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July 2020
  • QCC students and alumni take care of our communites each and every day.
July 2020

QCC Students and Alumni Demonstrate the Meaning of Community

As COVID-19 became a household word and people in the region scrambled to remain safe, Quinsigamond Community College students and alumni were out on the frontlines taking care of others and keeping our communities’ essential businesses running. These are the unsung heroes who have quietly held a hand, given medical treatment, offered a kind word, and been there when our communities have needed them most.

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  • QCC President Dr. Luis Pedraja is a vocal advocate for all students.
July 2020

Reversal of ICE Ruling is Welcome News

The decision by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to reverse its July decision that would have forced international students to leave the U.S., or transfer to another college or university if their school offered classes entirely online this fall, was greeted positively by QCC’s President Dr. Luis Pedraja.

“I’m glad to see that the Administration did the right...

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  • QCC & Phi Theta Kappa New Graduate David P. Lauzon Jr.
July 2020

QCC’s Frontline Workers – Making a Difference in Our Communities

QCC & PHi Theta Kappa Alumnus David P. Lauzon Jr- Recovery Support Specialist

Often true heroes are the people who quietly work behind the scenes helping others. They do this without fanfare and without accolades. The pandemic has brought a spotlight on these people in our community, many of whom are QCC students and alumni. Each month the Wyvern Guardian will be spotlighting one of these...

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  • An example of one of QCC's census videos spoken in Vietnamese by My Nguyen.
July 2020

QCC Works to Ensure Everyone is Counted in 2020 Census

Quinsigamond Community College is helping to make sure everyone in the Worcester community is counted in the United States Census. The College recently took part in a video outreach campaign to encourage people to participate in the census. QCC students and alumni recorded the videos in Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Ga, Vietnamese, English and Albanian to represent these communities within the City of Worcester...

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  • QCC's Director of Mentoring, Gabriel Santner holds a Zoom interview with mentor Hanan Ibraheim and mentee Ibeliz Garcia.
July 2020

Respecting One Another is the Hallmark of a Positive Mentoring Partnership

After graduating from high school in 2016, Ibeliz Garcia knew Quinsigamond Community College would be her school of choice. She had been dealing with chronic medical issues that made it necessary for her to attend college close to home and QCC fit the bill.

“When I came to QCC I learned about the mentoring program and signed up with my best friend,” Ms. Garcia said.

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  • PTK students make hygiene kits for QCC's Food Pantry and Resource Center. The entire QCC community is invited to participate.
July 2020

Hygiene Products in Demand at QCC’s Food Pantry and Resource Center

Being a part of QCC’s Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society means more than just good grades, it means being a part of something bigger than you are. It means helping out your community and taking part in community service projects.

While the pandemic has limited some of the available community service projects that PTK members can still do (members need two community service projects and to attend two...

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  • QCC/PTK Alumnus Mark Hogan
  • Former PTK officers (L to R): Mary Sylvester, Tony Sanders, Maia Shalev, Mark Hogan and Kyle Mondino.
July 2020

QCC Grad Engineers a Successful Future Thanks to QCC

Mark Hogan has glowing words of praise for Quinsigamond Community College and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor (PTK) Society. The QCC engineering alumnus recently graduated from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) and attributed much of his success to the foundation he received at QCC.

“If someone is considering attending QCC they should definitely look into it. It’s not only a great...

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Class of 2020 Ted Tech Pinning July 2020

It Was a Totally Rad Virtual Pinning Ceremony for the Class of 2020

Due to the pandemic, the Radiologic Technology Class of 2020 was unable to hold its traditional pinning ceremony; however, with some ingenuity by Hannah Canedy (Class Treasuruer) and Jennifer Mangrum (Class President), the class was able to experience a unique virtual pinning celebration. The two students decided to band together and make a video commemorating their program’s unique year.   

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  • Lucey (front) and Brinley prepare for a lifetime of service.
  • Juno became Edith Morris's new service dog and lifelong companion.
July 2020

Love is a four-legged Word for QCC Employee

Sometimes our most trusted and valued companions are of the four-legged variety. For some, these amazing dogs have become a person’s eyes, ears, and hands, not to mention best friend. No one knows this better than Kathleen “Kate” O'Connor, program manager for the Center for Workforce Development & Continuing Education at Quinsigamond Community College.

Since 2016, Ms...

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  • QCC student Daniel Doroff
July 2020

Confused About Remote/Online/Virtual Learning? Read On!

The world as we have always known it has changed. Today we are inundated with new terms, phrases and rules of interaction as we quarantine and slowly reintegrate activities we previously may have taken for granted. One big change has been higher education and how classes are now being delivered.

At QCC, we made the difficult decision to offer the Fall 2020 semester remotely (with a few slight...

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  • A trip to Las Vegas is the grand proze in the "30 Rounds in 30 Days" fundraising event.
July 2020

Golf Raffle Fore A Good Cause

The Quinsigamond Community College Foundation is holding a unique fundraising event to provide scholarships and critical basic needs security to underserved and underrepresented students. Now more than ever, QCC students are in need of assistance and support.

The event, entitled “30 Rounds in 30 Days”, is a golfer's dream.  It features 30 individual prizes, so perhaps it should be...

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  • QCC's campus may be empty but its faculty and staff are only a phone call or email away ready to lend a helping hand.
July 2020

August Look Ahead

Monday, August 3 - OER Virtual Drop-In Session, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.  August is OER Month at QCC! For those unfamiliar with OER, it stands for open educational resources. This is a resource for students, which allows them to access textbooks and other class materials at no cost. These materials are in the public domain or have been released under a...

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  • QCC's new egaming team for the League of Legends held its first exhibition game in mid July.
July 2020

Wyverns Sports Corner

E-Sports       

QCC Athletics new egaming team for the League of Legends held its first exhibition game on July 18 against Bunker Hill Community College. The students competed in three matches and while they didn’t come away winners, it was a great opening exhibition game.

“The students had such a good time and they want to play more exhibition games...

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July 2020

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July 2020

QCC Welcomes New Faculty & Staff

On May 10, 2020, Cary Morse was appointed as Dean of Library and Academic Support Services.

On June 8, 2020, Josh Cole was appointed temporary Interim Assistant Director of Student Life and Leadership.

Jessica August will be starting as full-time Dental Hygiene faculty. Jessica holds a Master of Science in Dental...

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