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November 2020
  • QCC Staff member June Geary is one of the many volunteers who helps out at QCC's Food Pantry and Resource Center.
November 2020

A Season of Giving Begins with a GivingTuesday Donation

As the clock counts down to GivingTuesday (Dec. 1), QCC is asking for the support of the entire community in helping its students during a time when their need is greater than ever before. 

Today our life is vastly different from last year. The unprecedented challenges brought on by a global pandemic have changed all of our lives in unimaginable ways. Yet what stands out amid the chaos of the last year is...

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  • Safe, hands-on training in the mechatronics lab.
November 2020

Give the Gift of Education This Holiday Season

As students head into the home stretch of Fall semester, students can begin to register for Winter/Intersession and Spring semesters.  While we are still delivering our courses remotely, there is nothing remote about the attentive, personalized approach students receive in each course they take.

At QCC, our number one goal is student success and we take that goal very seriously. Our faculty are highly...

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Josh Cole November 2020

Encouraging Words to Our Students - You’ve Got This!

This year was certainly not what any of us had in mind and moving QCC to remote instruction was one of the consequences of a global health crisis to keep our students, faculty, staff and the community safe.

Yet through it all, our students have shown the true grit and determination that makes them a part of Wyvern nation. We know it has not been easy. We know our students are tired, but rest-assured their hard...

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  • Deputy Chief Reynaldo Rodriguez (L) and Police Captain Joseph Cecchi in 2019.
November 2020

QCC’s Stuff-A-Cruiser Event Demonstrates the True Meaning of the Holidays

Snow, sleet, rain and even a pandemic won’t stop Quinsigamond Community College’s Campus Police from hosting its annual Stuff-A-Cruiser event. Each year campus police collect new, unwrapped toys that go directly to QCC students and their families who need a little help during the holiday season.

This year, donations can be dropped off on Tuesday, December 1, and Thursday, December 3, from...

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  • QCC Foundation President Dr. Linda Maykel braves the cold as she helps distribute turkeys to QCC stu
  • From left: QCC staff volunteers Liz Woods, Selina Boria and Michelle Tufau Afriyie.
  • President Dr. Luis Pedraja places a turkey into a student's trunk.
  • Volunteers at the QCC Food Pantry distributed turkeys with all the fixings to students in need the week before Thanksgiving.
November 2020

QCC Doesn’t Just Talk Turkey this Thanksgiving

College’s Food Pantry Provides Holiday Meals to Students in Need

Quinsigamond Community College was out on the frontlines helping make Thanksgiving a little bit better for its most vulnerable students. Recently, the College’s Food Pantry and Resource Center provided turkeys with all the fixings to 40 students in need. The holiday meals were distributed to students in a safe and ...

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  • QCC's Rad Tech program will soon be upgrading its equipment. Photo was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 2020

QCC’s Rad Tech Program Receives Activation Fund Grant

Thanks to The Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts, Quinsigamond Community College’s Radiologic Technology (RT) program will soon have upgraded instructional imaging equipment. The College was recently awarded a 2020 Activation Fund Grant in the amount of $70,790. The Grant was the second largest awarded to 14 organizations. The funds will be used to purchase cutting-edge digital radiography equipment that...

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  • QCC Radiologic Technology student Holly Rank, of Westminster (wearing QCC provided PPE) practices image positioning.
November 2020

QCC Shines a Light on National Radiologic Technology Week

Quinsigamond Community College joined others across the country to celebrate the work of radiologic technologists during National Radiologic Technology (RT) Week on November 8 –14. The annual event commemorates the discovery of the X-ray by German physicist and mechanical engineer Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen.

The College has a long and storied history of educating future RT health professionals. QCC...

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  • QCC Alumnus David Morrow (L) and students in QCC's construction safety course. Photo was taken prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
November 2020

QCC Alum Has Long Career Thanks to QCC

QCC Alumnus David Morrow was named the vice president of New York operations, for Callahan Construction Managers (Callahan), a full-service construction management company. In his new role, Mr. Morrow will lead Callahan’s developing tri-state market presence and will be responsible for working with new and existing clients in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and managing Callahan’...

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  • QCC's Food Service Lab Tech Assistant Kasmir Stevenson works in the kitchen at QCC at the Worcester Senior Center.
November 2020

QCC’s Hospitality and Recreation Management Programs Adapt to New Environment

This fall, QCC’s Hospitality and Recreation Management (HRM) program began offering a Certificate in Culinary Arts. The one-year certificate covered the culinary basics, along with courses in specialized cuisine, such as Asian and farm to table. This program is currently run remotely from QCC at the Worcester Senior Center.

Students participate in weekly Zoom cooking sessions, with supplies and...

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  • Make sure to tune into Twitch to cheer on the Wyvern E-Sports team as they head into the playoffs.
November 2020

Wyverns Sports Corner

E-Sports Team

It may seem hard to believe, but the Wyverns e-sports team has completed its first regular season of play. The Wyverns are going into the E-Sports Region XXI games tied for first place!  Congratulations to QCC’s inaugural Wyvern E-Sports team!

The team will now enter the semi-finals and games will be played during the week of December 7th. Exact days and times to be...

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  • Michael Afriyie, son of QCC’s Assistant Vice President of Student Success, Michelle Tufau Afriyie.
November 2020

QCC Family Member Helps Brings Holiday Classic to Life

“God bless us, everyone!” Those famous words said by Tiny Tim in the Charles Dickens story, “A Christmas Carol,” have marked the start of the holiday season for many people each year. QCC is excited to have its own Tiny Tim in its midst, to help kick off the holiday season. Michael Afriyie, son of QCC’s Assistant Vice President of Student Success, Michelle Tufau Afriyie ...

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  • QCC becomes an institutional partner with the Worcester Art Museum.
November 2020

QCC Becomes Institutional Partner with Worcester Art Museum

For those art aficionados at QCC, we have some exciting news for you! The College recently became an institutional partner with the Worcester Art Museum. So what does this mean to you? This means that all current students, faculty and staff can visit the art museum at no cost. But wait, there's more!

Other great benefits include:

  • Free General Admission to WAM galleries,...
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  • Communications Dispatcher II Carl Tirocchi takes part in No Shave November.
November 2020

No Shaving Means More Than Meets the Eye

For the fourth year, QCC’s Campus Police took part in No-Shave November, a web-based, non-profit organization devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to support cancer prevention, research, and education. During the month of November, officers were allowed to grow facial hair as a way of showing solidarity to the cancer patients who often lose their hair during their battle with cancer.

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  • The Wyvern gets ready for the holiday season.
November 2020

December Look Ahead

Tuesday, December 1: December All College Forum at 2:00 p.m. via Zoom. 

Tuesday, December 1: GivingTuesday Campaign Day! Take a moment and make a donation to make a difference in a student’s life. Visit www.QCC.edu/QCCGives to donate today.

Thursday, December 3 and Thursday, December 17: Student...

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November 2020

In the News

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November 2020

QCC Welcomes New Faculty & Staff

We are very pleased to announce the following full-time staff update:

On November 15, 2020 Academic Affairs welcomes Evonne Peters as Director of English Language Arts ABE Professional Development Center. Evonne brings to this position over 15 years of experience. Most recently, she was the Student Achievement in Reading (STAR) Trainer, ELA Coach and Trainer with System of Adult Education...

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