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April 2022
  • Student Brittany Richards and QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D.
  • Closing remarks from President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D.
  • Senator Harriette L. Chandler and President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D.
  • Brittany Richards shaking hands with Congressman Jim McGovern
April 2022

College Hunger is a Solvable Problem When We Work Together

On Monday, April 11, members of the Massachusetts Hunger-Free Campus Coalition, including representatives from Quinsigamond Community College, met at Worcester State University for a conversation about hunger on college campuses.  

Guests included QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D., State Senator Harriette L. Chandler and Congressman Jim McGovern,...

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  • Speaker Tomney
April 2022

QCC to Hold 2022 Commencement Ceremony In-Person

FHFA Inspector General Brian Tomney Announced as Commencement Speaker

Quinsigamond Community College will hold its 2022 Commencement Ceremony at the DCU Center in Worcester on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. This will be the first time QCC has held its commencement in-person since the COVID-19 pandemic began in 2020.

“For two years our students have endured the unimaginable, from losing...

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  • QCC student Mandy Tetreault
April 2022

QCC Student Embraces College Community

QCC student Mandy Tetreault is making the absolute most of her time at Quinsigamond Community College and she said the key is utilizing everything QCC has to offer.  

When she was in high school, academics fell to the wayside due to family circumstances. She had to get a job and take care of her younger siblings and ended up dropping out during ninth grade. ...

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  • Tap Water Town Hall
April 2022

DEI Corner - We All Belong

Earth Day 2022

The Environmental Science Department at QCC has partnered with the Diversity Caucus to sponsor a Tap Water Town Hall, in honor of Earth Day. 

On April 21, at 11:00 a.m. professional engineer and Massachusetts Water Works President, Jeff Faulkner will discuss water treatment, tap water safety, bottled water vs. tap water, and explore the topic of water...

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  • Students at last month's DIY Emoji Pillow event
April 2022

Student Life Monthly Happenings

Social Programs

Spring Fling Week

  • C'mon Down Gameshow - Monday, April 25 at 12:00 p.m. (virtual)
  • Dodgeball Tournament - Tuesday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. Athletic Center Gym
  • Alpacas & Airbrush - Wednesday, April 27 at 11:00 a.m. Quad
  • Demin Day (wear denim in support of victims of sexual assault) - Wednesday, April 27 
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  • Men's basketball player Sammy Bah
April 2022

Basketball Player’s Passion Pays Off in First Season

Freshman Sammy Bah started strong during his first season as a small forward on QCC’s men’s basketball team, winning the 2nd Team All Region Award. This prestigious sports award is given to players for their overall performance in their position.  

Basketball has become a real passion of Sammy's and it has only grown over the past 13 years of...

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  • PTK Co-President Christina Duggan
April 2022

PTK Co-President Gains a Scholarship and More

Thanks to a reference from Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) and working hard to maintain a high GPA, student Christina Duggan was selected as a Bronze Scholar on Coca-Cola's 2022 Academic Team and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.  

“This money will assist with tuition, books, and necessities for clinicals,” Christina said.

After finishing her coursework at ...

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  • Honors and Awards recipients
April 2022

Nominations Open for Honors and Awards

Do you know a stand out student who should receive some public accolades? QCC's Honors and Awards nominations are now open. This will be the first in-person ceremony in two years. 

No one knows their students better than the professors who teach them, which is why we are reaching out to ask each of you to consider nominating a student who has shown outstanding commitment...

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April 2022

Lunch and Learn Series is Back

The Office of Staff and Faculty Development is once again offering its Lunch and Learn workshops, which provide an informal opportunity for staff and faculty members to enhance skills, knowledge, thinking and learning. The lunches provide a chance for colleagues to learn from each other about professional development experiences, externships, travel, and contemporary issues impacting higher education.

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  • Women's Soccer Team
  • An April baseball game
April 2022

Wyvern Sports Corner

Men's Baseball 

Catching a bit of spring fever? Baseball season is in full swing and the perfect way to remedy a case of spring fever is to come out and cheer on the Men's Baseball team! The Wyverns, led by Head Coach John McLaughlin, are hoping to see a lot of Wyvern fans as they go head-to-head against Massasoit Community College at their next home...

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April 2022

In the News

March, 2022

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April 2022

QCC Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

On March 14, 2022 President’s Office welcomed Lucinda Costa as Executive Assistant to the President. Lucinda brings to this position over 15 years of experience. Most recently, she was an Assistant to the President at QCC. Lucinda has been with QCC since 2006. Lucinda earned an Associate’s Degree from QCC.

On March 21, 2022 Administrative Services welcomed Taylor...

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March 2022
  • Massachsuetts community college advocates in Washington, DC.
March 2022

Washington Trip a Fruitful One for Quinsigamond Community College

Last month (February 2022), Quinsigamond Community College President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D., along with other area community college representatives from the Commonwealth, met with the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation in Washington, DC to help promote awareness of QCC and other community colleges in the Commonwealth, and help to garner additional Federal funding support.  ...

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  • March is Women's History Month
  • Stand Against Racism
March 2022

DEI Corner - We All Belong

Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women planned and executed a “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. The organizers selected the week of March 8 to correspond with International Women’s Day. The movement spread across the country as...

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  • QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. (L) and WSU President Barry Maloney
March 2022

Two Early College State Grants Mean More Opportunities for Worcester’s High School Students

Quinsigamond Community College is working to expand the reach and accessibility of higher education through a myriad of ways that include early college. In 2018, QCC partnered with all seven Worcester Public Schools and Worcester State University to create the Early College Worcester (ECW) program. This program has been providing free college classes, college preparatory workshops, and wrap-around supports to...

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  • QCC received $5,000 from Delta Dental for Dental Scholarships.
March 2022

Smiles All Around As Delta Dental Awards QCC with Scholarship Funds

Quinsigamond Community College was excited to welcome Delta Dental of Massachusetts in late February, for the presenting of $5,000 to go toward scholarships for two QCC dental hygiene students and one dental assistant. Delta Dental and QCC recognize the importance of dental education in disease prevention, acknowledging it is a key role of a dental professional.

"We are grateful for the...

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  • QCC's Peer Mentors - students supporting students
March 2022

FYE Programming Takes a Hands-On Approach to Higher Education

Do you know a student who could use a more personal form of onboarding and academic support? If so, try reaching out to Caryn Zelazo. After being a long-time advisor, Caryn was recently hired for a position brand-new at the college, but much needed: Assistant Director of First Year Experience (FYE) Programming. This FYE programming offers a more hands-on experience for students to get assistance and...

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  •  Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) student Thiago Zakaitis named 2022-2023 Newman Fellow.
March 2022

Quinsigamond Community College student honored as Newman Civic Fellow

Quinsigamond Community College Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) student Thiago Zakaitis was named one of 173 student civic leaders nationwide who will make up the 2022-2023 group of Newman Civic Fellows. Mr. Zakaitis will join students from 38 states, Washington, D.C., and Mexico to form this elite student group.

The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes students who stand out for their...

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  • QCC earned the Military Friendly silver designation (2022-2023).
March 2022

QCC Earns Military Friendly® School Silver Designation

Quinsigamond Community College has earned the 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School silver level designation.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey with 665 earning special awards for going above the standard. As a silver level award...

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  • QCC Student Goverment President Shauna Connelly
March 2022

SGA President Named Semifinalist for National Transfer Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced QCC Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society student and QCC Student Government President Shauna Connelly was a semifinalist for its highly competitive Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Ms. Connell is one of 440 semifinalists nationwide that herald from 35 states and 180 community colleges across the nation. Scholarship recipients are...

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  •  PTK Greenhouse Manager Corrine Marquardt
March 2022

PTK Honor Society Reminds Us All to Be Kind

Kindness comes in many forms. It might be as simple as giving a smile to someone who has felt alone in the world, taking the time listen to a student who is struggling, or helping an elderly neighbor by shoveling his or her driveway. It might even be taking care of the growing plants in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Live and Learn Greenhouse and releasing ladybugs to eat the pests that damage the growing...

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  • Fast Track Programs
March 2022

QCC's New Free Workforce Training Programs A Gamechanger for Many In the Community

Some people are eager to get into the workforce right away or move up quickly in an existing position. The Center for Workforce Development & Continuing Education offers a variety of ways for people to do just that and at no cost!

The Fast Track Skills Academy is a completely free program that has classes in the following areas:

  • Back End Software Developer
  • Front...
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  • Worcester Historical Museum
March 2022

Student Life Monthly Happenings

Leadership Programs

  • Ali Fox: Leadership Series – Friday, March 11 at 1:00 p.m. (virtual)

For more information, email ashlee.givins [at] qmail.qcc.edu

Social Programs

  • Jindo Jam! Musical Bingo – Wednesday, March 9 and March 23 at 7:00 p.m. (virtual)
  • DIY Emoji...
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  • QCC baseball and e-sports
March 2022

Wyvern Sports Corner

Men’s Baseball

Baseball and spring go hand-in-hand. Do you have a touch of Spring fever? The perfect way to remedy that might be to play ball for QCC. Do know a great ball player, or someone who loves the game? There’s still time to try out for the men’s baseball team and get into the swing of spring sports. If you or someone you know is interested in playing for the Wyverns, email Head...

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March 2022

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March 2022

QCC Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

We are very pleased to announce the following full-time staff updates:

On February 22, 2022 Administrative Services welcomed Gretchen Hadlock as Accountant II- Business Office. Gretchen brings several years of experience. Most recently, she was a part-time Accountant Assistant in the business office at QCC. Gretchen earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Worcester State University....

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February 2022
  • Black History Month
February 2022

DEI Corner - We All Belong

Black History Month's first iteration was Negro History Week, created in February 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, known as the "father of Black history." This historian helped establish the field of African American studies and his organization, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, aimed to encourage "people of all ethnic and social backgrounds to discuss the Black...

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  • Jeffry Wright-Hall
February 2022

Brothers & Keepers Coordinator Passionate to Help Others Succeed

While QCC is committed to 100% student success, one area the College is working to improve upon is its enrollment and retention of male students, specifically men of color. Nationally, enrollment and retention rates for men of color have been decreasing and the pandemic has only exacerbated this situation. QCC’s Brothers & Keepers Program is working to change this trend by helping students who identify as...

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  • Clothing, shoes, boots, hygiene products and toys were collected by the Human Services Club.
February 2022

New Human Services Club Lends a Helping Hand

Imagine not having a coat, hat, gloves, warm clothing, or shoes that don’t match or fit. For some students in the Southbridge School system this is their reality.

Anthony Yeulenski is no stranger to helping those in need. He has a long history of raising money for nonprofits such as the Webster Dudley Food Share, Salvation Army and agencies that serve adults with disabilities. As an...

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  • QCC Mentoring Student Outreach Specialist Jennifer Bemis.
February 2022

QCC’s Mentoring Program Begins Its Fourth Year

As the Spring 2022 Semester gets underway, QCC offers a variety of support programs that are changing the lives of students. One such program is the QCC Mentoring Program, now entering its fourth year. This valued program supports close to 150 students annually and has provided life-changing support for mentees and mentors alike.

QCC Mentoring Student Outreach Specialist Jennifer Bemis knows...

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