April 2024
Semran Sahota, QCC student and member of the Veterans Club

Celebrating Womxn's History Month

To celebrate Womxn's History Month, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion along with the Health & Wellness team sponsored a Womxn’s Symposium, featuring an engaging panel of amazing and inspiring womxn coupled with a resource fair of womxn-owned businesses… Read More

Director of Community Engagement Sean Harris (center) speaks at the Housing Justice Summit

Housing Summit Delves into the Housing Crisis

Last month Quinsigamond Community College participated in Worcester State University’s first Housing Justice Summit. QCC was a co-sponsor of the event, along with UniBank and WSU’s Urban Studies Department and the John J. Binienda Center for Civic Engagement.

The focus of the gathering was… Read More

A group of healthcare professionals

QCC Awarded TRAIN Grant to Prepare Underemployed for Healthcare Careers

Quinsigamond Community College was recently awarded $100,000 in grant funding from the Healy-Driscoll Administration for workforce training programs for adults. QCC will use the funds to enroll 30 individuals in a home health aide training program. The program will be completely free for… Read More

Chantale Zuzi

Psi Beta and Diversity Caucus Bring Story of Resilience to Speaker Series

Chantale Zuzi recently asked the QCC community what it means to be a refugee and how can we look at displacement from a place of compassion. Zuzi survived violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and after living in a refugee camp, went on to create an organization that… Read More

Professors of Early Childhood Education Karen O'Neill (left) and Julie Tzipori

Early Childhood Professors Encourage Trauma Informed Teaching

Professors of Early Childhood Education Karen O'Neill and Julie Tzipori attended  the “Trauma and Resilience in Higher Education Conference” in April of 2023 and presented their findings at last month's Lunch and Learn. The conference, which was hosted by… Read More

From left: Mohamed Kanafani, Anna Kessler, Professor Eduardo Rivas, Elizabeth Coffey and Nahum Echevarria

Students Offer Free Tax Assistance

QCC is once again offering free tax assistance through the IRS’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program. Certified volunteers and trained QCC students will assist with preparing tax returns for people who make $60,000 or less and people with limited English language skills. The VITA… Read More

A diminutive duck

A Secret Sign of Spring?

With New England's wild weather, we could all use a smile and a tiny duck might just do the trick! Like the first pop of color from a spring flower, doesn't the sight of a quacky little friend give you hope for what's around the corner? 

What started as a tradition between Jeep owners… Read More

Safety Corner

Safety Corner

Timely Warnings vs. Emergency Notifications: What’s the Difference?

Campus Crime Alerts are timely warnings that are triggered when it is determined that acts like homicides, sexual assaults or robberies present a serious or continuous threat to the campus community. It must be a threat… Read More

Coordinator of Career Services & Credit for Prior Learning Nichole Wheeler with her prize for winning a chili contest

Transfer and Career Services Chili Cookoff

The Center for Career and Transfer Services spiced things up last week with a chili cook-off across several departments. It was a delicious way to celebrate our students' success stories and connect with colleagues across campus. A huge congratulations to Coordinator of Career Services &… Read More

An advertisement for the Lung Walk

Upcoming Events for Staff & Faculty

Blood Drive

April 8 | 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. | HLC 109A&B

The Rhode Island Blood Center will be on campus to run another blood drive. There is currently a critical need in the region. Donations are by appointment and can be made at… Read More

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Water Bottle Filling Stations

Hydrate and go green! We're excited to announce the recent installation of water-bottle filling stations that are part of QCC's continued effort to be an environmentally conscious campus. These convenient stations offer a sustainable and cost-effective way to stay refreshed… Read More

Soccer Clinic Flyer

Wyverns Sports Corner

Boys Soccer Clinic

April 19 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | QCC Soccer Field

Show off the QCC campus, meet the coaches and players and raise funds for the QCC men’s soccer team.

2 - 90 minute Boys Soccer Clinic

9:00am-10:30am 8yr-11yr olds

10:30am-12:… Read More

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In The News

March 2024
Carlos Crespo with his painting "Silver, Sword, and Stone". Photo by Nathan Fiske.

Five QCC Students Chosen for ArtsWorcester 20th Annual College Show

For the first time ever, five QCC students had artwork selected for the 20th Annual College Show by ArtsWorcester. This juried show of Worcester's collegiate artists will be on view through April 21 at the Davis Art Gallery, 44 Portland Street, Third Floor,… Read More

Professor of Music Jose Castillo playing the guitar that Marc Bolduc created for his manufacturing capstone project

Striking a New Chord: Retiree Finds Purpose in Manufacturing Guitars at QCC

To Marc Bolduc's surprise, when he finished a long career of computer systems engineering, he didn't actually enjoy retirement. Not one to sit idly by, Marc purchased a small CNC machine in hopes of making his own guitars. In the Spring of 2023 he enrolled in an advanced… Read More

Early College Worcester student Vianna Singh

Early College Student Selected for State Advisory Group

Early College Worcester student Vianna Singh is someone to watch. This semester Vianna was selected to represent Early College Worcester on the Massachusetts Alliance Early College Student Advisory Council. The group focuses on promoting Early College programs in… Read More

From left: Kalan Lewis, Suzanne Graham Anderson, Paul Anderson and Sean Harris

A Vibrant Celebration of Black History Month

Quinsigamond Community College celebrated Black history and culture in a remarkable fashion throughout February with a series of enlightening and engaging events for Black History Month. The Worcester Black History Photo Gallery immersed visitors in the rich legacy of Black Worcester residents… Read More

From left: Jodie Bastarache from Elm Electrical, food pantry staff members Julia Rooney and Cheryl Marrino, and Mark Laverdure, who drives the truck for the food pantry

HomePlate Food Pantry & Resource Center Receives Donation

Last month Elm Electrical made a generous donation of food and personal care products to QCC's HomePlate Food Pantry & Resource Center. Donations like these make a tangible difference for QCC students facing food insecurity as they pursue their educations.

"We are more than… Read More

Safety Corner

Safety Corner

Quinsigamond Community College receives grant for emergency response device

Quinsigamond Community College recently received a grant from the Healey-Driscoll Administration to purchase an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) for one of the college’s security patrol… Read More

Recipients of this year's QCC Service Awards

Celebrating Milestones at the Employee Appreciation Movie Matinee

On March 1st, QCC celebrated Employee Appreciation Day, honoring the dedication and hard work of its many faculty and staff members. The event included the Service Awards Ceremony, which celebrated employees who have reached 10, 20 and 30-year milestones at QCC.

"The… Read More

From left: Dr. Luis Pedraja, Taylor Rohena, Kristin Brown and Terri Rodriguez

Veteran Affairs Serves up Spicy Showdown with Chili Cook Off

Veteran Affairs asked QCC to put their cooking chops to the test with their recent Chili Cook Off. Entries included a classic New England Style Chili, Spicy Sausage and Ground Beef Chili, Vegan Chili, Beef Chili Con Carne, and finally, the winning chili – Spicy Venison Bacon Chili.… Read More

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Upcoming Events for Faculty and Staff

Lunch and Learn: Trauma-Informed Teaching & Learning

March 13 | 12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. | 107 Ahlfors and Zoom

This informal discussion about trauma-informed teaching will illustrate how to support QCC's student population by developing trusting connections with… Read More

Junaid Taufeeq (left) and Chris Paul

Wyvern Sports Corner


A big congratulations is in order for the Men's Basketball team for an epic season that included 15 wins and entry to the NJCAA Semifinals for the second year in a row. Their tenacity caught the eye of several media outlets including… Read More

(left photo, from left) QCC President Dr. Luis Pedraja, Ifeanyi Nwachukwu and Kathy Rentsch, (right photo) Andrew Jubinville

Students Recognized as STEM Students of the Fall 2023 Semester

In December 2023, QCC Dean of Math & Science Ben Benton and Acting Dean of Business, Engineering & Technology (now Interim Vice President of Academic Affairs) Kathy Rentsch announced that 27 QCC students were recognized as STEM Students of the Fall 2023… Read More

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Student Happenings

Astrology Afternoon

March 12 | 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. | HLC 109A&B

More than just horoscopes, this event will explore birth charts, manifestation mantras and tarot cards. Giveaways include astrology wands, crystal jars, star sign dishes and zodiac charm keychains… Read More