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March 2021
  • QCC plans to welcome back students to campus in the fall.
March 2021

QCC Announces Fall 2021 Plans

Given current progress in the fight against the pandemic, Quinsigamond Community College is planning to resume in-person services for the Fall 2021 semester to the extent that it is safe and permissible.

Last year, to ensure the safety of its community, QCC made the difficult decision to significantly limit in-person services and, with the exception of clinical courses and a few labs, pivoted to remote...

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  • QCC freezes tuition and fees for 2021.
March 2021

Quinsigamond Community College Freezes Tuition Rates for 2021

Quinsigamond Community College announced it would freeze its tuition and fees in 2021.

“We are committed to making college affordable for anyone who wants to better their lives through higher education,” said President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. “We want to remain the most cost-effective higher education option in our area, which is why we are proactively keeping our tuition...

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  • QCC's Food Pantry volunteers add a little St. Patrick's Day cheer to the weekly curbside food service for students in need.
March 2021

QCC Receives Millions to Help Drive Student Success

Quinsigamond Community College has received $2.4 million in federal emergency funds from the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund II, authorized by the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSAA), to support students. The College has also allocated an additional $1 million in institutional funds to assist students during the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic.

“This...

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  • QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. was honored as one of 50 Most Influential People of Color in Higher Education.
March 2021

QCC President Honored For His Leadership

In just a few short years Quinsigamond Community College’s sixth president, Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D., has made an indelible impression on the College, the City and the Commonwealth. Dr. Pedraja is a staunch advocate for social justice and has been outspoken on issues of racial inequity. 

His steadfast leadership during the coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with advocacy for...

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  • QCC's 2021 Commencement Ceremony will be held virtually.
March 2021

QCC to Hold Virtual 2021 Commencement Ceremony

Quinsigamond Community College has announced its May 21, 2021 Commencement Ceremony will be held virtually.

“The College came to this difficult decision after a review of current public health advice and the many unknown factors of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic’s course over the next months.  Our first and foremost commitment is to the safety of our faculty, staff, students and their...

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  • President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. signs articulation agreement with Becker College.
March 2021

Quinsigamond Community College Offers Assistance to Becker Students

Quinsigamond Community College is opening its doors to Becker College students after learning of the College’s closing at the end of the Spring 2021 semester.

“It is with a heavy heart that we learned of the impending closing of Becker College, one of the oldest institutions of higher education in our region. Becker has made a profound and lasting impression on our community and many QCC transfer...

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  • QCC student Vincent Strzelecki was named 2021 New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar.
March 2021

QCC Student Named Massachusetts New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar

Quinsigamond Community College student Vincent Strzelecki, of North Oxford, has been named a 2021 New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar and will receive a $1,250 scholarship.

Only one New Century Workforce Pathway Scholar was selected from each state. Over 2,000 students were nominated from more than 1,200 college campuses across the country. Students were evaluated on academic achievement,...

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  • The Worcester County Bar Association is a core partner of QCC's Mentoring Program.
March 2021

First Professional Organization Becomes a Core Partner of QCC’s Mentoring Program

The Worcester County Bar Association (WCBA) is the first professional organization to join as a core partner of QCC’s Mentoring program. The WCBA partnership with the College’s mentoring program aligns with the mission of WCBA’s Committee for Anti- Racism and Equality (CARE), which formed in 2020 to advance social justice.  The mentoring partnership advances that mission by creating pathways for...

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March 2021

Get the Facts and Get the Vac!

It will take all of us, but together, we can beat COVID-19. The new COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. Vaccination clinic sites are available throughout the Commonwealth. QCC has set up an informational vaccination website that includes public service announcements from students to help inform and engage the community to get vaccinated. Videos in English, Spanish, Arabic, Russian,...

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  • QCC's Online Business Administration Associate Degree Programs earned top ranking.
March 2021

Online Business Administration Associate Degree Programs Earn Top Marks

Quinsigamond Community College has earned top ranking for Best Online Business Administration Associate Degree Programs, with a unique distinction for Best Skills-Based Curriculum by Intelligent.com, an online rankings site.  Intelligent.com analyzed 224 schools, on a scale of 0 to 100, with only 67 making it to the final list.

Each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate,...

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  • QCC's Director of Mentoring and Perkins Gabe Santner
March 2021

QCC's Mentoring Program Earns High Marks From Mass Mentoring Partnership

Quinsigamond Community College Mentoring program has earned Mass Mentoring Partnership’s highest level of certification: Partner Level Quality-Based Membership (QBM). Quality-Based Membership is a first-in-the-nation process created to promote high-quality best practices among Massachusetts youth mentoring programs. Now being replicated nationally, membership components are based on The Elements of...

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  • QCC Alumna Felicia Agbanyo
March 2021

Service to Others is a Career Goal for QCC Alumna

Service before self seems to be the mantra for alumna Felicia Agbanyo, of Gardner. Ms. Agbanyo graduated from Quinsigamond Community College with an Associate Degree of Liberal Arts, Psychology Option in 2020, and today is attending William James College, a graduate school of psychology located in Newton.

She was recently named a 2020-2021 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Initiative (...

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  • Cityblock Health becomes a QCC Mentoring core partner.
March 2021

Cityblock Becomes Core Partner in QCC’s Mentoring Program

QCC’s Mentoring Program is making lasting and life-long changes for student mentees and the mentors who support them. Today the program has become a staple at Quinsigamond Community College thanks in part to the companies and organizations that have chosen to become core partners. A QCC Mentoring core partner has 10 or more company employees volunteer to be mentors.

One of the newest core partners is...

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  • Students can learn about exciting job opportunites and meet with potential employers at the upcoming virtual job fair.
March 2021

Virtual Career Fair Offers Students Exciting Opportunities

While the format may be different, the opportunity to meet employers is still the same at QCC’s Career Services Virtual Career Fair. Held on Wednesday, April 7, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. through Zoom, students can meet virtually with employers, hear about job opportunities and upload resumes directly to employers. This is the perfect way for students to get a head start on the career of...

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  • Quinsigamond Community College assists thousands of students annually in realizing their dreams of higher education.
March 2021

April Look Ahead

April Is Community College Month!

Tuesday, April 6: Career Services and Credit for Prior Learning is hosting a virtual information session on career opportunities with the United States Secret Service from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Learn what career opportunities are available, what qualifications you need and how to apply for a variety of jobs. The Secret Service offers Veterans...

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  • L to R: Dean for Compliance & Education Liz Woods, President Luis G. Pedraja, and Manager for Student Resources Bonnie Coleman
March 2021

Staff Honored for 15 Years of Service

Student Resources Manager Bonnie Coleman and Dean for Compliance & Education, Liz Woods were recognized for 15 years of dedicated service to Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) students at Quinsigamond Community College. Ms. Coleman has been the PTK Alpha Theta Zeta Chapter Advisor and Ms. Woods serves on the PTK Advisory Board. 

"Countless students have been...

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March 2021

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March, 2021

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  • QCC Athletics helps you exercise your mind and body.
March 2021

Wyverns Sports Corner

E-sports Team

Congratulations to the Wyverns E-sports team! The Wyverns pulled out another win on March 30 against Mass Bay Community College, and the team now has an impressive 3-1 record.

If you are a full-time student (12 credits of more) this Spring semester, or you know of a student who is full-time and may be interested in being part of QCC’s E-sports team, Coach ...

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  • Creative Writers Club
March 2021

A New Member Joins the Wyvern Family

The Creative Writers Club Wyvern is the newest member of QCC's Wyvern family. The Creative Writers Club joins other extra-curricular clubs and organizations at QCC.

Clubs are designed to add value to life on and off campus. Student can find find endless opportunities to:

  • meet others, make connections, gain social contacts, establish friendships
  • participate in...
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March 2021

QCC Welcomes New Faculty & Staff

On March 7, 2021, Strategic Enrollment Development & Student Engagement welcomed Bonnie Coleman as Manager for Student Resources. Bonnie brings to this position over 30 years of experience. Most recently, she was Administrative Secretary I/Enrollment and Student Services (PTK Office) here at QCC.

On March 14, 2021 Administrative Services welcomed David Shapiro as...

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