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June 2020
  • QCC will continue remote instruction for the Fall 2020 semester.
June 2020

Quinsigamond Community College to Continue Remote Instruction This Fall

Quinsigamond Community College will continue remote instruction for the fall 2020 semester. According to QCC President Dr. Luis G. Pedraja, the decision was made to ensure the safety of the College’s students, faculty, staff and the community.

“We did not make this decision lightly. The administration felt this was in the best interest of the QCC community with the continued...

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  • QCC President Dr. Luis Pedraja applauds the Supreme Court's decision on DACA.
June 2020

Supreme Court’s DACA Decision Applauded

Quinsigamond Community College welcomed June 18th landmark decision by the United States Supreme Court that blocked the dismantling of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The College’s President, Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D., is a vocal advocate of the program and previously joined over 164 colleges and universities from across the country in signing an amicus brief last October...

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  • Gateway graduate Serena Hughes and her family.
  • Gateway graduate Ninoshka “Nino” Rabell-Santana proudly shows off her diploma.
  • Gateway graduate Jared Mosely celebrates with his family.
  • Gateway graduate Brenna King shares her special moment with her dad.
  • Gateway graduate Julia Bohan and her family.
  • Gateway graduate Joe Poirier with his proud parents.
  • Gateway graduate Tyler Steward and family.
  • From left: Gateway to College Director Marci Skillings, graduate Joe Poirier and Gateway Counselor Jenna Glazer.
  • Gateway Counselor Jenna Glazer's rescue dog, Feeney, got in on the well wishes to graduates..
June 2020

Gateway to College Staff Hits the Road to Celebrate Graduates

High school graduation is a special time in a student’s life but it’s even more so for those students who have overcome adversity and beat the odds. For 27 students in Quinsigamond Community College’s Gateway to College Program, the dream of graduating from high school became a reality this month and they became a part of the historic Class of 2020. 

The students were part of QCC’s...

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  • QCC has numerous transfer agreements with public and private 4-year institutions.
  • QCC offers an afforable pathway to 4-year institutions.
June 2020

Transfer Fair Goes Virtual

On June 18, over 75 students took part in Quinsigamond Community College’s first Virtual Transfer Fair. The online event held on a Zoom platform, enabled students to virtually meet with colleges and universities in the region and learn more about transfer opportunities, application requirements and other important information.

Students received an email invitation leading them to a registration link if...

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  • Professor Jim Heffernan gives a robotic wave to the Class of 2020.
June 2020

Getting to Know QCC’s Professor of Electronics Engineering Technology

Many may know Quinsigamond Community College’s Professor of Electronics Engineering Technology, James Heffernan as the professor who made the amazing robotic binary graduation greeting for the Class of 2020 (with some key assistance from his wife Luisa). What many may not know is that for most of his adult life he has been educating students on the transformative powers of technology....

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  • QCC’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee
June 2020

QCC Holds Ongoing Conversations to Promote Better Understanding

The Black Lives Matter protests seen across the country have opened the floodgates to important conversations and even more importantly, actions. At Quinsigamond Community College, President Dr. Luis Pedraja is making sure the College is addressing the issues of systemic racism head-on, with in-depth conversations on racial issues and the impact of systemic racism on the College and community....

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  • From left: Nicole Murphy, Devon Bruyer and Carol Murphy.
June 2020

It’s a Family Affair at QCC

Wyvern nation’s roots run deep in the Murphy family. Since the early 80s when Accounting Professor Carol Murphy was a part-time student at Quinsigamond Community College, the college has been a part of their lives. Today, Ms. Murphy is an adjunct professor at the College, her daughter-in-law is an alum and her grandson is a current engineering student at QCC.

“I am so, so happy...

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  • QCC Alumnus Bobby Kapel
June 2020

Education is a Game Changer for New Alumnus

Bobby Kapel knows the value of an education. Before emigrating from Liberia, West Africa in 2012, Mr. Kapel taught high school students in a time when there was great civil unrest. Teaching in his home country would become a pivotal point in his life and one that he would do until moving to the States to realize his own dream through higher education.

“Liberia was a post war country with...

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  • QCC alumna Michaela Prostak offers assistance at QCC's Tutoring Centers.
June 2020

Online Course Support is Just a Click Away

Earlier this month, QCC’s Summer I session began. Classes are being offered remotely and to support students, the QCC Tutoring Center, which encompasses the General Academic Areas Tutoring Center, Math Center, and Writing Center will also be offering its services remotely. Students have access to one-on-one and group tutoring through Blackboard Collaborate and Zoom, as well as receiving support as needed...

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  • Bringing alpacas to campus has been one of the many annual events put on by the Student Accessibility Services department.
June 2020

Student Accessibility Services Continues to Evolve

It’s official! After nearly 30 years, QCC’s Office of Disability Services office has officially removed the “dis” out of disability and has a new name, Student Accessibility Services. The name is designed to better represent the College’s focus on student access.

The department has come a long way since its inception in the early 1990s, in the way in which barriers in the...

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  • The 2019/20 Women's Soccer Team. Outstanding Student Athlete Award winner Haley Gordan is third from the lower left (#1).
June 2020

Wyverns Sports Corner

E-Sports       

QCC Athletics new E-gaming team for the League of Legends has gotten underway. The highly competitive, fast paced, action-strategy game is designed for those who crave a hard fought victory. League of Legends is a team-based strategy game where two teams of five powerful champions face off to destroy the other’s base. Nate Mello, learning manager for...

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  • The tornado of 1953 decimated what was to become QCC's Administration building.
  •  The convent at Assumption College (now QCC's Administration building) took the brunt of the F4 Tornado of '53.
  • A memorial to those who lost their lives in the June 9, 1953 tornado is located on QCC's main campus.
  • QCC's Administration Building today.
June 2020

The Tornado of 1953 Still Remembered at QCC

Early evening on June 9, 1953 an F4 tornado ravaged the City of Worcester and the Central Massachusetts region, killing 94 people and injuring close to 1,300. Worcester was one of the hardest hit areas by the deadly tornado.  During the 90 minutes it was on the ground in Central Massachusetts, it left a swath of destruction in its wake. At the convent at Assumption College (now Quinsigamond Community College...

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  • Uxbridge High School Principal Mike Rubun was named High School Principal of the Year.
June 2020

Gateway's Partner School Earns Top Honors

Congratulations to Uxbridge High School Principal Mike Rubun, who was named High School Principal of the Year by the Massachusetts School Administrators Association (MSAA). Additionally, Uxbridge High School was named a 2020 Best High School, based on rankings that U.S. News & World Report published in late April, 2020. Over 24,000 public high schools in all 50 states and the District of...

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  • Open Educational Resources
  • Learning about OER.
June 2020

CAE/Library Workshops Promote Open Educational Resources

In May and June, the Center for Academic Excellence and the Alden Library sponsored five virtual workshops for QCC faculty and staff on Open Educational Resources (OER). Professor of English and Academic Technology Facilitator Amy Beaudry co-presented with, alternately, Dean of Library Services Cary Morse and Librarian Michael Stevenson.The workshops reached 39...

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  • QCC's new digital sign lights up West Boylston Street.
June 2020

July Look Ahead

Friday, July 3: The College will be closed to commemorate the July 4 holiday.

Tuesday, July 7: QCC’s next virtual Town Hall will take place at 2:00 p.m. A Zoom meeting link will be sent out prior to the Town Hall meeting, as well as a YouTube livestream link.  As a reminder, in order to avoid external interruptions, please do not share any internal meeting links...

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June 2020

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