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PLYMOUTH — On Aug. 26, Quincy College President Richard DeCristofaro and Cordage Commerce Center owner Joseph Jannetty hosted the Plymouth Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours along the waterfront at Cordage at the Stack Shack outdoor dining area.

The evening included remarks by Sue Giovanetti, chairman of the Board of Directors of PACC; Eileen Bevivino-Lawton, member of the Board of Governors of Quincy College; and Richard DeCristofaro. All guests had the opportunity to learn more about the college and add their input on how the college can better serve the Plymouth area community.

Bevivino-Lawton recognized Plymouth as a college town and a hub of educational activity that contributes “one of the highest percentages of the student population on our campuses.”

“We are all living in very unusual times with COVID-19 and it has changed how we all live and conduct our businesses. It has also taught us the importance of staying connected and looking at what we do with a new perspective. I hope we will be able to find many opportunities to strengthen our work together. Our name may say Quincy, but we are America’s Hometown college,” said Bevivino-Lawton.

Quincy College was established in 1958, and 33 years later founded the Plymouth campus in 1991 to serve the educational needs of Southeastern Massachusetts. The first Plymouth classes were held in the Plymouth Town Library, and in 2007 the campus moved to its current location in the Cordage Commerce Center. Once a rope-making factory, this historic building space was converted and provides ample parking at a convenient location off of Route 3A.

“Quincy College is an institution that believes in the limitless possibilities within every individual. This college is a place where students are offered an opportunity to learn, grow, succeed and go on to make a positive impact in our communities. Our degree programs are aimed at training a workforce, with viable and often profitable careers after earning their associate’s degree. Quincy College is proud to partner with supportive individuals, organizations, and our business community. Collaboratively our partnership will enhance and enrich the educational opportunities and college experience of valued students, staff, and faculty,” said DeCristofaro.

Quincy College students come from southeastern Massachusetts and all over the world to enroll in college credit certificate and associate degree programs that provide skills training and academic credentials for employment or transfer. Registration is now open for fall to students who have earned a high school diploma or passed the
GED/HiSet exam. Students in high school can also take courses with the permission of a guidance counselor. For more information, visit https://quincycollege.edu/fall.