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As a graduate of QCC, there are several ways that you can remain involved in the life of QCC. You may want to participate in the active programs of our Alumni Association, become a mentor for a QCC student, or volunteer or attend various events held throughout the year. You may also choose to become a donor. Your financial support and advocacy of student scholarships, teaching and research are crucial to the future of QCC.


Alumni News

QCC Community Gets Crafty with Second Holiday Market

The halls were decked and spirits were high as Quinsigamond Community College hosted its second annual Holiday Market, which brought together faculty, staff, students and alumni to share their creativity and celebrate the festive season.

Booths overflowed with unique creations, showcasing the diverse talents of the QCC community. From handmade jewelry and fine art to festive knitwear and ...

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Alumni Experts Join Forces for the Interactive Media Advisory Committee

In a fitting celebration for the 30th anniversary of QCC's Applied Arts program, the Interactive Media 2023-2024 Advisory Committee recently met for its first in-person meeting to discuss current trends in the dynamic world of design. The committee is made up of 13 professionals who graduated from QCC with a degree in Interactive Media (or the former Applied Arts program) and went on to...

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Occupational Therapy Alum Expresses Gratitude to QCC

QCC's Occupational Therapy Assistant program got a special visit last month from Dr. Said Nafai, who has been referred to by some as the "father of occupational therapy in Morocco."

Nafai was born and raised in Morocco and started at QCC in the ESL program. With the encouragement of his family, he enrolled in the Occupational Therapy Assistant program, received his...

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Alum Hits Stride With Research Position

QCC alumna T'Leah McQuade spoke to the QCC community on Monday, March 20 about her educational and professional journey into the world of clinical research. McQuade graduated from QCC in 2022 with an associate degree in liberal arts. She had a strong interest in psychology, serving as treasurer for the Psi Beta Honor Society and the Psychology Club. Currently, she is...

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AlumNight Out: Networking for Alumni Business Owners

The Office of External Affairs held its inaugural AlumNight Out event on Wednesday, September 28. QCC alumni who own businesses enjoyed a night of networking, food, and music at Nuestra restaurant in Worcester. Director of Community Bridges Dr. Déborah González, planned the event as a way to continue supporting QCC alumni, build community,...

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QCC Alum Found Community College a Springboard for Public Service

Will Ramsdell started his higher education journey at Quinsigamond Community College and has been on an upward trajectory ever since. Mr. Ramsdell is currently the Deputy Legislative Director at the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security, part of the Executive Branch of the Massachusetts state government. 

Mr. Ramsdell grew up in Sturbridge, MA and went to Tantastqua High School....

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QCC Alumna Entrepreneur Makes It Hard to Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

We would never encourage anyone to break their New Year’s resolution of healthy eating, but if you do need a cheat day we have found the perfect place to do it: Doughnut Homies, the handmade doughnut shop run by QCC alumna Hayleigh Noél. Housed in the Worcester Public Market, these specialty doughnuts come in creative flavors such as strawberry shortcake and choco de leche. ...

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Rising Above The Odds – QCC Alumna is in Full Bloom

QCC alumna Tiana Diaz knows firsthand what it’s like to be down on your luck and feel like there is nowhere to turn for help. A series of bad circumstances and bad choices had led her to a dark place and one that she was unsure she could rise above. For some, being told you are not good enough, you won’t amount to anything would keep many people down...but not Tiana Diaz.

Today the...

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QCC Welcomes Back Alumna as Senior Development Director

Life has come full circle for Quinsigamond Community College Alumna Felicia Riffelmacher. Ms. Riffelmacher recently came back to her alma mater as QCC’s Senior Development Director.

“We are excited to welcome Felicia back to QCC. As a former student, she brings an energy and passion to this role that is unique and inspiring,” said QCC President Luis G....

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Service to Others is a Career Goal for QCC Alumna

Service before self seems to be the mantra for alumna Felicia Agbanyo, of Gardner. Ms. Agbanyo graduated from Quinsigamond Community College with an Associate Degree of Liberal Arts, Psychology Option in 2020, and today is attending William James College, a graduate school of psychology located in Newton.

She was recently named a 2020-2021 Child and Adolescent Mental Health Initiative (...

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