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NEWS from the Academic Affairs and Student Services Division

After 18 Years at QVCC, Amy Kacerik Says Farewell

On Thursday, July 5, Amy Kacerik, Director of Student Services, worked her final day at QVCC.  She will no doubt be successful in her way east to her new position as Dean of Enrollment Management at the Community College of Rhode Island.  We wish Amy all the best.  (Amy can be seen in the picture fourth from the right).  (Posted 7/9/2018)

After 15 Years at QVCC, Alfred Williams Says Farewell

On Thursday, June 28, Alfred Williams, Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Services, worked his final day at QVCC and made his way north to his new position as President of the River Valley Community College in Claremont New Hampshire.  We wish Alfred all the best. (Pictured from left to right: Christine Mailhot, Dean Alfred Williams, Academic Division Director John Lewis). (Posted 7/6/2018)

QV presents on Food Insecurity at State Conference

On Friday, April 13, Jayne Battye, Jennifer Cournoyer, and Amy Kacerik presented the topic of food insecurity on campus at the 2018 CSCU Faculty Advisory Council Conference on Student Success and Shared Governance at Southern Connecticut State University. (Posted 4/19/2018)


Earth Hour 2018

Every year, millions of people around the world join the Earth Hour movement and switch off their lights for one hour to show support for protecting our planet and stopping climate change.

On Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 8:30 PM, QVCC joined this global movement by turning off the College‘s non-essential lights for one hour.  We hope to make this a yearly event.  For more information about Earth Hour, please visit https://www.earthhour.org/what-is-earth-hour. (Posted 4/3/2018)

SGA working on OER

On Friday, March 2 at Naugatuck Valley Community College, SGA officers Heather Vogt and Roxy Huckaby joined with other SGA officers from throughout the system for a half day conference on Open Educational Resources (OER).  Nicole Allen from SPARC (the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) presented the keynote, followed by presentations from Kevin Corcoran & Jennifer Cournoyer and the CCSU SGA representatives.  Kaitlyn Vitez from US Student PIRGs led the group in advocacy planning for OER on campus.  (Posted 3/8/2018)


Food Insecurity Task Force

On Monday, March 5, 2018, the Taskforce on Student Food Insecurity was joined by representatives from UNFI’s (United Natural Foods, Inc.) “Helping Hands” committee.  UNFI has been a generous donor to both the “Help Yourself Boxes” on campus and the Pop-up Pantry.  (Posted 3/8/2018)


 Amy Kacerik represents QVCC in Willimantic

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, Amy Kacerik, Director of Student Services and Registrar here at QVCC, represented the College at the Annual Willimantic Chocolate Festival.  This yearly event, held along Main Street, showcases what Willimantic has to offer.  For more information about QVCC in Willimantic please see: http://qvcc.mrw.ninja/willimantic-qvwt/(Posted 2/12/2018)

 Computer Lab Dedicated to Jan Hall on December 7, 2017

Family, friends, and colleagues were in attendance today as the computer lab located in the east wing was dedicated to the memory of Janet Hall, a beloved professor of computer science who passed away in February after a short illness.

During her 20 years at QVCC Jan also served the college as a non-credit lecturer, adjunct faculty, and director of the Learning Center.  She was recently honored by the college and named professor emerita of computer science.  (Posted 1/3/2018)


Pop-Up Food Pantries are here!

Thanks to generous donations from United Foods, Inc., QVCC was able to set up a Pop-up Food Pantry on December 4th and 5th in the Fireside Lounge.  Students were encouraged to fill a bag with items like cereal, soup, peanut butter, macaroni & cheese, oatmeal, and sparkling water.  This pop-up supplemented the “Help Yourself Boxes” of grab-and-go food located in classrooms and public spaces around the college. (Posted 12/5/2017)

Fall Open House

QVCC welcomed guests from the community to learn about our programs at the Fall Open House on Wednesday, November 15.  Faculty and staff provided program overviews and discussed the many transfer opportunities, and the QVCC Student Ambassadors provided campus tours. (Posted 11/29/2017)

Financial Aid Night

On Wednesday, November 8, QVCC hosted the annual Financial Aid Night.  Forty-three guests attended to learn how to navigate the FAFSA and financial aid processes. (Posted 11/29/2017)

Transfer Fair

On Tuesday, October 24, QVCC hosted the annual College Transfer Fair.  Students had the opportunity to meet with 26 representatives from four year colleges and universities.  There was a constant flow of interested students as they took advantage of the opportunity to ask questions and learn about the abundant transfer opportunities available. (Posted 11/29/2017)

Dean Alfred Williams attends the 2017 CONNTAC Scholarship ceremony

The Connecticut Talent Assistance Cooperative (CONNTAC) is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.  CONNTAC plays an important role in providing access to Connecticut’s Community Colleges.  Their staff assist students with FAFSAs, admissions applications, and college placement.  QVCC is one of ten colleges to which CONNTAC provides services.  At their annual scholarship ceremony held this year on October 20, ten scholarships were awarded.  Several of the awardees spoke about their challenges and many had inspiring stories.  The Keynote speaker at the ceremony was Connecticut State Colleges and Universities President Mark Ojakian.  (Pictured from left to right: President Ojakian, Dean Harris of Manchester CC, Dean Williams of QVCC).   (Posted 10/31/2017)

 Spring 2017 Dean’s List Celebration

On Thursday, October 19, 2017, students and their families gathered for the biannual Dean’s List Celebration.  At this event, 150 returning students whose academic achievements during the spring 2017 semester earned them a position on the Dean’s List were recognized.  Yvonne Picard, of the QVCC class of 2017, and the runner-up for the Student Graduation Speaker, delivered inspirational words about her experiences at the College. (Posted 10/23/2017)

 Jan Hall granted Emeritus status

On October 18th, the President’s Cabinet approved granting emeritus status to Jan Hall, former Professor of Computer Science here at QVCC.  Jan held many positions at QVCC during her twenty year tenure at QVCC (1996-2016) including Program Coordinator of the Computer Science Program.  (Posted 10/31/2017)



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