QVCC Donates Supplies to Day Kimball Healthcare

March 27, 2020

Quinebaug Valley Community College is donating personal protective equipment and supplies to help front-line workers at Day Kimball Healthcare in their response to the surge of patients during the COVID-19 outbreak.

QVCC is providing the hospital with disposable gloves and gowns, lab coats, masks, and safety glasses.  The supplies come from the science department and certified nursing assistant, medical assisting, medical laboratory technician, and phlebotomy programs which are unable to run lab courses this spring.

“The College is happy to provide our community partner, Day Kimball Healthcare, with the supplies we are unable to use due to the closure of our physical locations,” said Rose R. Ellis, Ph.D, QVCC Campus CEO.

QVCC, along with all the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, transitioned to virtual learning as of March 23 for the remainder of the spring semester. College staff is telecommuting and available daily to assist current and future students for the summer and fall semesters.

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March 18, 2020

QVCC Admissions is Here for You

Although the QVCC campus is closed, QVCC is actively processing applications for summer college and the fall semester.  If you have questions, please Email college admissions and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

  1. Apply Online Now -There is NO APPLICATION FEE
  2. You will receive your acceptance via your personal Email
  3. After you receive your acceptance, you should mail or Email your additional requirements to the College
    1. *High school students* – We understand you may not have access to your in-progress high school transcripts at this time.  This will NOT delay your acceptance to the College. You can send or Email SAT and ACT scores if you have them.
    2. Basic Skills Assessment – As of March 18, we will not be holding assessment testing on-campus this spring. We are working towards a new solution and we will Email you with an update as soon as we have one.
  4. Apply NOW for Federal Financial Aid – QVCCs school code 010530
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Graduation Application Extended

Monday, March 16, 2020

QVCC students who are applying to graduate in May 2020 can apply for graduation until April 15. The application is available online and should be Emailed to the Records Office.  If you have already applied for graduation, you should receive an Email with your graduation audit.  The graduation ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, May 28, 2020 at 6 p.m. at the Danielson campus.

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GRADUATION CEREMONY INFORMATION

Extension for The QVCC Foundation Scholarship Applicaton

Update Friday, March 20, 2020

The QVCC Foundation has temporarily extended its Scholarship deadline (was March 13) .

QVCC Scholarship Information

Three QVCC Students Chosen for Art Exhibition at Hartford Art School

Quinebaug Valley Community College is proud to announce that three of our student artists, Kaylah Brace of Webster, MA, Jaimie Lohman of Dayville, CT, and Kristi Luchi of Plainfield, CT were selected to showcase their art in the 2020 Community: Transfer Student Exhibition at the Donald and Linda Silpe Gallery at the Hartford Art School (University of Hartford). The exhibition will continue to run until March 12, 2020.

Students chosen for the exhibition demonstrated exceptional work, showcasing creative perspective and a mastery of skills. To be eligible for submission, students were required to submit a portfolio containing 10 pieces of original work, a 500-word artist statement, and a letter of recommendation. Students also had to be enrolled in any Connecticut Community College (Asnuntuck, Capital, Gateway, Housatonic, Manchester, Middlesex, Naugatuck, Northwestern CT, Norwalk, Quinebaug, Three Rivers, Tunxis); or enrolled at Holyoke Community College, Springfield Technical Community College, or Greenfield Community College.

Kristi Luchi reflected on the exhibition by saying, “It was a wonderful exhibit filled with amazing pieces by students from around the region! The campus is beautiful and the show was fantastic! I can’t wait to attend in the fall!” Luchi is a Visual Arts major at QVCC and plans to major in Ceramics at Hartford Art School.

 

QVCC Earns 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School Designation

Military Friendly School 2020-2021Quinebaug Valley Community College announced that it has earned the 2020-2021 Military Friendly® School designation, maintaining Gold status distinction.

Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both public data sources and responses from a proprietary survey. More than 1,000 schools participated in the 2020-2021 survey with 695 earning the designation.

The 2020-­2021 Military Friendly® Schools list will be published in the May issue of G.I. Jobs magazine and can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.

Methodology, criteria, and weightings were determined by Viqtory with input from the Military Friendly® Advisory Council of independent leaders in the higher education and military recruitment community. Final ratings were determined by combining the institution’s survey scores with the assessment of the institution’s ability to meet thresholds for Student Retention, Graduation, Job Placement, Loan Repayment, Persistence (Degree Advancement or Transfer) and Loan Default rates for all students and, specifically, for student veterans.

Annie Hill, QVCC Veterans Associate and School Certifying Official stated, “It is such an honor to have been named a Military Friendly® School, maintaining our Gold status distinction. Quinebaug Valley Community College is so proud to have been recognized for the level of service provided to the students who have so selflessly served our country. Veteran students are an integral part of our college community, and their successes are indicative in this achievement.”

Military Friendly’s National Director Josh Rosen stated, “Our ability to apply a clear, consistent standard to colleges creates a competitive atmosphere that encourages colleges to invest in programs to provide educational outcomes that are better for the Military Community as a whole.”

For more information about QVCC’s student veteran programs, visit QVCC’s website at www.qvcc.edu/veterans.

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About Military Friendly® Schools:
The Military Friendly® Schools list is created each year based on extensive research using public data sources for more than 8,800 schools nationwide, input from student veterans, and responses to the proprietary, data­-driven Military Friendly® Schools survey from participating institutions. The survey questions, methodology, criteria and weighting were developed with the assistance of an independent research firm and an advisory council of educators and employers. The survey is administered for free and is open to all post­secondary schools that wish to participate. Criteria for consideration can be found at www.militaryfriendly.com.

About Quinebaug Valley Community College:
QVCC is committed to providing the best possible education, guidance, and support for our military men and women. We take pride in offering veterans and service members a strong support system, including assistance with military educational benefits packages, advising, registration and certification services in a one-stop fashion. The dedicated Veterans Oasis, Veterans Advisory Committee, Veterans Day Celebration, Veterans Stand Down Resource Fair, and Veterans Garden are some of the ways QVCC supports its veterans.

About Viqtory:
Founded in 2001, VIQTORY is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) that connects the military community to civilian employment, educational and entrepreneurial opportunities through its G.I. Jobs® and Military Friendly® brands.  VIQTORY and its brands are not a part of or endorsed by the U.S. Dept of Defense or any federal government entity. Learn more about VIQTORY at www.viqtory.com.

For further information or to arrange interviews, contact:
Josh Rosen
Military Friendly
Military Friendly National Director
Josh.Rosen@militaryfriendly.com 

Annie Hill
Quinebaug Valley Community College
Veterans Associate and School Certifying Official
ahill@qvcc.edu |860-932-4114

 

QVCC Announces Spring Corporate Training Workshops

Quinebaug Valley Community College has announced the spring schedule of training programs for local business professionals. From March through June 2020, the QVCC Danielson campus will host several corporate-training workshops through the Business & Industry Services department. The workshops will kick off with a two-session Conflict Resolution program, held on March 4 and March 11, 2020. Later in March, QVCC will launch its popular Leadership @ All Levels and Succeeding as a Supervisor series.

In April, the college’s Feel Better – Work Better series will begin, with six one-day workshops on the in-demand topics of Emotional Intelligence, Organizational Skills, Managing Workplace Stress & Anxiety, Time Management, Assertiveness and Self-Confidence, and Goal Setting & Getting Things Done.

“These workshops are designed to help folks develop new skills and build on existing strengths,” explained Business & Industry Services Director Andrew Morrison. “We ask the trainees to bring their real-world insight and experience to the table so they can learn from one another as much as from the trainer. Everyone leaves with new tools that can be immediately applied in the workplace.”

Registration fees vary per workshop and prospective participants are encouraged to ask their employer to sponsor them into their chosen program. Details on the spring workshops, the registration process, and onsite training options can be found by visiting www.qvcc.edu/training or by contacting the QVCC Business & Industry Services department at (860) 932-4360.

 

QVCC Celebrates Black History Month: “African Americans and the Vote” with Dr. Stacey Close

Black History Month 2020February is Black History Month. Quinebaug Valley Community College invites you to join us on February 12 at 10am-2pm in the Robert E. Miller Auditorium as we celebrate Black History Month and the sesquicentennial (150th anniversary) of the Fifteenth Amendment. QVCC is honored to welcome back Dr. Stacey Close, Associate Provost/Vice President for Equity and Diversity at Eastern Connecticut State University, for the presentation, “African Americans and the Vote.”

Dr. Stacey CloseIn addition to the sesquicentennial of the Fifteenth Amendment (1870) and the right of black men to the ballot after the Civil War, the year 2020 also marks the centennial (100th anniversary) of the Nineteenth Amendment and the culmination of the women’s suffrage movement. The theme speaks to the ongoing struggle on the part of both black men and black women for the right to vote. Through voting-rights campaigns and legal suits from the turn of the twentieth century to the mid-1960s, African Americans made their voices heard as to the importance of the vote. The contribution of black suffragists occurred not only within the larger women’s movement, but within the larger black voting rights movement.

This presentation is free and open to the public. Sponsored by QVCC’s Cultural Programming Committee.

 

The QVCC Foundation’s Ongoing Commitment to a Debt-Free Education

The Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation is offering $140,000 in scholarships for the 2020-2021 academic year. QVCC is proud that the last nine graduating classes left QVCC with zero federal student loan debt. Thanks to state grants, excellent financial aid advising, and scholarships from The Foundation, QVCC is able to provide a debt-free college education to students of Northeast Connecticut and beyond.

The majority of scholarships are available to new (incoming) QVCC students, as well as returning students. Part-time students are also eligible, but must be taking two or more classes. Most require a minimum GPA of 3.0., but several scholarships are available for QVCC students graduating in May 2020.

The College continues to help our residents become students. Kate Crescenzo, resident of Willimantic, CT, was awarded a $1,500 for the 2019-2020 academic year, which has allowed her to graduate this upcoming May debt-free! “I have had an amazing educational experience at QVCC. I’m excited and confident to move forward in my academic and professional careers with a solid foundation, thanks to my time here. I am even more grateful that I have received this outstanding education completely debt-free!”

QVCC Foundation scholarship applications go live on February 1, 2020. Visit www.QVCC.edu/scholarships to learn more or apply. The scholarship application deadline is March 13, 2020.

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).