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May 2020
Virtual Commencement May 2020

QCC’s Wyvern Graduates Ready to Change the World

While the words may have been sent remotely, the sentiments were the same for over 1,400 graduates of Quinsigamond Community College's Class of 2020. Amid an ongoing pandemic, the College held its first virtual Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 21.

QCC President Dr. Luis Pedraja told graduates of the amazing legacy they are leaving for others and of the power that each one...

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  • QCC Fire Science alumnus Brian Soucy
May 2020

Fire Science Alumnus Protects Our Frontline Medical Workers

QCC alumnus Brian Soucy is truly a Wyvern protector among us. The 2013 Fire Science grad has been making a difference in our community, helping to keep doctors and nurses on the front lines safe by training staff on the proper protection protocol during the pandemic. He doesn’t consider himself a hero, but we sure do. Thank you Brian, for all you do every day.

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  • QCC Nursing Alumna Nicole Murphy
May 2020

QCC Alumna Takes Care of Our Most Vulnerable

Quinsigamond Community College alumna Nicole Murphy knows what it means to help others. For 20 years she has worked caring for people who call a nursing home their place of residence. In 2018 she graduated from QCC’s Nurse Education Associate Degree in Nursing Bridge program after being a licensed practical nurse since 2005.

“When I attended school (QCC) and...

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Robotic arm with congrats message May 2020

QCC's Professor Offers Unique Greeting to 2020 College Graduates

A special robotic congratulatory greeting was given to the Class of 2020 from QCC's Professor of Electronics Engineering Technology James Heffernan. The FANUC robot greeting was the creation of Mr. Heffernan who programmed the robot and his wife Luisa, who used her own childhood dolls that she adorned with homemade COVID-19 masks. The couple even ordered miniature caps and gowns from eBay to complete the...

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  • Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, QCC President Dr. Luis Pedraja, Governor Charlie Baker
May 2020

QCC's President Named One of the 50 Most Influential in the Region

For the second year in a row, QCC President Dr. Luis Pedraja has been named to Worcester Business Journal’s Power 50 list. Each year the publication honors 50 individuals who have made a significant impact on Central Massachusetts. These are the movers and shakers in our community, and the ones who are playing an oversized role and leading our region.

President Pedraja, who took the helm of QCC in July...

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  • QCC's Workforce Development and Continuing Education offers free training this spring and summer.
May 2020

400 Health Professionals Attend QCC's Free Course, Making A Difference to the Community

Quinsigamond Community College’s Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education has met the challenges of a pandemic head-on by recently offering a free course on infection control and barrier protection proficiency. Close to 400 practicing allied health professionals attended the course, which focused on pragmatic prevention processes in clinical healthcare environments. Over two dozen Worcester...

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  • Quinsigamond Community College mentee Bobby Kapel and mentor Kevin Campbell.
May 2020

QCC’s Mentoring Program Still Going Strong

Mentors and mentees in QCC’s Mentoring program often find more than a collaborative, working relationship, they find a friendship.This was the case with Quinsigamond Community College recent graduate Bobby Kapel and retired military professional Kevin Campbell. The duo are a part of QCC’s Mentoring program and while the two are generations apart, from different countries,...

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  • QCC’s Professor of Respiratory Care Karen Kaletski Dufault (in red) with some former Respiratory Care students.
May 2020

A Special Goodbye to the Respiratory Care Class of 2020

Quinsigamond Community College Respiratory Care students have been all over the news in recent months, as many current and former students have been on the front lines taking care of those critically ill with COVID-19. QCC’s Professor of Respiratory Care and Coordinator of the Respiratory Care Program, Karen Kaletski Dufault, has been with her students every step of the way and is their...

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May 2020

Mortarboard Magic and Memories - 2020 Style

Quinsigamond Community College's Class of 2020 made monumental mortarboard memories at its recent virtual commencement ceremony. The Class of 2020 didn't let a pandemic disrupt their excitement for commencement and their plans for the future. They let the world know who they were, where they had come from and where they were going. They thanked family and friends and made their commencement a day to...

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  • Consider taking a remote summer course at QCC.
May 2020

Heat Up Your Summer By Taking A Class at QCC

Looking to have a sizzling summer? Look no further than Quinsigamond Community College! This summer with so many places closed, social distancing is in place and summer vacation plans are on hold or drastically changed, taking a class or two during QCC’s Summer I and Summer II sessions are the perfect answer. Summer classes are a great way to take a needed course or two, whether or not you call QCC your...

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May 2020

QCC Honors Retiring Colleagues at Virtual Commencement Ceremony

At Quinsigamond Community College’s 55th Virtual Commencement Ceremony longstanding QCC professors and administrators were honored with emeritus status. These professors and administrators have served many years as faculty or administrators at the College and have personified the mission of QCC in the community.

Professors who were honored included:

  • Professor of Dental Hygiene, ...
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  • Men's Basketball student athlete award winners from left: Richard Gomez, Steven Chivallatti and Brendan Dion
  • Women's Soccer student athlete winners from left (top): Fran DeMora, Ashely Jerome, Haley Gordon and Veronica Morson.
  • QCC's Yoga with Tammy is now held virtually.
May 2020

Wyverns Sports Corner

Honoring Student Athletes

The NJCAA Athletic Directors of Region XXI chose to honor student athletes with Academic Award Certificates who earned a 3.2 GPA or higher during the semester in which they played a sport for the 2019-2020 season. A total of 16 QCC student athletes in four sports were awarded certificates.

The 2020 National Junior College Athletic Association Scholar Student Athlete...

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  • From left: Diana Mohammad Bash, John Cullen and Yashvardhan Batra.
May 2020

STEM Students of the Month

Each month professors in Quinsigamond Community College’s STEM programs recognize and acknowledge the perseverance of one student in their prospective STEM areas. Below are the April 2020 STEM Students of the Month, with a few comments from the professors who nominated them. This will be the last month for the STEM Students of the Month for the summer. The program will pick up again for the Fall 2020 semester....

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  •  Virtual Manufacturing Job Fair scheduled for June 4
May 2020

REMAKE 4.0 to Host Virtual Manufacturing Job Fair

REMAKE 4.0 is a manufacturing industry job readiness program designed to assist in filling critical manufacturing jobs through targeted promotion of employers in Central Massachusetts, who have positions to fill immediately. The upcoming Manufacturing Virtual Job Fair  will be held June 4, from 10:00 a.m. - noon. 

Job Seekers can register through the MassHire North Central Workforce Board and...

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May 2020

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