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May, 2021

 

Congratuations to the Class of 2021
May, 2021

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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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. described the sense of pride he felt witnessing the graduates attain their dreams of a college education, and encouraged them to never stop striving for a better future.

“I never cease to be amazed by our students –your strength, determination, and perseverance. Be proud of your accomplishments. Many of you juggle work and family responsibilities, while continuing to pursue your dream of a college education. You are veterans, single parents, working adults, or the first in your family to go to college. And if all of the challenges you face each day aren’t enough, you completed your degree during a pandemic and some of the most turbulent times we’ve faced as a nation,” he said.  “Each and every one of you is living history, but more importantly, you are making history!”

Commencement Speaker Maya Rockeymoore-Cummings, Ph.D., a nationally recognized social justice advocate and scholar, told the graduates that the obstacles they have faced and overcome would help them throughout their lives.

“You know how to persevere in life. There is a word for this toughness and it's called resilience, and you've got it.  And you should know that you can draw on that resilience for the rest of your life because there are going to be challenges ahead,” Dr. Rockeymoore-Cummings said, addressing the biases that student will face even in academia.

“We know that people hold stereotypes about certain people based on categories. They just assume that they know who the person is and they make those assumptions not based on full knowledge of the person, but based on a stereotype or a category,” she said. “You determine your success and you will be successful in spite of those kinds of people. Why, because Quinsigamond Community College has prepared you.”

Dr. Rockeymoore-Cummings told the graduates that because of their QCC education they are able to achieve anything that they can envision.

“Quinsigamond has given you the tools, resources, and a platform to learn. Whatever comes next, you can be sure that you are prepared. You have what it takes to further your education or go out and earn, so that your knowledge, compassion, and insight can be shared,” she said.

QCC Student Government President and Student Speaker Armela Xhindole told her classmates to keep feeding their minds with knowledge in order to continue to grow and prosper.

“Learning should be a constant operation, and learning is the fundamental prerequisite for progress in any area. After college, education should not stop. Take part in a career that helps to develop your personality and skills,” she said. “Remember, you can achieve everything you want in life with hard work and perseverance. Life is constantly changing, and you must continue to evolve to become a better version of you.”

Carlos E. Santiago, Ph.D., commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education said that after the last year’s unique challenges, these graduates are now considered pioneers in the higher education landscape.

“While you were learning, we were learning from you in ways that will shape the college experience in the future. Teaching and learning will never be the same. We saw black and brown students who were disproportionately affected by COVID-19; many did not return to school last fall because they had to prioritize family income and family health needs first,” he said.

“In an economy like ours we need college educated students to fill the jobs needed to keep the state moving forward. This is why I am grateful to each and every one of you for earning your degrees. No matter what your major is, your skills and talents will help Massachusetts rebuild its economy and move past this pandemic,” Commissioner Santiago continued. “Even though I don't know you personally, I know how resilient you are because I know what it took for you to overcome the challenges of this last year in order to earn your degree.  Now that same set of skills will help you in writing your next chapter.”

President Pedraja told the graduates to draw strength from commencement day whenever they experience hardships in life.

“...know that you can carry on, know that there is nothing you cannot accomplish, and know that in the worst of times you’ve proven yourselves and succeeded,” he said.

“Remember graduates of the Class of 2021, that you are enough, and remember that Quinsigamond Community College produces productive professionals. So, you go out and you get your future. It's ready for you, and you are ready for it,” Dr. Rockeymoore-Cummings said.

To view the entire commencement visit Class of 2021 Commencement Ceremony

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

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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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 QCC Professor of Nurse Education Margaret “Meg” Yoder and Faculty Member Christian Ilustre.

“The Practical Nursing Class of 2021 was an integral part of service to the community,” Professor Yoder said.

Healthcare workers were the first to be vaccinated in the U.S. and students in QCC's Practical Nursing program began the vaccination process in 2020, vaccinating frontline workers from Harrington Healthcare and Harrington Physician Services, before moving on to members of the community. The nursing students administered the vaccine, performed intake assessments, gave educational information, and observed vaccine recipients post vaccination.

“Our nursing students have made a massive impact on our community. Their dedication to assisting others in a time of such uncertainty shows their conviction and passion for helping others. This service before self inspires us all to do better and be better as we move forward,” said QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. 

“These new graduates will go into the world with skill sets unlike any of their predecessors due to the COVID-19 pandemic,” added Dean of the School of Healthcare, Pat Schmohl.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is projected to grow 9% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the 4% average for all occupations.

To learn more about QCC’s program visit, QCC Practical Nursing.

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

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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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 accepted. Students must apply by the application deadline of June 14. Accepted students are also required to attend an orientation session.

This training program prepares students to work as medical administrative assistants in healthcare facilities such as hospitals and health systems, physicians’ offices, clinics, long-term care facilities, surgery centers, ambulatory surgery centers, rehabilitation centers, and other types of healthcare areas.

Students will learn roles and responsibilities of a healthcare team, interpersonal communication, medical records management, compliance with HIPAA, and diagnostic and procedural coding.

Students accepted into the program will not only receive free tuition, books and supplies; but also will attend a computer class, and earn contract tracing and infectious control certifications. After successfully completing the program students are eligible to sit for the National Health Career Association’s Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Certification Exam (fee is paid for by the program). Students who complete the program will receive career placement assistance and those who work in the field for at least two months will receive a $500 stipend.

“Everyone is eligible to take part in this program but space is limited. We encourage those who are interested to reach out and register as soon as possible as classes fill up quickly,” said Grant/SNAP Coordinator Jo Sundin, of QCC’s Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education. 

Prospective students should email Ms. Sundin, at jsundin [at] qcc.mass.edu to learn more.

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

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 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 received their first Moderna vaccine at another location and would like to schedule a second vaccine at QCC, must register for an appointment online and meet the required timeframe requirements between vaccinations.

QCC faculty, staff, family and friends who are interested in obtaining their first Moderna vaccine, must also register online. Deadline to register is Sunday, June 6. The Clinic is sponsored by Albertson’s/Shaw’s/Osco.

“We have seen the positive impact in our community as more people become vaccinated,” said QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. “Getting vaccinated helps protect you and our community. Together we can beat the COVID-19 virus and begin to work on healing from this global health crisis.”

For those looking to learn more about vaccines and the importance of being vaccinated, QCC offers an informational website that offers links to information on the vaccine in multiple languages, as well as vaccination locations.

Together, we can beat COVID-19.

  • QCC's 2021 Professors Emeriti
May, 2021

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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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 unable to be honored in-person, each will be invited back to campus as QCC’s begins to hold large gatherings, to be celebrated and honored in front of their colleagues. This year, QCC bestowed this honor on six professors:

  • Rafael Vicente, Professor of Mathematics
  • Carol Rinaldi, Professor of Mathematics
  • Andreana Grimaldo, Professor of Mathematics
  • Roger Meservey, Professor of Biology
  • Charlene Mara, Professor of Early Childhood Education
  • Cheryl Finn, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medical Services & Paramedics

"The Emeritus recognition indicates how highly respected these faculty and administrators are by their students and colleagues and I offer them my very best wishes for happiness and health as they enter into retirement. Their impact on this College and in the Worcester community will be long-remembered,” said QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D.

 

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

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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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 a given semester are named to the Dean’s List:  

  • All grades must be “C” or higher. (No grades of “I” or “X” are permitted). 
  • Semester QPA must be 3.50 or higher, and cumulative QPA must be 2.00 or higher. 
  • All courses must be college level.

Anchorage: Saengphet Praseuth

Ashland: Jack Merrill, Paul Nigro

Auburn: Casey Clouthier, Andrew Coccio, Gracie Curtis, Ezekial Diaz, Kelly Do, Jason Henry, Luke LaBonte, Quinne Masiello, Katelyn Pike, Ricardo Rodrigues, Meloney Thapa, Makenzie Ward

Berlin: Rebecca Pulito

Billerica: Flavia Kikoyo

Blackstone: Cassidy Tellstone

Bolton: Emma Todd

Boylston: Mary Belleville, Gintare Caussade, Jack Corcoran, Braeden Hughes, Adrian Maxwell, Jack Sauger, Jacob Valleli

Brimfield: Lyndsey Gamache, Jonathan Rubio

Brookfield: Abigail Burgener, Peyton Fellmeth, Shawn Greenwood

Carver: Stephen Ory

Charlton: Rasa Auskalnyte, Matthew Beals, Elaine Bond, Lauryn Dawson, Johnson Ebe, Maureen Jones, Vitor Kuhn Scariot, Alexandria Macaruso, Kassidy Robertson, Maxwell Taylor

Cherry Valley: Joseph Pauplis

Clinton: Reyna Aguilar, Brandon Black, Samantha Harrington, Anastasia Nash, Omayma Taha

Douglas: Alorian Orcutt, Daphne Sevilla

Dudley: Mia Bohanan, Nikolina Chludzinska, Tiondra DeBoise, Emma Dix, Tracy Donais, Parker Filo-Loos, Joseph Guaragno, Veronica Helock, Montana Josey, T'Leah McQuade, Baker Meece, Aidan Murray, Anthony Rivera, Jade Shultz, Auguste Valley

East Brookfield: Nicole Boucher-Eccleston, Caitlin Charpentier

East Douglas: Adam Gaulin, Joshua Gopin, Garrett Grann, Sage Hurteau, Rheianna Messier, Nathaniel Paine, Michael Purvis

Fiskdale: Lauren Augustine

Fitchburg: Ashleigh Arcucci, Calixte Davick, Brianna Hughes, Maria Leon Montoya, Atwaun Malave

Framingham: Deborah Felix Otero, Giovanna Miranda

Gardner: Sierra Embair

Grafton: Alison Burough, Ryan Davidson, Christina Duggan, Olivia Lee, Brianna Mishado

Hardwick: Shari Martel

Harvard: Eric Baumhover

Holden: Haleigh Bruso, Emma Cherock, Michael Evanowski, Jack Flynn, Micah Grolman, Claire Higginson, Taygan Kosky, Lexy Mendez, Leah Michalowski, Lynn Nguyen, Olivia Rodriguez, Kyril Tovera

Holland: Emma Bullock, Audrey McCracken

Holliston: Troy Hutchinson, Olivia Mayo

Hopedale: Merisa Brigham, Griffin Murphy, Madalyn Rivett

Hubbardston: Ryan Castriotta

Hudson: Brian Boland, Madison Gallipeau, Paul-Dunn Garcia, Rebekah Krieg, Makenna Mace, Ryan Medeiros, Janil Patel, Jeremy Patrick, Alexander Reid, Trevor Sawyer

Jefferson: Catherine Pichardo

Lancaster: Collin Anthony

Leicester: Owen Boisvert, Richard Cehon, Kristen Johnson, Austin Le, Meaghan St. George, Lindsay Tucker

Leominster: Jade Chaves, Tanner Pomeroy, Bianca Vaquerano

Lunenburg: Sarah Arsenault, Andrew Bolton

Marlborough: Erick Arevalo, Mykole Brookins, Keishla Carrasquillo, Matthew Keenan, Candice McDonald, Alyssa O'Leary, Noah Ogden, Jose Paz Montero, Jason Plaunt, James Regan, Andrew Smith, Jonathan Sousa, Tatiana Tello Buitrago, Kamylla Tiburcio, Meaghan Waddell

Mendon: Drew Bowman, Delenn Devlin

Milford: Courtney Antalek, Shawn Amiel Arquillano, Angel Campos-Castellanos, Thiffany De Castro, Xianglin Zou

Millbury: Brenna Berube, Kyle Boria, Elizabeth Chagnon, Kennedy Day, Ivie Lapointe, Brianna Poske, Sydney Westerlind, Sarah Yates

Millville: Margaret Boone

Monson: Jackson Dietz

Newton: Michael Lafko

North Adams: Makayli Melendez

North Brookfield: Cailyn Beamenderfer, Jillian Peterson, Jillian Quigley

North Grafton: Jessica Bancewicz, Sarah Bianco, Jenna Boisvert, Jermel Lyons, Maria Nieves, Kali Sage, Kelvin Virak

North Kingstown: Robin Zubee

North Smithfield: Crystal Desaulniers

Northampton: Michele Shields

Northborough: Brett Casellini, Imadeddin El-Rifai, Abigail Harnett, Jay Jennings, Jessica LeBlanc, Morgan Lindsey, Kimberly Losey, Ashley MacKey, Logan Picard, William Porter, Nicholas Warren

Northbridge: Giovan Panzanella

Oakham: Rosangeline Fleming, John Martel

Oxford: Micaela Christenson, Wilfrid Fotso Tasse, Blake Lentine, Nicholas McElroy, Denise Otano

Paxton: Alexander Riopel, Anthony Riopel

Pepperell: Charles Culpepper

Princeton: Sydney Ecklund, Melissa Hawthorne

Putnam: Corey Doucette

Rochdale: David Lavallee, Haley Levins, Tyler McKay, Kiara Valdes

Rutland: Alissa Carlson, Katherine-Rose Dunn, Mohamed Fawal, Jamie Hetu, Jessica Jardine, Devin Kachadoorian, Amari Mangrum, Deirdre Meagher, Brian Mele, Olivia Murphy, Megan Rokicki, Lauren Wiinikka, Tanner Willman

Shrewsbury: Isa Ahmed, Natalie Bourque, Luiz Caldas, Dawson Crouch, Sunveer Dhillon, Kyle DiPilato, Michael Ferranti, Emma Good, Sarah Kant, Bahareh Kazemi, Evan Maher, Benjamin Mirsky, Kenneth Ngo, Alex Oliveira, Kyle Orciuch, Maria Vitoria Primo Pinto, Ligia Puma Pauccar, Russell Sanborn, Sana Shaikh, Juliana Silveira, Emma Smith, Alexander Stepanov, Alexander Stiling, Gabriel Tetreault, Chieu Tu, Maxwell Xavier

South Grafton: Anthony Fisher

Southborough: Timothy Dunderdale, Amber Sestito

Southbridge: Rayann Carl, Caiden Ellis, Karl Ghosn, Tashleanna Moncada, Justin Santiago, Cody Wood

Spencer: Stacey Arsenault, Carli Kerns, Magdaline Kiarie, Ashley Leighton, Tonya Morrill, Madison Paquette, Brian Payson, Dustin VanDyke

Sterling: Hasan Al Shaikhli

Sturbridge: Colleen Blackmore, Jason Hastings, Bonnie Hensley

Sutton: Aliyssa Courville, Catherine Forde, Lindsay Houlihan, Disha Khanna, Talia Markarian, Avery Morway, Alexandra Richard, Matthew Thurber

Thorndike: Tracy Pronovost

Uxbridge: Anthony Abate, Jason Baillargeon, Erika Ethier, Olivia Powell, Emily Taylor

Ware: Alexis Macrae, Marissa Parker

Webster: Tom Bednarz, Abigail Biernacki, Audrey Ducharme, Amber Hallaman, Nikita Igoshin, Anna Israelian, Klarissa Johnson, Antonia Lopez, Makenzie MacGregor, Anne Marie Markiewicz, Nickolas Maxwell, Joe Ramos

West Boylston: Yusuf Badereldin, Brandi Conlon, Brittney Conlon, Renee Demontigny, Sydney Kinney, Zachary Milton, Jaycie Opuda, Andrew Peters, Daniel Verge, Brady Weldon

West Brookfield: Ashley Leger, Dallas McDonnell, Jon Rimmer

West Springfield: James Mack

West Upton: Alex Chase

Westborough: Michael Bolster, Owen Callahan, Rebecca Daugherty, Mina Fahmy, Sowmya Gontla, Melissa Ware

Westminster: Holly Rank

Whitinsville: Vivian Adams, Brianna Brothers, Isabel Carroll, Jessica Duda, Jennifer Flanagan, Cora Gauthier, Travis Gould, Stephanie Lombardi, Melissa Lozeau, Charlotte Murphy, Khadija Ouagri, Bishoy Soliman Hanna

Winchendon: Maddisyn Bouchard

Woodstock: Dawnn Williams

Worcester: Aya Abazaid, Shahira Abdel-Hadi, Sarah Adjei, Nana Konadu Agyemang Duah, Ahmed Al Karawi, Joadane Alexandre, Mohamad Alia, Dominique Alvarez, Adrianna Andino, Queenette Asia, Emilie Avril, Antonio Baez-Quero, Eunice Benitez, Isaac Benjamin, Christian Benjumea, Kwasi Brefo, Andy Burgos, Andrea Campbell, Megan Campbell, Amanda Cartes, Bryan Castro, Ember Cemelli, Vivienne Charpentier, Bingqi Chen, Xiang Chen, Axel Cruz Diaz, Sara Dalton, Chrissy Davis, Caroline De Andrade Maciel, Erin DeLong, Lexi Diaz, Barbara Dioguardi, Gaelle Djoukouo Epse Tende, Kevin Doan, Carlos Dominguez Najarro, Trang Du, Sophia Dubay, Anna Duchi, Jason Dulmaine, Anairdo Duri, Ambah Effah-Donkoh, Jacqueline Erickson, Lizbeth Feliz, Emilianne Fitzpatrick, Jessica Flood, Michael Forvil, Dania Francia, Laindia Francois, Timothy Gangemi, Keith Geneva, Elliott Gervais, Ashby Gomez Pastor, Grace Hakenson, Ryan Hendrickson, Elhim Hernandez, Damiano Hroni, Maryam Hussain, Onasia Hutchins, Isaac Jallah, Kanysa Johnson, Masen Jost, James Julian, Shahad Kamoona, Chyanne Kay, Hazzaa Khieralla, Nikolaos Konstantinou, Faustina Kontoh, Sarah LaPrade, Elizabeth Le, Niki Le, Tien Le, Lindsey LeBlanc, Natalie Lebo, Jaclyn Long, Tatiana Lopez, Esther Macharia, Andy Mai, Hilda Maldonado, Paula Mares Ribeiro, Cassandre Marin, Eathyn Mariscal, Corinne Marquardt, Jonathan Martinez, Deshawn Mcdowe, Nikola Meco, Joan Miho, Brianna Millan, Farah Mohamad, Yordanos Molla, Eduardo Moreira, Brendalee Motta, Joy Muriuki, Mithaq Naji, Chau Thien L Nguyen, Khang Nguyen, Kiet Nguyen, Michelle Nguyen, My Nguyen, Ngan Nguyen, Donggeun Oh, Ama Osei, Lydia Otenewaa, Donna Pellerin, Lillyanna Perez, Winston Perez, Lee Perreault, Jessie Pham, Joshua Phinney, Matthew Podolske, Kyle Prue, Cassandra Ramirez, Ashley Reyes, Cinthia Rivas, Amanda Rivera, Fonkou Rodrigue Belmondo, Oliver Roy, Sindi Rreka, Ashley Ruderman, Gwyneth Rutan, Dianis Sanchez, Agnes Smart, George Smith, Ryan Smith, Klodiana Spahiu, Timothy St. Germaine, Megi Stoja, Elma Tafa, Majel Tafa, Stephan Tchangov, Donny Thai, Carlos Torres, Alexandra Totoni, Truc Tran, Valerie Valdez, Orlando Vargas-Segura, Alyssa Velez, James Vigue, Madison Villa, Megan Walker, Bethlehem Walle, Ellen Webber, Beylie West, Mary Wheaton, Ebony Wilson, Ian Witruke, Elana Woehl, Gabriela Wyspianski, Armela Xhindole, Shazal Zaheer, Jasmine Zelayandia

QCC’s Merit List Spring 2021

Students who meet the criteria below and have earned six or more credits in a given semester, but fewer than 12 credits, are named to the Merit List:  

  • All grades must be “C” or higher. (No grades of “I” or “X” are permitted). 
  • Semester QPA must be 3.50 or higher, and cumulative QPA must be 2.00 or higher. 
  • All courses must be college level

Acton: Robert Crory, Xiaowen Holmes, Meredith Roth

Ashford: Adrianna Bent

Ashland: Vera Campbell, Julia Farrell

Athol: Gezalis Lachapell, George Linskey

Attleboro: Daniel Faulkner

Auburn: Zahraa Alshammari, Gabriella Amoros, Adriana Bennett, Dawn Bombard, Elizabeth Burch-Elder, Conor Carlson, Madison Cove, Lyndsey Delorto, Adam Eastty, Katherine Farfan, Michael Flannery, Rebecca Forrett, Dawson Gemme, Sara Gutierrez, Isabella Haigh, Lucas Lima, Brian Lynch, Indra Nagassar, Alexis Rodney Chretien, Brian Smith, Jonathon Wambach, Liana Williams

Baldwinville: Sam Chandler, Brendan Pinard

Barre: Frederick Bogue, Shannon Kane

Belchertown: Rebecca Barton, Kimberly Lodi

Bellingham: Jennifer Altamirano, Kelly Masciarelli, Jennifer Ryan

Belmont: Fatemeh Shahani

Berlin: Ian Pierce, Alexander Yates

Blackstone: Alexa Boyt, Jonathan Budnick, Colin Johnson, Eric Lawler, Malyssa Reese

Bolton: Ekaterina Chistiakova

Boston: Michael Cheung

Boxborough: Elizabeth Namujju

Boylston: Taylor Cole, Jennifer Downing, Elise Kamnang, Hannah Langevin, Shanna Spencer, Michael Steele

Brimfield: Alexis Fluegel, Jennifer Polesnak-Custance, Vanessa Sarver

Brookfield: Thomas Furtek, Hailey Myers, Shawna O'Day Kida, Angela Palmere, Elise Wilbur, Grace Wilbur

Burlington: Nicholas Reynolds

Charlton: Yanellie Andino, Samantha Balko, Leslie Chaves, Morgan Doucimo, Riley French, Victoria Gaspar, Cheyenne Kelly, Lucas Lanier, Karina Lareau, Paige Leite, Sophia Lynch, Gareth McCullough, Ryan O'Bara, Jeffrey Pearlstein, Brianna Ramsden, Halle Sanchez, Gabriel Varner

Charlton City: Robin Georgio

Charlton Depot: Kayla Simons

Chelsea: Jacqueline Nazario

Cherry Valley: Krissy Lindner, Rosa Velez

Chicopee: Aisha Ramadan

Clinton: Jonel Cavallo, Audrey Connor Aleman, Victoria Conway-DaSilva, John Habib, Damackline Keraka, Mark Sheridan, Zaida Velez, Beatrice Wig, Richard Zenon

Danielson: Trishia Craig, Stephanie Lameira

Dudley: Trinity Battista, Shawn Coltran, Melissa Edmonds, Samantha Gevry, Alexandra Jones, Madeleine LaBrec, Heather Lamprey, Hannah Lombardo, Melissa Mantia, Derrek Matthews, Julie Milner, Abigail Northrop, Paige Oliver, Katelyn Prince, Cassandra Smeltzer, Kayleen Viner

East Brookfield: Keyonzia Gagne-Lamoureux, Cailin Shea

East Douglas: Katelyn Ballou, Louis Kell, Earl Parfitt, Bessie Trinidad-Jeannot

Fiskdale: Brianna Lawrence, Victoria Masse, Phillip Sipe, Meaghan Stearns, Warren Zelenak

Fitchburg: Sandra Lefferts, Shalyana Nieves, Anthony Sorrentino, Luisa Vadi

Foster: Heather Perry

Framingham: Katherine Arroyave, Gabriella Dias Pereira, Marcela Miranda, Lindsey Perry, Cheryl Singleton, Erica Smith

Franklin: Justin Dupont, Nicholas Garland, Cameron Sweeney

Gaithersburg: Samson Engel

Gardner: Emily Caissie, Francis Seme

Gloucester: Lisa Twombly

Grafton: Haley Becotte, Andrea Carenzo, Jack Cosseboom, Charlotte Jordan, Matthew Lazaro, James Lippincott, Rabia Mateen, Christopher Nolan, Debokhawe Pannasiri, Bradley Sylvestre, Lauren Wareham

Greenfield: Michelina Balsavich

Groton: Shay McGillivray

Harvard: Christopher Bunnell

Holden: Lydia Annunziata, Charlotte Branconier, Shawn Honcharik, Stephanie Keenan, Kayla Lojko, Timothy Lojko, Meghan Sendrowski, Stephen Shea, Katherine Sherman, Alexis Slavin, Zachary Swidey

Holland: Zachary Hamel, Julie Schutz

Hopkinton: William Stearman

Hubbardston: Jessica O'Hair, Nicholas Petricca

Hudson: Paige Bosio, Tina Braga, Mauricio De Almeida, Sarah DeFonzo, Joshua Dornelas, Diahann Duncan, Jonathan Esteves, Cassandra Geribo, Andrea Howe, Patrick Long, Katlyne Mio, Michael Monteiro, Christine Noyola, Shreyans Patel, Cathy Payne, Michael Peckham Jr, Tyler Perry, Christopher Vezeau, Lucy deMartin

Jewett City: Maura Robinson

Lancaster: Lorraine Cova, Clayton Dunlop, Kristin Morse, Jessica Peters, Jasmine Sawyer, Anne Tiru

Lawrence: Ercania Mesidor

Leicester: Amy Carr, Bruce Durand, Alyssa Durham, Sherri Frotten, Kristina Jarobski, Cole Keeton, Olivia Macaruso, Dagan Mott, Christina Penney, Tanya Raskett, Maria Rosado

Leominster: Brett Barrows, Thomas Brennan, Mackenzie Carter, Christopher Christy, Deborah Isijola, Senghor Kenmeugne, Michael Parapunski

Linwood: Joy Torres

Lowell: Marc Donald Marcelot

Lunenburg: Gabriella Freitas, Melissa Hawley

Malden: Bridget Ironuma

Mapleville: Brianna Shreenan

Marlborough: Madison Balvin, Patrick Bosio, Joshua Clement, Lindsey Colgate, Nicholas Coppola, Jeffrey Corkins, Daniel Demers, Susan Doyle, Daniel Gomes, Bethany Gould, Young Jung Lee, Rubia Lemes, Nathane Machado, Logan Morales, Paola Pastor, Kelsey Smith, Justin Van Olinda, Thiago Zakaitis

Maynard: Alison Restuccia

Medway: Sarah Moreau

Mendon: Mallory Daoust, Jaclyn Hartel, Connor Kennedy, Sarah Tong

Milford: Christina Brady, Mildred Castanos, Danielle Cerqueira, Maria DosReis Soares, Edgar Falfan Barreto, Kathleen Gray, Nadine Ladeau, Jake Mastrianna, Zachary Morrison, Lia Mucera, Minelli Orellano, Adriana Pereira, Jessica Pye, Rhaira Schaper-Boyer, Amanda Silva

Millbury: Alician Berenson, Jacob Brodeur, Shannon Castro, Stefanie Cerrone, Gina Chionchio, Kyliegh Corey, Tara Cudmore, Christian Donaldson, Miles Fiore, Michael Lirange, Grace Malone, Brianna Manzella, Patrick Moriarty, Alyssa Newman, Ronald Polomski, Lusi Sit, Jala Tadros, Marissa Vaillancourt

Millis: Cassandra Jackson

Millville: Elizabeth Correia, Austin Gagnon

Monson: Brooke Murphy, Jillian Pourmand, Robert Smith

Natick: Hanna Carson

Needham: Zoe Tsavdarides

Newton: Michael Latino

North Brookfield: Harold Burroughs, Rebecca Field, Dawn Holmes, Jessica Lisi, Nathan Sullivan

North Grafton: Fadi Alkoht, Sarah Aziz, Emma Boggess, Luis Dejesus, Thomas Hamilton, Kyoko Ibaraki, Amanda Johnson, Alexa Kallio

North Grosvenordale: Xavier Collazo

North Oxford: Antony Bradford, Salvatore DeMalia, Julianna Marcoux

Northborough: Kimberly Burmeister, Burke Cushman, Hua Han, Ericka Mahowald, Kristen McKinley, Michael Rahall, Nina Rusk, Paige Setterlund, Marissa Wood

Northbridge: Jacqulyn Barber, Kyran Bishop, Krystal Bonafilia, Sarah Catlin, Randall Cranshaw, Meredith Mendoza, Miranda Monaghan, Andrea Place, Amaya Williams, Derek Zahoruiko

Oakham: Timothy Joyce

Oxford: Gabriella Blackwell, Kianna Brenneman, Kayla Brodeur, Tommy Estevez, Ariana Gelardi, Katie George, Elijah Gray, Kelsie Guarente, April Kennedy, Luke Knowles, Jacob Laplante, Amanda Listewnik, Mi Meh, Maxwell Principe, Jessica Rucho, Ethan Smith, Felecia Violette, Frederick Yeboah

Paxton: Juliette Berryman, Ewa Golemo, Rochelle Hodges, Kadife Kuka, Laura Lee, Kailey Pelczarski, Brian Quinn, Peter Roberts, Ariola Sheme, Vy Vu

Plainfield: Zoe Boucher

Putnam: Brittany Young

Rutland: Zakariya Almallah, Christiana Ayertey, Cassandra Boucher, Mary Buttitta, Jakob Gaumond, Hunter Norris, Kaylee Quist, Kyra Sarsfield, Alexander Sierra, Jason St. Amand

Shrewsbury: Dipesh Bhatta, Colby Borys, Angela Boynton, Alefia Dahod, Carolyn Doku, James Doskas, Darcy Durkee, Krishna Gadhia, Louca Hill, Joseph Jamros, Valicia Jean-Louis, Mark Kabundi, Rabia Khan, Jonathan Kimball, Christopher Liu, Alvaro Lopes, Frank Ludovico, Ryan McLaughlin, Yuan Meng, Xavier Millner, Diana Mohammad Basher, Kenneth Njuguna, Samantha Novelle, Anthony Pellegrino, Aline Perpetuo, Megan Richardson, Li Shen, Gabriela Silveira, Aditi Singh, Sarah Staiti, David Travis, Hetal Wadikar, Boris Yanachkov, Joseph Zona

Somerville: Shauna Connelly

South Grafton: Holly Atchue, Tiffany Maynard, Austin Miller, Mayra Ramsey, Jesalee Roberts

South Lancaster: Katrina Roy

Southborough: Matthew Berry, Patrick Sullivan, Sean Walsh

Southbridge: Amanda Alicea, Ceasar Alvarado, Amanda Bass, Karl Benkert, Valerie Bomba, Gabriela Cancel-Rivera, Matthew Caranci, Michaela Carl, Vivianna Carpio, Jenna Casine, Phillip Cepeda, Jacquelinet Conde Arias, Lisa Dennis, Ashley Deorsey-McNeaney, Amanda Ellis, Maria Hernandez-Santos, Jennifer Lang, Travis McDonald, Courtney Menard, Devin Molina, Caleb Powell, Mariana Powell, Lisa Renaud, Shantell Ritchotte, Nicholas Rodriguez

Spencer: Draven Casey, Jacob Cormier, Nicole Dayutis, Andrew De Klerk, Melissa Groccia, Brittany Huard, Jennifer Jarmulowicz, Shadia Kousi, Raven Martin, Erin McTiernan, Kara Pranaitis, Danielle Provencher, Mark Robillard, Whitney Simonovitch, Seth Williamson

Sterling: Margaret Agurkis, Alec Dawson, Pharadja Faustin, Joseph Fernandez, Merilou Iacaboni, Amanda Mailberg, Kimberly Norton, Brianna Remy, Megan Rocha, Jordan Simpson

Stow: Joseph LoPresti

Sturbridge: Norma Cignarella, Megan Faford, Jomarie Garcia, Kristen Gaudet, Leandra Giguere, Logan Glasheen, Nolan Kingman, Rachelle Mantha, Heather Monroe, Erik Olson, Agnieszka Orlowska, Christopher Tejada

Sudbury: Kayla Bain, Erich Waible

Sutton: Joanna Brown, Kelly Clark, Natasha Colon, Hunter Dansereau, Francesca De Mora Ocana, Sarah Elkin, Scott Gressak, Kayla Kachadoorian, Miranda Lemoine, Ashley Medina Cardenas, Kailey O'Neil, Patricia Rumford, Mackenzie Sobaleski

Taunton: Gail Delgado

Thompson: Amber Comptois

Thorndike: Destiny Baldwin

Townsend: Harrison Adami-Sampson

Upton: Robin Jokela

Uxbridge: Kayla Brooks, Kelley Crosby, Rachel Demrest, Kara Hamm, Benjamin Landry, Ashley Lewinski, Edrick Pereira, Mariangela Pereira, Michaela Randall, Alyssa Sylvia, Alexandria Touhey, Katie Vautrain

Wales: Liana Bourque, Noah Jacob

Waltham: Dennis Busingye, Vicsaydy Romero

Ware: Ashton Farland, Erika Lima

Warren: Daniel Peristere, Alexis Ring

Webster: Lamidi Akibu, Katelyn Allain, Ava Boucher, Natalya Cazarreal, Casmere Cournoyer, Amllayree Davila, Lynn Fellman, Jessica Floran, Jennifer Gardner, Madeleine Grillo, Trevor Jutras, Hakim Kasozi, Letecia Lopez, Lisa McCool, Mackenzie Mountain, SherryAnn Potenti-Crumbliss, Mariah Rivera, Alicja Rogalski, Peter Tadros, Brian Tvelia, Apryl Vancellette, Maria Verdejo, Orion Walker, Nekelle Waskiewicz, Rachael Watterson

West Boylston: Ryan Beecher, Niccole Chiasson, Jessica Colorio, Edith Cullen, Patricia LaFountaine, Christopher MacNicol, Chioma Mbah, Alana Mimms, Matthew Quitadamo

West Brookfield: Emily Barrett, Jacob Gorham, Karen Laprise, Anibelka Reyes

West Upton: Samantha Volpicelli

Westborough: Adelaide Asare, Franklin Burkey, Ali Haider, Daniel Leinweber, Aidan Meehan, Alec Rastad, Adam Steinberg

Westford: Sydney Fuhs

Westminster: Ryan Jones, Amy Muster, Trevor Simard

Whitinsville: Jocelyn Arriaga, Alexandra Clauss, Jason Doyle, Taylor Fisher, Rachel Fremeau, Nikole Kamishlian, Savannah Louischarles, Rebecca Malo, Karissa Nordstrom, Catherine Peak, Joshua Poquette, Rachel Robbins, Anastasia Robinson, Allison Salamack, Susan Searles, Shaylene Silva, Samantha Tackett-Marvill

Winchendon: Aiden Helie

Woburn: Marc Blemur

Worcester: Teko Abalo, Stephanie Abarca, Shahinaz Abdel-Hadi, Tiffany Abreu, Ramatu Abukari, Nadia Ackerman, Elvis Acquah, Ashley Adamonis, Gladys Addai, Bright Adjei, Shandorf Adjirackor, Nadiatou Afolabi, Karina Aguilar, Abena Agyei, Alhasan Ahmed, Khadijah Ajmeri, Foster Akorsu, Hannah Akoto Kesse, Lilian Akuk, Maryam Al Hakeem, Ruaa Al Jumaili, Ghina Al-Obaidi, Maryam Aldulaimi, Carlos Alfonso Bernardo, Mariesabel Alicea, Zahraa Aljumaili, Ashley Almeida, Asia Alnajjar, Sanaa Alsagban, Merari Alvarado, Rosan Alzuhairi, Michael Amelian, Joyce Amoah, Lorena Amoros, Katefreda Anim, Jeffrey Annan-Koranteng, Tiana Ansley, Georgina Ansong, Ernestina Atsugah-Habadah, Fabiola Avushka, Patience Baah, Thi My Tien Bach, Shayla Bailey, David Baker, Doreen Balagadde, Mohamed Bamba, Eugene Barber, Marck Bastien, Brandon Benard, Margaret Bentil, Sarah Besse, Jazmin Betancur, Nawal Bhatti, Janet Boakye, Nana Boateng, Miranda Bode, Tonny Bonilla, Anastasia Bonney, Colton Boudrot, Amanda Bowen, James Boyd, Megan Braga, Laura Brobbey, Kimani Bryan-Millwood, Jessie Bui, Robert Burris, Ana Cabral, Michael Cabrera, Heather Campbell, Daniel Campo, Esther Cano, Michael Cantarino, Maria Cantos, Maria Angelica Cardoso, Kodi Caron, Kiara Carpio, Jessica Cartagena, Catherine Castillo Tavarez, Nairim Cespedes-Rivan, Kamolchat Chatsawat, Leika Cherubin, Guichard Chery, Delmy Ciciliane, Shannon Colbath, Lystra Cole, Esdras Colon, Sean Conroy, Dalila Constante Barilla, Patricia Constante Barilla, Brenda Cordova, Adalila Correa, Stephen Corso Jr., Yarelis Cortes, Rafael Cruz Carvajal, Brian Culbert, John Cullen, Cassandra Cutler, Antonia D'Errico, Sthella Da Silva, Saraswoti Dahal, Yozue Davila, Maya Davis, Ruth De Leon, Indira DeJesus, Destinee Delgado, Shianne Delgado, Kelli DiMauro, Hadiatou Diallo, Valery Diaz Acosta, Sheyna Diaz, Xavier Diaz, Ashley Diaz-Torres, Matthew Diggins, Leo Dijakovic, Tran Dinh, Marcela Do Carmo, Tane Dorcil, Zoila Duchy, Anthony Duong, Ngoc Duong, Jasmine Edwards, Felicity Ekeh, Sana El Hussein, Bernard Eshun, Vernalyn Finn, Roger Flores, Phinehas Fordjour, Marquita Foy, Jenysis Franco, Camden Frederick, Katura Gailah, Katherine Gallati, Gaspard Gasasira, Andrew Geer, Joseph Gencarelli, Susan Georgos, Sheila Gitau, Carolina Gomez, Cynthia Goss, Elizabeth Greenwich, Dezary Guzman, Jarylis Guzman, Esther Gyebi, Jennifer Ha, Alyvia Hagearty, Abdirazak Hakiri, Mark Hamilton, Anna Hand, Jacquelyn Hanley, Scott Harlow, Cory Harmon, Jaclyn Harrington, Lydia Hart, Suriya Hashimi, Md Hassan, Joe Youssef Hayek, Emily Hemmerle, Erica Henry, Shiroma Herath, Rosmeylin Hernandez Abreu, Jessica Herrera, Dion Hird, Melissa Hirons, Rose Hodo, Heidi Holm, Jonathan Holz, Colton Hormann, Kamille Hylton, Jorina Imeraj, Alec Iott, Andrew Jennison, Gisselle Jimenez, Dallas Jones, Mylee Juskavitch, Sublime Kabasubabo, Burhan Kajtazi, Franck Kakpo, Esther Kamau, Reaghan Kapacziewski, Valentina Karabinas, Kimberly Kendall, Hadil Khello, Ken Kimani, Daniel King, Maxwell King, Robert Kirby, Megan Klimaszewska-Olson, Lukas Kuhn, Opoku Kwapong, Triantafyllos Kyriazis, Jodi Lacava, Madison Lamica, Jonathan Lane, Eddie Lavergne, Olivia Lawrence, Amy Le, Yasmine Le, Yamilet Leon, Maryssa Leone, Ilmi Licaj, Doriane Perlise Lienou Kamto, Genesis Llanos, Tuyet Nhi Loac, Maria Lopez, Anna Luong, Sylvia Macko, Matthew Mahan, Marti Mahoney, Hao Mai, Shaymaa Majeed, Aimee Makengo, Wivine Makoko, Griselda Mancia Tobar, Kiara Maneus, Katlin Manoli, Julianna Manxhari, Masui Marma, Alexis Martinez, Alfredo Martinez, Elizabeth May, Esther Mburu, Aura McForbes, Alicia McIntosh, Kathleen McKinnon, Tanya McNamara, Aaron Meadows, Glorivee Medina, Sara Medina, Usman Mehdi, Kathleen Mendez, Christine Mensah, Saryvette Mercado, Shannon Messer, Samantha Michaud, Juliana Miller, Selena Miller, Priscilla Mills, Nahum Minott, Shannon Mitchell, Fatima Mohammed, Mark Mokaya, Ketcy Montalvan, Berenise Montelongo, Minerva Montero, Andrew Moore, Gloria Moussa, Brunelle Mpembe, Christopher Mulbah, Moses Mwangi, James Mwenja, Veronica Nazario, Juan Negron, Tatiana Negron, Anh Nguyen, Dustin Nguyen, Michelle Nguyen, Nu Nguyen, Tam Nguyen, Thanh Nguyen, Trinh Nguyen, Tu Nguyen, Jesiel Nieves, Aaron Nkrumah, Marvin Nkrumah, Hanin Noori, Eida Norford, Rebecca Nsiah, Julia Nubed, Dave Nubuor, Monica Nubuor, Wendy Nunez, David O'Flaherty, Priscilla Obeng, Celine Odjinmadje, Anita Oforiwaah, Nicholas Orange, Aidaliz Ortiz, KaTessa Ortiz, Blessing Osagie, Amy Pagan, Erica Pagan, Abraham Passmore, Nima Patel, Esther Pena, Johnny Perez, Aleyah Perrin, Giovanni Petrella, Erin Piermarini, Juanita Pignataro, Mayha Powell, Gretta Prostak, Tabassum Qadir, Hairong Quan, Vinicius Queiroz, Kevin Quinn, Tatiana Quintanilla, Evangelo Raci, Zerimar Ramirez, Estefany Ramos Adames, Gloria Ramos, Mohamed Rasmoudi, Jenna Reynolds, Scott Reynolds, Kimberly Rivera, Zulmarie Rivera, Melvina Roberts, Romario Robertson, Fabrizio Rodriguez, Janette Rodriguez, Jeremy Rodriguez, Arianna Rouleau, Ann Ruria, Katherine Rush, Patricia Rwandarugari Asiimwe, Sohad Sadeq, Fiorino Sakaj, Monica Salazar Carmona, Cathyria Sanchez, Cecilia Sanchez, Desiree Sanchez, Diana Sandoval, Jasely Santiago, Jesus Santiago, Tiffani-Amber Santini, Kerry Santos, Ersa Sara, Raymond Sarfo Afrihene, Ruth Sari, Robin Savory, Elizabeth Scavone, Anxhela Sejdi, Emila Sekseni, Keighley Sherwin, Aleksander Shqillo, Angela Sierra, Daniella Silva, Felipe Silva, Ariana Simancas, Calista Smith, Marco Sonfack, Tony Sphabmixay, Robyn Stark, Victor Start, Daniel Stevens, Hari Subedi, Dritan Sulaj, Kimberly Swanson, Laurie Sylvester, Lydie Tautz, Joenny Tavera, Caroline Theerman, Aaron Thompson, Mary Tisdell, Jose Toledo, Melissa Torres, Ticiana Townsend, Linda Tran, Suzane Tran, Kulay Tye, Ashley Tyler, Selinee Urena, Jennifer Van Dusen, Morgan Vance, Caitlin VandenAkker, Jonida Vani, Luis Vazquez, Raquel Vazquez, Imani Vega, Silvia Ventura, Vanessa Ventura, Kathleen Verdini, Panagiotis Vlahos, Marie Volcy, Kimberly Wamback, Luzcelenia Watson, Kevin Weeks, Ebony Westerlind, Aiana Whaley, Kyle Wilhelmi, Tyler Wills, Molly Wilson, Lisa Wondolowski, Katrina Wyman, Kendrick Xuan, George Yawlui, Amber Young, Zachary Youngquist, Maher Zaid, Evon Ziama, Sarah Zlody, Maima Zoduah

 

  • 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

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.

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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 through the challenges they faced and came out stronger! For those grads who didn’t get a chance to send pictures of their mortarboard messages, there’s still time!

Send your name, photo and degree or certificate major to khutner [at] qcc.mass.edu to be featured in a future issue of the QCC Wyvern Guardian newsletter.

  • 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

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.

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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 themselves and their families.

“Imagine trying to effectively learn when you are struggling with hunger. The food pantry is helping students continue to realize their dreams of a better life through education,” said President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D.

Recently the Food Pantry received a large donation of diapers, baby food and cereal that was made by Paul LaCava, on behalf of the 365Z Foundation, Inc., an organization whose mission is to provide ideas, guidance and resources that will encourage, inspire and challenge individuals to perform conscious acts of kindness. Mr. LaCava is a founding member.

“I was delighted to walk into the Food Pantry on Wednesday and see the very large donation to the QCC Food Pantry and Resource Center. The diapers and cereal are in high demand, and our students truly appreciate it,” said Manager of Student Resources Bonnie Coleman.

Visit the QCC Food Pantry and Resource Center to learn more about its services, or how to make a Food Pantry donation.

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

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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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 celebrated every year since 1865, it wasn't until June 3, 1979, that Texas became the first state to proclaim Emancipation Day (Juneteenth) an official State holiday. Our fervent hope is that this day will also be recognized as a national holiday.

"As we commemorate Juneteenth, let us all remember this is an observance of freedom for those who fought and those who continue to fight against injustice. QCC stands with you, and together we can be the change that will take us on a course to a better life that is equitable for everyone," said President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. 

  • Professor of Mathematics Sheiba Mas-Oud
May, 2021

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.

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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 Mathematics seminars, students will go directly into college level English and/or math in the fall. All books and computer access codes for this program are free and will be provided to students enrolled in the program. In addition to the books and codes, students must have their own functional computer or laptop and reliable connection to the Internet. For prospective students who do not have a computer or Internet, please reach out to the jzayas [at] qcc.mass.edu (Program Coordinator Julio Zayas) for more information.

Currently QCC is offering summer “In & Out English Seminar” sessions, designed to increase college readiness and to prepare students for college level reading and writing within one ultra-compressed, 45-hour, two-week schedule. This seminar will combine state-of-the-art, adaptive reading and writing technology, paired with faculty guidance, supplemental individualized instruction, and peer-to-peer learning.

Available In & Out English Seminar sessions include:

 

  • June 10 – June 23, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • July 6 – July 18, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • (Session A) July 6 – July 18, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • July 12 – July 25, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

A Mathematics Seminar is also being offered this summer and is designed to increase college readiness and to prepare students for college-level Math within one compressed, five-week schedule.

Math Seminars combine state-of-the-art, online teaching and technology paired with faculty guidance, supplemental individualized instruction, and peer-to-peer learning.  Dates for the Summer II Math Seminar are July 6-August 13. During each session, students will meet with instructors for one hour on Tuesday – Thursday, or Monday - Wednesday at the specified time. If necessary, there can be flexibility on one-to-one study scheduling.

For more information or to register for a seminar, contact Mr. Zayas at 774.670.8601 or jzayas [at] qcc.mass.edu. Non-traditional students (those students who did not attend college directly or very soon after high school graduation) are highly recommended to apply.

  • 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

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 walk-in basis. For additional information visit ...

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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 walk-in basis. For additional information visit Surveillance Testing.

Friday, June 18: The College will be closed in observance of Juneteenth Independence Day (June 19). This year, Juneteenth falls on a Saturday, therefore, QCC will close Friday. This is the first year that Massachusetts, along with many other states and cities, is honoring the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the end of slavery in the United States. Please make Juneteenth a day of deep reflection.

Wednesday, June 30: The last day of Summer I classes/exams. Summer II Classes begin July 6.

June Spotlight:  ‘Your Voice Matters: Community Conversations’ hosted by the President’s Advisory Council on Equity (PACE) will continue to take place throughout the summer, every Tuesday at 12:00 p.m. via Zoom. “Your Voice Matters: Community Conversations” is an opportunity for members of the QCC college community to engage in open dialogue around equity. All are welcome to join in this opportunity to explore and exchange perspectives in a safe space, or come to listen, learn, and support colleagues.

Email Selina Boria at sboria [at] qcc.mass.edu to receive the weekly calendar invitation.

Remember Summer II classes begin July 6. Take a summer course and get a head start this fall. Register Today!  QCC. It’s College. Made Smarter.

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

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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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. Workouts are designed to challenge participants at all levels. Minimal to no equipment necessary. The free, virtual class is held every Tuesday from 5:30 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

Zoom Yoga

In this class, basic foundational yoga postures are practiced to align, strengthen and promote flexibility in the body. Full-body relaxation and balance are the goals, with a full circuit of the body's range of motion through standing postures, twists, backbends, forward folds, and hip openers. These free, ongoing Virtual Zoom Yoga classes are held Monday – Friday, 12:00 p.m. - 12:40 p.m. Get your summer namaste on! 

Yoga/Meditation Class

Calm your mind and your body with the movement of Yoga and Meditation.Yoga modifications are given each session to meet all skill levels.

Attend the whole 40-minute class from 6:00 p.m. - 6:40 p.m, or just the Yoga portion from 6:00 p.m. - 6:20 p.m., or just the Meditation portion from 6:20 p.m. - 6:40 p.m. You decide! This is a perfect way to end your day and get ready to greet the next one rested and refreshed.

Zoom Zumba

QCC’s Zoom Zumba is held twice a week on Tuesdays from 1:15 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. and Thursdays 6:00 p.m. - 6:45p.m. It is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training — alternating fast and slow rhythms — to help improve cardiovascular fitness. Dance your way to a healthier you! 

Email Athletic Director Lisa Gurnick for a Zoom invite to any of the free fitness classes at lisag [at] qcc.mass.edu.

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May, 2021

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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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 from Framingham State University.

On June 1, 2021, Strategic Enrollment Development & Student Engagement welcomed Brandon Won as Enrollment Counselor (Admissions Office). Brandon brings to this position three years of experience. Most recently, he worked as a part time employee here at Quinsigamond Community College. Previously, Brandon worked for the Republic of Korea/US Army as a Sargent. Brandon earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Korea University of Technology and Education.

Please join us in welcoming Dympna and Brandon into their new roles at QCC.