Quinebaug Valley Community College

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Quinebaug Valley Community College
Motto Learners, Leaders, Partners
Type Public Community college
Established 1971
President Dr. Carlee Drummer
Location Danielson, Connecticut, United States United States
Website [1]

Quinebaug Valley Community College (also known as QVCC) is a community college in northeastern Connecticut. Recipient of numerous state and national awards, the college is located in the town of Danielson, Connecticut.

Mission[edit]

Quinebaug Valley Community College provides exceptional opportunities for northeast Connecticut residents to learn in an affordable, challenging, and supportive environment that enables students to become fully engaged citizens in an ever-changing global community.

Goal 1: Engage QVCC students in a robust academic environment that supports their individual goals.

Goal 2: Strengthen and expand courses, programs, and other services to meet the needs of our community.

Goal 3: Enhance resources and support for faculty and staff to enrich the working and learning environment.

Goal 4: Expand QVCC’s presence in the community through outreach, advocacy and partnerships.

Goal 5: Strengthen the physical and organizational infrastructure to ensure the College’s long-term sustainability.

Adopted May 2016 [1]

History[edit]

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Opened in September 1971,[2] the college has an open admissions policy with 17 programs leading to 2-year Associate's degrees and 24 certificate programs ranging from Allied Health to Technology Studies.[3]

The main campus is at 742 Upper Maple Street in Danielson. In 1986, the Willimantic Center opened to offer residents in the southwestern corner of QVCC's service region access to the educational offerings of QVCC. The Willimantic Center was expanded and moved to its current location at 729 Main Street, Willimantic, CT in 2005. An 30,000-square-foot (2,800 m2) addition to the main campus was completed in the fall of 2006.

In May 2014, the College opened a 38,000 square foot wing, which houses the Quinebaug Middle College high school. The wing contains Six new classrooms, two science labs, half gym, art room, special education room, fitness room, music room and two practice rooms, health suite, offices and collaborative rooms.

The most recent expansion to the Danielson campus came in 2016, with the opening of the 10,000 square foot Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center for Eastern Connecticut.

Presidents[edit]

The first president of QVCC was Dr. Robert E. Miller. He was succeeded in May 1992 by President Dianne E. Williams, who announced her retirement in the summer of 2009. Dr. Ross Tomlin succeeded her and served from 2010 until 2012. Dr. Miller returned as an interim president from 2012 to 2013, and Dr. Carmen Cid, dean of arts and sciences at Eastern Connecticut State University, served as interim president during 2013 and 2014. Dr. Carlee Drummer became the fourth president in July 2014.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://qvcc.edu/who-we-are/
  2. ^ QVCC History QVCC History
  3. ^ http://qvcc.edu/academic-programs/
  4. ^ http://qvcc.edu/who-we-are/history/

http://qvcc.edu/who-we-are/history/

Coordinates: 41°49′33″N 71°53′32″W / 41.8259°N 71.8923°W / 41.8259; -71.8923