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June 2021
  • QCC students on campus
June 2021

QCC Invests in Community By Eliminating Student Debt

Quinsigamond Community College announced it will use over $2.5 million of the institutional portion of the Federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds it received in May 2021, to erase college-held debt for students. The debt relief program is exclusively for those students who were enrolled in credit degree or certificate programming during the start of the pandemic (March 13, 2020) through the end of the current...

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  • QCC's Athletic Center will be renovated into a state-of-the-art I3Q Center.
June 2021

QCC Receives $25 Million Bond Investment for Creation of New I³Q Center

On June 14, the Baker-Polito Administration announced that Quinsigamond Community College has received $150,000 and a total state bond investment of $25 million for a renovation to create an innovation center for advanced manufacturing and robotics.

The investment will allow the College to upgrade and expand its current Athletic Center to showcase and highlight advanced manufacturing, robotics, artificial...

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  • QCC's 2021 Game Changer Award (R), President Pedraja was named Innovative Business Leader of the Year by the WBJ.
June 2021

QCC is Honored by the Worcester Chamber

In mid-June, President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. was presented with a 2021 Game Changer Award from the Worcester Chamber of Commerce in recognition of QCC’s and Worcester State University’s 100 Males to College Worcester program. WSU was also presented with a Game Changer Award for the collaborative program.

This partnership program between QCC, WSU and...

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  • QCC Respiratory Care students in action.
June 2021

QCC’s Respiratory Care Program Receives Prestigious Registered Respiratory Therapist Credentialing Success Award

Quinsigamond Community College’s Respiratory Care Program has received the distinguished Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) Credentialing Success Award from the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC). The College has joined a select group of programs that received this national recognition based on a high-level performance of key accreditation metrics. 

“The students of...

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  • Gateway graduate Jordan Geoffrey celebrates with her family.
  • Gateway graduate Alexis Lamontagne enjoys her big day.
  • Gateway graduate receives his diploma from Gateway to College Resource Specialist, Jenna Glazer.
  • From left: Jenna Glazer, Gateway graduate Olivia Astorga and Marci Skillings.
June 2021

Gateway’s Graduation to Go Brings Commencement to Graduates

Staff from the Quinsigamond Community College’s Gateway to College Program knew the hard work and dedication required to graduate from the program and earn their diploma. Last year, amid a global pandemic, the department put together a “Graduation to Go” event. Students who earned their diplomas were visited in person at their homes by Gateway staff members who delivered their diplomas, honored their...

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  • Women are becoming more prevalent in the IT field.
June 2021

Information Technology is Not Just a Man’s World Anymore

A “meet and greet” event last month gave prospective female students a window into the Information Technology field. QCC’s Dean of School of Business, Engineering, and Technology, Betty Lauer, hosted the event that featured female employees of the IT community. Today 26 million workers are part of the STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics) industry, with 71%...

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  • Register for QCC's new job recruiting platform Handshake.
June 2021

Career Services Shakes On It

Career Services is kicking off the summer with some big changes. The department has transitioned to a new, modern college recruiting platform known as “Handshake."

Handshake offers 3.5 million job, co-op and internships opportunities in virtually every industry for full and part-time students. The site has 400,000 employers, including 100% of Fortune 500 companies...

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  • Nursing graduate Cassara Casey is all smiles at her pinning ceremony.
  • Nursing graduate Kirstianna Ferschke receives her nursing pin.
  • QCC Nursing graduates and sisters Kirstianna Ferschke (L) and Cassara Casey.
June 2021

Sisters Commit to Caring For Others

The special bond that sisters have for each other is considered one of the strongest of all bonds. This comes as no surprise to 2021 Nurse Education graduates and sisters Cassara Casey and Kirstianna Ferschke. The two became a part of a tight knit group of over 50 students who grew together and helped each other out in a time when the healthcare industry was challenged with a global...

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  • QCC has joined President Biden’s COVID-19 College Vaccination Challenge.
June 2021

QCC is a Vaccine Champion College

Quinsigamond Community College has joined President Biden’s COVID-19 College Vaccination Challenge. Colleges across the country are being asked to commit to taking actions that will engage their college communities and encourage everyone to get vaccinated. Statistics show that a significant portion of the older population have been vaccinated; however, the younger generation is lagging behind. Colleges and...

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  • Bobby M’s Diner
June 2021

QCC's Hospitality Program Fills A Vital Need for Seniors

Quinsigamond Community College’s Hospitality and Recreation Management (HRM) program has partnered with Worcester’s Executive Office of Elder Affairs and ESWA-Elder Services to deliver cultural meals to elders in the city.

Worcester’s Health and Human Services Commissioner, Dr. Matilde "Mattie" Castiel, MD noted that food insecurity in the elder population is a large issue in...

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June 2021

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  • Make the most of your summer with a Zoom workout.
June 2021

Wyverns Sports Corner

QCC's free fitness classes are a great way to get in shape this summer. Available to all current QCC students, faculty and staff, these virtual classes are the perfect summer activity. 

Email Athletic Director Lisa Gurnick at lisag [at] qcc.mass.edu for a Zoom...

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June 2021

QCC Welcomes New Faculty & Staff

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

On June 6, 2021, Enrollment & Student Services welcomed Ashlee Givins as the Director of Student Life & Leadership. Ashlee brings to this position over 10 years of experience. Most recently, she was the Assistant Director, Student Engagement at American International College. Ashlee earned a Bachelor’s Degree...

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