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August 2021
QCC President Luis G. Pedraja (L) and MWCC President James Vander hooven, Ed.D August 2021

QCC and MWCC Collaborate on New Program Partnerships

President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. and Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) President James L. Vander Hooven, Ed.D. have forged a new transfer agreement between the two Central Massachusetts community colleges, strengthening an already strong partnership.

The agreement will enable QCC students to seamlessly transfer to MWCC after they have completed their general education courses, in order...

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  • Welcome to Quinsigamond Community College!
August 2021

Best Back to School EVER!

WOW! We've missed you and we are very much looking forward to seeing your smiling faces on campus September 8! We have a lot of catching up to do. Whether you are starting college for the first time, going back after a long time, or are a second year student who hasn't actually been on campus, we are happy to have you here! Starting college can be an intimidating experience and after the year we...

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  • QCC at Southbridge new Site Leader Geraldo Maldonado.
August 2021

Local Resident to Lead QCC at Southbridge

Quinsigamond Community College at Southbridge has named local resident Geraldo Maldonado as its new Site Leader. Mr. Maldonado is a longtime QCC adjunct faculty member, alumnus, and is one of 50 QCC Guardians. Guardians are alumni of the college who have made significant strides in their personal life and in their community.

"Geraldo's background, coupled with the fact that he is a...

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  • President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D., Dr. Matilde Castiel and ose Rivera, director of Operations for Latin American Health Alliance.
  • QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. and Dr. Matilde Castiel, commissioner of Health and Human Services.
August 2021

President Pedraja Throws Ceremonial First Pitch at WooSox Game

QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. was one of three people chosen to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at a pre-game ceremony during the August 18 Wepa (WooSox) Game against Scranton.

President Pedraja, Dr. Matilde Castiel, commissioner of Health and Human Services and Jose Rivera, director of Operations for Latin American Health Alliance and manager of Café Reyes took to the field...

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  • The Webster Five Foundation made a $4,000 donation to the QCC Foundation to benefit the QCC Student Emergency Aid Fund.
August 2021

Community Partner Helps Make A Difference for Students In Need

On August 11, President and Chief Executive Officer of Webster Five Bank, Donald F. Doyle, along with Webster Five Foundation Executive Director, Monica Thomas-Bonnick, presented a check for $4,000 to the Quinsigamond Community College Foundation on behalf of the Webster Five Foundation. The donation will help support the QCC Student Emergency Aid Fund. On-hand for the presentation was QCC President Luis G....

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  • Assistant Professor of Accounting and QCC alumnus Eduardo Rivas.
August 2021

New Course Style Helps Eliminate Barriers to Student Success

QCC is offering bilingual college-level classes for Spanish-speaking students this fall. This new approach to learning will provide Spanish-speaking students the opportunity to listen to lectures and instruction in Spanish and will then be required to complete their readings and assignments in English.

This idea is the brainchild of Assistant Professor of Accounting and QCC alumnus Eduardo Rivas...

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  • Last Day outside the QCC's Homeplate Food Pantry
August 2021

QCC's Homeplate Food Pantry Moves to Its New Digs

QCC's Homeplate Food Pantry and Resource Center has officially moved indoors. The food pantry had its last day of outdoor food distribution on August 25 and will now move its services indoors. Thanks to funding from community partners, The United Way of Central Massachusetts and The Greater Worcester Community Foundation, extensive upgrades and renovations have been made to the...

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  • PTK student and recent 2021 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar, Kennedy Day.
August 2021

Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar Encourages Others to Attend QCC

Last month, the Wyvern Guardian spotlighted (PTK) student Kennedy Day as a 2021 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar. Ms. Day was one of 207 PTK members named a 2021 Coca-Cola Leaders of Promise Scholar and will receive a $1,000 scholarship.  

A Liberal Arts Psychology major who plans to transfer to a 4-year institution and pursue a bachelor's degree in psychology, Ms. Day said she...

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  • From left: Mike Debelak, Torrance, CA; David Cofield, San Antonio, TX; Ricci Hall, Spencer, MA; Brian Henry, Toccoa, GA.
  • From left: 2021 LLWS umpires David Cofield, Mike Debelak, Brian Henry and Ricci Hall.
August 2021

Hall Makes the Right Call at QCC and LLWS

For millions of people across the globe, the Little League World Series is an annual event that is unlike any other. It is a proverbial “Field of Dreams” for players, viewers and umpires alike.

Ricci Hall, professor of Paramedicine and coordinator of QCC’s Paramedicine program, understands the thrill and mystic of the Little League World Series in a way most people will never...

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  • Domestic Abuse Statistics
August 2021

Become A Peer Advocate And Help End Domestic Violence

Seeing someone you know or love experience domestic violence can be scary, and starting the conversation can be difficult as well. Men or women going through a difficult time may not want to discuss the abuse they’re experiencing for any number of reasons, including fear, shame, or even concern for their partner who has abusive behavior. Quinsigamond Community College is committed to providing victims and...

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August 2021

Vote for QCC - The Smarter Choice in Higher Education

It’s time to get the votes out for Quinsigamond Community College! As one of the top five finalists in the Telegram & Gazette’s 2021 Best of Central Mass Readers’ Choice Contest in the Best College/University category, QCC could take the top honor, but we need your help!

The “Vote For Me...

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  • QCC's E-Sports Coach Nathaniel "Nate" Mello holds the winning 2021 E-Sports plaque.
  • The QCC’s Men’s Soccer Team will be back in action beginning on September 21.
  • The Women's Soccer Team begins its 2021 season on September 11. with a home game against Massasoit Community College.
  • Another exciting season is in store for the Lady Wyverns Volleyball Team.
August 2021

Wyvern Sports Corner

We’re BAAACK!

Fall is a time of changing leaves and sweater weather but this fall, it’s also a time for getting back to the things we’ve missed! One of the things we’ve all missed at QCC is gym time in the Athletic Center. QCC’s Director of Athletics and Fitness Lisa Gurnick is excited to let the QCC community know the gym will open up in a...

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  • QCC encourages everyone to get vaccinated.
August 2021

Start the Fall Semester Off the Right Way – Get Vaccinated

As Quinsigamond Community College prepares for the start of the fall semester and coming back to campus, the College wants to remind people to get vaccinated. COVID-19 can affect anyone. People of all ages can get COVID-19 and getting a COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and your community from the COVID-19 variants.

People can spread COVID-19 without having any symptoms. Some people with...

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  • Veteran Affairs Honors 20th Anniversary Commemoration of 9/11.
August 2021

Veteran Affairs Honors 20th Anniversary Commemoration of 9/11

QCC’s Veteran Affairs is asking everyone to wear an article of red clothing on Friday, Sept. 10, to mark the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks and to show solidarity for deployed U.S. military service members. A tradition in many military communities is to wear red on Friday to, ‘Remember Everyone Deployed (R.E.D.).’

Veteran Affairs is asking that students, faculty and staff...

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  • QCC welcomes students back in-person for the Fall 2021 Semester.
August 2021

September Look Ahead

Wednesday, September 1: 2021 New Student Orientation events.

Thursday, September 2: Class of 2020 In-Person Student Orientation events.

Monday, September 6: The College will be closed for Labor Day holiday.

Tuesday, September 7: All College Day for faculty and staff. Event will be held in-person at the Herbert Auditorium...

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August 2021

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August 2021

QCC Welcomes New Faculty & Staff

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

On August 8, 2021, Academic Affairs welcomed Gemma Goranson as Student Success Center Generalist. Gemma brings to this position over five years of experience. Most recently, she worked as an Academic Success Coordinator at Saint Peter Marian. Gemma earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Worcester State University...

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