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2022 Commencement

Congratulations Class of 2022!

Friday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m.
DCU Center – 50 Foster Street
Worcester, MA


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Welcome students, families, and friends of Quinsigamond Community College’s Class of 2022. We are overjoyed at the opportunity to invite you to our first in-person Commencement Ceremony in two years to celebrate the academic achievements of our determined, hard-working students. These students have persevered through many obstacles to get to this moment, and will receive their degrees and certificates on Friday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m. at the DCU Center, as we resume the tradition of a live Commencement Ceremony. 

Commencement Speaker

Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) Inspector General Brian M. Tomney


Brian M. Tomney was nominated by President Joe Biden and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as Inspector General for the FHFA. Sworn into office on March 14, 2022, Mr. Tomney is the third Senate confirmed Inspector General for FHFA.

As Inspector General, Mr. Tomney is the senior official responsible for independent audits, evaluations, investigations, and other oversight activities relating to FHFA’s programs and operations. The Office of Inspector General provides leadership in promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness in FHFA programs and preventing and detecting fraud, waste, and abuse.

Prior to serving as Inspector General, Mr. Tomney served as the Head of the Office of Corporate Investigations at Capital One. In this role, Mr. Tomney led a team of researchers and investigators conducting independent investigations into allegations of internal fraud and unethical business practices. Mr. Tomney previously served as the Chief of Staff to the company’s Chief Compliance and Chief Ethics Officer and the Senior Vice President for Operational Risk and Oversight. He also led the governance and independent testing functions in the Global Credit Card Compliance organization. Prior to joining Capital One, Mr. Tomney served in a variety of roles within the U.S. Department of Justice from 2006 to 2017, including: Associate Deputy Attorney General (2016-17); Senior Counsel to the Deputy Attorney General (2015); Counsel for Rule of Law (2009-14); and as a Trial Attorney in the Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section of the Criminal Division (2006-09). A native of Massachusetts and long-time resident of Maine, Mr. Tomney’s public service career began in 1990 as a career paramedic/firefighter serving the City of Portland, Maine, until 2003.

Mr. Tomney received his J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Maine School of Law, his B.S., summa cum laude, from the University of New England and Associate Degree, Emergency Medical Technology/Technician (EMT Paramedic) from Southern Maine Community College. He is an active member of the Massachusetts and District of Columbia bars. 

Information for Gradates

Graduates will need to be at the DCU between 11:30 a.m. and 11:45 a.m. and will enter through Door 2 to the South Hall-Student Robing Area.

IMPORTANT MASK UPDATE: Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases and the strong recommendation from local health officials to wear masks indoors, the College is REQUIRING masks for graduation. Masks will be readily available at all doors at the DCU. We thank you in advance for your compliance.

Information for Guests

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and guests is our highest priority. Our first in-person Commencement Ceremony since 2019 will include additional safety measures, and although we do not anticipate problems, you may notice a strong public safety presence. Please assist us by leaving at home such personal items as large bags, diaper bags, wrapped gifts, backpacks, etc. All such items will be subject to search. If there are things you or your guests absolutely must have with you, please bring them in a clear plastic bag. 

As always, if you see something, say something, and we will work together to ensure a safe and joyous Commencement Ceremony.

  • IMPORTANT MASK UPDATE: Due to the recent increase in COVID-19 cases and the strong recommendation from local health officials to wear masks indoors, the College is REQUIRING masks for graduation. Masks will be readily available at all doors at the DCU. We thank you in advance for your compliance.
  • Graduates are welcome to invite as many family members or guests to the Commencement Ceremony as they like, there is no limit. Invitations are not required, however if you would like to print an invitation as a keepsake or to share the news with other family members or friends, you can access an invitation.
  • Family members and guests will enter the DCU Center through the main entrance (Doors 10-12).  Programs will be distributed at this entrance.  All bags will be subject to search. Doors open at 12:00 p.m.
  • Students will enter through Door 2 to the South Hall – Student Robing Area
  • Per the DCU Center, no balloons are allowed, so please refrain from bringing them.
  • Best viewing of the American Sign Language Interpreter will be Section 107. If you or a member of your party has requested a disability related accommodation or requires one, please speak with the Student Accessibility Services Staff to ensure you are directed to the seating area that will best accommodate your need.

Additional Contact Information:

  • General Commencement Info: 508.854.4257 | Registrar [at]
  • ADA Concerns: 508.854.4470 or 4471 | kproctor [at]

Parking Information

The DCU Center does not own or operate parking facilities but there are several garages and flat lots located within walking distance of the Arena and Convention Center. To access parking information, visit the DCU website.

Worcester has over 10,000 available parking spaces in municipal and private lots as well as on street parking.



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