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May 2021
Congratuations to the Class of 2021 May 2021

QCC’s Class of 2021 Celebrated for Its Resiliency

On May 21, Quinsigamond Community College conferred 1,441 degrees and certificates to 1,332 graduates as it celebrated its 56th graduating class. QCC hosted its virtual commencement ceremony amidst a backdrop of powerful and motivational speakers who reminded graduates how far they have come, how resilient they are, and the bright future that awaits them.

QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D....

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  • QCC LPN student Shanna Kay Reynolds (L) and Volunteer Bright Eric Ohne. QCC PN student Maura Bacon (R) administers a vaccine.
May 2021

Southbridge Clinical Injects a Dose of Reality into QCC Practical Nursing Grads

Quinsigamond Community College’s 2021 graduates were front and center in a nationwide effort to vaccinate people against the COVID-19 virus. By the end of April 2021, 76 graduates in the Practical Nursing program had administered more than 6,000 of the over 38,000 vaccines given to people at the Southbridge Armory vaccination clinic site. Working alongside the students at the Southbridge site were...

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  • QCC helps prepare students for a career as a medical administrative assistant.
May 2021

QCC Offers Free Administrative Medical Professional Training Program

Quinsigamond Community College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Center (CWDCE) is offering a free, grant-funded Administrative Medical Professional Training program that will prepare students for a career as a medical administrative assistant. An in-person summer class is being offered June 28 – August 3, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., with a maximum of 10 students...

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  • QCC will host a Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Tuesday, June 8.
May 2021

QCC to Host Second Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

QCC is working to help keep our community safe by offering its second Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic, on Tuesday, June 8, 10:00 a.m. -  4:00 p.m. at the QCC Athletic Center, 670 West Boylston Street, Worcester. 

QCC held its first vaccine clinic on May 11 and those vaccinated on that day received an appointment time for their second vaccine on June 8.  Those who...

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  • QCC's 2021 Professors Emeriti
May 2021

Six Professors Honored With the Title ‘Professor Emeritus’

QCC has established a tradition of honoring worthy retired and retiring professors with the title of Professor Emeritus. To receive this honor, a faculty member must have served for 15 or more years as a full-time member of the Quinsigamond faculty, and be deemed worthy of being acknowledged for excellence in teaching, and for personifying the mission of the College in the community.

While recipients were...

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  • The Administration Building at QCC's main campus in Worcester.
May 2021

QCC Releases Spring 2021 Semester Dean and Merit Lists

Three cheers for the QCC students who recently were named to the Spring 2021 Semester Dean and Merit Lists. A total of 483 students were named to the College’s Dean’s List and 977 students were named to the Merit List. Way to go Wyverns! 

QCC’s Dean’s List Spring 2021

Students who meet the criteria below and have earned 12 or more credits in...

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  • It's just the beginning for 2021 Graduate Cecilia Sanchez.
  • QCC Grad Shauna Connelly reminds everyone to leave a little sunshine everywhere they go.
  • 2021 Graduate Diana Basher is also a PTK member.
  • The Class of 2021 readies for the next chapter in their lives.
  • Graduates show their pride in attaining a higher education.
  • The Class of 2021 is an inspiration to our community.
  • Graduates remembered the reason that got them to this day.
May 2021

The Magic and Mystique of Mortarboard Messages

A tradition that seems as old as collegiate commencement ceremonies themselves is mortarboard messages. Graduates send messages of thanks to family and friends, inspirational thoughts and dreams for the future. It’s a way for graduates to show their individuality through words and designs and the QCC Class of 2021 was no exception.

Take a moment and be inspired by these incredible graduates who pushed...

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  • Julie Tzipori (L) and Karen O’Neill (R) of QCC's Early Childhood Education program help out at QCC's weekly food distribution.
May 2021

QCC's Food Pantry Works to Eliminate Student Hunger

The Quinsigamond Community College Food Pantry & Resource Center has become a lifeline for students who are food insecure. The Food Pantry has helped over 600 students and their families offering weekly food in a safe, contact-free way during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Each Wednesday, QCC volunteers distribute 2,000 lbs. of food curbside that enables students to continue with their education, while feeding...

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  • Massachusetts has recognized Juneteenth Independence Day as an official State holiday on June 19.
May 2021

Juneteenth Becomes a Recognized Holiday in the Commonwealth

This year, Massachusetts, along with many other states and cities and in accordance with Governor Baker’s 2020 proclamation, will honor Juneteenth Independence Day as an official State holiday on June 19.

As the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States, Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day, is a day for deep reflection. Although Juneteenth has been informally...

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  • Professor of Mathematics Sheiba Mas-Oud
May 2021

Summer is the Ideal Time to Prepare for College

Quinsigamond Community College’s Bridges to College is a free summer program for students interested in enrolling at QCC and want to get a jump-start on preparing for credit classes. Students are able to participate in one or more noncredit, accelerated college readiness seminars in Mathematics and English, in preparation for college level course work.

Upon successful completion of both English and...

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  • June ushers in the start of summer. Make the most of yours and look into a summer II class at QCC. Classes begin July 6.
May 2021

June Look Ahead

Monday, June 7: COVID-19 testing is available in the QCC Athletic Center (670 West Boylston St. Worcester)Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Tuesdays, 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. through the end of June. Appointments are not required - testing is on a drop-in basis. 

Friday, June 18: The College will be closed in observance of Juneteenth Independence Day (...

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  • Make the most of your summer and try a virtual finess class.
May 2021

Wyverns Sports Corner

Summertime and summer fitness go hand-in-hand! QCC's free fitness classes are available to all QCC Students, Staff and Faculty. The ideal fitness class during the ideal season. It doesn't get better than this! 

Body Blaster Boot Camp

This 45-minute, interval-based boot camp style class mixes calisthenics, body weight exercises, cardio and strength training....

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May 2021

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May 2021

QCC Welcomes New Faculty & Staff

We are 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's Degree from Bentley University and a MBA...

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