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Quinebaug Valley staff watch on as Quinebaug Valley CEO Karen Hynick, Ed.D. cuts the ribbon with (right to left) Windam Mayor Tom DeVivo, Steven Townsend and CT State President John Maduko, M.D.

Quinebaug Valley Community College (soon to be known as Connecticut State Community College Quinebaug Valley) will celebrate the re-opening of its permanent location at 729 Main Street in Willimantic on May 15 from 1- 3 p.m. with a Ribbon Cutting event. Through a generous philanthropic donation by the Townsend family, the two-floor, 21,231 square-foot building containing 11 classrooms and 6 office spaces, underwent a major upgrade in the past 10 months. The expanded, fully renovated space will provide opportunities for students to pursue full degrees and certificate options in Willimantic. Among the fields of study anticipated will be:

  • general education/ liberal studies
  • business
  • entrepreneurship
  • practical nursing (anticipated in 2024-2025 pending approval from BOEN)
  • human services
  • English as a second language
  • and several short term health and business based career options

Quinebaug Valley has had a presence in a number of locations in Willimantic since 1985. According to Karen Hynick, Chief Executive Officer, “This permanent location will be a game changer for the Willimantic community and surrounding towns, providing opportunities for students and their family members to earn a certificate or an associate degree in high wage, high demand fields without having to leave Willimantic.” Summer office hours will be 12-5 p.m., Monday -Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays. Fall classes begin August 29 and will be available at Willimantic from 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Monday-Thursday with students having the option to seek face-to-face academic and student support services on Fridays from 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.