QVCC Coming Events

Quinebaug Valley Community College has several coming events in November and December, which are open to the public:

Covid Vaccinations – Receive your 1st and 2nd doses, as well as boosters (Moderna, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson). Tuesdays 9 am – 1pm and Wednesdays 3 pm – 7 pm in the Fireside Lounge on the Danielson campus. No appointment needed. 742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT

Veterans Connection Photo Exhibit: Running until November 26 – The Veterans Connection photo exhibit began in the fall of 2014 to recognize and celebrate the QVCC faculty, staff, and community members who have served or have loved ones who have served in the United States military. Featured in the exhibit is a missing man table, also known as a fallen comrade table. This table is reserved to honor our brave and selfless American military members who have perished on the battlefield, those who have not been returned to us after being taken prisoner on foreign soil, and for those who went missing and have not found their way back home. The Veterans Connection photo exhibit, which is open to the public, will be running until Friday, November 26. Community members are invited and encouraged to visit.

November 16 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Tour & Information Session Spotlighting QVCC’s Careers in Healthcare – Learn about QVCC’s Healthcare Associate Degree and certificate programs, including Business Administration: Health Care Management, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technician, Pre-Nursing, Administrative Medical Office Skills, Phlebotomy, Health Career Pathways, and HIMT: Certified Coding Specialist.

November 17 @ 6 pm: QVCC Fall Open House – Have you always wanted to go to college? Are you looking for a new career or the right career for you? Do you need help figuring out your next steps? QVCC is the place to find yourself and your path. Attending Open House is the best way to discover why QVCC should be your choice for starting, continuing, or finishing your college education. By registering, you will have access to the Open House for a year! Open House includes an alumni & student panel, individual breakout sessions, and a student services informational panel. Register at qvcc.edu/openhouse.

November 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm: Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronics Automation Technician Tour & Information Session – Join the QVCC Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center Team at the Danielson campus to learn about our programs. You can tour our facilities, learn about internships, job placement for graduates, and hear about the demand locally, regionally, and statewide for the skills of our graduates from these programs. No RSVP is required. For more information, contact Sandy Gould at sgould@qvcc.edu.

November 24 @ 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Black Dog Bar & Grille: Annual Alumni Mixer – A fun night that brings QVCC alumni together to reconnect with one another and the college. We cordially invite alumni, faculty, and staff to come by and enjoy a drink, some food and conversation – a perfect pre-Thanksgiving celebration! RSVP at qvcc.edu/alumni-events. Contact Sarah Wolfburg, Director of Alumni Relations at swolfburg@qvcc.edu or (860) 932-4133 with any questions.

November 30: Giving Tuesday – After widely recognized shopping days, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday kicks off the charitable holiday season. Celebrated the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, this Giving Tuesday, the QVCC Foundation is asking YOU to give the gift of education and help support local students at QVCC. Give online at qvcc.edu/give-now on November 30, 2021. Your gift makes a difference in hundreds of local QVCC students’ lives!

December 4 and January 8 @ 10 am – 12 pm: QVCC Preview Day – Learn why QVCC is the best and most affordable start for a college education. Apply for free, tour campus, meet faculty and alumni, and learn about your options for paying for college (financial aid, scholarships, and PACT free tuition funding). Enjoy cider and donuts. Click here to register.

December 4 and January 8 @ 9 am – 1 pm: Enrollment Day – Advising will be available to help you build your winter or spring class schedule and register. Financial Aid will also be available for questions. Advanced reservation is required.

December 7: In-Person FAFSA Completion Event  Join us in-person for our 2022-2023 FAFSA Completion Event. If you are a recent high school graduate (under age 24) or high school senior, we strongly recommend your parents attend the workshop as well, as they will need to provide information and a digital signature to complete the process. Students and parents/guardians: please bring your 2020 tax returns and FSA ID, which can be created at studentaid.gov. If you did not file 2020 taxes, please bring your W2. This event will be offered at two different times to fit your busy schedule: 11:00 am – 12:30 pm or 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm. Please RSVP to choose your preferred time and location: forms.office.com/r/U1nhEbLkr1.

December 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Evening Advising and Registration (Danielson & Willimantic) – Get advised and get registered! Advisors will be available on both the Danielson and Willimantic campuses, as well as through phone and video options, to help build your winter or spring schedule and register for the courses you need.

December 7 @ 5:30 pm: Tour Tuesday – Take a tour of our main campus and see what QVCC can offer you! Tour the building and labs, meet with admissions, visit our library and learning center, and hear about services that can make you a successful student.

December 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Opening Exhibition for El Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead – The opening reception for the El Día de los Muertos/Day of the Dead exhibit will be held on December 7 at 5:30 pm in the SPIROL Art Gallery.

December 8 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm: FAFSA Completion Event (Remote) – Join us virtually for our 2022-2023 FAFSA Completion Event. If you are a recent high school graduate (under age 24) or high school senior, we strongly recommend your parents attend the workshop as well, as they will need to provide information and a digital signature to complete the process. Students and parents/guardians, please be prepared with your 2020 tax returns and FSA ID, which can be created at studentaid.gov. If you did not file 2020 taxes, please provide your W2. Please RSVP to choose your preferred time: forms.office.com/r/U1nhEbLkr1.

December 8 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Get Accepted, Advised, and Registered (Willimantic) – Receive in-person student support services from Admissions, Financial Aid, and Advising at QVCC’s Willimantic satellite location.

December 8 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Evening Advising and Registration (Danielson) – Get advised and get registered! Advisors will be available on the Danielson campus, as well as through phone and video options, to help build your winter or spring schedule and register for the courses you need.

 

QVCC Observes Veterans Day with Outdoor Celebration and Veterans Connection Photo Exhibit

DANIELSON – On Thursday, November 11, Quinebaug Valley Community College was graced with a beautiful November afternoon to host the annual Veterans Day Celebration outdoors in the Veterans Garden, located on the Danielson campus.

Over 400 bricks engraved with the names of local veterans lie in QVCC’s Veterans Garden, which was built in 2010 with the goal of providing a place where local veterans could be honored and remembered for their services to our country.

QVCC’s Veterans Day Celebration began with the National Anthem, performed by QVCC alumna Linda Colangelo, and the Pledge of Allegiance, led by Fred Ruhlemann of the Danielson Veteran Coffeehouse. QVCC CEO Dr. Karen Hynick provided a warm welcome, followed by comments from United States Congressman Joe Courtney and Connecticut State Representative Pat Boyd.

The celebration also included an original poem, written and recited by QVCC’s Veterans Services Coordinator Joel Niemann ’15, “A Soldier’s Prayer,” read by Sergeant 1st Class Melissa Collins of the Connecticut National Guard, and musical selections, including a Military Service Song medley and God Bless America, also performed by Linda Colangelo.

Following the outdoor celebration, guests were welcomed into the SPIROL Art Gallery for a viewing of the Veterans Connection photo exhibit. The Veterans Connection photo exhibit began in the fall of 2014 to recognize and celebrate the QVCC faculty, staff, and community members who have served or have loved ones who have served in the United States military.

Also featured in the exhibit is a missing man table, also known as a fallen comrade table. This table is reserved to honor our brave and selfless American military members who have perished on the battlefield, those who have not been returned to us after being taken prisoner on foreign soil, and for those who went missing and have not found their way back home.

The Veterans Connection photo exhibit, which is open to the public, will be running until Friday, November 26. Community members are invited and encouraged to visit.

“We’re so grateful that we could host our Veterans Day celebration in person this year,” said QVCC’s Veterans Services Coordinator Joel Niemann. “We had outstanding weather, excellent speakers, and an incredible photo exhibit. We couldn’t have asked for more to honor our veterans, locally and beyond.”

 

QVCC Coming Events

Quinebaug Valley Community College has a number of coming events in November and December.

  • Tuesday, November 2: Job Fair: Early Childhood Programs 11 – 1 pm –– Childcare Employers are Ready to Hire You! Looking for a job in childcare? Attend the Early Childhood Education Job Fair at the QVCC Danielson campus. Programs from Northeast Connecticut will be in attendance. Bring your resume and be prepared to meet with potential employers. This event is open to the public. Attendees must wear a mask while indoors on campus. Contact: Cindy Shirshac (cshirshac@qvcc.edu, 860.932.4150).
  • Wednesday, November 3: 
    • PACT Day – Pledge to Advance Connecticut – FREE Tuition Program 9 – 5 pm –– If you are a first-time college student, Connecticut high school graduate, and resident – OF ANY AGE – you meet three of the qualifications for the State of Connecticut FREE tuition program! Learn more about how to qualify for PACT. Schedule an appointment to see if you qualify for the state of CT FREE education! Admissions and Financial Aid staff will be on hand to answer questions.
    • Financial Aid & PACT Information Session 3:00 pm. Danielson campus room 127 The QVCC Financial Aid Department is hosting an information session. Learn more about the FAFSA application process and PACT eligibility.
  • Saturday, November 13:
    • QVCC Preview Day– 10 am – Noon –– Join the admissions staff at the Danielson campus for tours, apply on-the-spot for FREE; learn about paying for college and FREE tuition; view the art show. Advanced registration is requested. Contact: Amanda Giles (agiles@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4217).
    • QVCC Enrollment Day – Register for Winter or Spring – 9 am – 1 pm –– Schedule an on-campus or virtual appointment to meet with an academic advisor.
  • Tuesday, November 16: Tour & Information Session Spotlighting QVCC’s Careers in Healthcare. 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm –– Learn about QVCC’s Healthcare Associate Degree and certificate programs, including Business Administration: Health Care Management, Medical Assisting, Medical Laboratory Technician and Pre-Nursing. Administrative Medical Office Skills, Phlebotomy, Health Career Pathways, HIMT: Certified Coding Specialist Contact: Sarah Hendrick (shendrick@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4096).
  • Wednesday, November 17: QVCC Fall Open House 6 – 8 pm –– Have you always wanted to go to college? Are you looking for a new career or the right career for you? Do you need help figuring out your next steps? QVCC is the place to find yourself and your path. Attending Open House is the best way to discover why QVCC should be your choice for starting, continuing, or finishing your college education. By registering, you will have access to the Open House for a year! Open House includes an Alumni & Student Panel, Program Breakout Sessions, and a Student Services Informational Panel. Contact: Sarah Hendrick (shendrick@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4096).
  • Thursday, November 18: Advanced Manufacturing & Mechatronics Automation Technician Tour & Information Session 5:30 – 7:30 pm –– Join the QVCC Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center Team at the Danielson campus to learn about our programs. You can tour our facilities, learn about internships and job placement for graduates, and hear about the demand locally, regionally, and statewide for the skills of our graduates from these programs. No RSVP required. Contact: Sandy Gould (sgould@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4178).
  • Saturday, December 4: QVCC Preview Day 10 am – Noon –– Join the admissions staff at the Danielson campus for tours, apply on-the-spot for FREE; learn about paying for college and FREE tuition; view the art show. Advanced registration is requested. Contact: Amanda Giles (agiles@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4217).
  • Tuesday, December 7: Tour Tuesday 5:30 – 7:30 pm –– Take a tour of our main campus and see what QVCC can offer YOU! Tour the building and labs, meet with admissions, visit our library and learning center, hear about services that can make you a successful student. Not a student yet? Apply to QVCC today! It is always FREE to apply! Contact: Sarah Hendrick (shendrick@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4096).

QVCC CELEBRATED 50 YEARS ON OCTOBER 21st, 2021

Five Champions of QVCC Celebrated

Five Champions of QVCC
Five Champions – Lynn Pasquerella, Monique Wolanin, Joy Chartier, Gary Osbrey, Karen Osbrey, Denise Walsh

Quinebaug Valley Community College celebrated fifty years of serving the communities of Northeast Connecticut on Thursday, October 21, 2021. Following campus COVID-19 protocols, more than 130 faculty, staff, emeritus faculty and staff, and community members were able to gather for this special occasion.

The evening featured remarks from Governor Ned Lamont, Terrence Cheng – President CT State Colleges and Universities, Robert Steinmetz – Regional President, CT Community Colleges, Diane Williams – QVCC President Emeritus, and Karen Hynick QVCC CEO.  State Senator Mae Flexer and State Representative Pat Boyd presented a Connecticut State Legislature Proclamation to QVCC commemorating 50 years of service to Northeast CT.

The highlight of the event included the recognition of “Five Champions of QVCC”. The Five Champions were selected from more than 30 nominations. Whether in a classroom setting, in a student support role, in a peer role or as a community member, champions advocate for our students, and the college’s mission. They tirelessly work for the betterment of our institution and have helped us to be a model for the state of Connecticut and beyond. Whether their presence was felt fifty years ago or today, they made impact on the history of the college.

The Five Champions:

  • Joy Chartier ‘78 – Joy is not only a graduate but former QVCC employee. She was known as the backbone of QVCC and many said that if no one in administration was around Joy could run the College. Joy worked at QVCC in Student Services and served on the QVCC Foundation, where she is a Foundation Member Emeritus.
  • Gary and Karen Osbrey – Gary and Karen are the owners of WINY Radio in Putnam, CT. They work tirelessly as advocates for the communities in Northeast Connecticut. There is rarely an event in the region that the Osbrey’s are not in attendance or participating in some fashion. As a friend of the College, they provide a free monthly spot on the GaryO morning show for the Foundation, provide live broadcasts during campus events, and always promote the College, students, and faculty and staff. Karen is the longest serving member of the QVCC Foundation and former QVCC Foundation President.
  • Lynn Pasquerella ’78 – Lynn was a first-generation college student at QVCC.  Encouragement by faculty members pushed her to further her education and she attended Mount Holyoke College.  She received a full fellowship at Brown University where she earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy in 1985. Lynn has spent her career in higher education serving in roles at the University of Rhode Island, University of Hartford, president of Mount Holyoke, and currently is the President of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Lynn has never forgotten QVCC and the foundation the college provided for her. With her husband, they endowed a scholarship with the QVCC Foundation benefiting students pursuing Liberal Arts & Sciences.
  • Denise Walsh ’90 – Denise is a Professor of Mathematics at QVCC. She served as the Faculty Representative to the QVCC Foundation for many years, volunteers at Foundation events, and is the department chair of Mathematics. Denise works tirelessly with students and is seen year-round on the campus. Former student Sean Gilmartin nominated Denise. He noted the impact she had on him with demystifying math and after accepting a high school teaching position, she was the first person he called for advice.
  • Monique Wolanin – Monique has served at the Director of Institutional Advancement for thirteen years and is known as the face of the College in the community. Since she has taken the reigns of the Foundation, the Foundation has grown to be one of the largest Foundations of the Twelve Community Colleges in the state. She has introduced new learning opportunities and fundraising events for the community including Perspectives and Visions in Leadership speaker series, The QVCC Spelling Bee, and Tackle the Trail™. Monique has served on numerous boards in Northeast Connecticut including the Hale YMCA Youth and Family Center, Day Kimball Women’s Board, and the Performing Arts of Northeast Connecticut.

50TH ANNIVERSARY IMAGES

Pres. Steinmetz, Terence Cheng, CEO Hynick
Capital East Regional President Rob Steinmetz, President of CSCU Terence Cheng & QVCC CEO Karen Hynick

Released: October 25, 2021

TimelyCare Telehealth for Students

QVCC is excited to share that the Connecticut State Community Colleges TimelyCare services are now LIVE and ready to use!

What is TimelyCare? It provides access to 24/7 medical and mental health support for all Connecticut State Community Colleges students.

Students can now sign-up/register an account and begin seeing providers by downloading the TimelyCare mobile app. They can also visit the TimelyCare website for more information on the services: www.timelycare.com/ctstate.

 

Tackle the Trail™ announce New Inaugural Race Event – TackleJR

The QVCC Foundation, The Hale Foundation, The Hale YMCA Youth and Family Center, and NOW announce TackleJR

TackleJRThe QVCC Foundation is pleased to announce TackleJR, a race for youth, aged 2 -12 years old. The race will be held the same day as Tackle the Trail™ on Saturday, October 16, starting at 9 a.m. at the Putnam Lions Memorial Dog Park, 16 Kennedy Dr in Putnam, CT.

Thanks to TackleJR sponsor Betty Hale and The Newell D. Hale Foundation the race will take place on a short portion along the river trail and on the Tackle the Trail™ course including finishing at the Hale YMCA Youth and Family Center (Hale YMCA) in Putnam.  Runners will receive official race medals, and enjoy cider and donuts thanks to Lapsley Orchard and the Bakers Dozen.

TackleJR sponsor, Betty Hale, said, “Tackle the Trail™ assists students in reaching their goal at QVCC by graduating from College with little to no debt, and is a healthy event for the community. TackleJR will now provide the opportunity for all ages to participate in this day.”

Monique Wolanin shared, “A heartfelt thanks to the Hale Family for their commitment to providing healthy, fun experiences to children and adults in Northeast Connecticut. NOW, The Hale YMCA, and The QVCC Foundation are excited to be able to offer this amazing free opportunity to kids. As a passionate advocate for getting people of all ages to get put down their screens, get outside, and get moving, I hope that families will make TackleJR their destination on October 16th, and that many of these children will one day run the entire course!

NOW Executive Director, Tayler Shea, commented, “NOW is thrilled to participate in Tackle the Trail by hosting TackleJR for the first time. Our organization’s mission is youth wellness, and the past two years have presented unique challenges to keep children engaged in healthy activities. With the cooler weather setting in, it is important to teach children not to fall into unhealthy habits, Tackle Junior is the perfect opportunity to do so.” NOW’s mission is to promote whole body wellness by providing the accessibility of health through youth sports scholarships, free wellness clinics, and nutrition education.

REGISTER NOW  for TackleJR

Tackle the Trail™ is a trail race through Northeast Connecticut for marathoners, half-marathoners, and relay teams.  Runners enjoy the quiet solitude of nature with bursts of energetic and supportive fans throughout this point-to-point race. Just 45 minutes from Providence and 1 hour from Boston, Tackle the Trail, a unique race in an amazing place! your gateway to trail racing in New England. (take out) Tackle is always the third Saturday in October and benefits students attending Quinebaug Valley Community College. Learn more about Tackle the Trail™ 

Care 4 Kids Expansion

Earlier this year, Governor Lamont announced a major expansion of the Care 4 Kids program, which, among other actions, made financial assistance available to help with the cost of child care for students.

Students at any CSCU institution pursuing any kind of credential from a noncredit certificate to a bachelor’s degree may be eligible for these benefits. That includes Quinebaug Valley Community College.

How to take part:

Visit the Care 4 Kids website: (ctcare4kids.com)

  • Check to see if you are eligible
  • Use the income guidelines table to find out if your family income meets Care 4 Kids requirements (eligibility at application has now increased to 60% of State Median Income for a limited time)

Apply for Care 4 Kids

  • If you are eligible, a certificate will be issued to you and your child care provider that specifies the amount Care 4 Kids will pay and any family fees you are responsible for

Find a child care program that works for you

  • Families have 30 days to select a child care provider after applying and being found eligible
  • These provider types can provide care (child care centers, family child care homes, after school programs, relative child care)
  • Visit 211childcare.org for help finding a provider (211childcare.org)

If you are eligible, Care 4 Kids will pay for child care costs during your work, school, or training time, plus travel time. Families will be responsible to pay their child care provider any costs not covered by Care 4 Kids.

For more information, including FAQs, please visit ctcare4kids.com or call Care 4 Kids at (888) 214-5437.

 

QVCC Foundation Raises $62,000 at the 29th Annual Golf Tournament

$62,000 Raised to Support Low-Cost Education

The QVCC Foundation hosted its 29th annual Golf Tournament on September 15, 2021 at Connecticut National Country Club in Putnam, CT. The Foundation puts on this yearly event to help local students pursue their dreams of higher education attainment at QVCC. Thanks to the generosity of our sponsors and players, the Foundation raised $62,000 at this year’s outing.

Tournament Results

  • First Place Team, score of 56 – Kevin Cole, Brendan Meehan, Aaron Vargas, Greg Kosma
  •  Second Place, score of 58 – Trevor Cardinal, Mark Lowell, Jeremy Hendrickson, Andre Lavoie
  •  Third Place, score of 59 – Vinnie Carminati, Jake Merritt, Bob Willis, Dave Fundin
  • Middle of the Pack – MJ Burke, Jack Burke, Dave Mulford, Kathy Mulford

Closest to the Pin

  • Hole 7– Chad Gemmill
  • Hole 9– Rich Zajkowski
  • Longest Drive Female – Kristen Willis
  •  Longest Drive Male – Trevor Cardinal
  • Skins – Eagle #6 Roger Noll, Sean Vigue, Pat Kozelka, Jon Cote

Special thanks to our sponsors for allowing us to continue support of QVCC students!  For additional information about the QVCC Foundation or donating to the Foundation, contact Monique Wolanin, mwolanin@qvcc.edu or 860.932.4174

PLATINUM SPONSORS:

  • bankHOMETOWN
  • Foster Corporation
  • Putnam Plastics
  • Westview Sports Medicine & Aquatic Center

GOLD SPONSORS:

  • Archambault Insurance
  • Baker’s Dozen
  • Berkshire Bank
  • Byrnes Insurance Agency
  • Cargill Chevrolet
  • Cerreto & Associates
  • Gerardi Insurance Associates
  • Jewett City Savings Bank
  • Joseph & Dawn Adiletta, Foundation President
  • Joe Markley, Foundation Member
  • Levine Distributors
  • Luminant – Lake Road Generating
  • Northeast CT Dental Associates
  • NorthStar Home Loans
  • Sandhill Investment
  • Sarantopoulos & Sarantopoulos
  • Spirol International
  • Weiss, Hale & Zahansky Strategic Wealth Advisors
  • Zip’s Diner

SILVER SPONSORS:

  • Brunet & Company
  • Jack & Mary Jane Burke
  • Centreville Bank
  • Day Kimball Healthcare
  • P3 Technologies
  • Rawson Materials
  • Sarantopoulos & Sarantopoulos
  • WIN Waste Innovations

HOLE SPONSORS:

  • A.C. Glass
  • Stephen Adams
  • Bachand, Longo & Higgins
  • Bill’s Bedding & Furniture
  • Brunet & Company
  • Borner, Smith, Aleman, Herzog & Cerrone
  • Bob Brex
  • Bob & Karen Hynick, QVCC CEO
  • Chase Graphics
  • Christopher Heights
  • Copeland Builders
  • Creamery Brook Village
  • David & Joy `78 Chartier
  • Danielson Surplus
  • Demers Enterprises
  • Desmarais & Sons
  • Dianne & Charley Williams
  • Drock Trucking
  • ERW
  • George & Pam Brown, Foundation Member
  • Fire Alarm Specialists
  • Fluid Coating Technologies
  • Fort Hill Farms
  • Giant Pizza
  • Inn at Woodstock Hill
  • Jay Sinha
  • Jim’s Upholstery
  • John & Darlene Miller
  • Johnny’s Pizza
  • Killingly Fences
  • King & Larkin
  • LaFramboise Well Drilling
  • Mike Smith Transmissions
  • NECT Healthcare Credit Union
  • Northeast Flooring & Kitchens
  • P3 Technologies
  • Page’s Tree Service
  • Paquette Electric
  • Parent Sanitation
  • Peter Deary, Foundation Member & Kim Lane
  • Pizza 101
  • Pomfret Wine & Spirits
  • Putnam Vision Center
  • Precision Collision
  • QVCC Alumni Association
  • QVCC Maintenance
  • Rene & Lynne Comtois, Foundation Member
  • Diana Rose, Foundation Member
  • Rocky & Jodie Wagner, Foundation Member
  • Sierra Nevada,
  • Signature Limousine
  • Steve Bousquet’s Appliance & TV
  • Steve LaPointe
  • Stifel/Graffam Family
  • Stomping Ground
  • Susan Harrod & Dan Donahue
  • Temporaries of New England
  • Tri-State Rehab & Sports Center
  • Truly Hard Seltzer
  • Andrea Truppa, Attorney
  • Vanilla Bean Cafe
  • Wealthcare Investments
  • Weiss, Stamper & Gadbois
  • Westminster Tool
  • White Claw Hard Seltzer
  • Wile Hyundai
  • WINY
  • Bruce & Monique Wolanin
  • Woodstock Building Associates

In Kind Donors:

  • Steve Bousquet’s Appliance & TV
  • Charlie Pious – UNICORR Nutmeg Container
  • Danielson Surplus Sales
  • Don Musial – WIN Waste Innovation
  • Friendly Spirits
  • Putnam Ford

Released: September 27, 2021

QVCC’s 50th Anniversary to be Celebrated on October 21, 2021

On September 27th, 1971, Quinebaug Valley Community College began offering classes at Harvard H. Ellis Technical School and Killingly High School prior to the construction of a campus at the 742 Upper Maple Street location in 1983. QVCC invites the community to celebrate 50 years of serving the communities of Northeast Connecticut on Thursday, October 21, 2021 beginning at 4:30 p.m. at our Danielson location.

In recognition of this monumental event, the College is seeking nominations for “Five Champions of QVCC”. Whether in a classroom setting, in a student support role, in a peer role or as a community member, champions advocate for our students and the college’s mission. Whether their presence was felt fifty years ago or today, they made impact on the history of the college. Nominations must be submitted online by Wednesday, September 29th for consideration.

NOMINATION APPLICATION

Program

  • 4:30 – 5:30 Cocktail Hour
  • 5:30 – 6: 30 Celebratory Ceremony including comments from QVCC President Emeritus Dianne E. Williams, Regional President Robert Steinmetz, QVCC CEO Karen Hynick, and the President of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities Terence Cheng
    • Recognition of the Five Champions of QVCC
  • 6:30 – 7:30 Memories & Mingle

The College’s COVID-19 policies on masking and social distancing will be in effect. In the event we are unable to host the celebration on October 21, we will postpone until Thursday, April 14, 2022

RSVP is required. Please respond by October 7th, 2021, to Jennifer Green,  or 860.932.4140

Constitution Day

September 17th is

Constitution Day

At 233 years old, the United States Constitution is

the world’s longest-surviving written charter of government.

In honor of the day delegates to the Constitutional Convention signed this document in 1787, Constitution Day serves as an opportunity for public schools and government offices to promote a better understanding of our country’s Constitution.

Test your knowledge on Constitution Facts!

Why Celebrate Constitution Day

Professor Hamish Lutris

Associate Professor of History, Political Science, and Geography

Capital Community College

Finding a New Way

Professor Derek Maxfield

History Department

Capital Community College

Read more about the
United States’ founding documents

HAVE YOUR VOICE HEARD

Write or call your
State Representative
and Senator

Photo of Joe Courtney and students