QVCC Announces Spring Dean’s List

DANIELSON, CT — Quinebaug Valley Community College has announced the names of 210 students named to the spring semester dean’s list.For a printable PDF of the dean’s list, click here.

Andover:
Arlene Pacheco

Ashford:
Diana Cone, Amanda DeMaire, Ann Marie Goulette, Adam Klesser, Yuliia Serheieva, Susan Sherman, Paul Vertefeuille

Ballouville:
Jens Hansen

Baltic:
Aaron Arpin

Bolton:
Stephen Jacobsen

Brooklyn:
Hailey Barrows, Laura Bates, Alison Brennan, Valerie Brodeur, John Carr, Christopher Carrion, Andrew Davis, Ricky Ellis, Trenisa Findlay, Brianna Girard, Nathan Graveline, Patricia Grohe, William Hamill, Marrisa Herring, Anna Hill, Frank Jimenez, William Kalvinek, Sherry Lowe, Kerry McGuire, Sarah McMerriman, Jason Murphy, Taylor Nicholson, Wanto Polynice, Ortexis Ramos, Robert Siwko, Robert Tuttle, James Walker, Abdullah Yusufi

Canterbury:
David Adams, Liliana Baraybar, Julia Christensen, Andrew Desrosiers, Amanda LaFramboise

Central Village:
Adelyn Garland

Chaplin:
Brenden Cloutier, Ryan Landon

Clinton:
Christina Lecza

Columbia:
Kathleen Smith

Coventry:
Douglas Burke

Danielson:
Brittany Barnes, Ryan Comtois, Kerri Fulton, Courtney Greene, Melissa Hopkins, Candice Koolhaas, Jarrod Larkin, Michael Lee, Jordan Mahon, Michaela Marshall, Samantha Morowski, Jenna Normandin, Carlos Poch, Michaela Raymond, Alan Reynolds, Megan Reynolds, Christine Sheridan, Mia Smith, Brendan Trajanowski, Mya Windrow, Brianna Worden, Katie Zannini

Dayville:
Brianna Blinkhorn, Catherine Burgess, Reid Dumas, Matthew Dumont, Samantha Duquette, Thomas Ellis, Allison Keeling, Jennifer Lehtinen, Jordyn Malarkey, Chelsea Opperman, Vincent Pontarelli, Leah Rainey, Jenna Rodrigues, Brandon Steen, Andrew Tingley

Eastford:
Amy Ayer

Gales Ferry:
Matthew Murphy

Griswold:
Kaitlyn Dick, Kaitlin Nagel

Groton:
Zachary Dunn, Jennylyn Duyan

Hampton:
India McDermott Arriola

Jewett City:
Michael Ahern IV, Jayson Carbonneau, Amanda Fenner

Lebanon:
Jason Dodge

Mansfield Center:
Gus Larsen Giangrave, Ruth Soderberg, Jeri-Lyn Wrubel

Moosup:
Rebecca Gervais, Christopher Korab, James Murphy, Lindsey Salas, Angel Stewart

Niantic:
Raena Ferguson

North Grosvenordale:
Lynzie Hancock, Sylwia Helwig, Ashley Klein, Mia Krysa, Jason Lebeau, Sara Watson

North Windham:
Maxwell Landeck

Norwich:
Shiloh Mahmood, Holly Ryan

Oneco:
Zachary Savage

Plainfield:
Angela Grasso, Austin Grimshaw, Kristi Luchi, Jesse Paprota, Justin Soja, Jennifer Spinney, Patricia Wilson, Amanda Wish

Pomfret:
Erin Grist, Dawn Libby, Christopher Arpin, Caitlin Barclay, Kayla DeMaire, Sydney Faragne, Kelsey Gallo, Thomas Kacerik, Gabrielle Larrow, Jaden Rosselli, Ramsey Tarabishy, Robert Tripp, Eric Yost

Putnam:
Hannah Bergeron, Amanda Champagne, Kevin Champagne, Avery Choti, Angelica Desrosiers, Veronica Fuchs, Susan Giles, Joseph Ionkin, Leah Jackson, Kayla Klingensmith, Mason Lafleur, Zachary Lavoie, Kris Levesque, Diane Matthews, Joshua McFadden, Heather Montie, Saige Morin, John Smith, Garrett Sward, Tyson Winchell, Evan Zach

Scotland:
Naomi Sargent

Sterling:
Myia Harris, Lauryn Hart, Cody Jackson, Jason Leclair, Maxwell Mapel, Amanda Shaw

Storrs:
Nicole Abbott, Sara Green

Thompson:
Roxanne Dahlin, Johnathon Deneault, Audrey Helmetag, Cameron Huizenga, Lindsey Julian, Kaitlyn Morton, Michael Salisbury, Connor Weiss

Wauregan:
Amber Hopps, Hanah Hopps, Kathryne Vegiard

Willimantic:
Karla Alamo, Victoria DeJesus, Yasmin Garcia-Juarez, Peter Gelinas, Ibia Hernandez, Erika Rivera, Yarixa Rodriguez, Keith Udal, Eric Weissenborn

Windham:
Joshua Cruz, Charles Steiner

Woodstock:
Willard Brin, Francesca Cicarelli, Korrin Durning, Charles Hall, Ashley Hemphill, Jared MacDonald, Lillian Mandeville, Sean McGroary, Jacob Parent, Morgan Reynolds, Emily Rosaci, Coleen Solitro, Joseph Thompson

Woodstock Valley:
Patricia Devin, Elijah John

Dudley, MA: Kerrissa Cobb

Oxford, MA: Rosanne Wheeler-Flint

Southbridge, MA: Kathryn Bohm, Kristen LaFleche

Foster, RI: Felicia Galipeau

Fourth Annual Veterans’ Stand Down

Saturday, June 8, 9 a.m. – 2 p.,m.

Quinebaug Valley Community College, in partnership with the Danielson Veterans Coffeehouse, will host its annual Veterans’ Stand Down, an event designed to give former service members assistance with benefits information, on Saturday, June 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Danielson campus.

Beginning at 9 a.m., there will be a suicide prevention discussion in the Robert E. Miller Auditorium until 10 a.m. From 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., the resource fair includes more than 50 community, health, government groups, veterans’ services groups, as well as representatives from the state Department of Labor, the American Legion and others.

For a second year, a fall prevention exposition organized by the Northeast District Department of Health will provide free health screenings for Veterans on a first-come, first-serve basis. The exposition is made possible by the Connecticut Collaboration for Fall Prevention.

For additional information, contact Annie Hill at 860-932-4114 or ahill@qvcc.edu

Released: June 3, 2019

 

Graduation to Take Place at Woodstock Academcy

The Quinebaug Valley Community College Forty-seventh Commencement will take place on Wednesday, May 29, 2109, 6 p.m. at the Woodstock Academy Alumni Fieldhouse, 57 Academy Road, Woodstock, CT 06281.  Graduates and guests should enter through the Elizabeth Hyde Art Center Entrance.

Graduates should report to the Bates Auditorium at the Academy no later than 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

  •  Tickets will be required for guests, who should enter the building at the gymnasium entrance.
  •  Graduates walking in the ceremony will receive five tickets when they pick up their caps and gowns.
  • Parking is available on the Green on Academy Road or Woodstock Academy parking lot.

Woodstock Academy

One Hundred-Nineteen Students Awarded Scholarships

A full scholarship awarded to Putnam High School student Jeffrey Reed

The Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation has awarded $140,000 in scholarships to current and future QVCC students in support of a debt-free education.  Students from Northeast Connecticut, Central Massachusetts and Western Rhode Island round-out the list of worthy recipients.

Steve and Marge Townsend with Jeffrey Reed
Steve and Marge ’87, ’88 Townsend with Putnam High School Scholar full scholarship award winner Jeffrey Reed

Monique Wolanin, QVCC director of institutional advancement, was excited about awarding a newly established full-scholarship endowed by Steve and Marge ’87 ‘88 Townsend. Wolanin stated, “This year, for the first time in the Foundation’s 48 year history, thanks to the generosity of Steve and Marge Townsend, the Foundation awarded 1 full $5,000 scholarship to Putnam High School student Jeffrey Reed in recognition of his stellar high school achievements. This scholarship is renewable for year 2, effectively providing Jeffrey the opportunity to earn his Associate’s degree at QVCC free! Thank you to the Townsends and to the hundreds of donors who support the QVCC Foundation on an annual basis.”

Townsend Scholarships

The Townsends awarded 29 scholarships this year. Steve is a nationally recognized business leader who co-founded United Natural Foods (UNFI) in Danielson, CT. A long-time member of the QVCC Foundation, in 2012 Steve was honored with emeritus status for his “extraordinary contribution to the Foundation’s mission.” Marge is an active community volunteer whose hard work and dedication has helped many. Steve and Marge are proud Putnam High School graduates and the first members of their respective families to attend college.  They hope that in providing these scholarships, students will pursue their dreams and one day be in a position to help others do the same.

Released: May 2, 2019

QVCC to Host NASA’s CT Space Grant Consortium’s Spring Robotics Competition

DANIELSON, CT —The Robotics Team from Quinebaug Valley Community College, winner of last year’s NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium Community College Quadcopter Challenge, will host NASA’s Connecticut Space Grant Consortium Community College Spring Robotics Competition. The competition will be held on Friday, April 26 in the Quinebaug Valley Middle College gymnasium from 12-3pm.

Two QVCC teams will compete on Friday: 3L2R and the Rock Wobblers. Team Rock Wobblers is comprised of members Julia Boyce of Foster, RI (General Studies), Becca Cuff of Jewett City, CT (Biology), Garret Sward or Putnam, CT (Engineering Science) and Treye Chaney of Putnam, CT (General Studies). Team 3L2R is comprised of members Andrew Tingley of Dayville, CT (Engineering Science), Austin Grimshaw of Plainfield, CT (Computer Networking), Spencer Terwilliger of Danielson, CT (Computer Networking), and Joshua Robichaud of Danielson, CT (Technology Studies w/ Mechatronics Certificate).

Also participating will be Team Quad Squad from Northwestern Connecticut Community College, comprised of members Doug Hoffman (Lead), Amana Gregg, James Ivain, Tommy Le, Melissa Mallem, and Nathanial Reynolds. Additionally, Team New England Rotors from Three Rivers Community College will compete, comprised of members Yevhen Rutovytskyy (Lead), Jonathan Bermudez, Kevin Peterson, Nathaniel Reigles and Adam Rugh.

The approximate schedule is as follows:

  • 12:00 – 12:30pm: Lunch and team setup
  • 12:30 – 12:40pm: Welcome and Introduction
  • 12:40 – 1:15pm: Video and demonstration of rotor protection, camera mount, and unique capability
  • 1:15 – 1:45pm: Multi-pilot flight
  • 1:45 – 2:45pm: Close-up imaging and exploration (environmental parameter logging, sample return and mapping)
  • 2:45 – 3:00pm: Certificates for participating teams and closing remarks

Saturday Manufacturing Open House – April 27

Saturday, April 27, 9 – 1 pm

A Career that is in Demand – 25,000 jobs in CT over the next 10 years

amtc studentQVCC’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center is hosting an interactive open house at the Danielson campus, Saturday April 27, 2019, 9 – 1 p.m.  The community and prospective students are invited to learn more about our certificate programs, which result in jobs, and one student will win a $500 scholarship.

The open house will feature presentations, tours, hands-on workshops and a live broadcast from WINY radio, Putnam, CT.  Beginning seven years ago with a certificate in Advanced Manufacturing Machining Technology, the program has grown to include a certificate in Mechatronics Automation Technician and courses in Metrology.  With strong support from local business partners in Eastern Connecticut, Central Massachusetts and Rhode Island, our graduates are employed with a 95% job placement rate.

Agenda:

  • Presentation on a career in manufacturing
  • Conversations with current students, alumni and local business owners
  •  Interactive workshops:
    • What is Mechatronics all about? ROBOTICS!
    • Is Metrology about the weather? No! That is meteorology!
    • Test-drive a CNC machine!
    • Program a traffic light with our PLC (programmable logic control)
  •  Tours and on-the-spot College application assistance

One student will win a $500 scholarship for the fall semester. Prospective students must apply to the College on or before April 27 and attend open house. Contact Steve LaPointe for additional information,  860.932.4111

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Summer College is Open for Registration

QVCC Summer Classes Are Now Open for Registration

Registration for Quinebaug Valley Community College’s Summer College 2019 is now open. Applications are now being accepted. Catch up or get ahead during the summer.

Three sessions are offered throughout the summer. Session one and two begin on June 10, with five and ten-week options. Session three begins on July 15 and will run for 5 weeks. Courses are offered online and on-ground at the Danielson campus. General Biology and Anatomy and Physiology , offered during session one, are hybrid courses.

Students who are currently attending other institutions should apply today . There is a $20 application fee. Confirmation of course transfer back to a home institution should take place prior to registration.

Released: March 19, 2019

Voices from the Immigrant Rights Movement

A Discussion Featuring Vania Galicia, Sister Mary Jude Lazarus and Erin O-Neil Baker

Quinebaug Valley Community College will host Voices from the Immigrant Rights Movement, A Discussion Featuring Vania Galicia, Sister Mary Jude Lazarus and Erin O-Neil Baker on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. The event will take place at the QVCC Robert E. Miller Auditorium, QVCC Danielson campus, 742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT 06239.

The panel will include:

Vania Galicia-Bacilio is a twenty-year-old undocumented immigrant who has lived in Willimantic Connecticut since she was three years old. She first began organizing when she was sixteen years old through a local organization called GROW Windham, which inspired her to become more involved in the immigrants’ rights movement. Since, she has been involved in the movement through several local organizations such as, Connecticut Students for a Dream, The Windham Immigrant’s Rights Coalition, Freedom at Eastern, and The Neighbor Fund. She is now attending Eastern Connecticut State University and working towards earning her English bachelor’s degree, and plans to use her degree to attend Law school in order to become an immigration lawyer.

Sister Mary Jude Lazarus is a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady, Mother of the Church.  She feels privileged to have been able to serve in ministry to Hispanics in Eastern Connecticut since 1985, primarily in the Willimantic area.

Erin O’Neil-Baker is the founder and a partner of Hartford Legal Group, LLC, a law firm in Hartford, Connecticut, established in 2005, which focuses primarily on representing individuals with their immigration and naturalization needs. She has represented clients in Immigration Court proceedings, USCIS adjudications, U.S. District Court actions, Fifth and Second Circuit Appeals petitions, and Board of Immigration Appeals proceedings. She has challenged the deportation of high-profile clients and has been an invited speaker, clinic organizer, and participant for immigrant rights and community groups such as the Women and Girl Foundation, Unidad Latina, CT For Dreamers, CT ACLU, Middlesex Immigrant Rights Alliance, Wethersfield Women for Progress, as well as many churches and public schools.

For more information please contact Jonathan Andersen, professor of English (phone: 860-932-4054). The QVCC Cultural Programming Committee sponsors this event.

Released: March 12, 2019

QVCC Presents at National NASA Student Poster Session

QVCC Quadcopter Team

The Robotics Team from Quinebaug Valley Community College, winner of the last three NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium Community College Quadcopter Challenges, presented at the Student Poster Session of the NASA National Council of Space Grant Directors in Arlington, VA on March 1, 2019.

QVCC Quadcopter Challenge team members include James Laudon ’18, Jacob Parent, Zeke Parent, Emily Rosaci and Andrew Tingley. QVCC was the only community college among eight groups selected from two-year and four-year institutions across the nation. The team made the trip to the Washington, D.C. area with Team Advisor and Space Grant Campus Director, Jakob Spjut to present their work.

Team members and brothers Jacob and Zeke Parent, Woodstock, CT shared that they were fortunate to have met students from all over the country. “To name a few, there were groups from Montana, Oregon, Iowa, and even Alaska,” said Jacob Parent. Zeke Parent shared that the team met representatives from NASA, who are also interested in visiting QVCC to tour the Advanced Manufacturing Center where the quadcopter was created. “We proved to everyone that community colleges have huge potential and can compete at the level of big four-year schools,” said Parent. As members of the Robotics Club at QVCC, Jacob and Zeke agree that the hands-on experience with coding and CAD software has prepared them for real life applications, such as the Student Quadcopter Challenge.

Two QVCC student teams will compete in the 2019 Community College Quadcopter Challenge, hosted by the NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium at QVCC in late April.

 

QVCC’S Commitment to a Debt-Free Education for Eastern Connecticut

QVCC’S COMMITMENT TO A DEBT-FREE EDUCATION FOR EASTERN CONNECTICUT

$140,000 in Foundation Scholarships, Full Scholarship Award and Recent Open House Scholarship Winners

DANIELSON, CT —The Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation is offering $140,000 in scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year. With the rising cost of higher education, QVCC is proud that the last eight graduating classes left QVCC with NO Federal Student Loans. State grants and scholarships from The Foundation and excellent financial aid advising provide a debt-free college education for QVCC students.

The majority of scholarships are available to new (incoming) QVCC students, as well as returning students and most require a minimum GPA of 3.0., but several scholarships are for QVCC students graduating in May. This spring will be the first time The Foundation awards the Steven & Marjolaine ’87, ’88 Townsend Putnam High School Scholar’s Scholarships. This includes a full-scholarship to a resident of Putnam who is graduating from Putnam High School in 2019, with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

The College continues to help our residents become students. Kaitlin, senior at Killingly High School, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for the 2019-2020 academic year for applying to the College and attending the fall open house. The spring open house is on Wednesday, March 6, at 6 p.m. at the Danielson campus. One student who applies on or before March 6 and attends Open House will be awarded a $1,000 for the 2019-2020 academic year.

Aaron, who was able to start this spring in the Advanced Manufacturing Certificate Program, won a $500 scholarship for attending the January Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (AMTC) Information Session. The AMTC endowment has continued to grow due to the generosity of our business partners in Northeast Connecticut and currently stands at more than $500,000. Current students have earned monetary awards for achieving scholastic success, the Dean’s List and for remaining in the program for a second semester.  The fund has helped more than 50 students to successful completion. The next AMTC Information session will be held on March 28, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Learn more:

Scholarship applications and additional documents are due to the College by Friday, March 8, 2019

Released February 27, 2019