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Tunxis Paved Way for Transfer, Career in Pharmaceuticals

?For Michelle Osipowicz, a professonal sales representative and district marketing specialist for TAP Pharmaceuticals Inc., Tunxis provided a starting point for discovering her interests, transfering to a bachelor’s degree program, and choosing a career path.

“I would absolutely recommend Tunxis,” said Osipowicz, who now resides in New Hartford and received an associate’s degree in liberal arts & sciences from Tunxis in 2001. “I saved a lot of money and got a great education.”

A non-traditional student, Osipowicz, had three young children at home when she decided to enroll. “I felt at home at Tunxis—as though I was part of a family, and was very comfortable there as an adult student,” she said. “My instructors were always available and open to questions, and I had good guidance in choosing courses for transfer,” she continued. “The Tunxis staff was very encouraging in helping me in that endeavor.”

Her biology course at Tunxis played an important role in her future academic pursuits and current career. “I loved it,” said Osipowicz. “It was subject matter I hadn’t been exposed to before, and I found it challenging.” By the time she was done with a second biology course at Tunxis, she decided to pursue a degree in the sciences, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience from Trinity College in 2005.