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November 2022
  • Pat Schmohl, Dr. Luis Pedraja, and Karyn Polito
  • Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito with Nurse Education Lab Coordinator Keara Holmes
  • Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito with nursing students
November 2022

Lieutenant Governor Polito Visits QCC for STEM Week

Quinsigamond Community College helped round out Massachusetts STEM Week with a visit by Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito.  On Friday, October 21, 2022, the Lt. Governor toured multiple labs at QCC’s Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education.

Pat Schmohl, dean of the School of Healthcare, facilitated a tour that focused on a family-centered care simulation unit,...

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  • From left: Director of Student Life Ashlee Givens, Executive Director of DEI Kevin Lovaincy and President Dr. Luis Pedraja
  • From left: Student Accessibility Coordinator Mikaela Kitka and Director of Student Life Ashlee Givens
November 2022

Office of DEI and Student Life Hold Resource Fair

On Wednesday, October 19 Student Life & Leadership teamed up with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to offer a Resource Fair to students on QCC's West Boylston Street campus. The event was an opportunity for students to learn more about on-campus resources such as Pride Alliance and the HomePlate Food Pantry and Resource Center, as well as local organizations such as Pathways for Change, which...

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  • Mentoring is a great way to get involved in the community.
November 2022

The Hanover Insurance Becomes QCC Mentoring Core Partner

The Hanover Insurance Group has recently joined as a core partner of Quinsigamond Community College’s (QCC) mentoring program.  Core partners are organizations that provide at least 10 mentors who will be matched with QCC students. The Hanover will be providing mentors from Mi Familia, one of its business resources groups which supports the Hispanic/Latinx community and its allies. 

“We...

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  • The 2022 HACE award winners
  • Keynote speaker QCC Alumna Aimee Maldonado
  • The 2022 HACE Committee
  • Worcester Youth Poet Laureate Adael Mejia
November 2022

HACE Celebrates Another Year of Success

This year’s 37th annual Hispanics Achieving Excellence Awards were held on Wednesday, October 19 and co-hosted by Southbridge Site Leader Jerry Maldonado and QCC alumna Nelly Medina of the Massachusetts Teachers Association. In attendance were Senator Harriette Chandler, Superintendent of Worcester Public Schools Dr. Rachel Moranez,...

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Campus Connections Logo November 2022

Campus Connections

This month's Campus Connections explores the spookier side of QCC with a little dose of history! You might want to keep the lights on for this one.

 

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  • Coordinator of Future Focus (right) Gilmarie Vongphakdy with daughter Sydney and sister Betsabe Castillo (left).
  • Student Success Generalist Geo Cruz (left) and Publications, Press & Events Manager Rose D'Errico with a student.
November 2022

QCC Halloween

QCC faculty, staff and students had a blast on Halloween this year combing the campuses in their finest costumes for Office Trick or Treat. Who was your favorite? We loved little Sally Ride (pictured above), the first American woman to go to space!

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  • Blue Santa is at it again for Stuff a Cruiser this December.
November 2022

Stuff a Cruiser

Mark your calendars for another year of Stuff a Cruiser presented by Student Affairs and Campus Police! Each year the QCC community comes together to donate toys and gifts for QCC students and their families. If you know a student who could use some help with gifts this year, please fill out the nominate form before Friday, November 25. Anyone interested in...

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  • From left: QCC students Danielle Weaver and Haley LaFortune
  • Dolichospermum and Trichome photographed by Danielle and Haley
November 2022

Environmental Science Students Show Off Internship Project

Quinsigamond Community College Environmental Science students Haley LaFortune and Danielle Weaver got their feet wet at a paid internship with the Worcester Cyanobacteria Monitoring Collaborative (WCMC) studying the water quality of Worcester area water bodies. They presented the findings of their internship on Friday, October 21, 2022 , in the Harrington...

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  • Respiratory Care Week was October 23-29.
November 2022

RT Program Celebrates Respiratory Care Week

Quinsigamond Community College’s Respiratory Care program is doing its part to give a new generation of respiratory therapists the essential skills needed to provide respiratory care. 

“Respiratory therapists play a vital role as part of the healthcare team. As cardiopulmonary specialists, they provide services for patients from the first breath they take in the delivery room, to the last...

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  • Dr. Doe West
November 2022

Dr. Doe on Thanksgiving

Many countries have a national day of giving thanks, with a wildly diverse set of traditions throughout history that then create a set of even more diverse legends and symbolism. All of this creates a feast of living tradition!

In America, a major part of our tradition revolves around an actual feast/meal that usually includes turkey (large enough to create leftovers and a final vat of soup),...

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  • Open House
November 2022

November Look Ahead

Open House

Tuesday, November 29, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

During the Open House prospective students and their families are invited to learn about QCC's associate degrees, certificates, and workforce training programs and can:

  • Apply for admission
  • Learn about the financial aid process
  • Explore QCC's support services
  • Campus and...
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  • The men's basketball team plays Anna Maria College
  • Men's basketball
  • Luka Vlajkovic
November 2022

Wyvern Sports Corner

Men's Basketball

The first men's basketball home game is Thursday, November 10 at 5:00 p.m. Make sure to stop by the Athletic Center to show your support and cheer on the Wyverns! If you can't make it in person, check out the Athletic Center page for a live stream of the game...

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  • Attendees at the Annual Breakfast
November 2022

Student Accessibility Services Hosts Mental Health Breakfast

On October 21, Student Accessibility Services hosted over 50 guests comprised of high school and agency partners at their 18th annual breakfast, Mental Health Supports for Today’s College Student: Myths, Realities, and Student Voices. There were 11 high schools represented at the event, as well as attendees from Mass Rehabilitation Commission, MassEdCo, and the Federation for Children with...

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  • The Student Government Association costume contest
  • The Student Government Association costume contest
November 2022

Student Life Happenings

SGA Halloween Celebration

The Student Government Association held a costume contest on Halloween that showed off students' creativity. Pumpkin decorating, essential oil elixir making, and a doughnut eating contest had everyone in the spirit!

Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, November 10, 2:00 p.m. - Disney Trivia | Virtual via Zoom
  • Friday, November 18, 6:30 p.m. -...
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November 2022

QCC Welcomes New Staff

On October 2nd, 2022, Administrative Services welcomed Anthony Penny as Director of Purchasing and Contracts in our Business Department. Anthony brings to this position several years of experience. Most recently, he worked as Business and Auxiliary Services Manager at Clark University. Anthony has earned a Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies from Worcester State University and a Master of ...

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November 2022

In the News

October, 2022

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October 2022
  •  (L to R) Terry Vecchio, Bonnie Coleman, Harriet Chandler, Luis Pedraja, and Robyn Kennedy.
  • The HomePlate Food Pantry & Resource Ribbon Cutting.
  • QCC students Lindsey Colgate and Julia Rooney.
October 2022

Legislative Breakfast and Food Pantry Ribbon Cutting Spotlighted Student Hunger

Local legislators, community organizations, food pantry donors, and members of the Quinsigamond Community College community gathered together on Friday, September 23, 2022, for a legislative breakfast and ribbon cutting of the college’s HomePlate Food Pantry and Resource Center. The morning events featured QCC students who shared their stories and the impact the food pantry and resource center has had on their...

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  • Executive Directory of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Kevin Lovaincy
October 2022

Kevin Lovaincy Starts as QCC's First Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Quinsigamond Community College recently welcomed Kevin Lovaincy as its first Executive Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

“This is a pivotal moment for QCC. Kevin brings a wealth of knowledge to this role that will help advance our DEI initiatives. This new leadership position will help us ensure an environment that is equitable in its offerings and inclusive for all,”...

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  • Online Learning Coaches (l to r) Tricia LaFountaine and Ashley Bregman
October 2022

Online Learning Coaches Offer Valuable Resource to Students

Whether students are taking classes fully online, hybrid, or in person, navigating the online aspects of a course can sometimes be overwhelming.  This is why QCC developed online learning coaches - to assist students in successfully maneuvering an online learning environment.

The coaches offer assistance with Qmail, The Q, Zoom, Blackboard, Collaborate and any other online course...

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  • Counseling & Wellness launched Togetherall, a peer community for mental health support.
October 2022

Counseling & Wellness Launches Online Peer-to-Peer Support Network

The Office of Counseling and Wellness has joined a new platform called Togetherall, a peer-led online support network for college students. QCC students are able to use this free service to anonymously connect with students from around the world and discuss topics that affect their academic, personal, or professional lives. They also gain access to resources such as self-help...

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  • Director of Community Bridges Dr. Déborah González and QCC alum Michelle Memnon.
  • Owner of Nuestra and QCC alum Natalie Rodriguez.
  • Professor of Business Administration Flo Lucci and QCC alum Emma Acevedo.
  • Elizabeth Cruz (L) and Timothy Murray.
October 2022

AlumNight Out: Networking for Alumni Business Owners

The Office of External Affairs held its inaugural AlumNight Out event on Wednesday, September 28. QCC alumni who own businesses enjoyed a night of networking, food, and music at Nuestra restaurant in Worcester. Director of Community Bridges Dr. Déborah González, planned the event as a way to continue supporting QCC alumni, build community,...

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  • Gilmarie Vongphakdy and Jude D'Angelo
  • Yoga instructors Kate Dalrymple and Melanie Adams
October 2022

QCC and UniCare Host Yoga in the Community

QCC and health insurance provider UniCare have teamed up to offer free wellness opportunities to QCC Family and the local community. The first offerings were two yoga classes that occurred on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1.

The classes were taught by Kate Dalrymple, owner of Kula Yoga & Barre in Worcester, and assisted by Melanie Adams.

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  • Worcester's Acting City Manager Eric Batista addresses students.
October 2022

Acting City Manager of Worcester Meets QCC Students

On Tuesday, September 20, Worcester’s Acting City Manager, Eric Batista, came to QCC's main campus to meet with students and discuss his life and experience working in Worcester's local government.  

Bastista has a passion for the Worcester community that is palpable. He spoke to students about the richness of the different cultures he found when he came to Worcester with...

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  • Student Life Duck or Treat Scavenger Hunt
October 2022

Student Life Happenings

Student Life is really getting in the spirit for October. Don't be scared if you see a costumed rubber duck around campus on Monday, October 31 - it's just part of the Halloween Scavenger Hunt! Students who find a duck and bring it back to the Fuller Student Center will be entered into a raffle for prizes such as a Bluetooth speaker or mini fridge.

  •  Thursday,...
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  • QCC Trick or Treat is back!
October 2022

QCC Trick or Treat

QCC has got something brewing! It's the college-wide Trick or Treat for students, faculty, staff, and their children. This fun event will take place on Monday, October 31 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Whether you're scary, sweet, ghoulishly clever, or somewhere in between, we want to see your best costumes! 

Offices interested in handing out candy at any...

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  • The women's volleyball team has their last game on October 15.
October 2022

Wyvern Sports Corner

Women's Volleyball

The last women's volleyball home game is Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 12:00 p.m. against Community College of Rhode Island. Come cheer on the team to celebrate a great season!

Men's and Women's Basketball

The Wyverns are getting ready for another basketball season. The first home game for the men's team will be Thursday, November...

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October 2022

In the News

September, 2022

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October 2022

QCC Welcomes New Staff

On September 6, 2022: The President’s Office welcomed Kevin Lovaincy as Executive Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Kevin brings to this position several years of experience. Most recently, he was Acting Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (Executive Office of Health and Human Services). Kevin earned a bachelor’s degree and a...

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September 2022
  • Dr. Luis Pedraja giving a welcome at the forum.
September 2022

Attorney General Candidates Forum Held at QCC

On August 24, 2022, Quinsigamond Community College and the Worcester County Bar Association hosted a candidates’ forum for the Massachusetts Attorney General. The forum was the first that took place with all four Massachusetts Attorney General candidates. The Democratic candidates are former Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell (who won the primary that was held on Tuesday, September 6),...

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  • Welcome Back for Fall 2022!
September 2022

Welcome Back Wyverns... We’ve Missed You!

Quinsigamond Community College has started its Fall 2022 Semester off in a big way! The first days of school are always exciting and for many QCC students, the fall semester may be their first-time taking college classes. For others, this may be the last year or semester at QCC before they graduate.

Whether you are new to QCC or a seasoned student, we want to ensure your start off your semester on the...

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