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March 2022
  • Massachsuetts community college advocates in Washington, DC.
March 2022

Washington Trip a Fruitful One for Quinsigamond Community College

Last month (February 2022), Quinsigamond Community College President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D., along with other area community college representatives from the Commonwealth, met with the Massachusetts Congressional Delegation in Washington, DC to help promote awareness of QCC and other community colleges in the Commonwealth, and help to garner additional Federal funding support.  ...

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  • March is Women's History Month
  • Stand Against Racism
March 2022

DEI Corner - We All Belong

Women’s History Month began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County (California) Commission on the Status of Women planned and executed a “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. The organizers selected the week of March 8 to correspond with International Women’s Day. The movement spread across the country as...

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  • QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. (L) and WSU President Barry Maloney
March 2022

Two Early College State Grants Mean More Opportunities for Worcester’s High School Students

Quinsigamond Community College is working to expand the reach and accessibility of higher education through a myriad of ways that include early college. In 2018, QCC partnered with all seven Worcester Public Schools and Worcester State University to create the Early College Worcester (ECW) program. This program has been providing free college classes, college preparatory workshops, and wrap-around supports to...

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  • QCC received $5,000 from Delta Dental for Dental Scholarships.
March 2022

Smiles All Around As Delta Dental Awards QCC with Scholarship Funds

Quinsigamond Community College was excited to welcome Delta Dental of Massachusetts in late February, for the presenting of $5,000 to go toward scholarships for two QCC dental hygiene students and one dental assistant. Delta Dental and QCC recognize the importance of dental education in disease prevention, acknowledging it is a key role of a dental professional.

"We are grateful for the...

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  • QCC's Peer Mentors - students supporting students
March 2022

FYE Programming Takes a Hands-On Approach to Higher Education

Do you know a student who could use a more personal form of onboarding and academic support? If so, try reaching out to Caryn Zelazo. After being a long-time advisor, Caryn was recently hired for a position brand-new at the college, but much needed: Assistant Director of First Year Experience (FYE) Programming. This FYE programming offers a more hands-on experience for students to get assistance and...

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  •  Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) student Thiago Zakaitis named 2022-2023 Newman Fellow.
March 2022

Quinsigamond Community College student honored as Newman Civic Fellow

Quinsigamond Community College Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) student Thiago Zakaitis was named one of 173 student civic leaders nationwide who will make up the 2022-2023 group of Newman Civic Fellows. Mr. Zakaitis will join students from 38 states, Washington, D.C., and Mexico to form this elite student group.

The Newman Civic Fellowship recognizes students who stand out for their...

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  • QCC earned the Military Friendly silver designation (2022-2023).
March 2022

QCC Earns Military Friendly® School Silver Designation

Quinsigamond Community College has earned the 2022-2023 Military Friendly® School silver level designation.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,800 schools participated in the 2022-2023 survey with 665 earning special awards for going above the standard. As a silver level award...

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  • QCC Student Goverment President Shauna Connelly
March 2022

SGA President Named Semifinalist for National Transfer Scholarship

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation announced QCC Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society student and QCC Student Government President Shauna Connelly was a semifinalist for its highly competitive Cooke Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

Ms. Connell is one of 440 semifinalists nationwide that herald from 35 states and 180 community colleges across the nation. Scholarship recipients are...

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  •  PTK Greenhouse Manager Corrine Marquardt
March 2022

PTK Honor Society Reminds Us All to Be Kind

Kindness comes in many forms. It might be as simple as giving a smile to someone who has felt alone in the world, taking the time listen to a student who is struggling, or helping an elderly neighbor by shoveling his or her driveway. It might even be taking care of the growing plants in the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Live and Learn Greenhouse and releasing ladybugs to eat the pests that damage the growing...

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  • Fast Track Programs
March 2022

QCC's New Free Workforce Training Programs A Gamechanger for Many In the Community

Some people are eager to get into the workforce right away or move up quickly in an existing position. The Center for Workforce Development & Continuing Education offers a variety of ways for people to do just that and at no cost!

The Fast Track Skills Academy is a completely free program that has classes in the following areas:

  • Back End Software Developer
  • Front...
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  • Worcester Historical Museum
March 2022

Student Life Monthly Happenings

Leadership Programs

  • Ali Fox: Leadership Series – Friday, March 11 at 1:00 p.m. (virtual)

For more information, email ashlee.givins [at] qmail.qcc.edu

Social Programs

  • Jindo Jam! Musical Bingo – Wednesday, March 9 and March 23 at 7:00 p.m. (virtual)
  • DIY Emoji...
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  • QCC baseball and e-sports
March 2022

Wyvern Sports Corner

Men’s Baseball

Baseball and spring go hand-in-hand. Do you have a touch of Spring fever? The perfect way to remedy that might be to play ball for QCC. Do know a great ball player, or someone who loves the game? There’s still time to try out for the men’s baseball team and get into the swing of spring sports. If you or someone you know is interested in playing for the Wyverns, email Head...

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March 2022

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March 2022

QCC Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

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

On February 22, 2022 Administrative Services welcomed Gretchen Hadlock as Accountant II- Business Office. Gretchen brings several years of experience. Most recently, she was a part-time Accountant Assistant in the business office at QCC. Gretchen earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Worcester State University....

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