Open Door Newsletter
November 3, 2020 Edition
A Message from the Director of Student Accessibility Services
Kristen Proctor
Message from the Editor
Here we meet again students!

Welcome to the November 3, 2020 Edition of the Open Door Newsletter! Now that the fall semester is well on its way, I hope you are enjoying your classes and feeling that you are part of the QCC family.

I hope you are taking advantage of all of the resources available to you at the college and that you are not afraid to ask for help. Your instructors want you to succeed. So if you are struggling in a class, don’t be afraid to reach out to them and seek their advice.

This edition of the Open Door will bring to you upcoming Student Life events, information and interviews from Veteran Affairs, information from Transfer Services, Athletic Center and other departments and offices of QCC.

I hope you enjoy it!

• Write reviews on music, movies, and books!
• Send in your photography
• Showcase your passion to the campus community
• Work with fellow students at QCC
Proud of Our Veterans
by Jorgo Gushi

Veterans Day, formerly known as Armistice Day, is celebrated on November 11th as a federal holiday to honor military members and veterans who have served this great country for peace and justice. Many of us have seen on the news how the Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, and Coast Guard actively respond to situations both in state and overseas to keep us safe and in peace. There are local heroes who walk among us; those who have served and continue to serve close within our neighborhood and on our proud campus. Our college includes many veteran and military students who have served our country in one way or another, be it foreign or domestic, in times of peace and war. The Open Door has reached out to these local heroes and asked them to give us some of their time to honor us with their knowledge and service history.

Bruce Bouthsarath

E-6/ Petty Office First Class Boatswain’s Mate
United States Navy

Wes Hutchinson

Motor T

Staff Sergeant

United States Marine Corps

Student Life News & Events
Thu, Nov 5, 2020 3:00 PM EST
2020-2021 Student Government Association E-Board Elections
November 9, 2020
Name the Tune in Three Notes
12:00 p.m.

Join the Zoom link below and play with us!
A winner will receive a QCC sweatshirt!!
November 3, 2020 08:00–04:00 p.m.

Email a selfie with your
"I VOTED" sticker
and win a copy of the U.S. Constitution and fascinating facts about it along with an American Flag.
Limited supply!
November 6, 2020

Guess the first 12 inches of snow!
08:00 a.m.-04:00 p.m.

Click on the link below, guess the first 12” of snow fall and win a
Winter Hat and Gloves
November 13, 2020

 World Kindness Day

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
Who wrote that quote?
We will mail you a Stand Against Racism wrist band.

Active Minds
It’s time to change the conversation around mental health among college students, and we need your voice. Active Minds is a new club at QCC seeking students who want to create an open, accepting environment where classmates will not be afraid to seek help. Join us to help build awareness around mental illness and let others know it’s OK to not be OK. Please email for more information or to join the club. Weekly zoom meeting starting soon.


Every other Thursday at 3:00 p.m. November 5 and 19, 2020

Please join us for a virtual open forum and the opportunity to have respectful conversations about the issues of race and inequality.

Meetin ID: 936 2722 5740

Passcode: 290466
Join SHE!
Our mission is to SUPPORTHELP, and ENCOURAGE Quinsigamond Community College’s female student population in an effort to assist in the successful completion of their educational goals.   We are pleased to provide these students with the opportunity to gain academic, personal, and professional development.
The QCC SHE club is looking for female students to join. If interested email Josh Cole at
Join Brothers and Keepers!
Quinsigamond Community College’s male student population in an effort to assist in the successful completion of their educational goals. 
We are pleased to provide these students with the opportunity to gain academic, personal, and professional development.
The Brothers and Keepers club is looking for male students to join. If interested email Josh Cole at

Office of Counseling and Wellness
Office of Veteran Affairs

 Veterans Day Virtual Job Fair 

09:00 am to 2:00 pm 
Athletics and Fitness Corner
NOVEMBER 7, 2020
AT 07:30 p.m.

QCC v.s. Bunker Hill CC
QCC Athletics Wyvern
E-Sports team League of Legends

Our team is playing scrimmage games this Fall with a tournament at the end of December 2020. Spring 2020 Season starts in January!

If you are a full-time student (12 credits of more) this Fall semester or you know of a student that is full-time and may be interested in being part of QCC’s E-sports team….Contact Coach Mello at
QCC - ZOOM YOGA FREE 5 days a week this Fall 2020 semester

Begins: Monday, August 31st – December 18, 2020
Monday through Friday
Email Lisa Gurnick for a Zoom invite to Yoga;

QCC ZOOM ZUMBA FREE twice a week beginning October 6

Tuesdays 1:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m. and Fridays 6:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m.
Email Lisa Gurnick for a zoom invite to Zumba;
Sports and Fitness with Josh and Lisa!

We are here for you, every Thursday from 1:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. on Blackboard collaborate. If you have any questions regarding sports, fitness or other questions we can help with. 

Transfer Services

Zoom...around the Universities!

This fall,four-year colleges and universities are offering virtual transfer visits with QCC students.
Take advantage of these great opportunities to learn about transfer options to different institutions.
 Springfield Area Colleges 
Transfer Mini-Fair 
3 p.m. – 4 p.m. 

For more information, contact Dr. Kate Stano

Students' Corner
Student Resources and Services
(click on the flyer for additional information)
Go Vote Campaign Website
QCC has put together a website dedicated to encouraging our constituents to vote for our next national elections. We are doing this because today, more than ever, we want to emphasize how this election can be shifted by our ideals of equity, participation and our understanding of democracy. QCC as Worcester’s community college wants to make sure all voices count during this coming election.  
Here is the link with some great videos of our students, and additional voting resources and information
Instructions for Exposure to COVID-19
Events Calendar

Check out the QCC Events Calendar and stay up to date!

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