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April Look Ahead

March, 2021
  • Quinsigamond Community College assists thousands of students annually in realizing their dreams of higher education.
    Quinsigamond Community College assists thousands of students annually in realizing their dreams of higher education.

April Is Community College Month!

Tuesday, April 6: Career Services and Credit for Prior Learning is hosting a virtual information session on career opportunities with the United States Secret Service from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Learn what career opportunities are available, what qualifications you need and how to apply for a variety of jobs. The Secret Service offers Veterans priority interviewing. Register for this event on Purple Briefcase. Visit Secret Service Event to join the session.

Thursday, April 8: Becker College Students Information Session, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. The session offers current Becker students information on how to transfer in to QCC. Prospective Becker students are also invited to join. Registration is required. 

Friday, April 9: 2021 TLSD Conference hosted virtually by QCC. Keynote Speaker is Senior Vice President and Chief Policy Officer of the Lumina Foundation, Dr. Danette Howard. Welcome and keynote begin at 9:00 a.m.

Monday, April 12: New student registration begins. 

Thursday, April 15: Virtual Admissions Information Session from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.  During this comprehensive event, students, families, and community members will have the opportunity to learn about QCC’s student support services, academic divisions, and student life. This is the perfect way to learn more about how a college degree can change your life, all from the comfort of your home!

Monday, April 19: Patriots' Day - no classes. 

Tuesday, April 27: QCC’s Career Services and Credit for Prior Learning is hosting a Virtual Healthcare Fair from 2:00 p.m. -3:30 p.m. on Zoom. Students have the opportunity to virtually meet with employers, learn about open opportunities, ask questions, and upload their resumes directly to employers. While the Fair focuses on healthcare organizations, there are jobs in many areas outside of healthcare. Companies in attendance include: Agiliti, Arbor Associates, Christopher House, Holy Trinity Nursing and Rehabilitation, Reliant Medical Group, Salmon Health and Retirement, UMass Memorial Healthcare, and Worcester Public Schools. 

Friday, April 30: Olga Lopez-Hill Scholarship application deadline. This $600 scholarship is available to QCC students who plan to either continue their education at QCC or transfer to another higher institution. Olga Lopez-Hill graduated from QCC in 1990 and worked at the College for over 20 years, advocating for students and inspiring them to continue their efforts to further their education. To apply students need to submit an essay demonstrating how their activities and future goals reflect the importance of education, diversity and service to your community. Response is limited to two pages, and must include your contact information (Previous scholarship winners are ineligible). Send completed applications to dgonzalez [at] by the end of day on 4/30.

April Spotlight: The Diversity Caucus is excited to announce some great virtual events for the month of April. Visit Diversity Caucus Events to learn more.

Thursday, April 15: A Human Touch to Recovery: Hector Reyes House presented by Dr. Aaron M. Mendel from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Friday, April 16: Crocodile River Music Presentation, Part of the Social Justice Speaker Series, a project of QCC’s Sociology Department. This family event includes a performance by Crocodile River Music and a discussion of the role of the arts in social justice. 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 21: Sankofa Lecture Series - Talk by Dr. Lorelle Semley, College of the Holy Cross, from 1:00 p.m. -2:00 pm. Save the date.

Thursday, April 22: Combined Earth Day and Stand Against Racism Webinar- 8 Billion Angels, a Global Documentary and Panel Discussion co-hosted with the QCC Environmental Science Program from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

This groundbreaking new documentary connects all of the planet's environmental emergencies, including climate change, with unsustainable population growth. A very pertinent part of this discussion is women’s rights, empowerment and environmental justice.

Wednesday, April 28: Moving Beyond Monolingual Policy and Practice: Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Pedagogy to Support English Learners in Community College, beginning at 11:00 a.m. Teresa Varriale Gonzalez and Deborah Gonzalez to lead the program.