Upcoming Spring Events

DANIELSON, CT — Quinebaug Valley Community College has a number of upcoming spring events. The following events are free and open to the public:

  • January 30 – Chinese New Year Celebration – Join us on Thursday, January 30 at 12:30pm in the Robert E. Miller Auditorium for Chinese New Year, celebrating 2020: The year of the rat. Dream Performing Arts and their many talented performers will be here for singing and dancing demonstrations. Contact: Ling-chuan Chu (lchu@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4072).
  • February 12 – Black History Month – Celebrate Black History Month with QVCC from 10am-2pm on February 12 in the Robert E. Miller Auditorium. We will welcome back Dr. Stacey Close, Associate Provost and Vice President for Equity and Diversity at Eastern Connecticut State University, for a presentation on “African Americans and the Vote.” Contact: Michelle Jones (mjones@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4075).
  • February 4, 11, 18, 25 – Tour Tuesdays – Come visit QVCC for Tour Tuesdays! Every Tuesday at 5:30pm during the month of February. See what QVCC can offer you! Contact: Sarah Hendrick (shendrick@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4096).
  • March 11 – Open House – Join us for our Spring Open House on March 11 at 6pm. Open House is the best way to discover why QVCC should be your choice for starting, finishing, or continuing your college education. One student who applies on or before March 11 (and attends Open House) will win a $1,000 scholarship towards a degree or credit certificate program. Contact: Sarah Hendrick (shendrick@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4096).
  • March 26 – Naloxone Training – Through the Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative grant (CHCI), QVCC will offer a free training on administering Naloxone (Narcan) during an opioid overdose. The training will be held on March 26 in room W106 (Danielson Campus) from 5-6pm. Training is open to the public and includes a free Naloxone kit to take with you. Contact: Mikaela Kitka (mkitka@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4299).

Fall 2019 Dean’s List

Quinebaug Valley Community College has announced the names of 202 students named to the fall semester dean’s list:

Andover
Estela Hernandez

Ashford
Nikki Burnett, Diana Cone, Sarah Gamache, Jared Green, Adam Klesser, Yuliia Serheieva

Baltic
Matthew Thomas

Bloomfield
David Esangbedo

Brooklyn
Michael Addison, Daniel Estremera Jr., Antonio Machiavelli, Nathan Maldonado, Joseph Pressley, Michael Rivera, Hailey Barrows, Andrew Davis, Ariel Flounders, Hanna Forsten, Nathan Graveline, Carson Hadley, William Hamill, Autumn Jackson, Anthony Jean, Zachariah Lehoux, Sherry Lowe, Anthony Menounos, Shyanne Metzger, Tiahma Rawls, Natalia Reali, Itzel  Rojas, Michael Scott, Robert Siwko, Justin Soucy

Chaplin
Michael Burdick

Colchester
Dustin Paquette

Coventry
Brent LaVoie, Tyler LePage, Melissa Morton

Danielson
Erica Bates, Jeaneen Cloutier, Angela Dean, Rebecca Ducat, Jon Dufault, Delia Eldridge, Morgan Harvey, Candice Koolhaas, Michaela Marshall, James McIntire, Samantha Morowski, Jenna Normandin, Christina Petty, Kayla Picciarelli, Megan Reynolds, Vanessa Simmons, John Swinyer, Brianna Worden

Dayville
Carolyn Anderson, Brendon Auger, Sarah Azizi, Samantha Hindle, Brianna Hogan, Emily Keeling, Rachel Martinelli, Lynn Paquin, Vincent Pontarelli, Jarrica Rainville, Jenna Rodrigues, Tayler Tracy, Nicolas Washburn, Joseph Wolchesky

Eastford
Ty Nilo

Franklin
Derek Achille

Griswold
Mary Hayden, Ericka Schaedler

Groton
Jennylyn Duyan

Hampton
William Lehoux, India McDermott Arriola, Phoebe Miller, Holly Neborsky, Alayna O’Callaghan, Glenna Silk

Killingly
Jessica Bedard-Plummer

Lebanon
Kasandra Fox

Mansfield Center
Jennifer Del Valle, Braden Lemire, Marisol Prather, Ruth Soderberg

Meriden
Quyen Di Sabino

Moosup
Ryan Ballard, Shania Fontaine, Heather Magao, Nicole Mahon, James Murphy, Anjuli Pickett, Lindsey Salas

North Grosvenordale
Tyler Baker, Ernest Blanchard Jr., Laura Durand, Heather Gauthier-Bourgeois, Talia Gould, Sylwia Helwig, Justin Phelps

North Windham
Lisa Gardner, Maxwell Landeck

Norwich        
Jonathan Maurice

Old Mystic
Alec Rugh

Old Saybrook
Daniel Baldi

Oneco
Ashley Finley

Plainfield
Amanda Abbott, Alyssa Aubin, Annalicia Berard, Brandon Fitzpatrick, Rebecca Knowlton, Amanda LaRochelle, Elizabeth Lemoine, Kristi Luchi, Bernadette Michaud, Michael Mosher Jr., Joshua Sandage, Holly Schroth, Madison Tatro, Joshua Titus, Patricia Wilson, Rijon Zekiri

Pomfret
Dawn Libby

Pomfret Center
Caitlin Barclay, Daniel Harrington, Gabrielle Larrow, Geoffrey McCann, James McNamara

Putnam
Jason Barber, Jason Becker, Kevin Champagne, Selena Cordero, Christopher Heaney, Mia Herrera, Natalie Ionkin, Hailey Jaques, Lauren Jones, Brittany Kallio, Ismail  Kiani, Mark LaMountain, Heather Montie, Aaron Ocasio, Kristina Radlo, Christopher Salce, Ronald Saucier, Katrina Suibielski, Garrett Sward, Alicia Troiano, Breana Weidele

Quaker Hill
Heather Stetner

Sterling
Alyssa Ford, Lauryn Hart, Zachary Moore, Nicholas Polaino

Stonington
John Bibeau

Storrs Mansfield
Nicole Abbott, Ashley Sackschewsky

Taftville        
Cheryl Chabot

Thompson
Anna Carr, Linda Charlton, Regina Cross, Kaitlyn Morton, Julia Radlo, Hannah Weiss

Wauregan
Stacy Barr

Willimantic  
Arely Garcia, Christina Haynes, Frank Hendrick, Doralis Lozano-Santiago, Beatriz Morales Portalatin, Tatiana Oliveras, Keith Udal

Willington
Isabella Donaldson

Windham
George Rosenberg

Woodstock
Robert Baldino, Seth Benoit, Kaylea Bessios, Aaron Blanchflower, Francesca Cicarelli, Korrin Durning, Javier Gonzalez, Genie Johnson, Seth Kelly, Dominick Lucenti, Lillian Mandeville, Dylan Martin, Zachary Mowry, Jolisa Peabody, Tristan Raszka, Emily Rosaci

Woodstock Valley
Harrison Frost, Gabriella Pompeo-Geremia

 

Dudley, MA
Abigail Spiewakowski

Southbridge, MA
Brent Bohm, Kathryn Bohm

Webster, MA
Adrienne Verity

Chepachet, RI
Rowan Coleman

North Providence, RI
Jacob Kaufman

Scituate, RI
Thomas Long

 

Free Naloxone (Narcan) Training at QVCC Through Healthy Campus Grant

Quinebaug Valley Community College was approved for a continuation of the Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative (CHCI) grant in the amount of $20,000 for a Campus Opioid Education and Awareness Program; 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 for our students, their families, and the community.

Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative (CHCI)In collaboration with the Southeastern Regional Action Council (SERAC) and the CHCI grant, QVCC will offer a free Naloxone (Narcan) training on Thursday, December 5th from 5:00- 6:00pm in room W106. This training will teach participants the signs of an opioid overdose and how to administer Naloxone, a lifesaving overdose reversal medication, which will be provided to each participant at no cost. Additional trainings will take place in February and April 2020.

For further information and/or to register for events, please contact Mikaela Kitka at 860-932-4299 or mkitka@qvcc.edu.

 

December Coming Events

Quinebaug Valley Community College is hosting a number of events in December. These events are free and open to the public.

  • December 3 & 10 – Tour Tuesdays – Come take a tour of QVCC’s Danielson campus on December 3 or December 10 at 5:30pm. 742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT 06239. Contact: Sarah Hendrick (shendrick@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4096).
  • December 3 – Giving Tuesday – #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. The QVCC Foundation is asking you to give the gift of education and help support local students at QVCC. Give online at www.QVCC.edu, on campus, or at Zip’s Diner! Contact: Monique Wolanin (mwolanin@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4174).
  • December 5 – Naloxone Training – Save a life, get trained on Naloxone. Through the Connecticut Healthy Campus Initiative grant, QVCC will offer a free training on administering Naloxone (Narcan) during an opioid overdose. Training is open to the public and includes a free Naloxone kit to take with you. Contact: Mikaela Kitka (mkitka@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4299).
  • December 7 – Saturday Registration Day – Join us for Saturday Registration at the Danielson Campus or at our location at Windham Technical High School on December 7 from 9am – 2pm! Students will be able to register for both winter and spring semesters. Pick your perfect schedule before winter break! Contact: Sarah Hendrick (shendrick@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4096).
  • December 25 – College Closed – Both QVCC locations (Danielson and QV@WT) will be closed on December 25, 2019 in observance of the Christmas holiday.

Winter Session Begins January 2

Apply now and register starting November 4.

winter intersessionThe College is offering an accelerated selection of online courses during winter break running January 2 – 15th. If you are not currently enrolled at QVCC, you can apply online until December 31, 2019.   There is no application fee.

This is ideal for a student who would like to catch up or get ahead with their studies.  For students currently attending another institution, we encourage confirmation of course transfer back to your home institution prior to registration.

Winter Intersession Academic Calendar

 

Released: October 16, 2019

SPIROL Art Gallery to Host Art from Four Connecticut Community College Manufacturing Centers

In honor of Manufacturing Month, Quinebaug Valley Community College is bringing the state’s first four Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers together for an art show at the SPIROL Art Gallery, located on QVCC’s Danielson campus.

The Art of Manufacturing will feature work created by more than 50 manufacturing graduates, students and instructors from Quinebaug Valley, Asnuntuck, Housatonic, and Naugatuck Valley Community Colleges. This show marks the first time the four centers have come together to collaborate on an art event.

The opening reception will be held on Thursday, October 17 from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Light refreshments will be served. The show will run from October 7-25 and is free and open to the public.

The SPIROL Art Gallery was created in 2006 thanks to the generosity of local manufacturer, SPIROL Corporation. The company was vital in the opening of QVCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center in 2016.

For additional information, contact Sandy Gould at sgould@qvcc.edu (860-932-4178).

QVCC Celebrates Manufacturing Month

October is Manufacturing Month. In observance, Quinebaug Valley Community College will host the following events:

  • October 17 – AMTC Art Show – “The Art of Manufacturing” show, featuring art from Asnuntuck, Housatonic, Naugatuck Valley and Quinebaug Valley Community Colleges Advanced Manufacturing Technology Centers, will be open from October 7-25. The opening reception will be held in the SPIROL Art Gallery on October 17 from 5:30-7:30pm. Contact: Sandy Gould (sgould@qvcc.edu, 860-932- 4178).
  • October 18 – 2019 New England HTEC Educators Conference – Network with manufacturing professionals, meet with leading experts in tooling, software and metrology, learn about available support from Haas, enter for a chance to win a Haas CNC Simulator, and more! Breakfast and lunch are provided. Registration is free. 8am-3pm at the Danielson Campus. Contact: Jodi Clark (jclark@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4128).
  • October 25 – Sixth Annual Manufacture Your Future – QVCC will welcome more than 200 students from area high schools for a hands-on introduction to QVCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC). Activities will include a tour of the AMTC, interactive workshops and live demonstrations, and the opportunity to meet graduates of the AMTC program. Guidance counselors strongly recommended to attend. More than 25 business from Eastern Connecticut will be on hand to talk with students about career opportunities. Contact: Jodi Clark (jclark@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4128).

QVCC October Coming Events

Quinebaug Valley Community College has a number of coming events in October. The following events are free and open to the public:

  • October 1 – Tour Tuesdays – Come take a tour of the Danielson campus, every Tuesday at 5:30pm during the month of October. Contact: Sarah Hendrick (shendrick@qvcc.edu , 860-932-4096).
  • October 4-5 – 24-Hour Comics Day – Create a 24-page comic book in 24 hours! Begins at 3pm on October 4 and ends at 3pm on October 5. Free food, spare art supplies, and plenty of coffee. Contact: Jakob Spjut (jspjut@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4156).
  • October 7 & 8 – Puerto Rico Now: A Presentation by Rose Reyes – A Hispanic Heritage Month event. Danielson: October 7 @ 12:30-2pm in the Fireside Lounge. Willimantic: October 8 @ 6:30-8pm in the library at QV@WT. Contact: Jon Andersen (jandersen@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4054).
  • October 18 – Tackle the Trail – This twenty-mile, non-technical trail race offers a challenge to both experienced runners and weekend warriors. Open to individuals or relay teams of up to five people. Register at tacklethetrail.org. Contact: Monique Wolanin (mwolanin@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4174).
  • October 28 – Blood Drive – Give blood! Held in the Fireside Lounge (Danielson Campus) from 11am-4pm. Please call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter: QVCC to schedule an appointment. Contact: Cindi Brassington (cbrassington@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4061).

QVCC September Coming Events

Quinebaug Valley Community College has a robust event calendar through the end of the month.

  • September 18 – The QVCC Foundation Annual Golf Tournament – Join the QVCC Foundation for their Annual Golf Tournament at Connecticut National Golf Course from 9am-5pm. Contact: Monique Wolanin (mwolanin@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4174).
  • September 18 – Down to Earth: What Can We Do? – An interactive climate change workshop. 12:30-2pm in the Danielson Cafeteria & outside. Attendees will receive small take-home items and resources. Rain date: Wednesday, September 25. Contact: M’lyn Hines (mhines@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4056).
  • September 18 – Nursing Information Session – Learn about the Community College Nursing Program from Sarah White, Nursing Admissions Specialist for the Connecticut Community Colleges. 1:30-2:30pm in M154. Contact: Sarah White (whites@ct.edu, 860-723-0652).
  • September 25 – Career & Networking Event: Emerging Technologies and the Future of Work – Learn how emerging technologies like artificial intelligence and machine learning are of ever-increasing importance for college students preparing for the workforce. 10:30am – 12:30pm in the Fireside Lounge. Lunch will be provided. Contact: Katie Gregory (cgregory@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4089).
  • October 18 – 2019 New England HTEC Educators Conference – Network with leading manufacturing experts, attend instructor forums, learn about available Haas support, enter for a chance to win a Haas CNC Simulator, and more. 8am – 3pm. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Register on the QVCC website. Contact: Jodi Clark (jclark@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4128).
  • October 19 – Tackle the Trail – This twenty-mile, non-technical trail race offers a challenge to both experienced runners and weekend warriors. Open to individuals or relay teams of up to five people. Register at tacklethetrail.org. Contact: Monique Wolanin (mwolanin@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4174).

QVCC Welcomes Dr. Rose R. Ellis, New Campus CEO

Dr. Rose R. Ellis

Quinebaug Valley Community College is pleased to welcome Dr. Rose R. Ellis as QVCC’s Interim Chief Executive Officer. While Dr. Ellis is only six-weeks into her tenure, she sees the potential for growth here in Northeast Connecticut.

Appointed July 1, Dr. Ellis succeeds QVCC’s fourth president, Dr. Carlee Drummer. As campus CEO, Dr.Ellis assumes the role as President, overseeing the day-to-day operations at the College. Prior to coming to QVCC, Dr. Ellis served as Dean of Administration and Institutional Effectiveness at both Housatonic and Gateway Community Colleges. She has spent her entire career in higher education, getting her start at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and has experience in a multitude of disciplines including library services, finance, information technology, instruction and many supervisory positions.

Dr. Ellis earned her doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Capella University (2013) and her Master of Library Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Wayne State University. She is a frequent evaluator for the New England Commission of Higher Education accreditation teams and belongs to the following organizations: NACUBO (National Association of College and University Business Officers), ECUBO (Eastern Association of College and University Business Officers), EDUCAUSE, Bridgeport Regional Business Council, along with many Connecticut State College and University System Office Committees.

Upon her first visit to QVCC’s Danielson campus, Dr. Ellis was immediately drawn to the area fondly known as the Quiet Corner. She commented, “It’s an extraordinary town with an unbelievable community. When I walked through the doors, I couldn’t stop dreaming about the potential for the College. I’m a collaborator and look forward to the start of the term and working with all faculty and staff towards improving this gem of a college.” When asked what drew her to QVCC, she answered, “I wanted to be at a place where I could make a difference; I wanted to be a part of a community. When I saw what was happening at QVCC, I said, ‘This is my dream.’”

Outside of her established career in higher education, Dr. Ellis enjoys to swim, hike and travel. In her spare time, she likes to read, but admits she is partial to hardcover books. She also loves to spend time with her spouse, David H. Ellis, and her three cats, Thomas, Roscoe, and Bob.