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October 2020
  • Assistant Professor of Music José Castillo (playing guitar) and QCC students Veronica Morson and Jonathan Duque .
October 2020

Hispanics Achieving and Celebrating Excellence Youth Awards Honors 35 Years of High School Students’ Achievements

For the last 35 years, Quinsigamond Community College has hosted the Hispanics Achieving and Celebrating Excellence (H.A.C.E) Youth Awards. The annual event, held this year on October 21, paid homage to the achievements of public and private Worcester and Southbridge Hispanic high school students in the areas of Academics, Leadership, Arts and Athletics.

This year’s event honored 19 students at a virtual...

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  • QCC will contine with remote instrcution for its Winter Intersession and Spring semesters.
October 2020

QCC Stays the Course with Remote Instruction for the Spring Semester

Quinsigamond Community College will continue with remote instruction for its Winter Intersession and Spring semesters. Classes will remain fully remote with only a select few courses offered on campus, such as labs or clinical experiences that require direct hands-on participation or specialized equipment.

“We made this decision based on the increased COVID-19 cases we are currently seeing locally,...

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  • QCC alumnus and new Foundation Director Jorgo Gushi presents his census video at the virtual Legislative Town Hall.
  • Each week volunteers from the QCC Food Pantry pick up 2,000 lbs. of food to distribute to students in need.
October 2020

Student-Led Virtual Legislative Town Hall Demonstrates the Positive Impact of Community College

Quinsigamond Community College student Tabitha Leber defined the past six months during the COVID-19 pandemic as a time of resiliency. Ms. Leber was one of a group of current and former students and college administrators who took to the virtual airways recently for a Legislative Town Hall to discuss the pandemic, remote learning and what it means to be a student at QCC. Ms. Leber said she and her...

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  • QCC's online degree programs were named fifth best in the nation.
October 2020

QCC Named 5th Best Online Associate Degree Program in the Nation

Quinsigamond Community College’s online associate degree programs have been named the fifth best return on investment (ROI) for online associate degrees nationwide, according to OnlineU, an unbiased rankings organization that compares all online colleges and universities in the country.

QCC was the only community college listed in the top five, and one of only two community...

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  • RT students from left: Hansi Confer, Gary Beauchemin, Richard Abankwah, Emmanuel Ebeh, Denise Schwartz, Melissa Hirons
  • QCC RT second year students (green Scrubs) and St. Vicent's RT Group (blue and black scrubs).
October 2020

Respiratory Care Students Are a Breath of Fresh Air for the Community

Quinsigamond Community College honored those who are vital to our health and safety during national Respiratory Care Week, held this year from October 25- 31.

As the oldest Respiratory Care Program in the state of Massachusetts, QCC’s program has been leading the way in the region. This was never more evident than during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, when the College received approval...

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  • Student Lamar Brown-Noguera is often at QCC's main campus working with AIDS Project Worcester's COVID-19 drive-thru testing
October 2020

Student Lives Life to the Fullest by Helping Others

Quinsigamond Community College student Lamar Brown-Noguera personifies the phrase “service before self.” Caring for others seems to come naturally to the Jamaican-born student. Whether it was helping those in his native country as a front of the house agent in the hospitality industry, to his advocacy with LGBTQ issues, or his work in an AIDS hospice in Jamaica, Mr. Brown-Noguera is...

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  • A 2019 QCC graduate has the sentiments of many students in 2020. Donate to QCC and help a student succeed.
October 2020

QCC’s GivingTuesday Campaign Launches Early Due to Increased Student Need

Quinsigamond Community College is asking for the support of the community in helping its students during a time when their need is greater than ever before. The College has rolled out an aggressive fundraising campaign in conjunction with the national campaign GivingTuesday, in an effort to help the most vulnerable of its student population.

QCC is an integral part of the City of Worcester. In...

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QCC mentee Ramona Reed was the student presenter at QCC's virtual mentoring kick-off event. October 2020

QCC Mentoring Hosts Kick-Off with Greatest Number of Matches in Program History

QCC student mentee Ramona Reed credits the QCC Mentoring program with giving her the skills to become a stronger person. Ms. Reed was the student presenter at the virtual October 13 QCC Mentoring kick-off event. In addition to Ms. Reed, other speakers included President Dr. Luis Pedraja and keynote speaker Board of Trustees Chair Sue...

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Student Anthony "Tony" Barnardo encourages people to vote. October 2020

Massachusetts' Upcoming Election - Professor Ponders Question 2

Election Day is right around the corner in Massachusetts and QCC has taken an active role in encouraging its community to get out and vote through motivational student videos that encourage people to vote.

In Massachusetts, there is more on the ballot than choosing a president, vice president and other elected officials. Registered voters are also being...

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  • QCC's Food Pantry drive-thru services are being offered in the back the Administration Building for the winter months.
October 2020

Food Pantry Moves its Location for the Winter Months

Beginning on Wednesday, October 28, QCC’s Food Pantry moved its drive-thru services to the back of the College’s Administration Building on its main campus. The weekly drive-thru services will now be offered every Wednesday at the back of the Administration Building for the winter months. Two to three vehicles at a time will be allowed down to the food distribution area, where volunteers will be...

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  • Choose the type of remote learning that works best for you.
October 2020

QCC Offers Three Types of Remote Instruction

As Quinsigamond Community College continues with remote instruction for the Winter Intersession and Spring Semesters, making sure everyone understands what remote instruction actually means is critical to students' success. While the courses students' choose may not include all these options, below is a description of each modality.

Online Remote:

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  • The Wyvern is hanging with a few recognizable friends this Halloween.
  • This is one house that you can't miss during Halloween time.
October 2020

Where in the World is the Wyvern?

Victor Somma, former assistant vice president of extended campuses operations, is at it again! Known as the "director" of QCC’s Halloween Headquarters, his home has a few scary creatures visiting for the upcoming Halloween festivities.

If you check closely, you might even spot the Wyvern cavorting with a few of his Halloween friends, Frankenstein, Dracula and the...

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  • QCC students are invited to join the new Active Minds Club.
October 2020

Fight the Stigma – Join Active Minds

It’s not easy out there today. We are all coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, which is challenging everyone’s daily lives in ways we could never have anticipated. At QCC, we want to let students know there are ways to cope with mental health issues and find support. 

The new Active Minds Club is a great way to connect with others, build awareness and help change the conversation around...

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  • QCC’s Scarecrow contest submission
October 2020

November Look Ahead

Monday, November 2 -  November 16: VIP registration for returning/active students for Spring 2021 semester.  Students should register early to ensure they get the classes they want.

Monday, November 2 - November 30: AIDS Project Worcester will continue its COVID-19 drive-thru testing for the month of November. Tests are by appointment only. For days,...

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  • QCC's new Student Government President is Armela Xhindole.
October 2020

Student Life is Zooming Along This Fall

Student Life is going strong at Quinsigamond Community College. Students enrolled full-time or part-time have been taking advantage of many clubs and virtual activities this fall. Joining a club is the perfect way to stay engaged in the college community.

Recently the Student Government Association (SGA) elected its 2020-2021 president, sophomore Biomedical Engineering/Engineering major ...

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  • Wyvern E-Sports Team is having a fun first season.
October 2020

Wyverns Sports Corner

Wyverns E-sports

QCC Athletics Wyvern E-sports team is having an exciting first season! The next League of Legends scrimmage for the Wyverns is Friday, October 30 at 8:30 p.m. against Bristol Community College. You can watch the game and support the Wyverns right from the comfort of your home! Simply log on to the streaming platform “...

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October 2020

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