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QCC is proud of its alumni and pleased to share their stories and journeys.  Have a story? A journey to share? Or just want to update your information and stay in touch through mailings and emails? Contact us at alumni [at] qcc.mass.edu .

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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.

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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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QCC Alum Has Long Career Thanks to QCC

QCC Alumnus David Morrow was named the vice president of New York operations, for Callahan Construction Managers (Callahan), a full-service construction management company. In his new role, Mr. Morrow will lead Callahan’s developing tri-state market presence and will be responsible for working with new and existing clients in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and managing Callahan’...

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A Family Accident Inspires QCC/PTK Alumna to a Career in Nursing

Quinsigamond Community College students and alumni play a vital role in keeping our communities safe and our economy intact as guardian workers on the frontlines during the pandemic. Recently we spoke with a former QCC adjunct instructor and alumna, who is one of today's guardian workers.

As an adjunct psychology instructor at Quinsigamond Community College for the past 15-plus...

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Human Services Program Changes the Life of Alumnus

QCC alumnus Gordon Dupuis, of Southbridge, has a lot of experience in higher education. He has earned multiple college degrees, yet throughout his higher education what has resonated with him most was his experience as a human services student at Quinsigamond Community College.  

Despite having been enrolled in multiple colleges, he said QCC was the first college he attended...

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QCC Grad Has Seat at DHE Racial Equity Table Discussions

On September 10, QCC alumnus and new Foundation Board member Jorgo Gushi was part of the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education’s webinar, as the DHE and the Lumina Foundation announced a comprehensive new plan to achieve racial equity for students attending Massachusetts public colleges and universities. Others invited to the webinar included: Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley, Senator...

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QCC Students and Alumni Demonstrate the Meaning of Community

As COVID-19 became a household word and people in the region scrambled to remain safe, Quinsigamond Community College students and alumni were out on the frontlines taking care of others and keeping our communities’ essential businesses running. These are the unsung heroes who have quietly held a hand, given medical treatment, offered a kind word, and been there when our communities have needed them most.

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