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December 2020
  • QCC Practical Nursing students administer COVID-19 vaccines to Harrington Hospital frontline workers.
  • At Southbridge Armory practical nursing students become a part of history, administering COVID-19 vaccines to healthcare workers
  • QCC Practical Nursing students help keep our communities safe.
  • Practical nursing students prepare COVID-19 vaccines.
December 2020

QCC’s Practical Nursing Students Help Administer First Round of COVID-19 Vaccines

Quinsigamond Community College practical nursing students are becoming a part of history. On December 18, eight practical nursing students along with their instructors Margaret “Meg” Yoder, professor of Nurse Education, and faculty member Christian Ilustre helped administer approximately 100 COVID-19 vaccines to Harrington Hospital employees at the Southbridge Armory. They...

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Happy Holidays From QCC December 2020

Happy Holidays From QCC

This unprecedented year has certainly brought its share of challenges, yet through it all the determination and strength of the QCC community has been unwavering. As we head into 2021, may we all find peace and a renewed sense of purpose for a brighter future.  Happy Holidays! 

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  • Hands-on learning is an important part of the educational experience at QCC.
December 2020

QCC Offers Hands-On Learning Experience to Students from the Safety of Their Homes

Hands-on learning is an integral part of student success at QCC. Students who have the skill sets that enable them to hit the ground running in a new job are more valued when they enter the workforce. Thus, when the College transitioned to remote instruction due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of the College’s programs developed in-home, hands-on learning modules for students to continue this important...

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  • QCC 2018 graduate and PTK alumnae Cristina Picozzi
December 2020

Giving Back to Make the Future Brighter for Others

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Alumnae Cristina Picozzi (2018 General Studies -Public Health) has never forgotten the community that made her feel included. The adult learner PTK graduate found her calling and her people, thanks to QCC and its PTK Honor Society.

Recently, Ms. Picozzi reached out to PTK Advisor Bonnie Coleman to ask how she could help QCC students and their...

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  • Paramedic student Maria Soja.
December 2020

QCC’s Credit for Prior Learning Program Makes College More Attainable

At Quinsigamond Community College, students are attaining their dreams for a higher education in less time through Credit for Prior Learning. By earning credit for life experience, students save time earning their degrees, as well as realize substantial tuition savings. In 2020, 1,472 credits were awarded to 310 students.

QCC’s Career Services and Credit for Prior Learning Office works with students...

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  • Free healthcare training delivers a clear pathway for students to enter the workforce.
December 2020

QCC to Offer Free Healthcare Training in the New Year

Quinsigamond Community College's Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education Center (CWDCE) is offering free, grant-funded Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide and Administrative Medical Professional programs in 2021.

The free 120-hour Nurse Assistant/Home Health Aide Training program provides students with the necessary theory and entry-level skills to safely provide basic nursing assistant care...

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  • QCC alumnus Jorgo Gushi was instrumental in helping to get passed part-time student legislation.
December 2020

Part-time Students’ Voices Will Be Part of the New 2021 Educational Landscape in Massachusetts

As the Former QCC Student Government Association (SGA) President and Chair of the Student Advisory Council and Community Colleges Segmental Advisor to the Board of Higher Education, Jorgo Gushi is attune to the needs of community college students, most especially QCC students.

So it was an extremely proud moment for the recent QCC alumnus when he learned that the Massachusetts General Law...

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December 2020

Caroling During a Pandemic

The joy of the holiday season is often realized through song. So what does one do during a pandemic when social distancing makes it impossible for people to get together? Students in QCC's music programs didn't miss a beat in their quest to deliver holiday cheer to the QCC community for the holidays.

Under the direction of Professor of Music, José Castillo, music students came...

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  • Blue Santa accepts a donation during the 2020 Stuff-A-Cruiser event.
  • Many in the QCC community stopped by to drop off a donation.
December 2020

Blue Santa Brings A Smile to Many During Annual Holiday Donation Event

The College’s 2020 Stuff-A-Cruiser and Feed-A-Family event went off without a hitch as faculty, staff and members of the community came together to help those in need have a brighter holiday season. Captain Joseph Cecchi, aka “Blue Santa,” was on hand to accept donations and make sure everyone was following proper coronavirus/COVID-19 safety protocols.

This was the fifth year...

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  • Assistant Professor of Human Services Anthony “Tony” Yeulenski works to make the season brighter for those less fortunate.
December 2020

Professor Practices What He Teaches and Inspires Others

The holiday season often brings out the best in people, yet there are some who make community service a way of life and inspire us all to be better. Assistant Professor of Human Services Anthony “Tony” Yeulenski is one such person. Mr Yeulenski has quietly been helping the Webster-Dudley community as Unit Coordinator for the Webster-Dudley branch of the Salvation Army.

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  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society
December 2020

Join the Dynamic Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Since 1980, the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society’s Alpha Zeta Theta Chapter has been making a difference in the lives of QCC students and the community. The Chapter is currently holding its membership drive until December 23, and students who have at least 12 credits of college level courses (level 100 or higher) and a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater are eligible to join.  

“Already 129 new...

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  • Get a headstart toward your future by taking a Winter Intersession course.
December 2020

There's Still Time to Make the Most of Winter Break

Winter break is usually an opportunity to visit friends and enjoy quiet time at home with the family. It’s a chance to take a break from school, celebrate the holidays, attend holiday parties and relax... or at least it was. Winter break looks a little different this year, as do most things these days.

The past nine months have forced many of us to slow down, try new hobbies and find innovative ways to...

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  • Jennifer Bemis fills students in about the merits of QCC Mentoring at the Fall 2019 Club Rush event.
December 2020

Mentors Needed for Spring Semester

Research shows that college mentoring programs positively affect students’ success and graduate outcomes. According to a 2018 Gallup Alumni Survey," college graduates are almost two times more likely to be engaged at work if they had a mentor who encouraged them to pursue their goals and dreams."

The impact of mentors is undeniable. Today the need for mentors is even greater due to the...

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  • QCC's Director of Veteran Affairs, Paula Ogden and her granddaugher Ashlyn McCarty
  • QCC's Director of Veteran Affairs, Paula Ogden and her granddaugher Ashlyn McCarty
December 2020

Veteran News

 Student Veteran Awarded $500 BBB Scholarship

The holiday season was a little bit brighter for QCC student Jonathan Niles who received an early holiday gift. He was chosen as one of the recipients of the Better Business Bureau’s (BBB) 2020 Veteran and Service Member Textbook Scholarship Program. The scholarship program awards $500 to a veteran or service member student attending a...

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  • Bonnie Russell is one of the 'voices' of QCC.
December 2020

Life-Changing Event Brings Unsuspected Rewards

In a time when we could all use a friendly voice, QCC has some very special folks in its Call Center/Solution Station. Who are the people who help our students on the phone?  Read below for a first-hand account of one person, Bonnie Russell, who is making a difference in the lives of QCC students. 

In May of 2019, after 24 years of working at the Telegram...

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  • The SGA holds regular meetings via Zoom.
December 2020

Students Make Their Voices Heard Through the SGA

QCC’s Student Government Association (SGA) provides a forum for students’ voices to be heard. The SGA works to promote the rights of students, involvement in college affairs, student input in educational matters and communications among students, faculty, and the College administration. The SGA ensures the continued advancement of an engaging student experience and is one of the many ways in which students...

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  • Quinsigamond Community College's Harrington Learning Center
December 2020

QCC to Host 2021 TLSD Conference

The College will be hosting the Massachusetts Community Colleges annual Teaching, Learning, & Student Development (TLSD) Conference on Friday, April 9th, 2021. This year, the TLSD Conference will explore how community colleges are impacted by and responding to the current pandemic and the issues raised during the past year. Our theme is "Tools for the New Normal: Innovations in Access, Equity, and...

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  • Happy New Year!
December 2020

January Look Ahead

Friday, December 18: The Nurse Evening Program will hold a virtual Pinning Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. 

Wednesday, December 23: The Nurse Day Program will hold a virtual Pinning Ceremony at 6:00 p.m. 

Friday, December 25 - Friday, January 1: The College will close for its annual winter break and reopen remotely on Monday, January 4,...

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  • Congratulations to the Wyverns E-Sports Team on a great first season.
December 2020

Wyvern Sports Corner

E-Sports

We have a winner and its QCC’s own Wyvern E-Sports team! The team defeated Bunker Hill Community College in the Region XXI Championship E-Sports game on December 12. E-Sports team member Joseph Pauplis was named MVP. The team was a standout this Fall in its inaugural debut.  For those students who were unable to participate this fall, there is still time to be part of the team, as...

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December 2020

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