quinebaug valley community college

Foundation Member Spotlight

Joy Chartier ’78


Joy entered QVCC in 1971 as one of the first 215 students. While taking classes, she started working in the President’s Office, which later led to a full-time position. Joy became faculty secretary, then advanced through positions to become administrative assistant to the dean of the college. She retired in 2003 after 32 years of service.

Her belief in the importance of Quinebaug Valley Community College to its students and its community has kept Joy involved in the college and brought her to the QVCC Foundation, where she now serves as a proud member.

Joy’s incredible character adds to the friendly and caring environment that can be found on campus and we are lucky to have her on our team!