Open Door Newsletter
February 17, 2021 Edition
Messages of Encouragement to QCC Students

Your hard work and dedication to your education has not gone unnoticed. Your classmates, faculty and staff have created messages to remind you that we are all in this together and we are rooting for you to succeed. You will earn your degree or certificate and be stronger than you were when you began your journey. Keep moving forward towards your goals and know you are making the smartest decision possible for your future. Continue believing in yourself, and remember all of the reasons why you are a Wyvern. We are proud to call you a part of the QCC family and we can’t wait to see what the future has in store for you!

Student Life News & Events


Thursday, February 18 at 3:00 p.m.
Thursday, February 25 at 3:00 p.m.

Participate in the SGA meetings to have a voice and make a significant change on campus!

For more information please email Jorgo Gushi at [email protected]
Monday Movie Trivia Contest  
Monday 02/22
"Do you feel lucky" Who said this line and from what movie and the year?
  You need to wait until Monday the 22nd to answer! 

Zoom details:
Time: Feb 18, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
    Password: 503242
Valentine's Day Poem Contest WINNERS:
To my parents: 

It was us, just little sprouts,
We came to your door with lots of doubts.
The world had been unkind and cruel,
we didn't believe we could be like jewels.
Then came your love, your hugs, and more still.
You should us a family that was real.
You showed us your love, taught us to heal.
To us that a huge deal.
Again and again, we pull through.
After all, there are no better parents than you.

Happy Valentine's Day!
We love you, Mom and Dad!

By Paige Heck
2021 Love 

Valentine’s Day a day to celebrate love
in a world of poverty and hate where many feel it’s impossible to rise above.

Can we as a world as people find time 
on at least one day to put aside angst and anger 
Oh wait, I hear a chime

Is it church bells? Is it freedom? 
Let it ring in this month of black history, 
Lord why did you take MLK, we need him! 

What we need is to remember his message beaming down from above
“Only light can drive out darkness” 
We do this with love,

I’m no Maya Angelou this much is true
but my message is clear, whether you love or hate
say’s a lot about you

People are dying everyday from disease, violence and famine
listen to my words please!

We only get one life, are you following my song?
When we choose to love
we all belong.

By Shauna Connelly 
Dr. Ron Stewart: Black History Month –
Thursday February 18 
at 12:00 p.m.
An online presentation. Join via Zoom:

Dr. Ron Stewart, Chair and professor of sociology, holds a succession of degrees that laid the foundation for his career-long research focused on the social and economic conditions confronting African American males in U.S. society. His book, African American Husbands: A Study of Black Family Life, is a publication related to his research interests, as is his recent publication, “The Declining Significance of Black Male Employment: Gendered Racism of Black Men in Corporate America.”

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Every other Thursday at 3:00 p.m.
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
QCC Student Clubs

 The Black Student Union (BSU) is a club that advocates the needs of students at the College, while empowering, teaching, discussing,and exploring the Black experience.

QCC Writing Center &
General Academic Areas
Tutoring Sessions
on Zoom


Check out the complete GAA tutoring schedule on Blackboard!
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. SHE meets first Wednesday of each month at 4 p.m.If interested email [email protected]
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 is looking for male students to join. If interested email Jeffrey Wright at [email protected]

Athletics and Fitness Corner
QCC Athletics Wyvern
E-sports Team

The official Esports season begins this Spring 2021 semester.

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 [email protected]
QCC - ZOOM YOGA FREE 5 days a week this Spring 2021 semester

Monday through Friday

Email Lisa Gurnick for a Zoom invite to Yoga; [email protected]
Begins Wednesday, February 17th

Mondays & Wednesdays 6:00pm-6:40pm
(6-6:20pm Yoga & 6:20-6:40pm Mediation)
Email Lisa Gurnick for an zoom invite to Yoga; [email protected]

QCC ZOOM ZUMBA FREE twice a week

Tuesdays 1:15 p.m.-2:00 p.m. and Thursdays 6:00 p.m.-6:45 p.m.

Email Lisa Gurnick for a zoom invite to Zumba; [email protected]
Sports and Fitness with Josh and Lisa!


We are here for you, every Thursday from 1:00pm-2:00pm. If you have any questions regarding sports, fitness or other questions we can help with. 
Office of the Dean of Compliance
When dealing with conflict in your relationships, here are a few important things to remember:

💙Intent vs Impact: Often when someone says or does something to cause conflict, it wasn’t their intent to say something hurtful. Regardless, if “what you meant” is different from “what you said” it’s still important to apologize. A good analogy to remember: if you accidentally trip someone and it wasn’t your intention to do so, you still apologize for your actions.

💙The goal of healthy conflict is not "winning": While compromise may not always leave both people feeling that they got exactly what they wanted, agreement can be reached through compassionate negotiation of each other's wants and needs. And both parties should leave the exchange knowing that their feelings, opinions, and boundaries were heard and respected. 

💙It may take time: If you cannot seem to arrive at a compromise the first time you try to talk it through, don't worry. Take some time apart for everyone to process what has been said, sort through your feelings, and recharge before trying again. As tough as it can be, remember to take responsibility for your behaviors when working to resolve a conflict.
What can I do when I'm talking through my next conflict in a relationship?
Try apologizing without saying, "but..." Instead of going on the defensive, next time try saying: "I recognize that my behavior hurt your feelings, and I am sorry. That was not my intent, and it doesn't excuse how I made you feel." 

Title IX Office  Liz Woods  [email protected] 508-854-2791
Counseling Services [email protected] 508-853-4479
Veteran Affairs Office
Black History Month
A Tuskegee Airman crew poses in front of a B-25. (Courtesy photo)

We are a nation of change makers, a nation of those who stand for equality and freedom. And each February during Black History Month, we honor the black Americans who came before us and still serve now, standing for their dreams and rights, and making a difference for us all.
Originally founded as "Negro History Week" in 1926 by black American historian and author Carter G. Woodson, it recognized the contributions of African Americans to the country and fostered a better understanding of the black American experience.

In 1976, President Gerald Ford issued the first African-American History Month proclamation, calling upon the American people to celebrate the event each February.
Since 1986 "National Black (Afro-American) History Month" has lived as a time set aside by law to recognize the contributions of African-Americans to our nation.

Counseling and Wellness Office

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