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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 .


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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QCC Alums Pass the Torch to Their Children

QCC alum Jeffrey Jansson knows what the value of a QCC degree means. The 1979 Respiratory Therapy graduate came to QCC by way of Holy Cross.

“I had a bachelor’s degree in French but couldn’t get a job. Half my class couldn’t get jobs,” Mr. Jansson said. “Someone had told me respiratory therapy was a good field and there were plenty of jobs.”

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Positive Attitude and a Supportive Community Bolster QCC's Print Shop Supervisor

A ready smile, a helping hand and a kind, gentle demeanor are the qualities that best describe Paul Ledoux, the Reproduction Service Supervisor in Quinsigamond Community College’s Print Shop. Mr. Ledoux has become a well-known fixture in the QCC community, working at the college for 19 years since he was 18…over half his life.  Yet, what many people may not know is that Mr. Ledoux is...

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Summertime Brings New Hours and a Familiar Face to the QCC Food Pantry & Resource Center

If you’ve stopped by the QCC Food Pantry & Resource Center recently you might be surprised to find a familiar face when you get there. Phi Theta Kappa alumna Ashley Forhan has taken back the reins of the Food Pantry & Resource Center as the food pantry manager. Ms. Forhan is a 2019 graduate of QCC and currently is attending Lasell College.

“We’re delighted to have...

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PTK Alumni Take Part in New Greenhouse Development

QCC’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) alumni never forget their roots. Earlier this month PTK alumni Mark Hogan, Darren Burley and James Burley, all current students at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, stopped by the PTK Live and Learn Greenhouse to discuss ways they could assist with the new full-size greenhouse that is being built on QCC’s main campus. The new...

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Three Generations of Women Help Put the ‘Community’ into Quinsigamond Community College

Children often emulate their parents and for QCC alumna Cheryl Marrino that took on the form of attending Quinsigamond Community College and becoming a part of the unique fabric that has made the college home to her for more than 20 years.

Cheryl had her first taste of QCC when she was about 10 years old and her mother, QCC alumna Sandra Sorenson attended the school....

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QCC Alumna Has Found Her Own Piece Of Paradise

For the last five years Quinsigamond Community College alumna Natasha Torres has been a successful entrepreneur operating Garden of Eden Spa, a skin, make up, waxing and nail services spa in Oxford, dedicated to making her clients feel relaxed, pampered and special.

Ms. Torres’s journey into the cosmetology world began at a young age, and by the time she was in...

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A Bump In The Road Leads To An Amazing Future

Sometimes, just when you think you have your life plan figured out, something goes awry. It was that way for QCC alum Joshua “Josh” Biernacki, who had made a plan to join the Marines after graduating high school.  Today, the Marines are a distant memory and he is poised to begin the next chapter in his life as a high level technical recruiter at an IT consulting and recruiting firm in...

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QCC Alumna Sowed An Amazing Future For Herself

As the Business Manager for Central MA Regional Planning Commission (CMRPC), owner of Little Bit Farm and Apiary in Leicester, as well as resident beekeeper and Leicester selectman, mother of two and grandmother of three, Quinsigamond Community College alumna Dianna Provencher is one busy lady. Persevering through challenges has been a way of life since she was a young girl who had to drop out of high...

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