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“Trash Hockey” at QCC on April 3

Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
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WORCESTER, Mass. – In an effort to show how the Quinsigamond Community College community impacts the environment, Professors Amy Beaudry of the English department and Gaelan Benway of the Sociology department are offering students a unique project.  On April 3 students in the professors’ shared class will sort through trash dumped on QCC’s lawn to raise awareness about how any community can evaluate its consumption waste.

“We wanted to use real-life situations to show students how they can be agents of positive social change,” stated Beaudry.

Trash will be dumped on the Fuller Lawn, and students will sort through it using hockey sticks.  Professors Beaudry and Benway were eager to have students create some type of large scale theatrical piece to make QCC and the Worcester community aware of the waste it produces.

Fourteen students, along with professors Beaudry of Benway, will take part in the project, scheduled to occur at 10 a.m. on April 3.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.