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September 2022
  • Dr. Luis Pedraja giving a welcome at the forum.
September 2022

Attorney General Candidates Forum Held at QCC

On August 24, 2022, Quinsigamond Community College and the Worcester County Bar Association hosted a candidates’ forum for the Massachusetts Attorney General. The forum was the first that took place with all four Massachusetts Attorney General candidates. The Democratic candidates are former Boston City Councilor Andrea Campbell (who won the primary that was held on Tuesday, September 6),...

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  • Welcome Back for Fall 2022!
September 2022

Welcome Back Wyverns... We’ve Missed You!

Quinsigamond Community College has started its Fall 2022 Semester off in a big way! The first days of school are always exciting and for many QCC students, the fall semester may be their first-time taking college classes. For others, this may be the last year or semester at QCC before they graduate.

Whether you are new to QCC or a seasoned student, we want to ensure your start off your semester on the...

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September 2022

Campus Connections - A Presidential Interview Series Debuts This Month

Beginning in September, Quinsigamond Community College President Dr. Luis G. Pedraja began hosting a new monthly interview series, Campus Connections, highlighting the people and places that make up QCC. Each month President Pedraja will introduce a member of the QCC community who will share a bit about themselves, their history at the college, campus lore...

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  • QCC Students Chosen as WEC Woo-Labs Hanover Fellows
September 2022

QCC Students Chosen as Woo-Labs Hanover Fellows

QCC students are the hardest workers around whether it’s studying for a full course load, holding down multiple jobs, taking care of a family, or completing community service. Four of those hardworking students, Britney Acquah, Whitney Acquah, Gabrielle Gedeon, and Eva Kadriu, just wrapped up a meaningful summer as Woo-Labs Hanover Fellows...

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  • New Health Guidelines Start the Fall Semester Off On the Right Note
September 2022

New Health Guidelines Start the Fall Semester Off On the Right Note

As we welcome faculty, staff and students back in-person on September 6 and 7 respectively, we want to remind everyone that while QCC has a mask optional policy, we ask the entire college community to be vigilant in following QCC’s Health Initiatives.

COVID-19 GUIDELINES 

  • All faculty, staff and...
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  • All College Day Fall 2022
September 2022

All College Day Fall 2022

A rainy morning did not dampen the spirits of faculty and staff during QCC’s All College Day, held on September 6, in the Hebert Auditorium. The day started with a boxed breakfast, complete with juice, coffee, and great camaraderie. All College Day has become a tradition at QCC, and each semester administration, faculty and staff gather to start the year off on a positive note.

During the All...

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  • HRM Coordinator Pat Hutchinson presents certificates to graduates
September 2022

QCC Receives $160,000 in Funding for Culinary Re-Entry Programs

Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) has received $160,000 in funding to continue its food service worker training program for previously incarcerated individuals. The Re-Entry Workforce Development Demonstration Program is an initiative of the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Rosalin Acosta and provides industry-supported curriculum in culinary training for post-release students, as well...

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  • Free yoga on September 30 and October 1
  • AlumNight Out on September 28
September 2022

Community Partnerships

As a college with community in its very name, Quinsigamond Community College is all about community partnerships. As QCC enters the fall season, two new partnerships are being spotlighted in the month of September. 

Yoga in Our Community

QCC has partnered with UniCare to host a free wellness series. The series will start with two free yoga classes at 9:00 a.m. Friday,...

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  • Director of Veteran Affairs Matthew Casaubon
  • Jeffry Wright, Bruce Marchand, and John Preziosa
  • Cheryl Marrino and Julia Rooney
  • Dr. Luis Pedraja receiving a COVID-19 vaccine from alum Pamela Fleming
September 2022

Success at Super Saturday

QCC turned out in mass for the second Super Saturday registration event held on QCC's main campus Saturday, August 27, 2022. Students were able to apply, register, and receive help with advising, financial aid, information technology, take placement tests and a variety of student services that included getting their QCC I.D. and parking pass. Students also got to meet with athletic coaches to learn more about...

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  • (l to r) QCC student trustee Collin McGuiness, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, and QCC President Dr. Luis Pedraja
September 2022

MA Student Trustees Sworn-In at QCC

On Monday, August 29, 2022 student trustees from across the state were sworn in on campus at QCC. Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito came to QCC to swear in 18 students for their new roles.

Collin McGuiness will serve as QCC's student trustee. The trustees are elected for a one-year term and represent all the students of the college and/or university they are attending....

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  • QCC partners with MASSCAP for trauma-informed early childhood education
September 2022

Early Childhood Education Adopts Trauma Informed Care Training

Quinsigamond Community College, Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC), and Massachusetts Association for Community Action (MASSCAP) have partnered to bring college-level courses in trauma-informed care to early childhood educators through a project called READYGO (Reading Educators And Developing Young Children for Great Outcomes). The initiative is led by MASSCAP and funded by...

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  • Hispanic Heritage Month
September 2022

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

In 1968, President Lyndon Johnson began recognizing Hispanic Heritage Week, before it was expanded to a month-long celebration of Hispanic Heritage, acknowledging the history and culture of our nation’s Latinx and Hispanic communities.

Hispanic Heritage Month is celebrated each year between September 15 – October 15, with festivities to honor and recognize the...

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  • Orientation Student Leaders
  • New students at Orientation
  • A group at New Student Orientation
September 2022

Student Life Happenings

Welcome Week

Student Life is pulling out all the stops for Welcome Week 2022, September 7 - September 16

  • Wyvern Welcome Info Tent - Wednesday, September 7 & Thursday, September 8, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. | Main Quad
  • Welcome Back Bingo - Thursday, September 8, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Virtual via Zoom
  • Big E Tickets On Sale $5 - Friday, September 9, 8:00 a.m. | Fuller...
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  • Men's Head Basketball Coach John Preziosa with Celtics forward Jayson Tatum
September 2022

Wyvern Sports Corner

Coaches Go ProCamp

QCC Men's Head Basketball Coach John Preziosa and Assistant Coach Bruce Marchand had a ball last month at the ProCamps basketball clinic in Foxborough with Boston Celtics star forward Jayson Tatum. The two-day clinic served 520 campers in grades 1-12 and featured drill stations, games and contests. 

Coach Preziosa has...

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  • A Message from Strategic Communications
September 2022

A Message from Strategic Communications

The Strategic Communications department has gone through many recent changes and we want to thank QCC Family for the continued support throughout this process. We are excited to kick off the 2022 Fall semester with renewed energy and vision! Our QCC community does so many amazing things and we want the world to know about all of them.

In order to offer the best service possible for promoting ...

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September 2022

In the News

September, 2022

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September 2022

QCC Welcomes New Staff

On August 14th, 2022 Strategic Enrollment Development & Student Engagement welcomed Barbara Zawalich as Dean of Enrollment and Registrar. Barbara brings to this position several years of experience. Most recently, she worked as Registrar here at QCC. Barbara earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree from Anna Maria College.

On August 15th, 2022 President’s Office...

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