QVCC Awarded Healthy Campus Grant Addressing Opiod Education and Awareness

Quinebaug Valley Community College has been awarded a $10,000 grant from the Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative (CHCI); funded by the Connecticut Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS), with the support of the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA).  The overall purpose of the grant is to create an opioid education and awareness program.

Ct healthy campus logo With this grant, QVCC has the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of our students, their families and the community.  The idea to purse a grant developed from a small group of staff whom came together to discuss how to provide Narcan training to students at the College. From this idea and with research, the CHCI grant surfaced and the task force generated ideas for an entire program.  The award will support  our mission to not only reduce opioid- related overdose deaths, but to also reduce stigma and provide resources through education, campus campaigns, training, and a panel presentation.

The current task force members are Satina Salce, Katie Gregory, Jenn Hyatt and Paul Martland.

THE QVCC FOUNDATION DELIVERS ON FUNDRAISING GOALS

 

DANIELSON, CT —  The Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation, once again, has raised the bar in their fundraising efforts to ensure that the residents of Northeast Connecticut have access to an affordable higher education.  Events this fall will raise $120,000 to support a debt-free education.

2018 golf tournamentThe 26th Annual Golf Tournament was held on Wednesday, September 19, at Connecticut National Country Club, Putnam, CT.  Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and players, the Foundation raised $70,000 at this year’s outing.  First Place Team, with a score of 56, included Brendan, Jared and Michael Meehan, and Ryan Salvas.

The fifth Annual Tackle the Trail,TM 20 mile chipped time race will take place on Saturday, October 20 from Pomfret, CT to Willimantic, CT. The race is open to individuals and teams with a registration cut-off date of October 10th.  Runners have registered from across all New England states.  The 2017 race winners included first place male John Xeller, 2:11:16 and first place female Amanda Rossolimo, 2:21:39, which was a course record. More than 300 runners are expected and the event will raise $50,000.

Proceeds from both events enable a debt-free education at QVCC. A special thanks to all the gracious sponsors for both events. Registration and race details can be found at www.qvcc.edu/tacklethetrail . Questions regarding the race should be directed to Race Director, Monique Wolanin,  860.932.4174.

2017 tackle the trail studentsThe QVCC Foundation Mission is to raise funds so all residents of northeast Connecticut have the opportunity to attend QVCC regardless of income and to support educational excellence, technological advancement, and professional development at the College. The Foundation also serves as the Regional Advisory Council to the College.

Released October 4, 2018

 

Eastern Connecticut State Art Faculty Exhibit

ECSU Art Faculty ExhibitionOpening Reception will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 5 – 7 p.m.  The exhibit will run from October 8 – November 1, 2018.  Artists include:

Painting and Drawing

  • Andy Jones
  • Qimin Liu
  • Afarin Rahmanifar

Digital Art and Design

  • Terry Lennox
  • Tao Chen
  • Lora Lee

Sculpture

  • Robert Greene

Printmaking

  • Simonette Quamina

Art History

  • Gail Gelburd

Additional information about the artists

Released October 3, 2018

QVCC Hosts World Mental Health Day Activities on October 10, 2018

The College will be hosting a full day of training and events on World Mental Health Day, Wednesday, October 10.

The World Federation for Mental Health is focusing the 2018 WMHDAY campaign on Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World.  They are bringing attention to the issues our youth and young adults are facing in our world today and begin the conversation around what they need in order to grow up healthy, happy and resilient.

QVCC events include:

  • Mental health tips stations and screenings from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
  • QPR (Question, Persuade and Refer) Training. This training provides steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Two trainings for students will be available from Noon – 1 p.m. and 6 – 7 p.m. RSVP is required to Satina Salce, 860.932.4299.
  •  Pizza with the President, beginning at 5 p.m.  Satina Salce, QVCC Counselor and QVCC President Dr. Carlee Drummer will have a discussion in the Fireside Lounge.  There will be a short mental health video, discussion on Stomping out the Stigma of Mental Health, handouts and giveaways.

For additional information, contact Satina Salce, 860.932.4299

Released October 3, 2018