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October 2023
  • Mariana Atencio
October 2023

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

From September 15 to October 15, we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month, which honors the cultures and contributions of Hispanic and Latin American communities. 

In recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, on Thursday, October 19 the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will host an event with keynote speaker Mariana Atencio and a panel discussion with area Latine leaders.


  • Coordinator of the Future Focus Program Gilmarie Vongphakdy (right) with a student
October 2023

Future Focus Program Receives $675K in Transition to College Funding

Quinsigamond Community College was awarded $675,000 in Transition to College funding from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The funding covers a three-year period and will go towards QCC’s Future Focus program, which supports adult learners from adult basic education programs.

“This funding is so phenomenal,” said the Coordinator of the Future Focus...

  • Dr. Felipe Agudelo presented at QCC on September 27 for the Sankofa Lecture Series.
October 2023

Sankofa Series Starts Semester by Tackling Racial Discourse in Social Media

What language has to be used to be considered hate speech on social media? Are there "bad" and "good" expressions of racism? These are some of the questions that were posed in Dr. Felipe Agudelo's presentation Social Media and the Construction of Racial Discourse as part of QCC's Sankofa Lecture Series, sponsored by the Diversity Caucus. 

Agudelo, ...

  • Dean of Institutional Research and Planning Ingrid Skadberg on a Fulbright Scholarship to India
  • Dancers at the Indraprastha College for Women
  • IIT Madras, Innovation Center
  • Jindal University Library (left) and Delhi Street
October 2023

Dean of Institutional Research and Planning Travels to India on Fulbright Scholarship

In March of 2023, Dean of Institutional Research Planning Ingrid Skadberg represented QCC on a Fulbright scholarship that took her halfway across the world to India. The Fulbright Scholarship program, started in 1945 to establish goodwill through the exchange of students, is the largest educational scholarship program in the world. Additionally, India has one of the largest...

  • Samuel Fuller Film Series
October 2023

Scholar in Residence Brings Sam Fuller Film Series to QCC

This year's scholar-in-residence, Professor of English Mark Bates, is bringing film front and center with a series focused on director and screenwriter Samuel Fuller. The series will run throughout the 2023/2024 academic year and include a selection of films produced, written and directed by the Worcester-raised filmmaker.

Fuller's work, which spans six decades, is an...

  • Staff Development Conference
October 2023

Share Your Knowledge at the Staff Development Conference

In today's rapidly changing world, professional development for higher education professionals is more important than ever before. In an effort to foster professional growth and knowledge sharing within our community, the Staff Development Committee has announced an upcoming Staff Development Conference on Friday, October 27. 

The Staff Development Committee wants to bring...

  • Director of Community Engagement Sean Harris (right) with Joseph Corazzini from Clark University
  • Director of Mentoring and Special Programs Kalan Lewis
October 2023

Director of Community Engagement Receives BIPOC Community Leader Award

Director of Community Engagement Sean Harris recently received the BIPOC Community Leader Award at the Diverse Professional Roundtable - Recognition and Networking Event. The BIPOC Community Leader Award recognizes Central Massachusetts business and community leaders who have successfully demonstrated leadership qualities with distinction in their careers or commitment to support the...

  • QCC is ready to celebrate STEM Week which falls on the third week in October.
October 2023

STEM Week Events

Get ready for STEM Week, an annual event in which Massachusetts highlights the importance of STEM education and promotes awareness of STEM to people of all backgrounds. QCC will be participating in several engaging events this year.


Autumn STEM Spectacle - Wednesday, October 18, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. - Quad

This event will highlight STEM manufacturing...

  • Student Life Happenings
  • Student Life's Halloween party of 2022 was a spooky success.
October 2023

Student Life Happenings

Downtown Halloween Bingo

Thursday, October 26, 2023

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Room 104D

Halloween Spooktacular (Bingo, Crafts, Costume Contest, Psychic Readers, Campus Trick-or-Treating, and more) 

Tuesday, October 31, 2023 

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Harrington Learning Center Rooms 109 A&B


  • QCC Staff and Faculty Book Swap
October 2023

QCC Faculty & Staff Book Swap

Do you like free books? Or want to give your books a new home?

Drop off gently used books or take some home with you during QCC Staff and Faculty Book Swap, sponsored by the Center for Academic Excellence Events Planning Committee.

The book swap will take place from Tuesday, October 10 - Friday, October 13 in 111 ALF. Acceptable items include novels, short story collections,...

  • Professor Lisa Connelly Cook with President Dr. Luis Pedraja
October 2023

Professor of History Becomes a Trivia Question

If you receive the Worcester Historical Museum's newsletter, you may have seen Professor of History/Political Science Lisa Connelly Cook was the answer to a recent trivia question!

The question was, "In 1995 she was taking women's history classes at Clark University and she had a question, 'This sounds like it might have been important. How come I never ...

  • Health and Wellness
October 2023

Health and Wellness Update

As we head into colder weather, don't forget to prioritize your health. Free COVID-19 tests are available at the website. Each household is eligible to receive up to four tests.

As a reminder, QCC's health guidelines can be found at

  • Center for Career & Transfer Services
October 2023

Career and Transfer Services Events

Make sure your students know about all the exciting activities for transfer options and employment opportunities.

Wednesday, October 11

  • Workforce Wednesdays – We welcome Emerson Hospital to the 1st floor of the HLC from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Kaleidoscope Family Solutions to the 2nd floor of the HLC from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. to explore...
  • QCC Safety Corner
October 2023

Safety Corner

We are pleased to announce that Step One of the Active Threat/Run, Fight, Hide program is well underway with many in the college community who have already participated. Those who have not been able to attend the Step One training are still able to do so.

The Step One program features a PowerPoint introduction to the Active Threat/Run, Fight, Hide program to begin building more awareness. This training is...

  • Generous donors at the QCC Blood Drive
October 2023

QCC Community Shows up for Blood Drive

The QCC Community went above and beyond for last month's blood drive to support the Rhode Island Blood Center. After the center recently announced a blood shortage, Director of Health and Wellness Heather Lukas put together the blood drive to support the emergency need. 

"A huge thank you to our whole community from the Health and Wellness Team. We knew...

  • QCC Women's Volleyball Team
  • QCC Women's Soccer
  • QCC Men's Soccer
October 2023

Wyvern Sports Corner

QCC Athletics is excited to welcome two new coaches, Corey Coleman and Aaron Schlesinger to the program.

Corey Coleman is the new Head Baseball Coach. Coach Coleman graduated from David Prouty High School in 2003 and went onto the College of Charleston in SC. He then came home to QCC, where he played one season and then served as an assistant coach for 2007...

October 2023

QCC Welcomes New Staff

On August 27, QCC welcomed Fatin Al Khaledi - Assistant Professor of Engineering & Technology - Academic Affairs. Fatin brings several years of experience. Most recently, she was an part-time Adjunct Instructor here at QCC. Fatin holds an Associate Degree in Biomedical Engineering from QCC, a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering...

October 2023

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