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Students and Alpacas Made for a Perfect Day

September 2021
  • Students make new friends while meeting the alpacas.
    Students make new friends while meeting the alpa
  • Each year the Angel Hair Alpacas make a huge impression on students.
    Each year the Angel Hair Alpacas make a huge impression on students.
  • Students take selfies with their new alpaca friends.
    Students take selfies with their new alpaca friends.

A few furry friends greeted students during the first week of classes, thanks to QCC’s Accessibility Services. Each year these gentle and angelic creatures visit QCC’s main campus to bring smiles and laughter to everyone.

The visit is courtesy of Angel Hair Alpacas, of North Grafton and is one of the most anticipated visits each fall and spring. This event was the perfect venue for new and returning QCC students to get to know each other in a fun way and is always the perfect stress reducer during the start of a new semester. Student took photos with their mobile device alongside the holding pen, waiting for the alpacas to look up and smile. These docile animals stay relatively small, compared to their relative the llama, weighing under 200 lbs. and are the perfect height for selfies.

"One of the best ways to break the ice for our students is a visit from the alpacas. Each year they help bring out a number of students who might otherwise stay to themselves. It's a real college favorite," said QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D

One faculty member was quick to pose to Jay Cohen, owner of Angel Hair Alpaca,  “Can you please bring the alpacas back at mid-terms?” 

"Thank you SOOOO much for bringing the alpacas back to campus – I have missed seeing them," said one of the students.

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