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Alumni & Advancement

The team: Shirley Dempsey, Deborah Gonzalez, Karen Rucks, Barry Metayer, June Vo and Nicole Etcheverry

(aka Community Connections)

Advancement, Grants Development, Alumni Relations, Community Bridges, and the QCC Foundation

Community Connections at Quinsigamond Community College includes Advancement, Grants Development, Alumni Relations, Community Bridges, and the QCC Foundation. These offices bolster QCC's relationship building activities by linking the internal and external community through resources and strategic partnerships, providing support to maximize student and faculty capacity for success.

Advancement’s role is to cultivate relationships with all of the institution’s constituencies including alumni, parents, friends and members of the regional community. The Advancement team works to enhance QCC’s image and raise private funds in support of College priorities. State tuition and revenues provide limited resources for the growth of QCC's core programs, and now, more than ever, obtaining private support is critical for the College to achieve its mission.

There are several ways that alumni can be involved in the life of QCC. As a graduate of QCC, you may want to participate in the active programs of our Alumni Association or become a mentor for a QCC student. Your financial support and advocacy of student scholarships, teaching and research are crucial to the future of QCC.

Thank you for your interest and support.

Donate to the Quinsigamond Community College Foundation

The QCC Foundation is proud that 100% of scholarship contributions go directly to scholarship funds and that 90% of program-related contributions are applied directly to program costs.

For more information on any of these areas, please feel free to contact us.

Community Connections Contacts

  • Karen L. Rucks
    Executive Director of Advancement
    (508) 854-7530
    krucks [at]
  • Keith McKittrick
    Assistant Director of Advancement Programs & Services
    (508) 854-4467
    kmckittrick [at]
  • Shirley Dempsey
    Assistant Director of Operations
    (508) 854-4520
    sdempsey [at]
  • June Vo
    Clerk III/Community Connections
    (508) 854-4235
    jvo [at]