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June 2023
  • QCC Commencement Keynote Speaker Honorable Margaret R. Guzman
  • Dr. Luis Pedraja congratulating a student
  • Excited to get the diploma at QCC's 2023 commencement ceremony
  • Excited grads at QCC's 2023 commencement ceremony
  • Recipient of the Trustees' Citizen's Award Linda Cavaioli and Board Chair Alex Zequeira
  • Student musician Emilio Paquette Giambarella performing the national anthem
  • Former SGA Student President Hannah Rosenkrantz offering student greetings
  • Excited graduates at QCC's commencement ceremony
  • A proud family at QCC's commencement ceremony
  • Professor of History Benjamin Wendorf performed faculty greetings
  • Expertly decorated mortarboard caps
June 2023

QCC Holds 58th Commencement Ceremony

The Honorable Margaret R. Guzman was Quinsigamond Community College’s keynote speaker at its 2023 Commencement ceremony, held at the DCU Center in Worcester on May 19, 2023. Guzman, a native of Worcester, was appointed by President Joe Biden and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a Federal District Court Judge for the District of Massachusetts, sitting in the Worcester Federal Court, in 2023. During her keynote...

  • Shawn Harper delivers a motivational speech at the Day of Empowerment event.
  • Early College Worcester students in an epic rock-paper-scissors game.
  • Director of Educational Partnership and Early College Initiatives Christina Hebert and Director of ECW Dan St. Louis
  •  Shawn Harper speaks with Early College Worcester students
  • Coordinator of QCC's Human Services Program, Brenda Safford, with ECW students
June 2023

QCC and Early College Worcester Host Day of Empowerment

On Tuesday, May 31, Quinsigamond Community College and Early College Worcester hosted a Day of Empowerment for 200 Worcester high school students featuring former NFL player and motivational speaker Shawn Harper, along with workshops on goal setting and motivation.

Early College Worcester is a partnership involving Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester Public Schools and Worcester State University...

  • Executive Director of DEI Kevin Lovaincy leading a discussion
  • Executive Director of the Southeast Asian Coalition Tuyet Tran
  • Partner at Bowditch & Dewey LLP AiVi Nguyen
June 2023

Celebrating Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month

To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Month, the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion held a special event on May 23 that included impactful guest speakers, Asian cuisine and a partial screening of the documentary "Who Killed Vincent Chin" followed by an engaging discussion.

The guest speakers, AiVi Nguyen, partner at Bowditch & Dewey LLP (and 2019 QCC...

  • TRIO student and recent graduate Aragsan Ali
June 2023

Recent Graduate Supported by TRIO Program

Recent graduate and TRIO student Aragsan Ali has been busy. As a parenting student, a member of the Black Student Union, SHE Club and Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and last month, a QCC graduate who graduated with highest honors, she is an inspiration to many. In fall  2023, she will start at Worcester State University as a nursing and psychology student and said she...

  • QCC Retirees
  • Liz Hanlan receiving a gift from Dr. James Brown
  • Derek Thomas sharing memories of Dan McAuliffe
  • Deb LaFlash and Steve Marini give praise to Liz Hanlan
  • Martha Upton speaks about Joseph Adams
  • Betty Lauer expresses her appreciation for Ray Johnson
  • Dr. Pedraja congratulating the recently retired QCC employees
  • QCC's favorite band!
June 2023

QCC Sends Off 2023 Retirees

In the simple words of former QCC employee Dr. James Brown, "Quinsigamond Community College is a great institution. I should know I spent 50 years here."

Brown stopped by QCC on May 18 to attend the annual Retirement Recognition Reception where retiring employees are recognized for their hard work and commitment over the years. 

"This year we are excited to...

  • Recipients at the Pre-Apprentice Certificate ceremony
  • A student receiving their pre-apprentice certificate from Laura Lee and Kwesi Foster
  • From left: Kwesi Foster, Kathy Rentsch, Laura Lee and Mari Cooney
June 2023

Pre-Apprenticeship Certificate Ceremony

Last month, graduates from the Biomanufacturing Pre-Apprentice Certificate Program were awarded their certificates during a ceremony in the Harrington Learning Center.

There were 10 students enrolled in the program and all finished and received the Certificate of Completion as a Pre-Apprentice registered with the Division of Apprenticeship Standards through the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce...

  • David Schmidt, vice president of Trident Machine Tools, speaking to manufacturing students
  • Students receiving Haas CNC certificates with David Schmidt and Professor Lee Duerden (right).
  • Students receiving MassHire CNC certificates
  • Advanced manufacturing students with their final projects for the Spring semester
June 2023

Advanced Manufacturing Students Gaining Credentials

Last month, a large group of advanced manufacturing students received multiple Haas CNC certificates. The certificates indicated that the students have demonstrated the skills necessary to operate Haas CNC machines and can put these skills to use in a workplace setting.

"These are highly sought-after skills within the manufacturing community," said Professor/Coordinator of ...

  • April's Healthcare Career and Transfer Fair
  • April's Healthcare Career and Transfer Fair
June 2023

Career and Transfer Services Host Healthcare Job and Transfer Fair

On Thursday, April 27, Career & Transfer Services hosted a healthcare job and transfer fair at the Worcester Senior Center, which was well-attended. The fair included healthcare companies, as well as colleges and universities that offered students a wide range of options to consider as they complete their courses of study at QCC.

"I was very impressed with speaking to the...

  • Coordinator of Transfer/Articulation Beth Fullerton
June 2023

Transfer Counselor Recognized for Outstanding Work

The next time you see Coordinator of Transfer/Articulation Beth Fullerton be sure to congratulate her on receiving the New 2023 England Transfer Association Sarah Elizabeth Craine Distinguished Service Award!

Each year, only one person is awarded this honor by the New England Transfer Association, which recognizes a professional’s exceptional work and commitment...

  • From left: Michael Githure, Evensha Semerzier and Larissa Souza
  • From left: Naisha Estremer, Ogochukwu Precious Nwasolu and Wilfrid Fotso Tasse
  • From left: Deborah Hill, Ryan T and Rafael Cruz Carvajal
  • From left: Chloe Hatstat, Aaron Bishop and Valerie Girard
  • Stefany Ramirez and her mother
June 2023

STEM Stories: STEM Students of the Semester

In April 2023, QCC Deans Betty Lauer and Ben Benton announced that 48 QCC students were recognized as STEM Students of the Spring 2023 Semester. Below we feature profiles of the first group of these students, sharing why they were selected, and stories of their journeys on the road to achieving student success. Congratulations to all!


Evensha Semerzier...

  • QCC Safety Corner
June 2023

QCC Safety Corner

As a task force of the Core Safety Committee, QCC Campus Police, in a collaborative effort with Professor Michael Gromley, are working to enhance the current Run, Hide, Fight, active threat response plan.  

Throughout the summer the plan will be revised to bring a level of confidence to staff and faculty that will assist them through an Active Threat Event...

  • The 2023 men's basketball playoffs - Photo by Rich Small
  • The 2023 men's basketball playoffs - Photo by Rich Small
June 2023

Wyvern Sports Corner

Do you know any youths who are interested in sports and are looking for a fun way to send part of their summer? The Athletic Center is hosting two youth clinics this summer that will focus on building athletic skills and promoting a team atmosphere. 

Volleyball Clinic

  • July 24 - 27, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Ages 10+
  • Free for QCC students and $200...
June 2023

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June 2023

QCC Welcomes New Staff

On May 8, 2023 Academic Affairs welcomed Erin Roache as Director of the Children's School/Early Childhood Education Lab School. Erin brings to this position several years of experience. Most recently, she worked as Lead Teacher and Interim Director of the Children’s School/ Early Childhood Education Lab School here at QCC. Erin has earned a bachelor’s degree from Westfield State...