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QVCC Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center Recognized Nationally for Excellence

October is Manufacturing Month and QVCC has reason to celebrate. The Quinebaug Valley Community College Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center is now one of the selected few educational training facilities in Connecticut to receive accreditation from The National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS). As stated by NIMS, “Your program has officially set the bar for excellence […]


  DANIELSON, CT —  The Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation, once again, has raised the bar in their fundraising efforts to ensure that the residents of Northeast Connecticut have access to an affordable higher education.  Events this fall will raise $120,000 to support a debt-free education. The 26th Annual Golf Tournament was held on Wednesday, […]

Eastern Connecticut State Art Faculty Exhibit

Opening Reception will be held on Thursday, October 18, 2018 from 5 – 7 p.m.  The exhibit will run from October 8 – November 1, 2018.  Artists include: Painting and Drawing Andy Jones Qimin Liu Afarin Rahmanifar Digital Art and Design Terry Lennox Tao Chen Lora Lee Sculpture Robert Greene Printmaking Simonette Quamina Art History […]

QVCC Hosts World Mental Health Day Activities on October 10, 2018

The College will be hosting a full day of training and events on World Mental Health Day, Wednesday, October 10. The World Federation for Mental Health is focusing the 2018 WMHDAY campaign on Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World.  They are bringing attention to the issues our youth and young adults are […]

QVCC Acapella Group to Sing National Anthem

The Quinebaug Valley Community College acapella group will have their first performance of the academic year singing the National Anthem at the QVCC Foundation Annual Golf Tournament, Wednesday, September 19, 2018. The group is in its second year at the College and has added more than ten new faces to add to the core group […]

Disabled American Veterans Mobile Service Van on Campus September 11

On-site Compensation Benefit Review The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) will be providing a Mobile Service Office outreach van to assist students at Quinebaug Valley Community College on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 from 9:00am – 3:00pm. The DAV will provide information on compensation benefits available for Veterans with disabilities incurred during service, provide statuses on existing […]

Faculty Sabbatical Leads to Publication of Novel

Professor Cindi Brassington’s Fictional Story with Real-World Issues QVCC Professor of Allied Health, Cindi Brassington, has taught for 20 years and during the spring of 2018 Brassington ventured into a sabbatical penning her first novel, My Perfect Family. Brassington stated, “It is my hope that it will be my first of many writing projects as […]

Art Meets Engineering in Art Show “Migration”

 ART MEETS ENGINEERING IN SEPTEMBER SHOW In early summer, Artist Amy Hannum paid a visit to the Quinebaug Valley Community College SPIROL Gallery to prepare for her fall show, Migration.  While on campus, she met Associate Professor of Engineering, Jakob Spjut, and learned about the capabilities of the QVCC Engineering Lab.  This conversation evolved into […]

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

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 […]

Second Chance Pell Program Creates Stories of Hope

Stories of hope and redemption are very powerful. The Second Chance Pell Program is giving incarcerated individuals at the Brooklyn Correctional Institution the opportunity to create their own stories through access to higher education. Quinebaug Valley Community College is one of 65 colleges nationwide selected in 2016 to participate in the Second Chance Pell Program […]

QVCC to Offer Associate’s Degree in Cybersecurity

With organizations and companies regularly facing cyberthreats and potential data breaches, the demand for cybersecurity experts is rapidly growing. Quinebaug Valley Community College’s new Associate’s Degree in Cybersecurity provides the training needed for a career in this growing industry. The 60-credit program can be completed in two years with the goal of immediate employment. Students […]

QVCC Announces Spring Dean’s List

Quinebaug Valley Community College has announced 215 students have been named to the spring semester dean’s list in recognition of high academic achievement. These students attained a grade point average of more than 3.4 for all courses taken during the semester. Complete list can be found here >> Released May 30, 2018

QVCC Schedules Special Registration Days in June

Quinebaug Valley Community College is holding several special registration days during the month of June for students planning to enroll for the fall semester. The college will be open Saturday, June 2, from 9 am to 2 pm, with admissions, advising, and financial aid staff available to assist with the registration process and answer questions. […]

Veterans Stand Down Returns to QVCC June 9

Quinebaug Valley Community College will host its third annual Veterans’ Stand Down, an event designed to give former service members assistance with benefits information, on Saturday, June 9, at the Danielson campus. Produced in partnership with the Danielson Veterans Coffeehouse, the Stand Down is an annual event that serves veterans residing in northeast Connecticut. Andrew […]

Class of 2018 Will Graduate Tonight

Nearly 250 Quinebaug Valley Community College students will receive degrees and certificates at the 46th commencement tonight starting at 6 pm. The ceremony will be held outside in the Richard Berry Amphitheater. Guests are advised to bring lawn chairs or blankets because seating is not available. LIST OF GRADUATES Ashford: Jeffrey M. Cosman, Connor Jordan […]

Youngest Graduate Will Speak at QVCC Commencement

At 14 years of age, she’s not old enough to drive and she’s too young to vote. She’d like to go to law school and get a PhD in psychology, then join the FBI as a special agent—lofty goals for the average teenager. But if you talk with Aurora Dziadel of Griswold, you will soon […]

QVCC to Hold Commencement Thursday, May 24

Quinebaug Valley Community College will hold its 46th commencement Thursday, May 24, 2018, awarding degrees and certificates to approximately 260 students. The ceremony will be held outdoors in the Richard Berry Amphitheater starting at 6 p.m. Addressing the graduates will be Anne Diamond, J.D., C.N.M.T., president and CEO of Day Kimball Healthcare since August 2017. […]

QVCC Named a Gold Military Friendly School for 2018-2019

Quinebaug Valley Community College announced that it has been designated a 2018-2019 GOLD Military Friendly School by Victory Media, a veteran-owned business that benchmarks and rates colleges and companies to help veterans and military families make well-informed decisions about employment, education, and entrepreneurship opportunities. Institutions earning the Military Friendly® School designation were evaluated using both […]

Foundation Awards $110,000 in Scholarships to Current and Future Students

The auditorium at Quinebaug Valley Community College was full of smiling faces Wednesday night as 90 local students, including 27 from area high schools, were awarded a total of $110,000 in scholarship money by the QVCC Foundation. Four newly funded scholarships were presented for the first time: Louise Brown Memorial Scholarship, Dr. Ellis A. & […]

QVCC Student Poets Honored

Rain did not stop the Julius Sokenu Poetry Awards celebration on April 25. While the inclement weather forced the event to move from Julia deBorgos Park in Willimantic to the Windham Middle School auditorium, the change in venue did not dampen the quality of the student poetry that was honored. The following students read their […]

Jane Doe No More Panel Discussion Held April 23

A panel discussion focusing on the topic of sexual assault was held Monday evening at QVCC. Jane Doe No More: Sexual Assault Survivors Fighting for Change, organized by On Cue: Culture and Conversations at QV, featured three women who shared their harrowing stories of sexual assault and survival. Donna Palomba, founder of Jane Doe No […]

2018 Baugstock Music Festival: May 4, 2018 Starting at 4 p.m.

The annual Baugstock Music Festival continues again this year at Quinebaug Valley Community College on Friday, May 4, 2018, starting at 4 p.m. This event will feature national and local talent, food trucks from across the state; craft vendors and more at the Danielson campus. The event is open to the community, there is no […]

PBS/Frontline Film Digital National to be Shown at QVCC

Quinebaug Valley Community College will host a screening of the film Digital Nation: Life on the Virtual Frontier Wednesday, April 25, at 12:30 pm. This fascinating documentary created by PBS and Frontline looks at how the web and digital media have reshaped almost every aspect of our lives. The ways in which we think, socialize, […]

QVCC’s Poetry Celebration to be Held at Julia de Burgos Park on April 25

Author and poet Joseph Bruchac will be the featured guest at the 11th annual Julius Sokenu Poetry Prize Celebration, sponsored by Quinebaug Valley Community College, on Wednesday April 25. This year’s event will be held outdoors at the Julia de Burgos Park, located at the corner of Jackson Street and Terry Avenue (Poet’s Corner) in […]

QVCC to Host Nursing Information Session

Sarah White, nursing admissions specialist for the Connecticut Community Colleges, will host an information session at Quinebaug Valley Community College Monday, April 23, at 11 am. The session, designed for students interested in transferring into a nursing program within the Community College system, will cover preparing for a nursing program, overview of the nursing curriculum, […]

QVCC Students Named to All-Connecticut Academic Team

Two Quinebaug Valley Community College students, Michaela Grimaldi of Plainfield and Stephen Jacobsen of Bolton, have been named to the All-Connecticut Academic Team and were honored at the State Capitol on Friday, April 6. The All-Connecticut Academic Team recognizes outstanding scholarly achievements and leadership accomplishments of students enrolled in Connecticut’s community, technical, and junior colleges. […]

Security Expert Will Speak at QVCC on April 19

Stephen M. Harney, president and CEO of Internal Security Associates and internationally recognized expert in the areas of physical and personnel security, will be the featured speaker for this year’s Visions in Leadership program at Quinebaug Valley Community College. The event takes place Thursday, April 19, starting at 5:30 pm. Why We Are, Where We […]

Honor Societies Induct New Members

Forty-two Quinebaug Valley Community College students were inducted into one or more of the college’s academic honor societies at a ceremony held March 28. Alpha Beta Gamma is an international business honor society established in 1970 to recognize and encourage scholarship among two-year college students in business and related curricula. New members include: Dean Campanaro […]

Women in Government Panelists Have an Impact

Secretary of State Denise Merrill, State Representative Anne Dauphinais, Windham Town Councilwoman Rose Reyes, and Pomfret First Selectwoman Maureen Nicholson (left to right in photo) participated in a panel discussion on Women in Government on Monday, March 26. Topics included why they ran for office, how they won, and what challenges they faced as women. […]

Jane Doe No More: Discussion on Sexual Assault

QVCC to Host Discussion on Sexual Assault with Strong Survivors Fighting for Change On April 23 at 6:00 pm, On Cue: Culture and Conversations at QV will present “JANE DOE NO MORE: Sexual Assault Survivors Fighting for Change,” an exploration of the challenges faced by sexual assault survivors who speak up about their experiences. The […]

Waiting for Yoko Spoken Word Series at QVCC March 28

“Waiting for Yoko”: A Celebration of the Art of Resistance, featuring the internationally recognized poet Martín Espada, will be held Wednesday, March 28, at Quinebaug Valley Community College in Danielson. The event, which runs from 6 to 9 pm, includes local musician and Quinebaug Middle College Principal Gino LoRicco, Windham/Willimantic NAACP Chapter President Leah Ralls, […]

Women in Government Panel Discussion

Women in Government: How they ran. How they won. is the topic of a Women’s History Month panel discussion to be held Monday, March 26, at 12:30 pm at Quinebaug Valley Community College. Participating in the panel will be Secretary of the State Denise Merrill, State Representative Anne Dauphinais, Pomfret First Selectwoman Maureen Nicholson, and […]

Artist’s Reception to be Held March 22

“The Ides of March” – plein air painting by Mona Stratos, is on exhibit at the Spirol Art Gallery at Quinebaug Valley Community College through April 6. Stratos’s landscape paintings of oil on linen feature many areas in rural Connecticut as well as the coasts of Massachusetts and Maine. Her energetic and broad brushwork combined […]

Advanced Manufacturing Open House at QVCC March 22

Quinebaug Valley Community College will host an open house at its Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center Thursday, March 22, beginning at 6 pm. Advanced Manufacturing is an exciting cutting-edge field that uses innovative technology to improve products or processes. Advanced Manufacturing typically offers competitive wages and career pathways for workers with a wide variety of education […]

Praise from Eastern Connecticut State University

Sue Spencer and Cindy Shirshac received the following note from Jeffrey Trawcik-Smith, Phyllis Waite Endowed Chair and Professor of Early Childhood Education, at Eastern Connecticut State University: “. . . what an honor it has been to work with all of you and to meet the great students you send our way. Your students come […]

New Business Workshop: Building Your Business Plan

Will be taught by John Miller, president and CEO of National Chromium If you dream of running your own business or have a business that needs to update its blueprint for success, Building Your Business Plan is the workshop to enroll in. It will be held at Quinebaug Valley Community College on three Monday evenings […]

PTK Members Earn Two Star Status for 2017

QVCC’s Beta Beta Pi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa had a very successful fall semester earning Two Star Status for 2017. Phi Theta Kappa chapters have five levels of engagement that progress from local, campus involvement to regional involvement to international involvement. The Five Star Chapter Plan is the roadmap guiding the chapter through the […]

QVCC to Host Open Houses for Prospective Students

Quinebaug Valley Community College is hosting two open houses for prospective students during the month of March. The “What’s Your Game Plan?” Open House on Tuesday, March 6, at 6 pm, will offer the opportunity for students to become familiar with the college, its programs, faculty, and students. “It is the best way to discover […]

Core Ensemble will Present Of Ebony Embers February 22

Quinebaug Valley Community College will host the Core Ensemble’s performance of Of Ebony Embers: Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance on Thursday, February 22, at 12:30 pm in the Robert E. Miller Auditorium. A chamber music theatre work, Of Ebony Embers celebrates the lives of the great African American poets, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, and Claude […]

President Ojakian’s Open Letter to Congress About DACA

January 25, 2017 Dear Members of the 115th Congress, Once again, we here in higher education are watching as the lives and futures of some of our hardest working students are put on hold in a partisan political fight. This is having a devastating impact on our campus communities, and the ability of these undocumented […]

QVCC Announces Fall Dean’s List

Quinebaug Valley Community College has announced the names of 214 students named to the fall semester dean’s list. For a printable PDF of the dean’s list, click here >> Ashford: Amanda E. DeMaire, Connor J. Grimason, Zulma D. Montalvo, Tyler J. Smith, Marcella L. Vertefeuille Brooklyn: Justin M. Becker, Dean C. Campanaro, Cheryl L. Clark, […]

New Job-Focused Training Programs Starting Soon

Two new job-focused training programs are starting this winter at Quinebaug Valley Community College. A day-long Security Officer Certification training will be held Tuesday, February 6. The state of Connecticut requires this training course in order to obtain certification as a security officer. The curriculum provided by LJB Security Training is approved by the State […]

QVCC Foundation Offers $135,000 in Scholarships

The Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation is offering $135,000 in scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year. The online application will be available on the QVCC website starting Thursday, February 1. With the rising cost of higher education, scholarships can provide a significant portion of tuition, fees, and books. While most scholarships are available to new […]

Learn more about Kelly Cecchini – English Adjunct

English adjunct Kelly Cecchini has been actively involved and in the forefront of bridging the gap between high school readiness and college requirements. Her work in this field has been recognized on a local, state and national level. She was asked to contribute a chapter to the newly published collaborative book, Deep Reading: Teaching Reading […]

QVCC Manufacturing Student Interrupts Studies to Help in Puerto Rico Relief Effort

Ke Sherman, a student at Quinebaug Valley Community College, took a break from his studies on Sept. 29 to board a Connecticut Air National Guard C-130H cargo plane and head to Puerto Rico to help in the relief effort in the wake of Hurricane Maria. Sherman, a senior airman, was one of ten guardsmen from […]

New Scholarship Fund at QVCC Endowed on Veterans Day

The Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation recently announced that an endowed scholarship fund has been set up by a sister and brother to honor the memory of their father, his career in manufacturing, and his military service. The John J. Sarnowski Memorial Scholarship is the gift of Lois Sarnowski Brower of Woodstock and her brother, Walter […]

Financial Aid Night at QVCC on November 8

Evening will assist families through the intricacies of college funding Quinebaug Valley Community College will hold its annual Financial Aid Night on Wednesday, Nov. 8, 5:30 pm, at the Danielson campus. The presentation is designed to provide high school seniors and parents all information necessary to understand the process of funding a college education, including […]

QVCC Marketing Office Wins Medallion Awards

The Office of Marketing and Communications at Quinebaug Valley Community College recently received three Medallion Awards from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations. The awards were presented at the NCMPR District 1 conference in Philadelphia. QVCC received a Silver Medallion Award for Original Photography – a photo of a grateful scholarship recipient and […]

The Core Ensemble to Perform “Tres Vidas” at QVCC Oct. 23

A chamber music theater performance of Tres Vidas by The Core Ensemble will be held Monday, October 23, at Quinebaug Valley Community College, starting at 12 noon. Part of the college’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, Tres Vidas celebrates the lives of three legendary Latin American women: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, Salvadoran peasant activist Rufina […]

Fall Festival at QVCC on October 11

To celebrate the change of seasons, a fall festival will be held at Quinebaug Valley Community College on Wednesday, October 11, starting at 11:30 am. Organized by the Student Government Association, the event will feature horse-drawn hay rides, artisan pizza, an inflatable obstacle course, pumpkin painting, music jamming, a henna artist, free cider, hot cocoa […]

QVCC to Celebrate International 24-Hour Comics Day

Artists who want to test their creativity and push their artistic limits are invited to Quinebaug Valley Community College for this year’s 24-Hour Comics Day. The day of extreme cartooning allows 24 straight hours for amateur and professional cartoonists of any age to challenge themselves to write, draw and letter an entire 24-page comic in […]

QVCC Adjunct Faculty Member Honored for Volunteer Work

Many adjunct faculty members at Quinebaug Valley Community College bring years of work experience and the latest expertise to the classroom, most often to specialized programs such as allied health, computer science, and manufacturing. One of those adjuncts also shares his skills with the community – mostly as a volunteer. Jon Gorman, who teaches Basic […]

CSCU Announces Position on DACA

The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system has announced its formal position on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and has added a resources page to its website. DACA, a program announced by President Barrack Obama in 2012, essentially means that certain children, those who arrived in the United States prior to turning 16 years […]

Board of Regents to Meet at QVCC

The Board of Regents of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities will hold its monthly meeting at Quinebaug Valley Community College on Tuesday, September 19. The meeting will start at 10 a.m. in Room W100/101 and is open to the public. Released: September 14, 2017

Dean’s Debate Series Returns to QVCC This Fall

The popular Dean’s Debate Series,  designed to promote spirited and thoughtful civil discourse, returns to Quinebaug Valley Community College on Monday, September 25. These 45-minute Lincoln-Douglas style debates feature two experienced debaters: Alfred Williams, dean of academic affairs and student services, and Heath Hightower, associate professor of human services. The two will debate both sides […]

QVCC Helps Celebrate Hispanic Heritage at 3rd Thursday in Willimantic

Hispanic Heritage Month is recognized and celebrated each year at Quinebaug Valley Community College to honor the contributions of Latinos and Hispanics to the history and development of the United States. This fall the college is sponsoring two events, one at the 3rd Thursday Street Fest in Willimantic and the other at the Danielson campus. […]

Free Speech and Hate Speech Topic of Panel Discussion

A topic that has been in the forefront of the news will be the subject of a panel discussion at Quinebaug Valley Community College on Wednesday, September 13. As the United States experiences increasingly charged political discourse, moral questions concerning the limits, if any, of the nation’s sacrosanct freedom of speech frequently become the focus […]

QVCC is Offering New Personal Trainer Course

Quinebaug Valley Community College is partnering with World Instructor Training Schools (WITS) to offer a National Certified Personal Training course this fall in Willimantic.

QVCC Will Hold Special Enrollment Day for STEM Programs

Students interested in studying one of the STEM programs at QVCC are invited to attend a special enrollment day on Tuesday, July 25, from 1-6 p.m.

QVCC Offers CT Resident Tuition to Rhode Island and Massachusetts Students

Students from neighboring towns in RI and MA will now pay the same tuition rates at QVCC as Connecticut residents.

Aili Galasyn Recognized by QVCC Foundation

Longtime college supporter and Foundation member awarded emeritus status

QVCC Joins Coalition to Declare Support of Climate Action

Quinebaug Valley Community College has joined the growing number of colleges and universities, governors, mayors, businesses and investors from across the United States to declare that they will continue to support climate action…

Summer Yoga Camp & Women’s Retreat

Released June 7, 2017 New programs being offered this summer QVCC’s Continuing Education department, in partnership with CLiCK  Willimantic, is offering new programs this summer. Yoga Camp This class welcomes beginners as well as seasoned Yogis! During five, one-hour sessions, students will practice several breathing and tension release techniques taught by this experienced instructor with […]

Spring Dean’s List Announced

Two hundred twenty-nine students were recently named to the spring dean’s list at Quinebaug Valley Community College.

Commencement Moved to Woodstock Academy

Due to the forecast of inclement weather on Thursday, May 25, Quinebaug Valley Community College’s commencement has been moved to the gymnasium at The Woodstock Academy.

QVCC’s 45th Commencement will be held May 25

QVCC will hold it’s 45th commencement Thursday, May 25, at 6 p.m. at the Danielson campus.

Baugstock Music Festival, Friday May 5, 2017 – Held Indoors – Featuring Local Talent and Vendors

The Baugstock Music Festival continues again this year at Quinebaug Valley Community College on Friday, May 5, 2017, starting at 4 p.m. This free event will feature local talent, food trucks, craft vendors and more at the Danielson campus. The event is open to the community and held rain or shine. Headliner bands including Desert […]


The Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation awarded over $130,000 in scholarships to 97 current and future QVCC students at its annual Scholarship Night on May 3. Of the recipients, 26 are high school students who will enroll in the fall. Thirty students were the recipients of the Steven & Marjolaine ’87, ’88 Townsend Scholarships, given […]

Student Poets Honored at Julius Sokenu Poetry Night

Fourteen QVCC students, as well as another four from Quinebaug Middle College, were recipients of the 10th annual Julius Sokenu Poetry Awards…

QVCC Named a Gold Military Friendly School for 2017

Quinebaug Valley Community College has been designated a 2017 GOLD Military Friendly School by Victory Media.

QVCC Manufacturing Students Get a Head Start on New Careers

The Quinebaug Valley Community College Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center is proud to announce that the majority of students in their second and final semester have secured jobs in eastern Connecticut’s advanced manufacturing industry.

Women’s History Month: The QVCC Community and the Women’s March – Reports and Reflections

The Cultural Programming Committee of Quinebaug Valley Community College, in collaboration with the Quinebaug Middle College, will host a panel discussion, offered at two different times, in observation of Women’s History Month.

No Dakota Access Pipeline Movement is Focus of Visions in Leadership at QVCC

An emotional issue that has pitted Native Americans and environmental activists against the Federal Government and oil industry is the focus of this year’s Visions In Leadership program sponsored by the Quinebaug Valley Community College Foundation.

QVCC Robotics Team Honored

The Robotics Team from Quinebaug Valley Community College was presented a plaque last night to honor its win.