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Boston University Awards Scholarships to five QCC Graduates

Contact: Cherie Ronayne
Office of Institutional Communications
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WORCESTER –   Boston University, as part of its Community Scholar Academic Scholarship program, has awarded five Quinsigamond Community College graduates with scholarships to study at the university’s Metropolitan College.

The following QCC graduates are the 2007 scholarship recipients attending BU Metropolitan College this fall:  Chris Butler of Worcester;  Guensil Yucel of Worcester;  Kofi Chemfe of Worcester;  Karen Plamondon of Gardner;  and, Leslie Regan-Payne of Scituate.

“Receiving the Community Scholarship from Boston University has proven to be a major milestone in my academic career,” said Chris Butler, a Quinsigamond criminal justice major who is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in the same field at BU Metropolitan College. “Thanks to QCC and BU, I have this phenomenal opportunity to learn and grow at a level I did not think was possible.”

The Community Scholar Academic Scholarship program recognizes five QCC students each year who have demonstrated academic excellence in their pursuit of an associate’s degree and who are continuing on for their bachelor’s degree at Boston University Metropolitan College.  Bachelor degrees pursued must be in Biomedical and Laboratory Clinical Sciences, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Liberal Studies, or Management Studies.

“We are grateful to BU for partnering with us to provide this scholarship opportunity,” added QCC President Gail Carberry.  “And, of course, we are thrilled to see our graduates thrive academically in their pursuit of an advanced degree.”

As one of the 17 degree-granting bodies that comprise Boston University, the Metropolitan College offers part-time, full-time and international students a range of choices for study to enrich their lives and advance their careers. MET offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, diploma and certificate programs, and individual courses.

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.