Quincy College

Quincy College

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city = Quincy
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former_names = Quincy Junior College
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website = [http://www.quincycollege.edu/ www.quincycollege.edu]

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publictransit = Quincy Center (MBTA station) [ [http://www.mbta.com/schedules_and_maps/subway/lines/stations/?stopId=13981&lat=42.250879&lng=-71.004798 Quincy Center MBTA Station page with Google Map] ]

Quincy College is a community college located in downtown Quincy, Massachusetts, with a second campus located in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Quincy College operates under the auspices of the City of Quincy. The College is unusual in this respect, as it is the only one of Massachusetts' 16 community colleges to be run by a city rather than by the state. [ [http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2006/12/23/menino_targeting_community_colleges/ Menino targeting community colleges - The Boston Globe ] ]


During the mid-1950s, a Citizen's Committee was created to establish a community college in Quincy. Dr. Timothy L. Smith, historian and then-professor at Eastern Nazarene College, was the first director of College Courses, Inc., which was sponsored by the Quincy School Department, and so Quincy's first community college courses were offered in 1956. Another ENC history professor, Dr. Charles W. Akers, transformed it into Quincy Junior College and served as its first full-time director. [ [http://www.enc.edu/history/dept_hist.html History of the History Department at Eastern Nazarene College] ] In 1961, it was given power to grant Associates degrees in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

In 1991, the school established a campus in downtown Plymouth, Massachusetts. [ [http://www.quincycollege.edu/qc/about/history.htm History of Quincy College] ]

From 2003 to 2005, the college was struck by a series of controversial scandals in which then-President Sean Barry and administration officials were accused of financial mismanagement and use of scholarship funds for entertainment and travel expenses, [ [http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2005/11/22/news/news01.txt "FBI investigating Quincy College: Unofficial probe allegedly centers on troubled school’s bookkeeping records," by JESSICA VAN SACK, "The Patriot Ledger", Copyright 2005 The Patriot Ledger, Transmitted Tuesday, November 22, 2005] ] leading to Barry's firing and an FBI investigation. Due to fabrication of documents suggesting that surgical technology students were receiving operating room experience they did not actually have, the program was suspended for two years, regaining its accreditation in 2007. [ [http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2007/12/20/news/news01.txt "Quincy College’s surgical technology program regains accreditation," by JENNIFER MANN, "The Patriot Ledger", Copyright 2007 The Patriot Ledger, Transmitted Thursday, December 20, 2007] ]

The college has also had a tumultuous relationship with the city [ [http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2004/02/12/news/news03.txt "College rent fight with city gets testy once again," by CHRISTOPHER WALKER, "The Patriot Ledger", Copyright 2004 The Patriot Ledger, Transmitted Thursday, February 12, 2004] ] over rent for its downtown buildings. Its main downtown building, Coddington Hall, is owned by the City of Quincy and was taken over in 2007 as temporary classroom space for Quincy High School during the construction of a new high school. [ [http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2007/06/09/news/news10.txt "High school work to begin: A decade from inception, groundbreaking slated Monday," by JOHN P. KELLY, "The Patriot Ledger", Copyright 2007 The Patriot Ledger, Transmitted Saturday, June 09, 2007] ] This necessitated a move of many of the college's programs to a new location in North Quincy. [ [http://www.quincycollege.edu/qc/about/quincy_campus.htm Information About the Quincy Campuses] ]

Presidents (1961-present)

*Kenneth P. White (1961 - 1971)
*Edward F. Pierce (1972 - 1982)
*O. Clayton Johnson (1983 - 1993)
*G. Jeremiah Ryan (1996 - 1999)
*Sean L. Barry (2000 - 2005)
*Martha Sue Harris (2005 - present)


Quincy College is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), [ [http://www.quincycollege.edu/qc/about/accreditation.htm Quincy College Accreditation] ] the oldest regional accrediting body in the United States. The college confers Associate degrees and certificates of completion in a wide variety of studies. [ [http://www.quincycollege.edu/qc/about/fact_sheet.htm Quincy College Fact Sheet] ] Quincy College operates an articulation agreement with Cambridge College for four-year baccalaureate degrees and with Excelsior College for online learning. [ [http://www.quincycollege.edu/qc/about/membership.htm Quincy College Memberships] ]

Persons associated with Quincy College

*Bruce J. Ayers - Alumnus, member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives (1998 - present)

Notes and references

External links

* [http://www.quincycollege.edu/ Quincy College Website]

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