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Veteran News

Veteran Lights A Fire Under His Career at QCC

As a small child Keith Anderson saw firsthand what it was like to be a fighter. Both his mother and father had been firefighters in the U.S. Air Force and he was able to spend time in different fire houses as a youngster. The early experience stuck with him.

“I just had kind of a natural inclination to join fire service,” he said.

However, fire service would take a back...

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QCC Deemed Military Friendly School 

Quinsigamond Community College has received designation as a 2019-2020 Military Friendly ® School. The college has received this designation since 2014-2015.

Now in its 10th year, the Military Friendly® Schools list has come to set the standard for higher education institutions to provide the best opportunities for veterans and their spouses....

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Veterans Club Fundraising Drive Has A Sweet Ending

It all started out with a candy bar.

Over four years ago when the QCC Veterans Club was newly established and they were looking for fundraising ideas they decided to sell candy bars - Hebert candy bars. While the group sold most of the candy bars, there were still some left after the fundraising drive ended. Since it was Halloween time and QCC was hosting its annual trick-or-treating event at the college,...

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Supporting and Honoring Our Veterans

On the day of November 11, 1919, the 28th U.S. President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed an Armistice Day (today known as Veterans Day) to honor all American veterans who have served in the military of the United States. This year Veterans Day held an added significance as it was the centennial commemoration of the ending of World War I. QCC veterans, their families and friends proudly marched in Worcester’s annual...

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QCC’s Veterans Club Cleans Up At This Year’s Hygiene Drive

Quinsigamond Community College’s Veterans Club recently donated over 1,000 items to Veterans Inc. in Worcester, through its annual community-wide Hygiene Drive. The drive, in its fifth year at QCC, collects hygiene products for men and women that include bigger items such as towels and washcloths to hygiene staples for men and women. Veterans Inc. has various shelters for male and female veterans. All the...

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The Future is Bright for QCC Student Kyle Nash thanks to Credit for Prior Learning

As the first one in his family to join the military, QCC student Kyle Nash has a plan that he is working hard to make a reality. A naval reservist and 2017 graduate of Auburn High School, Mr. Nash began he educational career at Quinsigamond Community College this fall looking to earn his associate degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechatronics option, after spending his last year at the U.S...

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Veterans Club Hygiene Drive Underway

Quinsigamond Community College’s Veterans Club is once again sponsoring a hygiene drive to benefit Veterans Inc. shelters. From now through October 5 donations can be dropped off at 258A in the Administration Building on the main campus, and the main desk at QCC's downtown location on 25 Federal Street, Worcester. 

Items in need include:        ...

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QCC Recognizes Purple Heart Recipients

Last month a Purple Heart parking sign was installed at QCC Southbridge. Currently the college has over 200 students who are veterans, some of whom are Purple Heart recipients.

“Purple Heart recipients are folks who have served in the armed forces and were wounded in the war by the hands of our enemies. These folks now have a ‘special’ place specifically designated for them to park. It is our...

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Honoring Those Who Make a Difference at QCC

On May 9, family and friends came out to celebrate those students who have made exceptional achievements during their time at QCC. The Annual Honors and Awards Ceremony was held at Hebert Auditorium and recognized students for their high academic achievements, college and community involvement.

Students who were honored included those in the Honors Program; graduates who are Veterans; members of the honors...

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Presenting of the Colors by QCC’s Veterans Club

At the recent March 30 Railers game, QCC’s Veterans Club participated in the Color Guard and presented the colors during the National Anthem. 

They did a super job,” said QCC’s Director of Veteran Affairs, Paula Ogden.

The Veterans Club is one of the more active clubs on campus and has many events planned throughout the year.The Club is currently holding a Can...

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