200 Students Graduate in QVCC’S 50th Commencement Ceremony

After two years of virtual and drive-through graduation ceremonies, Quinebaug Valley Community College was pleased to recognize the Class of 2022 with an in-person commencement on the evening of May 26. Nearly 200 graduates crossed the walkway of the Richard C. Berry Amphitheater, located on the grounds of the Danielson campus, to receive their degrees and certificates in QVCC’s 50th Commencement ceremony. Congratulations, Class of 2022!

CEO’s Award
Awarded to the degree graduate with the highest academic average and at least 45 credits earned at QVCC.
– Caroline Elizabeth Miano Hamill  (Liberal Arts and Sciences, 52 credits, 3.98 GPA)

4.0 Graduates
Awarded to the degree graduates with a 4.0 average and at least 30 credits earned at QVCC.
– Sumeyra Yavuz (Medical Laboratory Technician)
– Robert Manifold (Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technology)

List of Graduates

Sarah Elizabeth Lopez, Katie Elizabeth Renaud, Rachel A. Vertefeuille

Adam Joseph Ritchotte

Aidan Erick Anderson, Laura S. Bates, Eric Anthony Borkiewicz, Angelique Marie Caouette, Emily Ann Colangelo, Kathia Nicolle Gonzalez Caraballo, Caroline Elizabeth Miano Hamill, Nayomi Rebecca Herring, Ryan A. LaRose, Devin Edward Markley, Aidan James McGennis, Alexa L. Michalski, Jesse A. Paprota, Madison Kela Rattray, Tiahma Latreece Rawls-Centeno, Robert Reaves, Afetion Sejdiraj, Adam Raymond Shinkiewicz

Adam Charles Exley, Chelsea Mae Hart, Colette Christina Marchand, Matthew Ethan Moffitt, Katherine Hannah Otto

Central Village
Sean Patrick O’Brien Sweeney, Amy L. Sweet

Kelly A. Spooner

Miranda Caroline Bragdon, Abbie Rae Bragdon

Jasmine S. Alvord, Jenna Leigh Blanchard, Melissa S. Clark, Lisa M. Cote, Abigail Rose Duprey, Jennifer Cecile Farquharson, Renée Theresa Gates, Ibrahim Kamara, Jordan Alyse Lawrence, Jordan Phillip Mahon, Ethan Jeffrey Miller, Danilo S. Palenzuela, Ethan Charles Sheldon, Brianna G. St John, Khone S.K. Thoummany, Ian J. Torrey, Brendan Trajanowski, Evan R. Zach

Kristina Kelly Ballou, Mandi Lynn Beckman, Stephanie Marie Benoit, Emily A. Berard, Jennifer K. Brisson, Richard John Demars, Carson Everett Hadley, Jeffery Joseph Hemmig, Hannah Elisabeth Kipp, Abigail Nadial-Reine, Dana Lee Normandie, Hannah Grace Pouliot, Jarrica Dee Rainville, Amy Lyn Tucciarone, Madisen Jean Ventura

Amy Elisabeth Ayer

Michele Girard, Lina M. Mistry

Mary E. Hayden, Tiffany Lee

Amanda Lynn Abbott, Paul Robert Neville

Emily Elizabeth Schmidt, Mackenzie Fenton Silk, Jessica Marie Woody

Chris Jadier Carrero Concepcion

Jewett City
Maryam Arshad, Emily Renee Brown, Heather Renee Emerich, Vincent Thomas Valenti

Samantha Marie Veglia

Rohankumar H. Patel

Mansfield Center
Stacie Eve Digby, Alicia E. Jimenez Vargas, Marisol Prather, Naomi J. Soderberg

Erica J. Troiano

Taya Alexis Beaudoin, Bonnie Jean Chambers, Kyla Grace Kampf, Tavy Lim, Piotr K. Malinowski

New London
Rebecca Taylor Richards

North Grosvenordale
Lacey B. Allard, Rebecca Jeanne Giles, Kevin David Gomes, Sylwia Marzena Helwig, Savannah Lynn Loiselle, Jennifer Lynn Perry, Tyler James Persson, Gianna Marie Stoico, Sara Elizabeth Watson

North Haven
Sumeyra Yavuz

Christie Lynn Hughes

Jesse Caitlyn Gunn, Jakob Labutti

Alyssa Yvonne Aubin, Michael John Hattayer, Bernadette Rose Michaud, Cassandra Lynn Miller, Gianna Nicole Pellegrino, Timothy Petrides, Jennifer Lynn Spinney, Ian Hans Wichmann, Cade Michael Wolak

Pomfret Center
Sydney Colleen Feragne, Iryna Huling, Abigail Adele Kruger, Ryan Anthony Lewis, Robert John Manifold, Noah Alexander McNamara, Shelby L. Pendleton

Jordan I. Alexander, Morgan Therese Blackmar, Selena J. Cordero, Lauren Elizabeth Deery, Patricia A. DeTorio, Victoria Dias, Darren E. Dionne, Carissa Elizabeth Gaugh, Brittany Ann Kallio, Ismail Ahmed Kiani, Heather Nichol King, Cari-Ann Palmer, Jordyn A. Poole, Dylan Richard Varner, Misty Lynn Williams, Tyson R. Winchell

Aleksiy Ryan Lilov

Nikki Burnett

Tyler Nicholas Adams, Erin Sue DeRouin, Sarah Faith Dexter, Stacey Ann Glaude, Cody Moon Jackson, Annastacia Harmony Schneider, Mandy Lee Shaw, Angela Parent Stone, Olivia Hayden Tetreault, Ryan Wadsworth Young

Storrs Mansfield
Steven Thomas Gagne

Kaytlyn Marie Betters

Maya Melynda Blair, Travis James Cournoyer, Mikenzi Rose LaBonte, Nicholas H. Prouty, Katrina Lynn Suibielski, Mary Catherine Walsh

Adam Dale Eaton

Jonathan D. Fullbright

Shani Alyceea Acevedo, Michelle Nair Aguayo Castro, Melanie J. Alicea Del Rio, Craig Arthur Bakke, Chiricahua Eaglewolf Cochise, Owen O. Delgado Marquina, Giselle Soe Galarza, Gabriela Kristal Lopez Barreto, Doralis Lozano-Santiago, Bryan Eduardo Martinez, Kenia Marie Morales, Jayshelly Ochoa, Eduardo Perea Hernandez, Lysette Rojas, Brandy Elizabeth Shirley, Patricia Ann Todd, Megan R. Trueblood, Patrick Antonio Walker Ayala

Milagro Velasquez-Argueta, Dylan Ryan Werth

Paige Anne Audet, Robert J. Baldino, Aaron Michael Blanchflower, Samantha Dawn Eddy, Aria P. Gianfriddo, Hannah G. Hagstrom, Audrey Carolyn Helmetag, Ryan T. Latour, Dylan John Martin, Jarod Ryan Martin, Molly Emeline Millix, Zachary Alan Mowry, Payton Appel Peterson, Jed Daniel Rategan

Woodstock Valley
Abigail K. Kilburn

Charlton, MA
Johnathan Scott Tucker

Dudley, MA
Jillian Mable Gibbs, Brandon C. Johnson

Springfield, MA
Erika S. Phillips

Burdett, NY
Isaiah I. Bard

Coventry, RI
Kerrie L. Karowski

Harrisville, RI
Taylor Maria Castano


50th Commencement

Fiftieth QVCC Commencement – May 26, 2022  – 6 pm

The ceremony will be held outdoors at the Richard C. Berry Amphitheater on the grounds of the QVCC Danielson Campus on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 6 p.m. There is no seating for the audience but you are welcomed to bring lawn chairs or blankets. If the ceremony is held on campus, no tickets are required.  The graduation ceremony procession will begin promptly at 6 p.m. from the College Atrium.

Graduates should plan to be on campus at 4:30 pm. Caps, gowns, and honor cords can be picked up at Grad Fest on Tuesday, May 24 at 6 p.m.

The ceremony will take place at The Woodstock Academy Alumni Field House, 57 Academy Rd, Woodstock, CT. Each graduate will receive SIX tickets for the ceremony. Graduates should plan to arrive by 4:30 and report to the Bates Auditorium for line-up.

QVCC’s 50th Commencement will be held May 26

Quinebaug Valley Community College will hold its 50th Commencement ceremony on Thursday, May 26, 2022, at 6 pm at the Richard C. Berry Amphitheater, located on the grounds of the Danielson campus. Approximately 200 students are expected to receive degrees and certificates.

This year’s speakers will include:
Terrence Cheng, CSCU President
Alexa Michalski, National Anthem soloist and graduating student
Sarah Wolfburg ’02, Alumni Speaker
Hannah Kipp, Student Speaker
Linda Colangelo ’03, Keynote Speaker

Michalski, who enjoys drawing, sculpting, and performing arts, is graduating with an Associate of Arts in Visual Arts and plans to attend Eastern Connecticut State University to pursue her goal of becoming an art teacher.

Wolfburg, who is a 2002 graduate of QVCC, went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Arts in English Language and Literature at Memorial University of Newfoundland in Canada. After returning to Connecticut, Sarah first worked for Villager Newspapers before becoming the first Executive Director for Northeast Opportunities for Wellness, Inc. (NOW). Sarah then returned to QVCC in 2020, accepting the Director of Alumni Relations role, twenty years after she first began studying at the college.

Kipp, who served as a member of the Student Government Association, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, and was a tutor in the Learning Center, is graduating with an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences. She plans to attend Eastern Connecticut State University in the fall as she works towards her ultimate goal of becoming an occupational therapist.

Colangelo, a proud 2003 QVCC graduate, is a caregiver, public health educator, skilled communicator, freelance writer, and professional vocalist. She has enjoyed a life-long love affair with northeast Connecticut, contributing her skills, time, and talent to a number of community causes and callings. She will be delivering the ceremony’s keynote address.

Steven and Marjolaine ’87 ’88 Townsend will also be receiving the Quinebaug Valley Community College Merit Award, which recognizes extraordinary service or lifetime commitment to QVCC. Steven Townsend 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 Townsend is an active community volunteer whose hard work and dedication has helped many from our community. Steve and Marge are both proud Putnam High School graduates and both started their college career at QVCC. Steven went on to graduate from Bryant University, earning both a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and an MBA in Management and Information Systems. Marge graduated from Quinebaug Valley Community College with an Associate of Arts in Liberal Arts: General Studies and an Associate of Science in Accounting.

The Danielson campus is located at 742 Upper Maple Street. The ceremony will be held outside at the Richard C. Berry Amphitheater. Guests should bring lawn chairs or blankets, as seating is not available. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place at The Woodstock Academy field house, located at 57 Academy Rd, Woodstock, CT 06281. Tickets will be limited to six per graduate. A decision will be made by 12 noon on Monday, May 23 if there is a change in venue. Additional information about the ceremony can be found on the college website at qvcc.edu/commencement.


Congratulations QVCC Class of 2021

Award given to the degree graduate with the highest academic average with at least 45 credits earned at QVCC.

Taylor Copeland (Liberal Arts and Sciences, 74 credits)

Taylor Copeland, Samantha Delp, Kristina Dyba, Jacob Kaufman, Mark LaMountain, Douglas McCormack, Lacey Wood


Estela Hernandez

Nikki Burnett, Ashlyn Chebro, Diana Cone, Jared Green, Erin Lannon, Daniel Xavier

Kasandra Fox, Matthew Thomas

Katherine Bennett, Thomas Kane

Nicole Abbott, Aidan Anderson, Stephanie Bellows, Erin Berube, Angelique Caouette, Hannah Cloutier, Shane Dort, Ariel Flounders, Brett Graveline, Delaney Guimont, Zachariah Lehoux, Taylor Nicholson, Michelle Parmeter, Natalia Reali, Joseph Schley, Megan Shippee, Sarah Travers, Bethaney Tucker, Geoffrey Vallone, Rebecca Vincent, James Walters

Melissa Parent

Timothy Ferrigno, Amanda LaFromboise, Alexander O’Flaherty

Christian Rivera

Central Village
Madison Tatro

Brendan Cloutier, Maxwell Landeck, Amelia Nelson, Anthony Ricci

Andrew Emack

Rebecca Holinka

Michael Kivlin, Summer Polanco

Melissa Morton

Tyra Bergstrom, Emily Cioe, Kaya Cooper, Dylan Everson, Chelsey Fisher, Michael Flaherty IV, Kerri Fulton, Courtney Greene, Tamarin Kelley, Jennifer Kent, Candice Koolhaas, James Morowski, Kayla Picciarelli, Carlos Poch, Kevin Polaina, Megan Reynolds, Miranda Snell, Kaileigh Somers, Brandon Wallace, Emily Watling, Mya Windrow, Brianna Worden, Katie Zannini

Carolyn Anderson, Brendon Auger, Liliana Baraybar, Richard Demars, Reid Dumas, Nicole Durand, Daniel Espeseth, Alexander Grenon, Lauren Hyatt, Gabriela Irving, Emily Keeling, Jordyn Malarkey, Angela Maynard, Isabella Notarantonio, Jarrica Rainville, Heather Souza, Brandon Steen, Tayler Tracy

Gage Cobb

East Killingly
Bryan Highley

Caleb Budd, Tyler Singleton

Corey Longhurst

Michael Carminati

Kacelynn Banks, Jennylyn Duyan

India McDermott Arriola, Phoebe Miller

Jewett City
Sarah Armstrong, Jacob Haugland

Elizabeth Downey, Bethany Oliver

Jenelle Abel

Derek Butts, Mackenzie Smith

Devon Long

Mansfield Center
Braden Lemire, Sarah Moore, Ruth Soderberg, Saman Pathma Kumara Vithanage

Mansfield Depot
Anita Sanchez

Quyen Di Sabino

Gabrielle Cimino, Taylor Denning, Michael Guilmette, Nathan Johnson, Erik Laats, Raymond LaRose, Nicole Mahon, Zachary Matteau, Anjuli Pickett, Ethan Rain, Ashley Salvas, Angel Stewart, Jason Sweet, Tara Tetreault

New London
Julian Botero Castro

Shawn Dobo

North Grosvenordale
Tyler Baker, Laura Durand, Matthew Durand, Adrienne Guerin, Sylwia Helwig, Ashley Klein, Stephanie Medine, Jakob Skaradowski

North Windham
Skye Budney, Tatiana Oliveras

Tyler Ahearn, Kathryn Ballou, Jessica Bedard-Plummer, Andrea Filbert, Taylor Gageby, Makayla Kneeland, Cassandra Miller, Kevin Murphy, Christensen Nguyen, Nicholas Perreault, Alexis Price, Joshua Sandage, Alexis Sangillo, Jennifer Spinney, Cameron Verrette, Renee Vezina, Nicole Wilcox, Patricia Wilson, Rijon Zekiri

Dawn Libby

Pomfret Center
Daniel Harrington, Angela Short, Lacey Wood, Eric Yost

Jordan Lawrence

Jason Barber, Ashley Bonnette, Kevin Champagne, Kelly Chausse, Taylor Copeland, Zachary Davis, Samantha Delp, Michael DiColella, Trenten Haddock Gould, Sarah Hernandez, Natalie Ionkin, Mark LaMountain, Heather Montie, Abigail Poirier, Jeffrey Reed Jr., Katrina Suibielski, Aislin Tracey, Breana Weidele

Quaker Hill
Hannah Arevalo, Heather Stetner

Stafford Springs
Sean Mitchell

Colby Bodo, Anna Carpenter, Carmen Colon Berrios, Lauryn Hart, Jason Leclair, Douglas McCormack, Courtney Robicheau

Alexis Thompson

Megan Bates, Roxanne Booth, Francesca Cicarelli, Kaitlyn Morton, Julia Paquette, Michael Salisbury, Michael Southwell III

Alex Maddox, Gina Maddox, Jay Patel

Kristina Dyba

Shani Acevedo, Victoria DeJesus, Karen DeLos Santos Dominguez, Ryan Dowdell, Lynn Drouin, Carolina Feliz, Arely Garcia, Deana Gonzalez, Jordy Gonzalez, Shane Goodrich, Maximiliano Navarro Romero, Gabriel Perez, Yarixa Rodriguez

Elijah Nicholson, Deborah Phillips, Charles Steiner, Logan Vertefeuille

Seth Benoit, Kayleigh Bradrick, Willard Brin, Abigail Brosseau, Danette Busby, Hunter Campbell, Antonia Carminati, Devin Foisy, Julia Fox, Marshal Gohn, Joseph Gottlieb, Christopher Harris, Seth Kelly, Cameron Lotter, Lillian Mandeville, Dylan Martin, Margaret Noe, Jolisa Peabody, Tristan Raszka, Eric Tellier, Christian Wolfe


Chepachet, RI
Rowan Coleman

East Providence, RI
Christopher Salce

Foster, RI
Felicia Galipeau

North Providence, RI
Jacob Kaufman

Pawcatuck, RI
William Pisani

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Jordan Keith

Three Rivers, MA
Maria Miranda

Waco, GA
James Murphy



QVCC will proudly celebrate our 270 degree and certificate recipients in the 49th commencement on Wednesday, May 26, 2021, from 3 – 7 p.m.. The college is hosting a drive-through diploma distribution, outdoors, at the main campus at 742 Upper Maple Street in Danielson. The rain date will be Thursday, May 27, 2021, from 3 – 7 p.m.

Graduating students who have chosen to participate in the celebration are instructed to come to campus, in one vehicle including their family and friends, at a designated time according to their last name. Timeframes are as follows:
• 3 – 4 p.m. A – C
• 4 – 5 p.m. D – H
• 5 – 6 p.m. I – P
• 6 – 7 p.m. Q – Z

All participants will have the opportunity to receive their diploma, cross the stage and have their photograph taken by QVCC staff photographers. Faculty, staff and the QVCC Foundation and Alumni Association will be on-hand to cheer our graduates.


Congratulations QVCC Class of 2020

Nearly 150 Quinebaug Valley Community College students will receive degrees and certificates in QVCC’s 48th commencement, which will be virtually celebrated on QVCC’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Congratulations to the Class of 2020!


Award given to the degree graduate with the highest academic average with at least 45 credits earned in residence at QVCC.

Garrett Lucas Sward (Engineering Science, 81 credits)


Korrin Durning, William Kalvinek, Kristi Luchi, Tatiana Lukyanova, George Rosenburg, Monique Sanborn


Andover: Melissa C. Kjellquist

Ashford: Marshall Cataldi, Sarah Jessica Gamache, Adam Patrick Klesser, Cameron Jay Metsack, Susan Sherman

Bloomfield: David Lee Esangbedo

Branford: Patricia J. Grohe

Brooklyn: Alison Jean Brennan, Kimberly Ann Byrne, Kelsea Morgan Carpenter, Lindsay Danielle Cartier, Austin Edward Cedio, Jeffrey Stevens Clang, Cheryl Lynn Clark , Andrew Richard Mario Davis, James Scott Dinnauer, Shane David Dort , Jillian Marie Earehart, Nathan J. Graveline, Amara V. Greene, K. Rebecca Haines, William Gordon Miano Hamill, Anthony M. Jean, Molly Katherine Johnson, Sherry Ann Lowe, Bradford Daniel McLeish, Taylor Nicole Morin, Alisha Marie Pedersen, Tiahma Latreece Rawls, Michael A. Scott, Robert P. Siwko, Justin Louis Soucy, Heather L. Tracy

Canterbury: Bryna E. Ford

Chaplin: Karlee-Ann Martha Poulin

Colchester: Dustin R. Paquette

Columbia: Kathleen Elizabeth Brown, Michael Paul Kivlin

Coventry: Tyler Scott LePage

Danielson: Karen Anne Aune, Meaghan A. Bellavance, Ricky Chanthaboury, Rachel Anne Coolidge, Phoebe Ann Corey, Rebecca L. Ducat, Amy Dufault, Jon A. Dufault, Chelsey J. Fisher, Maxim Ionkin, Michael A. Lee, Jordan Phillip Mahon, Michaela Grace Marshall, Samantha Marie Morowski, Dayle Louise Parsons, Elizabeth C. Patton, Joshua R.G. Robichaud, Monique Grant Sanborn, Caleb M. Santangini, Brandon Michael Wallace

Dayville: Thomas Andrew Ellis, Allison Nicole Keeling, Amy Mary Newman, Chelsea Lynne Opperman, Vincent Robert Pontarelli, Megan J. Vertefeuille, Nicolas A. Washburn, Joseph A. Wolchesky

East Killingly: Muriel J. Pepper

Eastford: Sarah Mariah Green, Ty James Nilo, Elise Kaitlyn Schiavetti

Grosvenordale: Hunter Christian Raymond

Groton: Jennylyn Salva Duyan

Hampton: William Scott Lehoux, Tatiana Anatolyev Lukyanova, Justin Michael McCollum, Holly C. Neborsky, Alayna DeMae O’Callaghan, Dylan James Ouellet, , Glenna Silk

Jewett City: Rebecca Mary Cuff, Amanda Nicole Fenner, Timothy Frank Jones

Killingly: Bethany J. Oliver, Eliezer A. Violette

Ledyard: Amanda R. Boore, Paul Tomasto

Mansfield Center: Jennifer Del Valle, Gus Foster Larsen Giangrave

Mossup: Ryan Wyatt Ballard, Heather M. Magao, Yaned A. Perez, Lindsey Sue Harrelle, Paige Melissa Waterman

New London: Elizabeth Baez

Newington: Kamini Patel

North Grosvenordale: Laura Melissa Durand, Heather Jean Gauthier-Bourgeois, Dylan A. Para

North Windham: Tatiana M. Oliveras

Norwich: Matthew Hunter, Jonathan David Maurice, Holly Ryan

Old Mystic: Alec Wayne Rugh

Old Saybrook: Daniel Blake Baldi

Oneco: Alessio O. Ferragatta, Ashley Marie Finley, Laura M. Havens

Plainfield: ChloÈ Michael Cooke, Katrina Eveyon Dimitriou, Kim Marie Garrity, Austin Grimshaw, Autumn Nikole Jackson, Elizabeth Ann Lemoine, Kristi A. Luchi, “Michael R. Mosher, Jr.”, Cindy O’Neil, Cheri Peltier, Greidi Anai Roque Rivera, Joshua Allen Titus, Patricia Marie Wilson

Pomfret Center: Hannahrose Andrews, Sydney Colleen Feragne, Thomas Raymond Kacerik, Cecily L. Warren, Raymond Matthew Rilling Jr.

Putnam: Steven Roy Davis, Kerryann J. Frenier, Veronica Saige Fuchs, Kristen Gentile, Leah H. Jackson, Devin M. Leroy, Kris M. Levesque, William John Mathias, Andrew Joseph Montie, Sara Evelyn Rouillard, Garrett Lucas Sward, Abigail Amelia Thompson, Alicia Lynn Troiano, Brianna Joy Walsh, Ryan Louis Walsh, Tyson R. Winchell

Scotland: Naomi Catherine Sargent

South Woodstock: Cuinn Stevenson

Southington: William Smith Kalvinek

Sterling: Jarod R. Denomme, Rebecca Lynn Maerkle, Maxwell James Mapel, Jacob C. Menten, Thomas Menten, Kimberly A. Popiel

Stonington: John Paul Bibeau

Storrs: Joshua Andrew Cruz, Roohi Rafi Khoda, Juana Grechen Paredes, Ashley Marie Sackschewsky

Taftville: Cheryl Lynn Chabot

Thompson: Lynzie Marie Hancock, Benjamin Paul Larson, Hannah Carole Weiss

Wauregan: Heather Richelle Nault

Willimantic: Shani Alyceea Acevedo, Maria Paula Argueta, Kate Reed Crescenzo, Karla Marie Dominguez-Cruz, Yasmin Garcia-Juá¡rez, Sandra M. Gonzalez-Berrios, Christina Marie Haynes, Frank Thomas Hendrick, Kenia Morales, Jacqueline Reyes-Cruz, Alicia Lynn Springer, Keith A. Udal, Milagro Velasquez-Argueta

Willington: Scott Miles Doubleday

Windham: Axel H. Oschmann, George H. Rosenberg

Woodstock: Robert John Baldino, Carina Isabella Coman, Korrin L. Durning, Stephen Paul Gallo, André Michael Lamprey, Jared Caine Law, Sean R. McGroary, William Thomas Minkema

Woodstock Valley: Harrison Frost, Erin K. Manis, Jocelyn Marie Matulis

Auburn, MA: Kelsey L. Gallo
Dudley, MA: Kerrissa Danielle Cobb
Oxford, MA: Rosanne Marie Wheeler-Flint
Southbridge, MA: Brent Andrew Bohm, Kathryn Eizabeth Bohm, Kristen Anne LaFleche
Webster, MA: Jennifer L. McKinstry
Chepachet, RI: Daija G. Gomes, Nicole E. Lewis
North Scituate, RI: Thomas J. Long


QVCC’s 45th Commencement will be held May 25

Released May 15, 2017

Quinebaug Valley Community College will hold its 45th commencement Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 6 p.m. at the Danielson campus, where approximately 300 students are expected to receive degrees and certificates.

This year’s speakers will include Jenna Haines of Brooklyn, CT, a graduating student, and Keith M. Phaneuf, state budget reporter for The Connecticut Mirror.

Haines, a member of the Student Government Association, was co-founder/co-president of the Current Events Club and actively involved in the college’s Baugstock Music Festival. She will receive an associate degree in liberal arts and sciences and is transferring to Smith College to study government. Her grandmother, Lois Dapsis ‘96, is QVCC professor emeritus of mathematics, and her mother, Rebecca Haines, is an adjunct instructor.

Phaneuf, a graduate of Putnam High School who attended QVCC, has spent most of 24 years as a reporter specializing in state government finances, analyzing such topics as income tax equity, waste in government and the complex funding systems behind Connecticut’s transportation and social services networks. A former contributing writer to The New York Times, he is a graduate of and former journalism instructor at the University of Connecticut.

The Danielson campus is located at 742 Upper Maple Street. The ceremony is held outside in the Richard Berry Amphitheater. Guests should bring lawn chairs or blankets as seating is not available. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place at H.H. Ellis Technical High School, 613 Upper Maple Street, Danielson. A decision will be made by 12 noon on May 25 if there is a change in venue. Additional information about the ceremony can be found on the college website https://qvcc.edu/graduation/.