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Challenge Accepted

We've joined President Biden’s COVID-19 College Vaccination Challenge! Colleges across the country are being asked to commit to taking actions that will engage their college communities and encourage everyone to get vaccinated. Statistics show that a significant portion of the older population have been vaccinated; however, the younger generation is lagging behind. Colleges and universities offer a significant opportunity to reach that younger generation.

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Eliminating Student Debt at QCC

Quinsigamond Community College will use over $2.5 million of the institutional portion of the Federal Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds we received in May 2021, to erase college-held debt for students. The debt relief program is exclusively for students who were enrolled in credit degree or certificate programming during the start of the pandemic (March 13, 2020) through the end of the current Spring 2021 semester.

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Free Administrative Medical Professional Training program

Quinsigamond Community College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Center (WDCC) is offering a free, grant-funded Administrative Medical Professional Training program that will prepare students for a career as a medical administrative assistant. An in-person summer class is being offered June 28 – August 3, Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., with a maximum of 10 students accepted. Students must apply by the application deadline of June 14. Accepted students will be required to attend an orientation session.

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Olga Lopez-Hill Scholarship

If you are a current QCC student, we have a great opportunity for you!  We are now accepting applications for the Olga Lopez-Hill Scholarship.

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Aligning With Community Needs

Two peas in a pod…that’s what most people think of when they meet South High School students Milexie Evri and Shannen Jimenez. These seniors are virtually inseparable and are now preparing for their futures through the Early College Program at QCC. This is a program that allows high school students to take college courses for college credit at no cost, while simultaneously attending high school.

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Education Without Barriers

Imagine a place where the divisions of race, gender, and ethnicity are non-existent, a place where an equitable education and support is a right of all. QCC student Zuheyry Encarnacion (Class of ‘20) knows that place. Thanks to QCC’s Mentoring Program and her mentor, Dr. Natalie Anumba, a
forensic psychologist and assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Zuheyry found the support she needed to help her succeed.

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From The President

Dear Friends,

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Once In A Lifetime

QCC nursing students help make history and hope to change the trajectory of the COVID-19 pandemic. The students recently took part in the COVID-19 vaccination process for healthcare workers at UMass Memorial Medical Center’s COVID-19 vaccine clinic. This is not the first foray into nursing for most of these students, yet all say they have gained valuable lifelong skills they will take with them in their nursing careers.

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Hunger-Free Campus Coalition

Thirty-seven percent of public university students in Massachusetts experience food insecurity, according to a recent report by the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice, and the MA Department of Higher Education. This stark reality, combined with the opportunity at the federal and state level to tackle food access as a basic need on campus, led to the filing of comprehensive and visionary legislation titled, “An Act establishing the Massachusetts Hunger-Free Campus Initiative.”

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The Best Kept Secret In Higher Education

Did you know spending two years at QCC then transferring to a four-year college or university can save you a boatload of money? It’s true… tons of money. More and more students are finding one of the best ways to get a bachelor’s degree is by attending a community college, then transferring to a four-year college or university. Community college is one of the most affordable ways to get a higher education. Tuition and fees are the lowest around, plus there are no room and board costs to incur. To sweeten the pot a bit more, attend a community college like QCC and earn your associate degree then transfer to a four-year school and you can earn two degrees for the price of one! Sound good?

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