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QVCC 50th Anniversary Celebration
October 21, 2021 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Celebrating 50 Years of Serving the Communities of Northeast Connecticut
A reflection of the College’s past and present will take place on October 21, 2021. The college will be recognizing five Champions of QVCC during the event. The community is encouraged to nominate a business, members of the community, present or former faculty, staff or an alumni through the QVCC Champion Nomination Form.
COVID-19 campus policies will be in effect during the event.
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As early as 1946, a group of area citizens sought to establish a two-year college in northeastern Connecticut to meet the educational needs of returning World War II veterans. Their vision finally became a reality in 1965 when the state organized the community college system. In 1969, Connecticut legislators authorized the establishment of a community college in Danielson.
Between 1969 and 1971, strong pressures at the state level mounted to postpone the opening of further colleges for an indefinite period. However, the efforts of the local Citizens Planning Committee and the support of thousands of local citizens who wrote letters to Hartford resulted in the state approving funds for classes to begin in fall 1971.
Under the leadership of Founding President Dr. Robert E. Miller, the College opened with 215 students, eight full-time professional employees, and a few office support personnel. Classes met at Harvard H. Ellis Regional Vocational Technical School and Killingly High School.
Today, the College is located at 742 Upper Maple Street in Danielson and has a satellite location at 729 Main Street in Willimantic.