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December 2022
  • QCC Vice President of External Affairs Viviana Abreu-Hernandez, Sandi Vito, Rosalin Acosta, and Dr. Amber Garrison Duncan
  • Dr. Amber Garrison Duncan, Quinsigamond Community College President Dr. Luis G. Pedraja, Dr. James Vander Hooven, Dr. Pam Edding
  • Director of Apprenticeship Expansion Mari Cooney
December 2022

QCC Holds Inaugural Apprenticeship Conference

In honor of National Apprenticeship Week, Quinsigamond Community College gathered innovators in the field of apprenticeships, as well as industry professionals for its inaugural Apprenticeship Conference, “When Old Is New Again: Expanding Apprenticeships in Massachusetts,” on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, held at the AC Hotel in Worcester.

The daylong event included speakers U.S. Department of...

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  • Amazon employees can now received educational benefits at QCC.
December 2022

QCC Chosen as Amazon Education Partner

Quinsigamond Community College has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing Amazon’s hourly employees access to QCC’s programs which include over 120 associate degrees and certificates.

“QCC offers students access to higher education through a myriad of partnerships and pathways designed to facilitate student success,” said QCC President...

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  • Emergency Guide
December 2022

QCC Safety Corner

This is the inaugural edition of QCC’s Campus Safety Corner. Each month we will update the community regarding important safety issues and reminders to keep our college community informed.

Beginning in October a Safety Committee was formed that meets weekly to address any safety concerns of the college. To date the following safety initiatives have been implemented:

  • The Red Emergency...
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  • The Equity Walk panel: (from left) Sean Harris, Joseph Corazzini, Sherman Cowan, Nahomi Carlisle, and Trent Masiki
  • Executive Director of DEI Kevin Lovaincy addresses the crowd
  • Nancy Donohue-Berthiaume and Sherman Cowan
  • Former QCC professor Trent Masiki and QCC President Dr. Luis Pedraja
December 2022

Area DEI Leaders Gather at QCC for Equity Workshop

On Friday, November 18, higher education leaders in the field of diversity, equity and inclusion gathered at QCC to speak at a workshop as part of QCC's Academic Affairs monthly onboarding series. The panel consisted of Clark University Vice President for Government & Community Affairs Joseph M. Corazzini, Bunker Hill Community College Associate Vice President, Chief Equity & Compliance Officer...

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  • Executive Director of DEI Kevin Lovaincy, Annawon Weeden and Director of Student Life Ashlee Givens
December 2022

Wampanoag Member Annawon Weeden Shares Thanksgiving History with QCC

On November 29, a member of the Wampanoag tribal community, Annawon Weeden, gave an engaging presentation on the history of Thanksgiving, as well as his perspective on indigenous identity.

Weeden was raised in Rhode Island, later settling down in Mashpee, MA, the home of his mother's Wampanoag Tribal community. He has also spent time at his father's Mashantucket ...

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  • OTA Students Taylor Murphy and Nick Depasquale
  • OTA students Hannah Waldron and Steven Naranjo
December 2022

Food for the Poor Program at St. John’s Becomes Classroom for QCC Occupational Therapy Students

At Quinsigamond Community College, educating students transcends the traditional classroom setting for second-year students in the college’s Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program.

On Wednesday, December 7, 2022, OTA students took part in hands-on learning with members of Worcester’s unhoused community at St. John’s Food for the Poor Program, located at the St. Francis Xavier Center in...

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  • STEM Students of the Semester
December 2022

Deans Announce Fall STEM Students of the Semester

STEM Deans Betty Lauer (School of Business, Engineering & Technology) and Ben Benton (School of Mathematics and Science) have announced a new program designed to recognize the efforts and achievements of QCC STEM students. Through the “STEM Students of the Semester” program, up to six students will be selected by faculty in each of the STEM areas of Science, Technology...

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  • Coordinator of Future Focus Gilmarie Vongphakdy
  • QCC President Dr. Luis G. Pedraja
  • Housing Specialist & Human Rights Officer Ashley Woodland
December 2022

I Stand with Immigrants Workshops

On November 2, 2022, QCC recognized “I Stand with Immigrants Day of Action” alongside many other colleges and universities. This annual day of action, which is part of the I Am An Immigrant campaign (iamanimmigrant.com), celebrates immigrants' heritage and contributions to the nation. In recognition of “I Stand with Immigrants Day of Action,” the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion...

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  • All of the wreaths on display
  • Thannan Thuy, Katie Voss and Manager for Student Resources Bonnie Coleman
  • A group of "reindeer" at the PTK wreath making workshop
  • Director of Veteran Affairs Matthew Casaubon, Executive Director of DEI Kevin Lovaincy and Associate VP of Student Success Miche
  • Off-Site Administrator Jo-Ann Donahue and Program Manager Jackie Kaczowka
  • Michelle Sheehan's office door.
  • Dr. Deborah Gonzalez's office door.
  • Pam Riendeau's office door.
  • Kimberly May's office door.
  • QCC's police academy with Assistant Director of Athletics & Fitness Center Josh Cole
  • 240A and 246A
December 2022

Holiday Spirit at QCC

'Tis the season for decorating, baking, and giving with your friends, family, and co-workers!

  • The QCC Staff Development 2022 Virtual Holiday Dessert & Appetizer Recipe Swap eBook Collection will be compiled and shared with the college community soon and we can't wait to see what delicacies will be included this year.

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  • Ann Abreu Colon, Mark Francois, Daniel Pinto, Daniel Peristere, Paul Kearney, and Nicole Murchie
  • Lauren Young and Daniel Fuentes present at the luncheon
  • HRM Program Food Service Lab Site Supervisors Matthew Sullivan and Rebecca King
  • Daniel Pinto and Blake Laberge present at the luncheon
December 2022

QCC's HRM Program Holds a Farm-to-Table Luncheon

QCC's Hospitality and Restaurant Management program hosted a fabulous farm-to-table luncheon on Friday, November 4 at the Worcester Senior Center in celebration of a successful season of collaborative community gardening. QCC's HRM program has been teaming up with the Regional Environmental Council and the Worcester Senior Center to learn about and participate in a community garden through the REC...

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  • Multicultural Holiday Celebration
December 2022

Student Life Happenings

Inaugural Multicultural Holiday Celebration

Join Student Life & Leadership and the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in a celebration of holiday festivities from around the world. Members of the QCC community will be sharing various cultural holiday. If you are interested in hosting a table about a cultural holiday please fill out this ...

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  • Johnny Annan at the November 19 game against Bunker Hill Community College
  • Frederick Monette-Harris at the November 10 game against Northern Essex Community College
  • Sean Manning at the November 10 game against Northern Essex Community College
  • Alexander Duval at the November 17 game against Roxbury Community College
December 2022

Wyvern Sports Corner

Men's Basketball

This year's Men's Basketball team is tough and tenacious. They are currently 6-4, with the losses being highly competitive and many close games. Make a point of stopping by to cheer on the Wyverns to thier next victory!

  • Saturday, December 10, 2:00 p.m. vs. Gateway CC - New Haven, CT
  • Tuesday, December 13, 8:00 p.m. vs. Holyoke CC - Holyoke, MA ...
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  • A full sky view from the morning of the total lunar eclipse
  • Different phases of the total lunar eclipse
  • A beautiful shot of the "blood moon" during the total lunar eclipse
  • A close up of the moon during the total lunar eclipse
December 2022

QCC Enrollment Counselor Captures Images of Lunar Eclipse

Enrollment Counselor Brandon Won spent the early morning of November 8 photographing the total lunar eclipse using his cell phone and a telescope from QCC's library. Brandon was kind enough to share his photos with the Wyvern Guardian.

The eclipse began around 3:00 a.m. with spectacular views that Won was licky enough to capture.

"It was an...

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  • Geese crossing
December 2022

Geese Have a Honking Good Time Each Year at QCC

You may have noticed a new sign at the front entrance to the West Boylston Street campus. Students, faculty and staff aren't the only ones walking around campus!

In the fall, hundreds of students flock to Quinsigamond Community College’s main campus to begin another semester of learning. However, the college also has another group that flocks to the campus –  Canada (more often known...

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December 2022

In the News

November, 2022

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December 2022

QCC Welcomes New Staff

On November 7, 2022, Administrative Services welcomed Brian Bandalewicz as Systems Administrator. Brian brings several years of experience. Most recently, he was Interim Microsoft Systems Administrator here at QCC. Brian has earned an Associate Degree in Science from QCC.

Please join us in welcoming Brian to his new role at QCC.

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