Tunxis Students Win Presidential Candidate Essay Contest

Three Tunxis Community College students were recently chosen as winners of a Tunxis essay contest that asked writers to describe the characteristics of an ideal presidential candidate.

“I thought it would be a good way to honor the campaign season and to bring a taste of the democratic process to Tunxis students,” said Tunxis professor of history Rafaele Fierro, Ph.D, who organized the contest. “The winning essays were thoughtful and very creative.”

Entries were judged by a committee of five Tunxis faculty. ...

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Winter Session Courses at Tunxis

Tunxis Community College in Farmington is offering accelerated credit courses during a Winter Session which runs December 28-January 13.

Registration is currently under way and will be accepted through Dec. 28, prior to the student’s first scheduled class. Three-credit courses meet Monday through Friday during the three weeks at a very accelerated pace. There are no classes Dec. 31 & Jan. 1.

New students can enroll by mail, fax, or in person. Records Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ...

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Tunxis Offers Free FAFSA Assistance

Tunxis Community College will host sessions this fall for those who need help filing their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Students who plan to attend college in January or next fall are welcome to attend with their parents.

Sessions will be available on the following dates in Tunxis Library in the 700 Building: Nov. 3 at 6 p.m., Nov. 4 at 10 a.m., Nov. 9 at 1 p.m., Nov. 10 at 5 ...

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CBIA Exec to Speak at Tunxis Foundation Networking Breakfast

Tunxis Community College Foundation invites the public to “Compete Connecticut: Live, work or learn; your role in a more competitive community” at its Annual Economic

Conference and Networking Breakfast on November 18, from 8-10:15 a.m. at the Hartford Marriott Farmington.

Proceeds from the breakfast will support scholarships and projects for students at Tunxis Community College in Farmington.

The keynote speaker is Bonnie Stewart, vice president of government and public affairs and general counsel for Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA). Stewart manages CBIA’s ...

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Tunxis Holds Open House

Tunxis Community College in Farmington will hold an Open House on November 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the 600 Building.

All are welcome to tour the campus and learn more about Tunxis degree programs, financial aid, community scholarships and transfer opportunities. Faculty and Tunxis students will be available to answer questions.

On-the-spot acceptances will be granted for those who bring proof of high school completion, immunization records, and a completed application.

Central Connecticut State University, UConn, University of St. Joseph, Albertus ...

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Tunxis Student’s Research with CCSU Team May Help Change Repair Jobs in Space

Tunxis Community College student David Sanabria of Plainville, was part of a team selected by the NASA CT Space Grant Consortium to perform research over this past summer to provide a new way of conducting maintenance and repair jobs in space.

The goal of the project was to use virtual reality technology to teleoperate a robot that would conduct maintenance or repair jobs on a rover either by itself or with a human on earth or in space.

The engineering science major ...

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Food Pantry for Tunxis Students in Need Opens this Fall

Tunxis Community College in Farmington opened thePantry@Tunxis during fall semester, to provide short-term food assistance to Tunxis students who may be experiencing financial difficulties.

Located in what was once a small, 144-sq.-ft. vacant office, the pantry seeks to alleviate the barriers and challenges associated with food insecurity (not being able to afford nourishing meals) and hunger so that students can remain in school and earn their degrees.

Tunxis students will be able to access nonperishable food, household, and personal care items twice ...

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Tunxis Professor Shares Story of His Summit of Mount Everest

Tunxis Community College professor Mark Milewski will give a slideshow presentation on his summit of Mount Everest on September 29, 6:30-7:30 p.m. in Founders Hall at Tunxis. Light refreshments will be served.

Milewski summited 29,029-foot Mt. Everest on May 20. He will share photos and stories of his 50-day expedition, elaborate on how he decided to climb the highest mountain in the world, and what comes next in his mountaineering career.

Mount Everest is Milewski’s fifth of the seven summits, the highest ...

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Mood Disorder Screenings at Tunxis

Tunxis Community College will hold free anonymous screenings for a mood check-up on October 6 during National Depression Screening Day from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Administration Building main corridor.

Participants will take a private questionnaire that addresses mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and PTSD, and will have the opportunity to speak with a counselor. Referrals to community support services and educational information will be available.

The event is held annually in October to spread awareness of ...

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CSCU President Mark E. Ojakian Announces “I Hear You” Campaign Encouraging Respectful Debate on College Campuses

(September 7, 2016) Today, Mark E. Ojakian, President of the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) announced the launch of the “#ihearyou” campaign aimed at encouraging civil discussion and respectful debate among students, faculty and staff across all 17 CSCU campuses. The multi-media campaign will take place primarily through the fall and includes student events, PSAs and public forums.

“One of the primary purposes of higher education is to provide a safe campus climate where ideas and opinions can be expressed ...

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