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QCC is proud of its alumni and pleased to share their stories and journeys.  Have a story? A journey to share? Or just want to update your information and stay in touch through mailings and emails? Contact us at alumni [at] qcc.mass.edu .


QCC Alum Has Long Career Thanks to QCC

QCC Alumnus David Morrow was named the vice president of New York operations, for Callahan Construction Managers (Callahan), a full-service construction management company. In his new role, Mr. Morrow will lead Callahan’s developing tri-state market presence and will be responsible for working with new and existing clients in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and managing Callahan’...

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A Family Accident Inspires QCC/PTK Alumna to a Career in Nursing

Quinsigamond Community College students and alumni play a vital role in keeping our communities safe and our economy intact as guardian workers on the frontlines during the pandemic. Recently we spoke with a former QCC adjunct instructor and alumna, who is one of today's guardian workers.

As an adjunct psychology instructor at Quinsigamond Community College for the past 15-plus...

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Human Services Program Changes the Life of Alumnus

QCC alumnus Gordon Dupuis, of Southbridge, has a lot of experience in higher education. He has earned multiple college degrees, yet throughout his higher education what has resonated with him most was his experience as a human services student at Quinsigamond Community College.  

Despite having been enrolled in multiple colleges, he said QCC was the first college he attended...

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QCC Grad Has Seat at DHE Racial Equity Table Discussions

On September 10, QCC alumnus and new Foundation Board member Jorgo Gushi was part of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education’s webinar, as the DHE and the Lumina Foundation announced a comprehensive new plan to achieve racial equity for students attending Massachusetts public colleges and universities. Others invited to the webinar included: Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Senator...

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QCC Students and Alumni Demonstrate the Meaning of Community

As COVID-19 became a household word and people in the region scrambled to remain safe, Quinsigamond Community College students and alumni were out on the frontlines taking care of others and keeping our communities’ essential businesses running. These are the unsung heroes who have quietly held a hand, given medical treatment, offered a kind word, and been there when our communities have needed them most.

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QCC’s Frontline Workers – Making a Difference in Our Communities

QCC & PHi Theta Kappa Alumnus David P. Lauzon Jr- Recovery Support Specialist

Often true heroes are the people who quietly work behind the scenes helping others. They do this without fanfare and without accolades. The pandemic has brought a spotlight on these people in our community, many of whom are QCC students and alumni. Each month the Wyvern Guardian will be spotlighting one of these...

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Respecting One Another is the Hallmark of a Positive Mentoring Partnership

After graduating from high school in 2016, Ibeliz Garcia knew Quinsigamond Community College would be her school of choice. She had been dealing with chronic medical issues that made it necessary for her to attend college close to home and QCC fit the bill.

“When I came to QCC I learned about the mentoring program and signed up with my best friend,” Ms. Garcia said.

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QCC Grad Engineers a Successful Future Thanks to QCC

Mark Hogan has glowing words of praise for Quinsigamond Community College and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor (PTK) Society. The QCC engineering alumnus recently graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and attributed much of his success to the foundation he received at QCC.

“If someone is considering attending QCC they should definitely look into it. It’s not only a great...

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Fire Science Grad Accelerated His Future Thanks to QCC

The saying “mother knows best” may just be true in the case of Sutton Fire Department District Fire Chief Robin Dresser. Mr. Dresser is a 2005 graduate of QCC’s Fire Science program and his mother, Edna Dresser, is a 1978 graduate of QCC where she majored in accounting. According to Mr. Dresser, it was his mom who helped him to consider QCC when he had graduated from...

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A Strong Foundation Leads to an Amazing Life for QCC Alumnus

Confidence building is how alumnus Nick Murray first describes his time at Quinsigamond Community College. A 2013 graduate with an associate degree in Criminal Justice, Mr. Murray equates his present successes to the foundation he received at QCC.

“I had been out of high school for three to four years already and QCC was the perfect option to gain back confidence in myself regarding...

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