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July 2022
  • Sec. of Labor and Workforce Development, Rosalin Acosta; QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D.; and Lt. Governor Karyn Polito
  • Assistant Dean of the School of Healthcare Shanan Stratis shows a simulator manikin to Secretary Acosta and Lt. Governor Polito
  • Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito with an infant simulator manikin.
  • Lt. Governor Polito, Secretary Acosta, and President Pedraja meet with healthcare students.
July 2022

QCC Receives $500,000 Biotechnology Grant

Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) was awarded $500,000 in state funding to train and help place over 70 participants into biotechnology jobs. Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, along with Secretary of Labor and Workforce Development, Rosalin Acosta, visited QCC’s Healthcare and Workforce Development Center on Tuesday, June 21 to announce the grant, which is part of the Senator Kenneth J. Donnelly Workforce...

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  • QCC President Luis G. Pedraja, Ph.D. (Center) with Gateway graduates.
  • QCC's Gateway to College program won the Program Excellence Award.
July 2022

Award Winning Gateway to College Program Celebrates 10 Years of Success

Staff, faculty, and students gathered on Wednesday, June 22 to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the Gateway to College program at Quinsigamond Community College (QCC). Gateway to College is an early college program that helps students who are experiencing barriers in obtaining a high school diploma in a traditional high school setting. The program provides wraparound support services and offers students the...

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  • The 2022 QCC Police Academy graduates.
  • A new officer celebrates with a family member.
  • The 2022 Police Academy graduation ceremony.
July 2022

Police Academy Graduates First Class of Extended Program

Quinsigamond Community College’s (QCC) Police Academy made history recently when the first class of 12 officers graduated from the Academy’s new extended format program. The Academy’s new format runs courses during the evenings and on weekends. Graduates from the program are eligible for entry-level hiring into a law enforcement agency, pending a department’s specific requirements and standards...

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  • QCC at the Veterans Inc. Stand Down event.
July 2022

Veteran Affairs Participates in Veterans Inc. Annual Stand Down

Veteran Affairs and Admissions represented QCC at the 17th Annual Stand Down event on June 17, 2022, which was hosted by Veterans Inc. Veterans Inc. is a national leader in homelessness prevention for veterans and is headquartered in Massachusetts.

The Stand Down event is a chance for veterans to meet with over 60 organizations and companies that offer various support services and employment...

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  • QCC HiSET/GED graduates.
July 2022

Perseverance is Key for HiSET/GED Graduates

QCC held a graduation ceremony for students receiving their HiSET/GED on June 13, 2022 in the Hebert Auditorium, on QCC's main campus. Director of Testing Laura Tino led the event and noted how special it was to hold the ceremony in person for the first time since the pandemic began. 

Graduate Ivan Ramos spoke to the crowd about how his younger self would...

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  • Brandon Won (front) with President Dr. Luis G. Pedraja and Jeanine Belcastro Went of HECCMA.
  • Dawn Buddington with Arthur from the Worcester Pirates.
  • The Tercentennial crowd enjoys 3-D printed musical instruments.
  • QCC student volunteers at Worcester's Tercentennial Festival.
  • Future musicians at the Tercentennial Festival.
July 2022

Worcester Celebrates 300th Anniversary

Worcester celebrated its birthday in a big way this year and QCC joined in on the fun! Worcester, Massachusetts was established as a town on June 14, 1722, making this summer the 300th anniversary of New England's second biggest city. The city put on a three-day Tercentennial Weekend which included events such as a 5K road race, a parade through downtown, a festival on the Worcester Common, and a...

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  • Rachel Clarke receiving a NISOD Excellence Award.
  • Buffie Whittaker receiving a NISOD Excellence Award.
July 2022

QCC NISOD Recipients Accept Awards for Excellence

Eight members of Quinsigamond Community College were 2022 recipients of the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development (NISOD) Excellence Awards. Recipients are nominated for demonstrating an outstanding commitment and contribution to QCC's students and colleagues. This year, Clerk III for Admissions Rachel Clarke and College and Career Navigator Buffie...

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  • Student Life is giving away free movie tickets!
July 2022

Student Life Monthly Happenings

Summer Summit Days

Summer Summit Days are starting soon! This new initiative allows new incoming 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.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 21, 2022 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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  • Wyverns Baseball
July 2022

Wyvern Sports Corner

Men's Baseball

The QCC Wyvern's Baseball team made it to the playoffs with only 10 players this season! They were led by Head Coach John McLaughlin and Assistant Coach Paul Goodwin.

In addition, three of the players received NJCAA Award Certificates for being part of the Region XXI Scholar Athletes for the year:

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July 2022

In the News

June, 2022

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July 2022

QCC Welcomes New Staff

On June 13, 2022, Academic Affairs welcomed Engie Roufail as Administrative Secretary I- Academic Support Services. Engie brings to this position several years of experience. Most recently, she worked as Clerk III/Workforce Development & Continuing Education here at QCC. Engie has earned a Bachelor of Science from Ain Shams University and a Clerical Office Certificate from QCC.

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