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Brushing Up at Community College

They say a smile is worth a thousand words and students at Quinsigamond Community College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic, (main campus) are in total agreement. Since the doors opened in 1972 (updated in 1999), dental hygiene and dental assisting students have had the opportunity to administer affordable dental hygiene care to Worcester and the surrounding communities. It's proven to be an invaluable resource to students as well as those seeking lower cost alternatives for dental care.

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Veteran Fights to Fight Fire

Ever since he was a kid, Keith Anderson saw firsthand what it was like to be a fighter. Both of his parents were firefighters in the U.S. Air Force which allowed him to spend time in different fire houses as a youngster. The early experience stuck with him.

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A Bump In The Road Leads To An Amazing Future

Sometimes, just when you think you have your life figured out, something goes awry. That was the case for Josh Biernacki, a QCC graduate who had planned to join the Marines after high school. Today, the Marines are a distant memory and he's poised to begin the next chapter in his life as a high level technical recruiter for an IT consulting and recruiting firm in Boston.

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Dean's List & Merit List Fall 2018

Congratulations are in order for hundreds and hundreds of you. We know our students are intelligent, driven and determined, but this is impressive. A total of 556 students were named to the Dean’s List and 597 students were named to the Merit List.

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Student Earns a Semester's Worth of Credit After Navy Training

The first in his family to join the military, QCC student Kyle Nash has something to be proud of, and something to be happy about! A 2017 graduate of Auburn High School, he joined the Navy Reserves. After running drills in Boot Camp and and taking classes in Apprentice Technical School,

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A Taste of College

[Worcester Public Schools College Community Connection students stand with their instructor James Kett (center).]

Something you may not know about QCC is that we've been working with Worcester high school students for more than 15 years. We work with high school students in many ways, but our participation in the Worcester Public Schools College Community Connection Program gives them a taste of college, and a summer job! 

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Finding that Zen Place in the Garden

You were cut off in traffic on your way home from work after a stressful day. You finally get home to relax and you find an accident by your dog and a stack of bills by the front door….is it Friday yet?

Time to decompress! Go out and dig in the dirt! In fact, taking a moment to stop and smell the roses might just be good for your health. Studies have shown that gardening can help fight stress better than many other types of stress-reducing activities, not to mention it’s a great form of exercise!

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National Peanut Butter Cookie Day!

OK, so it might not exactly be 'baking weather' outside, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy a good peanut butter cookie... right? Whether you bake them up yourself, swing through your favorite bakery or grab a package off the grocery store shelf, National Peanut Butter Cookie Day is a good excuse to indulge.

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Healthcare Department Holds Several Pinning Ceremonies

 

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Co-op Program Allows Students and Companies to ‘Try Before They Buy’

Transitioning effectively from college to a career is crucial in the workplace. For some students, the ability to learn those skills in a cooperative education setting will give students a chance to work in their field, gain professional experience and allows them time to make meaningful adjustments to academic and career plans.

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