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April 2021
  • QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D.
April 2021

QCC President Releases Statement on Chauvin Trial Verdict

On April 20, Quinsigamond Community College President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. released a statement regarding the recent verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin.

“We have all held our collective breaths waiting for the outcome of the Derek Chauvin trial in Minnesota. The conviction of one police officer does not end the systemic racism that people of color endure in this country on a...

  • QCC will host a Moderna COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on May 11 for faculty, staff, students and their families.
April 2021

Upcoming Vaccination Clinics Help Keep Our Communities Safe

Quinsigamond Community College encourages everyone to get vaccinated as soon as possible and is helping spread the word on vaccine clinics throughout our region.

Recognizing the need to help our communities who have been underserved, a variety of Equity Vaccine Clinics are now available through the COVID-19 Vaccine initiative, which focuses on 20 prioritized communities and those...

  •  PTK student Edmilse Diaz
  • PTK student Alexander Riopel
  • PTK student Vincent Carl Strzelecki
  • PTK student Bradley Sylvestre
April 2021

Four QCC Students Named to 2021 Phi Theta Kappa All-Massachusetts Academic Team

Four Quinsigamond Community College Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) students, Edmilse Diaz, Alexander Riopel, Vincent Carl Strzelecki and Bradley Sylvestre, have been recognized for their outstanding achievements as members of the 2021 Phi Theta Kappa All-Massachusetts Academic Team. 

Each year, the highest academic achievers in the state’s 15-member...

  • Many past alumni such as Tony Sanders (R) have been honored at QCC's Honors & Awards Ceremony. Photo taken prior to the pandemic
April 2021

A Special Congratulations to QCC's Honors and Awards Recipients

Each year Quinsigamond Community College recognizes the high academic achievements and community involvement of its students. Under normal circumstances  an in-person awards ceremony.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College is operating in a remote format, yet still wants to acknowledge these students and their triumphs. 

“I wish that I could personally...

  • For the second year in its young history the QCC E-Sports Team are crowned the champions.
April 2021

QCC Wyvern E-Sports Team Crowned Champions

Another great season can be entered into the record books for the fledgling Wyverns League of Legends E-Sports team. The team played their final games on Sunday, April 25 winning handily 3-0 over Bunker Hill Community College in the Region XXI Championship E-Sports game.

“The team of 12 came together this season, week in and week out, dedicating time and effort to improve their skills. Each...

  • Recent graduate and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Alpha Theta Zeta member Afraa Alnidawi
April 2021

PTK Student Receives Walgreens Pharmacy Technician Scholarship

Recent graduate and Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Alpha Theta Zeta member Afraa Alnidawi was awarded a $130 scholarship to cover the cost of the Pharmacy Technician Certification exam fee from Walgreens and the National PTK  Honor Society. Ms. Alnidawi is one of 30 students selected to receive this award.

The Walgreens Pharmacy Technician Certification Scholarship recognizes PTK members who...

  • The 15 community college residents issued a statement regarding COVID-19 vaccinations.
April 2021

Joint Statement On Vaccination Requirements From 15 Community College Presidents

Below is the statement issued by the Presidents of the 15 Massachusetts Community Colleges:

Now that all Massachusetts residents 16+ are eligible to access appointments, we strongly urge our students, employees, and all in our college communities to receive a COVID-19 vaccination as soon as they are able. Top health officials for the state and...

Each April the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society inducts new members. April 2021

Congratulations to the PTK Class of 2021

Historically each year in the month of April, QCC's Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Alpha Zeta Theta Honor Society inducts new students into its hallowed ranks. This year during a virtual induction ceremony PTK inducted 240 students, its largest group of new members. Currently there are 555 active PTK members.

“The new PTK Class of 2021 supersedes the Class of 2020, as the largest in our history...

  • QCC's Early Childhood Education Lab School anticipates reopening during Fall 2021 semester.
April 2021

QCC Anticipates Reopening of Early Childhood Education Lab School

Quinsigamond Community College anticipates reopening its Early Childhood Education Lab School in Fall 2021. The Lab School serves as a lab/training site for students in QCC’s Early Childhood Education program.

At the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lab School closed when the College transitioned to remote instruction. During this time, President Luis G. Pedraja. Ph.D...

  • A smarter way to attain a degree faster is by taking a summer course or two.
April 2021

Accelerate Your Future By Taking a Course This Summer

Summertime is headed our way and the warmer weather may just be the perfect opportunity to register for a summer course. Taking classes during the summer offers a multitude of benefits that can accelerate your education.

At QCC, summer classes are seven-weeks as opposed to the standard 15-weeks. This enables students to take two classes in the same time it would normally take them to...

Powerful documentary, '8 Billion Angels,' addresses overpopulation issues. April 2021

Earth Day Documentary Asks, 'Are There Too Many Of Us For Planet Earth?'

The QCC Environmental Science Program, in partnership with the Diversity Caucus recently banded together to host a combined Earth Day and Stand Against Racism Event with the viewing of “8 Billion Angels.” 

The YWCA’s annual Stand Against Racism campaign provides the opportunity for communities across the United States to find an issue or cause that inspires them to take a #...

  • QCC's Director of Veteran Affairs, Paula Ogden and her granddaugher Ashlyn McCarty deliver handwritten well-wishes to veterans.
April 2021

Warming the Hearts of Those Who Served

The QCC Veterans Club recently dropped off cards and letters to veterans at the Bristol, Rhode Island Veterans Home. The card and letters were made by the third graders at Amvets School in North Attleboro. QCC’s Director of Veteran Affairs, Paula Ogden, coordinated the multi-generational project.

“QCC's Veterans Club members have dropped off similar messages to the veterans in honor of...

  • The Wyvern was recently spotted hanging out in Central Massachusetts.
April 2021

Where in the World is the Wyvern?

The Wyvern was found hanging out and looking pretty cool at Victor Somma's personal "dealership."  Who knew the Wyvern was a biker! 

Have you seen the Wyvern out lately? Rumor has it he's had his vaccine, so you just might catch sight of him soon!  Send documented sightings and descriptions to...

  • Make sure to cheer on the QCC graduates at the 2021 Virtual Commencement Ceremony on May 21.
April 2021

May Look Ahead

Tuesday, May 4: QCC Diversity Caucus invites you to a virtual film discussion at 6:00 p.m. The "All In Me" film discussion will be with Movie Director and Producer Ivonne Belén, and will feature cinematographer Jochi Melero and Julia de Burgos’ niece and poet María Consuelo Sáez Burgos. The film should be watched before event at: "All In Me." 

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  • Exercise your way to a healthier you with free virtual fitness classes.
April 2021

Wyvern Sports Corner

Free Fitness Classes for all QCC Students, Staff and Faculty. The ideal fitness class is only a few clicks away!

Body Blaster Boot Camp

This 45-minute, interval-based boot camp style class mixes calisthenics, body weight exercises, cardio and strength training. Workouts are designed to challenge participants at all levels. Minimal to no equipment necessary. The free, virtual class is...

April 2021

In the News

April, 2021

April 2021

QCC Welcomes New Faculty & Staff

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

On May 2, 2021, Administrative Services welcomed Dympna Kane as Accounting & Financial Project Manager. Dympna brings to this position over 20 years of experience. Most recently, she worked as Financial Coordinator at Framingham State University. Dympna earned a Bachelor Degree from Bentley University and a MBA from...