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QCC President to Moderate Leadership Conference

Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
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WORCESTER, Mass. – Quinsigamond Community College President Dr. Gail Carberry will be a moderator at a leadership conference hosted by the Institute for Global Leadership.  The conference, titled, “New Leadership Models for Worcester, the United States and the World: A Call to Action Conference,” will take place Tuesday, May 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

President Carberry will introduce founder and director of The Institute for Global Leadership, Virginia Swain, who will speak on “Practical Idealists Needed for Leadership in Business, Nonprofits, Philanthropy and Government.”  In addition to being an adjunct faculty member at QCC, Ms. Swain is a published author with 25 years of experience as an educator, consultant, mediator, mentor, counselor, manager and trainer in commercial and non-profit enterprises on five continents.  Through the Institute, Ms. Swain provides leadership programs designed to empower emerging and seasoned leaders for the business, community, national and global challenges that occur, most recently the aftermath of the Virginia Tech tragedy and its implications for the country.

Special guest speaker and honoree is Anwarul K. Chowdhury, former Bangladesh Ambassador to UN and now Under-Secretary General and High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States at the United Nations.  He will be honored with the First Lifetime Service Leadership Award of the Institute for Global Leadership.   President and CEO of The Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, Dick Kennedy, will be introducing Chowdhury.

The conference is scheduled for Tuesday, May 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Beachwood Hotel in Worcester.  For more information on the conference, please contact Virginia Swain at 508-753-4172 or 508-245-6843, or visit her web site at

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.