CSCU Prohibits Use of Hoverboards on Campuses

Posted by Melissa Lamar - January 26, 2016 -

The Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) System Office offers the following guidance regarding the use of hoverboards or other electronically operated skateboard type devices on the 17 CSCU campuses.
Due to safety concerns about fire and rider safety, hoverboards shall not be allowed to be either charged, operated or stored on CSCU campuses. This prohibition is consistent with the CSCU Student Code of Conduct, Article I, Part D, Section 12 which prohibits “behavior or activity which endangers the health, safety or well-being of others.”
The practice of prohibiting hoverboards on CSCU campuses is consistent with other colleges and universities across the country.
This guidance is offered due to the concern about fire safety and collisions. Due to the abundance of reported safety issues with the devices, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission is investigating the safety of hover boards.
Moreover, the National Association of Fire Marshals has also issued a warning regarding fire safety due to spontaneous fires potentially linked to the battery which powers the board. Given the warnings and concerns of these organizations, CSCU has issued this prohibition.

Read More

Tunxis to Host Public Forum on Campus Disaster Mitigation Plan

Posted by Melissa Lamar - January 22, 2016 -

Tunxis Community College will hold a public forum on Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. in Tunxis Library Room 7-222 to provide a brief overview of a Hazard Mitigation Plan and answer questions.
Students, faculty, staff and members of the public are invited to learn and comment on the Multi-Campus Hazard Mitigation Plan draft, which will highlight some of the hazards that could present the greatest risks to campus operations.
The draft is part of a greater Multi-Campus Hazard Mitigation Plan which includes the Connecticut State College and Universities (CSCU) System Office and all 17 CSCU institutions governed by the Board of Regents for Higher Education that include 12 community colleges, four state universities and Charter Oak State College. The project will assist the campuses in identifying and reducing risks from natural hazards, identify actions that can be taken to prevent loss of life and property damage, and prioritize funding for mitigation efforts. While natural disasters cannot be prevented from occurring, the continued implementation of mitigation strategies identified in the plan will make the CSCU campuses more sustainable and disaster-resilient.
A draft of the plan can be downloaded from the CSCU System Office website at
In the event of inclement weather, please check the Tunxis website at for updates. For more information, contact Charles Cleary, dean of administration, or John Lodovico, director of facilities, at 860.773.1303.
The project is funded by a grant allocated by the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and funded by the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 inFarmington. For directions and campus map, visit

Read More

Tunxis Offers Training for EMT Certification

Posted by Melissa Lamar - January 7, 2016 -

Tunxis Community College will offer an Emergency Medical Technician Basic Training course in Bristol starting in February. The course will be held Monday and Wednesday evenings, Feb. 10-May 23,and some Saturdays.
Approved by the Connecticut Office of Emergency Medical Services, the course prepares students for the exams to become nationally registered and state of Connecticut certified at the basic level. Lectures, demonstrations and hands-on training provide the knowledge and skills required for certification. Course work covers instruction and practice in dealing with bleeding, fractures, airway obstruction, cardiac arrest, and other emergencies. Students are required to complete a 16-hour clinical run with Bristol Hospital EMS as part of the training.
Tuition for the course is $750, which includes CPR manual, and stethoscope. There are no prerequisites for the course, but those interested should be at least 16 years old. For more details, visit To register or for more information, please call 860.314.4700, or email The class will be held at Tunxis satellite facility Tunxis@Bristol, 430 North Main Street, Bristol. It is offered in cooperation with Bristol Hospital Office of Emergency Medical Services.
From allied health, business, and computer skills to personal enrichment and customized training, Tunxis Workforce Development and Continuing Education is one of the largest providers of non-credit courses and programs within the Connecticut Community College system, offering about 200 courses each semester that prepare learners with 21st century skills and employment in areas with industry need. Over 6,000 students enroll in credit and continuing education programs at Tunxis each semester.

Read More

Register for Spring Semester at Tunxis

Posted by Melissa Lamar - January 5, 2016 -

[IMPORTANT: FOR QUESTIONS ON REGISTERING  for credit courses, please contact Admissions at 860.773.1490, or email]
Credit Registration for the spring 2016 semester is under way at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. For information on how to apply and register, contact the Admissions Office at 860.773.1490, or visit Late registration will take place Jan. 19, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Classes start Jan. 21.
Tunxis offers over 50 associate degrees and certificates that prepare students for transfer to four-year degrees and transition into the workforce with such programs as business; computer information systems; early childhood education; engineering; criminal justice; graphic design; human services; liberal arts and sciences; and technology. Financial aid and payment plans are available for those full- and part-time credit students who qualify.
For those who seek the flexibility of learning off-campus, online courses are also available.
Continuing education (non-credit) registration is ongoing, offering career training for professions such as certified nurse aide; medical assistant; phlebotomy technician; pharmacy technician; central sterile processing technician; veterinary assistant, patient care technician; EKG technician; and medical billing & coding. Many of these programs are approved for Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding through the Connecticut Department of Labor. Professional development and personal interest courses are also available. For continuing education courses, there are a variety of convenient ways to register.
Tunxis Community College is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177. Visit the Tunxis website at

Read More

Tunxis Announces Fall 2015 Dean’s List

Posted by Melissa Lamar - December 30, 2015 -

Tunxis Community College in Farmington has announced the names of those students who have qualified for the Dean’s List for the Fall 2015 semester. Students matriculated in a certificate or degree program who have earned a semester grade point average of 3.4 or higher and have successfully completed 12 or more credits, or have earned a cumulative 12 credits over multiple semesters, are eligible for this academic honor.
From health, human services and technology to liberal arts and sciences programs, Tunxis offers over 50 associate degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need.
For more on Tunxis programs, please call 860.773.1300, or visit the Tunxis website at
(Students reside in Avon, Barkhamsted, Beacon Falls, Berlin, Bloomfield, Bristol, Burlington, Canton, Cheshire, Colchester, Colebrook, Collinsville, Cromwell, East Berlin, East Granby, East Windsor, Enfield, Farmington, Granby, Hartford, Harwinton, Kensington, Litchfield, Manchester, Marion, Meriden, Middletown, Milford, Monroe, Mystic, New Britain, New Hartford, New Milford, Newington, Newtown, Northfield, Norwich, Oakville, Plainville, Plantsville, Plymouth, Prospect, Rocky Hill, Shelton, Simsbury, Southington, Stratford, Terryville, Thomaston, Torrington, Unionville, Wallingford, Waterbury, West Granby, West Hartford, West Simsbury, Wethersfield, Willington, Windsor, Winsted, and Wolcott, CT. Outside of CT in Hackettstown, New Jersey, and Norfolk, Virginia. )
Tunxis Community College – Fall 2015 Deans List
Zachariah Bellmer
Rodney Case
Daniel Cioffari
Marina Gutman
Paul Harris
Jon Klein
Jonathan Komm
Brendan Kutz
Jessica McCamish
Genevieve Piccione
Richard Tirrell
Shane Pollock
Beacon Falls
Li Xing
Matthew Derito
Gabriella DiMaio
David Follacchio
Katherine Jablonski
Daniell Keane
Ramsha Khan
Rebecca Lunt
Chelsea Mariano
Kyle Nelson
Brittany Vannuccini
Suzanne Wall
Marvis Anthony-Marquis
Loren Pittman
Annebel Robinson
Shamere Stathum
Qi Wang
Ashley Baierlein
Autumn Baker
Heather Beltran
Behar Bimaj
Kaylie Bonini
Steven Cantarero
llyzia Cardona
Susan Caron
Mary Castonguay
Tess Clark
Melinda Coko
Joshua Crowley
Bryan Daly
Ryan Damboise
Nicole Davey
Alicia Deprey
Ioannis Diakolambrianos
Tyler Dionne
Jenna Donaghy
Jason Dumont
Kayla Duplessis
Irene Dzikas
Emily Eckstrom
Kaylee Feldblum
Ashley Florentino-Zamora
Chelsea Fortier
Paola Garces
Spencer Gilgosky
Abigail Gionfriddo
Krystal Gravel
Jocelyn Huffman
Truc Huynh
Jared Jankowski
Kaleigh Jankowski
Tyler Jordan
Nina Krystofalski
Jamie Lavigne
Alanna Levesque
David Levesque
Heidi Lucey
Kimberly Martin
Tyler McIntyre
Stephanie Michaud
Mitchell Molleur
Daniel Morocho
Alex Morrissey
Amanda Okenquist
Emily Perkins
Sebastian Piotrowski
Jodi Plantamuro
Josh Pratt
Victor Recinos
Anthony Reyes
Alyssa Robichaud
Jessie Robideau
Evan Robidoux
Linda Saing
Jonathan Salch
Reshma Satheesan
Randi-Mae Schiavi
Taryn Tessier
Sylvia Urbanski
Angela Marie Volpicella
Justin Ward
Kristine Wilcox
Mason Wilcox
Josh Willard
Steven Wivell
Nicholas Bettcher
Aleksandra Czarnecka
Kaitlyn France
Marissa Maitz
Joan Maldonado
Melanie Meyers
Anna Paszula Rozek
David Peterson
Michael Riley
Kimberly Shakespeare
Alexander Thompson
Brittany Toczko
Deven Valliere
Eric Wesolowski
Gina Cardwell
Michael Gardiner
Sky Lukenberg
Nicole Powe
Melanie Varricchione
Renee Luna
Bianca Martone
Jeffrey Pearce
Kailyn Rodgers
Lara Zychowski
Stephanie Karavolis
Scott Macek
Patricia Junno
Nicholas Mazzaccaro
David Parr
Amina Cecunjanin
Chad West
East Berlin
Howard Asal IV
East Granby
Leon Gorani
East Windsor
Iuliia Stavanska
Michaela Tarnowicz
Alicia Anachasian
Jonathon Baranowski
Lauren Bosse
Yasin Boz
Alexandra DiTomasso
Ashley Fillian
Camil Grabowski
Ian Joerres
Patrick Monko
Jordan Peck
Daniel Quirk
Ziomara Ramos-Moquete
Cynthia Robles
Laura Bushaw
Faith Cosby
Marielys DeLaCruz
Emilia Gawek
Joel Rivera
Lecy Torruella
Daniel Verzier
Christopher Plourde
Daniel DiCioccio
Jessica Meade
Darcy Peterson
Paige Nelson
An Nguyen
Andrew Petracca
Nusrat Basher
Kirsten Gade
Samantha Perez
Michael Stanton
Eva Rodriguez
Rachel Steponavich
Ryan Franco
Jillian Leaptrott
New Britain
Aspen Aitken
Fatima Akouaou
Yelda Amiri
Chisom Arinze
Edyta Blicharz
Richard Boncek
Hanae Bouazza
Anna Brady
Alexandra Brown
Teresa Burkes
Shiobhan Cancel
Michael Candelaria
Maciek Chajdecki
Michael Chambers
Jessica Chudy
Danishia Colon
Jacob Conniff
Alexandra Cruz
Charles Dingle
Hassan El Krytly
Amanda Escobales
Krzysztof Fabis
Maribel Ferreira
Seth Freytag
Juanita Fuller
Leslie George
Brandon Haas
Bryan Hernandez
William Hively
Johan Jimenez
Mabelyn Jimenez
Jose Jusino
Joseph Jusino
Anna Karwowski
Alicja Kosalka
Jolanta Kusnierz
Elizabeth Lachance
Maegan Lafland
Brittany Larese
Henry Luczak
Vasyl Lyubyy
Angelo Manzi
Karina Marquis
Yangeris Matos
Kiara Morales
Josue Moreno Cardona
Victoria Osborne
Matthew Oteri
Chalita Pakabutr
Amanda Parker
Michael Pavano
Cezary Penkiewicz
Szymon Pliszka
Leigh Richetelle
Ana Rivera
Chasity Robinson
Paul Roldan
Anna Rzeszutek
Ariselis Sanchez
Iwona Sendrowska
Sylwia Sendrowska
Honoria Severson
Marcin Stopyra
Dominika Tanska
Sylwia Tanski
Athena Valerio
Tedra Vick
Samantha Waite-Crooks
Victoria Zaid
Marcin Zielak
Marta Zysk
New Hartford
Brian Denenholtz
Lillian Goodskey
Nicholas Mussen
New Milford
Alyssa Haydu
Michelle Cabral
Matthew Constantine
Paul Derail
Pawel Fortuna
Abbey Futoma
Ryan Gallicchio
Malgorzata Jarmoszko
Kyle Kalisz
Jenifer O’Donnell
Cody Porter
Courtney Pottenburgh
Dhrumil Shah
Kristen Socha
Antu Stettler
Kimberly Tallard
Bridly Vazquez-Rivera
Vivienne Sanaiot
Linda Austin
Jennifer Fortaney Vazquez
Brandy Cash
Gia Cat Pham
Tyler Acey
Gabrielle Amato
Damla Aslan
Lisa Avery
Kristen Beausoleil
Ryan Brachle
Dominic Cwalinski
Gregory Dagata
Eric Dougherty
Melissa Dzierlatka
Rebecca Eckley
Dylan Fusco
Sage Gentry
Jason Glass
Melanie Gould-Geddes
Sarah Grosse
Lisa Holden
Kamila Hormoz
Aaron James
Norbert Kulig
Jessica Lamson
Amanda Lea
Jakub Marynowski
Myles Mitera
Tamara Moya
Dennis Rindfleisch
Marc Santacroce
Molly Schade
Gena Sciaraffa
Rachel Warner
David Was
Sarah Beaulieu
Joy Blanchet
Andrew Coppola Jr
Ashleigh Haberski
Jan Kuczynski
Kayla Michalic
Adam Penksa
Cydmary Perez
Carol Pietrowicz
Collin Brown
Georgianna Karlak
Molly Northrop
Megan McNamara
Rocky Hill
Ryan Joyce
Lydia MacArthur
Amanda Sachs
Evan Silvester
Alexandra Sliwka
George Zachariadis
Madeleine Betke
Carolyn Chrostowski
Hannah Hayes
John Simpson
Shelby West
Leila Agoora
Toby Aldi
Rebecca Allard
Julia Bailey
Andrew Bottiglieri
Connor Brennan
Nicole Carrier
Michael Cecere-Palazzo
Michelle Cleland
Ashley Ficaro
Maureen Frazier
Angela Hage
Kevin Johnson
Navneet Kaur
Nicolle Lipkin
Samantha Magnanini
Jessica Maloney
Patrick Manley
Megan Martin
Yanira Montanez
Ricardo Paredes
Olivia Premus
Antonino Raniolo
Jesse Rodriques
Brian Ross
Katrina Schmidt
Pamela Stone
Valerie Szmurlo
Nicole Tombari
Tanner Walsh
Sebastian Zapata
Carrie Lavery
Jake Cabrila
Rudy O’Neil
Lisa Pilitowski
Louis Shavell III
Nicholas Creaven
Logan Bassett
Benjamin Dery
Nicole Dmowski
Mallory Gorse
Jeffrey Grigos
Rachel Morris
Tara Murphy
Elaine Sabia
Stefanie Baechler
Connor Habecker
Olivia Lamson
Jancis O’Brien
Claudia Salazar
Magdalena Szarejko
Jonathan Buehler
Amy Cyr
Taylor Tuscano
Devon Cropley
Lina Dao
Luis Delgado
Carlos Velazquez
West Granby
Janna Kinsky
West Hartford
Constance Bena
Victor Candeias
David Chasse
Steven Doan
Ting Fan
Melanie Feigenbaum
Corey Johns
Hank Leitzke
Owen Ligas
Daniela Magalhaes
Adam Reiser
Adam Rembisz
Alexis Rodriguez
Megan Sheldon
Farukh Tashmuhamedov
Joshua Wallace
West Simsbury
Valeria Bruno Montoya
Zachary Zikovich
Dana Baio
Iwona Drozdzal
Luke Feltes
Briana Haripaul
Alexander Maitz
Abigail Sisson
Micaela Luginbuhl
Hania Kabatilo
Rebeccah Kirsch
Melanie Louis
Nicholas Teeling
Alyssa Anderson
Jessica Bonacassio
Jaclyn Burns
Gabrielle Chabot
Ellissa Cibelli
Gabrielle Gambino
Marisa Gauthier
David Givens
Erinn Iorio
Olivia Iorio
Nicole Polzella
Lucas Terwilleger
Johna Yashenko
Jennifer Zabbara
Outside of CT:
Hackettstown, New Jersey:
Manpreet Jutla
Norfolk, Virginia:
Elizabeth Burke

Read More

Tunxis to Hold “Super Saturday Enrollment Blitz” on Jan. 9 for Spring Semester

Posted by Melissa Lamar - December 21, 2015 -

Tunxis Community College will hold a Super Saturday Enrollment Blitz on Jan. 9 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in Founders Hall to help students choose courses and register for spring semester.
The “Super Saturday Enrollment Blitz” at Tunxis will offer one-stop assistance in the registration process and with class schedules, course selection, financial aid, placement testing (for those who arrive by 11 a.m.) and other matters.
Those who have not yet applied for admission should bring a high school diploma or GED, immunization records, application fee and unofficial college transcripts. Students who haven’t already applied for financial aid are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid immediately. The FAFSA can be submitted online at, and TCC’s school code is 009764.
In addition to Saturday registration, Tunxis will also hold late registration on Jan. 19 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Classes start on Jan. 21.
For more information, please call Tunxis Admissions at 860.773.1490. More on the Tunxis application process can be found online at
From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis offers over 50 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need.
Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington. For a map of campus, visit

Read More

Tunxis Professor’s Work on Display at Governor’s Residence

Posted by Melissa Lamar - December 18, 2015 - HobbesClaw3-Gov

Tunxis Community College professor Stephen Klema’s sculpture is on display in the Sculpture Park at the Governor’s Residence.
Klema’s “Hobbes’ Claw 3,” a 4-by-12-foot wood, metal and plastic saw blade interpretation, is one of 25 outdoor sculptures by Connecticut artists that was selected for the outdoor display, which will be available for public viewing. Installed in November, the sculpture will remain on view indefinitely for at least the next year.
A professor and graphic design program coordinator at Tunxis for 26 years, Klema has produced over 50 pieces for exhibition throughout his career, and several of his works are held in private collections. He holds an M.F.A. from University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School and a B.F.A. from Atlanta College of Art.
For more information, visit Klema’s personal website at To learn more about the graphic design program at Tunxis Community College, visit
The Governor’s Residence Sculpture Park at 990 Prospect Ave. in Hartford is open to the public for tours. Reservations must be made in advance.
From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis offers close to 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.

Read More

Winter Session Courses at Tunxis

Posted by Melissa Lamar - December 17, 2015 -

Tunxis Community College is offering accelerated credit courses during a Winter Session which runs December 28-January 15.
Registration is currently under way and will be accepted through Dec. 28, prior to the registrant’s first scheduled class. Three-credit courses meet Monday through Friday during the two weeks at a very accelerated pace. There are no classes Dec. 31 & Jan. 1. For more information, contact the Admissions Office at 860.773.1490. Visit to view courses. New students can enroll by mail, fax, or in person. Records Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.; closed Dec. 25.
Accounting, art appreciation, art history, communication, dental assisting, dental hygiene, economics, finance, U.S. history, mathematics, music history & appreciation, public speaking, and intermediate Spanish are among the courses, many of which are offered online.
From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis offers close to 60 associate’s degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. For more information on Tunxis programs, call 860.773.1300, or visit the website at Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.

Read More

Tunxis Prepares Students for Careers in Dental Hygiene and Assisting

Posted by Melissa Lamar - December 9, 2015 -

Tunxis Community College in Farmington prepares students for occupations as dental hygienists and dental assistants, with growing employment opportunities expected through 2020.
In a state-of-the-art, on-campus dental lab, dental students learn to accurately document patient conditions and provide professional care utilizing evolving technology while learning hands-on skills in community health care centers and clinics.
In the associate degree in dental hygiene program and dental assisting certificate, students have many opportunities to participate in community outreach projects on the local, national and international level, providing services to underserved populations including children, the elderly and those without dental insurance. Students of the dental hygiene program provide referrals and screenings for approximately 2,000 children in New Britain. The graduating class of 2015 has also provided dental hygiene services to 2,206 patients, over half of whom were seen at community clinics.
This fall, both programs successfully completed the Commission on Dental Accreditation site visit for reaccreditation without any recommendations. Tunxis is the only public college in the state to provide a degree in dental hygiene.
The dental hygiene and dental assisting programs have special admissions requirements and application deadlines. The dental hygiene program application date has been extended to December 18 due to the holiday calendar. The deadline for dental assisting is April 15. To learn about upcoming information sessions and more about these programs, visit, call 860.773.1489, or email

Read More

Tunxis Foundation Receives Scholarship Donation From Bristol Housing Authority

Posted by Melissa Lamar - December 1, 2015 - In photo, left to right: Helen G. Sneed, Tunxis Community College Foundation executive director, Attorney Salvatore V. Vitrano, Tunxis Community College Foundation vice president, Gary M. Schaffrick, Bristol Housing Authority Board of Commissioners chair,
and Mitzy Rowe, CEO, Housing Authority of the City of Bristol.

In photo, left to right: Helen G. Sneed, Tunxis Community College Foundation executive director, Attorney Salvatore V. Vitrano, Tunxis Community College Foundation vice president, Gary M. Schaffrick, Bristol Housing Authority Board of Commissioners chair, and Mitzy Rowe, CEO, Housing Authority of the City of Bristol.
Tunxis Community College Foundation and Advisory Board, Inc. received a $50,000 donation from the Bristol Housing Authority during its annual fund-raising breakfast onNov. 12.
The donation will be used to establish five $1,000 scholarships per year for students over a 10-year period. Each recipient must be a resident of the Housing Authority of the City of Bristol and meet academic, financial and merit-based criteria.
“This is the largest lump sum scholarship gift Tunxis Community College Foundation has received to date,” said Helen Sneed, executive director of Tunxis Community College Foundation. “We are grateful to the Bristol Housing Authority for providing this life-changing opportunity to its residents who are also current or prospective Tunxis students.”
About Tunxis Community College Foundation:
Tunxis Community College Foundation’s mission is to raise funds for Tunxis Community College to support scholarships, special learning projects, the arts and student veterans.
Each year it awards over 50 Tunxis students more than $57,000 in scholarships. Established in 1970, the Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization led by an executive director and managed by a board of directors composed of business and community leaders. Visit the Tunxis Foundation website at or on Facebook at
About Tunxis Community College:
Tunxis Community College offers over 50 associate degree and certificate programs that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. For more information on Tunxis Community College and its programs, please call 860.773.1300, or visit the Tunxis website at
About the Bristol Housing Authority:
The Housing Authority of the City of Bristol provides housing for low and moderate income families, elderly and non-elderly disabled. Its purpose is to provide quality housing units for our residents by rehabilitating or revitalizing our housing stock and by creating new opportunities for homeownership and affordable housing.

Read More