspoon brings to the College over 8 years of administrative and customer service experience in the private sector. Most recently, she worked as a Clerk at a medical device company. Ms. Witherspoon is CPR and First Aid certified.    

On May 30, 2017, Academic Affairs welcomed Pat Schmohl as Interim Dean of the School of Healthcare. Mr. Schmohl has been with Quinsigamond Community College since 2005 in a variety of roles. Prior to this new appointment, he served as Dean of Distance Learning and Professional Development, acting Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, Coordinator of the Fire Science Program and as a tenured Professor. Additionally, he was a Registered Nurse at Saint Vincent Hospital in the emergency department for 5 years. Mr. Schmohl earned an Associate Degree in Nursing from Quinsigamond Community College, a Master’s of Business Administration from Anna Maria College and a Master’s of Science in Nursing – Community Health from Worcester State University.  

Please join us in welcoming QCC's new staff into their new roles.