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QCC to Host 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony

Contact: Karen Hutner
Office of Institutional Communications
khutner [at]

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WORCESTER, MA— May 17, 2021 —  Quinsigamond Community College will hold its Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2021 virtually on Friday, May 21 at 1:00 p.m.

“We are excited to welcome an impressive group of graduates to our ever-growing alumni ranks, which are now over 34,000 strong,” said QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. “These graduates have shown just what it takes to live through a global pandemic and come out stronger and more prepared to enter the workforce or continue their education at a four-year college or university.”

QCC’s 2021 Commencement Speaker is nationally recognized scholar Maya Rockeymoore-Cummings, Ph.D., a champion of social justice causes such as health equity, protection of social entitlement programs, income security, diversity and inclusion, and civil rights.  She is the President and CEO of Global Policy Solutions, a Washington, D.C. based-firm that makes policy work for people and their environments.

“Dr. Rockeymoore-Cummings is the perfect speaker to inspire our students to enter the world and reach new heights of greatness,” President Pedraja said. 

Commissioner of Higher Education for Massachusetts, Carlos E. Santiago, will also be offering his greetings and congratulations to the graduates. To view the ceremony on May 21 at 1:00 p.m., visit The ceremony can also be viewed on public access station WCCA-TV 194.

For more information about QCC, contact Josh Martin, Director of Institutional Communications at 508.854.7513 or jmartin [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.