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QCC Veterans are in the Spotlight in November

November, 2017
  • QCC Veterans Club Members proudly walked in the Worcester Veterans Day parade.
    QCC Veterans Club Members proudly walked in the Worcester Veterans Day parade.

Quinsigamond Community College was selected as a top school in the 2018 Military Advanced Education & Transition Magazine Guide to Colleges & Universities research study. The guide is a comprehensive research tool for service members, education services officers and transition officers.Colleges and universities must fill out an extensive questionnaire that evaluates higher education institutes on military culture, financial aid for veterans, flexibility, on-campus support and online support services.

In other Veteran news, QCC Veterans Club members were part of the annual Worcester Veterans Day parade held each year in Worcester. The parade coincides with Veterans Day, observed every November 11 to honor all American veterans who have served in the military of the U.S.

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In celebration of all veterans and to recognize the courage and sacrifices of those who served or are currently serving, Veterans Affairs has also placed a “Military Appreciation Tree” on display in the Veteran Center—Room 258A. 

“Stop by or email your request if you would like a ribbon placed on the tree in honor of a veteran who you have known. Please indicate what color ribbon you would like placed on the tree,” said Paula Ogden, Director of Veterans Affairs.

Bringing Holiday Cheer to Veterans

The Veterans Affairs office will also be sending out holiday care packages cards and letters to service men and women who are currently deployed in Afghanistan and local Veterans hospitals during their annual holiday drive.

“Outside of the registrar’s office is our Veteran Affairs bulletin board where we’ve displayed artwork and messages that were sent to us from a kindergarten class at the AMVET Elementary School in North Attleboro, MA. The school's name stands for 'American veterans' and was named in recognition of veterans,” Ms. Ogden said. "We’ll be sending all of these messages and artwork to the troops in Afghanistan in a couple of weeks."

Those wishing to send an item or card can drop off their items to the Veterans Affairs Office in Room 258A or at the security desk at QCC’s downtown Healthcare and Workforce Development Center. The deadline for dropping off items is December 8. 

Artwork and messages earmarked troops in Afghanistan from a kindergarten class at the AMVET Elementary School in North Attleboro, MA.