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May 2022, June 2022
  • QCC Commencement Speaker FHFA Inspector General Brian Tomney.
  • QCC's Senior Director of Development Felicia Riffelmacher gave a moving rendition of the national anthem.
  • A recent graduate receives a fist-bump of congratulations.
  • QCC Commencement Ceremony was a true family affair.
  • President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. presides over QCC's 57th Commencement Ceremony.
  • QCC Alumnus Jorgo Gushi brings greetings on behalf of the Massachusetts. Board of Higher Education
May 2022, June 2022

FHFA Inspector General Espouses the Power of Higher Education at 57th Commencement Ceremony

Quinsigamond Community College’s keynote speaker Brian M. Tomney addressed the College’s 1,358 graduates at its 2022 Commencement ceremony, held at the DCU Center in Worcester on May 20, 2022. Mr. Tomney was nominated by President Joe Biden and confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as Inspector General for the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) earlier this year.

Mr. Tomney told the crowd that...

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  • Early College students with QCC and DESE staff.
May 2022, June 2022

Early College Worcester a Model for the State

Early College Worcester’s successful program has been gaining some national attention. On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, Congressman James McGovern, Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten, Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Deputy Commissioner Dr. Regina Robinson, Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) President Dr. Luis G. Pedraja, Worcester State University (WSU) President Barry...

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  • Shauna Connelly, Dr. Kathy Rentsch, Dr. Linda Maykel, and QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D.
May 2022, June 2022

Commitment to Student Success Focus of Virtual Legislative Town Hall

Administrators, students and staff from Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) recently gathered with area legislators for the third virtual Legislative Town Hall, to showcase the innovative programs and community impact that QCC has provided to its students and the region. Moderated by Student Government Association President Shauna Connelly, the Town Hall focused on increased supports for students and...

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  • QCC alum and Deputy Legislative Director at the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security Will Ramsdell
May 2022, June 2022

QCC Alum Found Community College a Springboard for Public Service

Will Ramsdell started his higher education journey at Quinsigamond Community College and has been on an upward trajectory ever since. Mr. Ramsdell is currently the Deputy Legislative Director at the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, part of the Executive Branch of the Massachusetts state government. 

Mr. Ramsdell grew up in Sturbridge, MA and went to Tantastqua High School....

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  • Student Mariana Ferraz shows off a project.
  • Samuel Museme and Christian Thompson explain a project to Scott Kibe.
May 2022, June 2022

Local Manufacturers Visit QCC Seeking Future Employees

Local leaders in CNC manufacturing visited QCC on Tuesday, April 26, and met with students to provide real world insight into employment in the manufacturing industry. Students in Computer-Aided Manufacturing, taught by Lee Duerden, associate professor and coordinator of the manufacturing technology program, as well as students in the Manufacturing Capstone Project, taught by...

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  • Graduates at QCC's 2022 commencement ceremony.
  • Graduates at QCC's 2022 commencement ceremony.
  • Graduates at QCC's 2022 commencement ceremony.
  • Students getting creative underneath the mortarboard too.
  • Graduates at QCC's 2022 commencement ceremony.
  • Graduates at QCC's 2022 commencement ceremony.
  • Graduates at QCC's 2022 commencement ceremony.
  • Graduates at QCC's 2022 commencement ceremony.
May 2022, June 2022

Mortarboards Make the Moment

Creativity was in the air at QCC's 57th commencement ceremony held on May, 20 2022, at the DCU Center in Worcester. From flowers to jewels and photos to quotes, graduates pulled out at the stops to express themselves through their mortarboard caps.

 

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  • Summer is a great time to get into higher ed!
  • June is Pride Month
May 2022, June 2022

Student Opportunities This Summer

Summer Summit Days

Student Life is launching a Summer Summit Program for new students. This new initiative allows students to get some of the initial preparation for college out of the way, so they can focus on creating a sense of belonging during New Student Orientation in August.

Students will hear from an advisor regarding the registration process, review Blackboard and Qmail, learn about the...

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  • PTK Students Paula Mares Ribeiro, Christina Duggan and Shauna Connelly
May 2022, June 2022

Phi Theta Kappa Students Inducted Into All-State Academic Team

Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) students Paula Mares Ribeiro, Christina Duggan and Shauna Connelly were inducted into the 2021-2022 All-State Academic Team at a virtual ceremony on Friday, April 29, 2022. The All-State Academic Team recognizes students who excel in both academics and service for their campus and community. 

Ms. Ribeiro started taking ESL...

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  • QCC's production of Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe.
  • QCC's production of Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe.
  • QCC's production of Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe.
  • QCC's production of Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe.
  • QCC's production of Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe.
May 2022, June 2022

QCC's Spring Production Brings Edgar Allan Poe to Life

The QCC Theatre Department presented Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe as their Spring production on April 22 and 23 in the Hebert Auditorium. Nightfall was written by Eric Coble and envisions Poe convincing himself - and the audience - that he's not mad. The play adapts four of Poe's best works, "The Raven," "The Fall of the House of Usher," "The Pit and the...

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  • Alpacas bring a fun and fluffy vibe.
  • Dodgeball competitors show off their medals.
  • Students enjoy a coffee at the Federal Street location.
  • The ice cream truck spread smiles all around.
  • It was a beautiful day for the Walk for Lung Health.
May 2022, June 2022

Spring Fling Brought the Fun Back to Campus

Student Life hosted a Spring Fling week from April 25 to April 30 and it was one for the books! Students blew off steam during a dodgeball tournament at the Athletic Center and the next day chilled out with some alpacas, while waiting for a customized airbrush item.

No spring event is complete without baseball, so Student Life got to cheer on the WooSox during a game at Polar Park...

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  • Workshop participants and organizers at Polar Park.
  • Jon Gold shares entrepreneurial advice.
  • Terri Rodriguez introduces Dr. Charles Steinberg.
  • Steve Skillings presents at Polar Park.
May 2022, June 2022

Students Learn How To Build a Side Hustle

In late April, QCC offered a free workshop series to students, Be Your Own Boss in Three Days (How to Grow an Idea into a Side Business) focusing on purpose, problem solving, and entrepreneurship. Twenty students participated in the three-day event. On Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20, the workshop took place on QCC's West Boylston Street campus, and on Thursday,...

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  • QCC Men's Baseball Team
  • QCC Men's Basketball Team
  •  The Wyverns Men's Basketball team were honored at a luncheon.
May 2022, June 2022

Wyvern Sports Corner

Men's Basketball

The Men's Basketball team held an end of the year luncheon on Thursday, April 21 to close out the season and recognize players for their commitment and hard work.

"I'd like to send a special thank you to our Director of Athletics Lisa Gurnick and our Assistant Director of Athletics Josh Cole for their support in...

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May 2022, June 2022

In the News

June, 2022

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May 2022, June 2022

QCC Welcomes New Faculty and Staff

On April 4, 2022, External Affairs welcomed Cynthia Whitty as Grants Manager. Cynthia brings to this position several years of experience. Most recently, she worked providing management, marketing and communications services at Cynthia Whitty Communications. Cynthia has earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Massachusetts Amherst and a master’s degree from Simmons...

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