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QVCC Community Cookbook Released: Proceeds will support The QVCC Foundation’s ESL Fund

ESL Scholarship Recipients
2018 QVCC Foundation ESL Scholarship Recipients

On-Sale Now and Available for Purchase

Flavors of QVCC, a community cookbook celebrating the varied culinary traditions of students, staff, and friends, has been published by Quinebaug Valley Community College.

Benefiting the QVCC Foundation ESL Fund

Cookbook sales will benefit the QVCC Foundation English as a Second Language (ESL) Fund, providing scholarship assistance for limited-English-proficient learners.  The ESL program at QVCC provides learners with the language skills needed to navigate and thrive in mainstream academic courses, all of which are taught in English.

Vieng Malingsamay, is an ESL program graduate and scholarship recipient.  She stated, “I am so thankful for the scholarships I received. It is my goal in life to one day be successful enough to give back to other ESL students and allow them the same opportunities I’ve had.”  Monique Wolanin, director of institutional advancement for the QVCC Foundation, commented, “As I have learned from working with QVCC’s ESL students, they face many challenges in their educational journeys. I am inspired by their tireless efforts to surmount these obstacles and then to go on to achieve great things both in and out of QVCC.” Additionally, Ms. Wolanin stated, “special thanks to Liberty Bank for their continued recognition and support of our students through the QVCC Foundation ESL Fund.”

The 300 recipes in the Flavors of QVCC cookbook share some of culinary traditions from around the world and U.S. regions. Also included are holiday favorites from several faith traditions; and, gluten free and vegan options.

Sale Locations

On campus, they can be purchased in the QVCC Bookstore or Library. A suggested  price of $20 ($15 each for 2 or more; $10 with a student ID).  Sold at the following locations:

·         Dayville:            Zip’s Diner, Rte 101 and 12, 06241

·         Danielson:         QVCC Library or Bookstore, 742 Upper Maple Street, 06239

·         Putnam:            Jessica Tuesday’s, 35 Main St., 06260

·      WINY Radio, 45 Pomfret St., 06260

·         Willimantic:       EASTCONN Community Learning Center, Tyler Square, 1320 Main Street, Suite #25

·      Liberty Banks, 679 Main St. 06226 and Gateway Commons, 1703 Main St, 06226

·      Willimantic Food Co-op, 91 Valley St., Willimantic, CT 06226

For more information, contact M’lyn Hines, reference and instruction librarian and coordinator of the cookbook project, at 860.932.4056

Released August 23, 2018