Outstanding Tunxis Students Inducted Into PTK International Honor Society

Posted by Melissa Lamar - May 27, 2015 -

The Alpha Iota Alpha Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa at Tunxis Community College in Farmington announced the names of those students who accepted membership in the honor society. They were formally recognized May 21 during an induction ceremony.
Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) is recognized by the American Association of Community and Junior Colleges as the official honor fraternity of two-year colleges. To achieve eligibility for PTK, a student must complete at least 12 hours of associate degree course work and earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher. Throughout their enrollment, they must maintain high academic standing, generally a 3.25 GPA. About 100,000 students are inducted into Phi Theta Kappa each year.
The PTK chapter at Tunxis provides opportunities for leadership, college and community service, exchange of ideas and ideals, scholarly fellowship, and academic excellence.
Established in 1918, Phi Theta Kappa is the largest honor society in American higher education, with more than two million members and 1,200 chapters in each of the 50 states, U.S. territories, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Germany, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, United Arab Emirates and Palau.
The new members of PTK, listed by towns of residence are:
Avon
Angela Canova
Brendan Kutz
Jessica McCamish
Daniel Rodrigues
Berlin
Teresa Fuschino
Andrew Hall
Michael Pavano
Bloomfield
Loren Pittman
Bristol
Amber Browning
Tess Clark
Nathan Dionne
Arnethia Douglass-Cherie
Tonya Eley
Nicole LaMarre
Zachery Maddocks
Joseph Mainuli
Karissa McFaline
Daniel Morocho
Andrea Rawson
Randi-Mae Schiavi
Karolina Selwa
Natalia Siwiec
Gregory Taylor
Burlington
Brenden Ferland
Tayler Zanetel
John Zaniewski
Collinsville
Abby Sears
Farmington
Margarita Babbin
Brendan Howes
Suanne Weckesser
Granby
Ana Gron
Groton
Stephanie Rush
Harwinton
Christopher Plourde
Kensington
Yuliya Biziuk
Mark Eiben
Manchester
Nicole Coutinho
Tricia Nyarkoh
Milldale
Toby Aldi
New Britain
Chisom Arinze
Anna Brady
Tia Brown
Seth Freytag
Cristian Narvaez
Dorota Ozgo
William Patterson
Ana Rivera
Sylwia Tanski
Barbara Turner
Newington
Mishalle Camacho-Kolakowska
Irene Chartier
Melissa Jablonski
Joseph Parafati
Sarah Reilly
Sarthak Shah
Grettel Taboada
Plainville
Joshua Foster
Diamond Keith
Leslie Mroczek
Dawn Novack
David Sanabria
Margaret Yorski
Prospect
Tammi Melisky
Southington
Megan Fazzino
Tariffville
Chelsea Armistead
Terryville
Louis Shavell III
Unionville
Magdalena Szarejko
Watertown
Amanda Dauphinais
Weatogue
Mia Bezrudczyk
West Hartford
Melanie Feigenbaum
Desiree Goncalves
An Nguyen
Renee Picard
Jeff Schuman
Annemarie Smith
Edit Waterman
West Simsbury
Daniel Adickes
Jeannette Franco
Wethersfield
Shivam Shah
Margaret Skelly
Windsor Locks
Mary Moss
Wolcott
Andrew Albert
Alyssa Anderson
Gabrielle Chabot
David Givens
Johna Yashenko
OUTSIDE CT
Santa Fe, NM
Allison Hylton
 

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Tunxis Commencement is May 29

Posted by Melissa Lamar - May 15, 2015 -

Tunxis Community College will hold its 44th Commencement on Friday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. Over 350 students are expected to receive associate degrees and certificates.
Valedictorian for the Class of 2015 is Shane McGee of Nashville, TN, formerly of New Britain, who will receive an associate in science degree in general studies. He will present a speech at graduation.
Commencement ceremonies will be held rain or shine in the Tunxis courtyard. Tunxis Community College is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington. For more information, please call 860.773.1300.
From fine arts, business, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis offers over 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. Over 6,000 students enroll in credit and continuing education programs at Tunxis each semester. For more information, visit the Tunxis website at www.tunxis.edu.

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Tunxis Holds Business & Technology Open House

Posted by Melissa Lamar - May 13, 2015 -

Tunxis Community College in Farmington will hold an Open House for its Business & Technology programs on May 27 at 5:30 p.m. in Room 6-127.
All are welcome to learn more about the Business Administration, Business Office Technology, Computer Information Systems, Engineering Science and Technology Studies programs at Tunxis. There will be opportunities to meet faculty and current students, preview the college application and financial aid processes, and take a tour of the new Library, classrooms and other areas of campus.
A few of the many options included in the programs are accounting, marketing, biomolecular science, health information technology, computer-aided design, and technology and engineering education. Several of the programs offer guaranteed admissions with the CT State Universities and University of Connecticut, as well as numerous private colleges and universities.
The Tunxis Business program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), a leading specialized accreditation association for business education supporting, celebrating, and rewarding teaching excellence. The Honors Computer Science/Mathematics, Engineering Science and Technology Studies programs transfer to ABET-accredited programs at Central Connecticut State University and a number of other universities.
For more information, call 860.773.1490. Tunxis offers over 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 an online map of campus, visit tunxis.edu/directions.
 

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Learn Anywhere With Tunxis Online Courses This Summer

Posted by Melissa Lamar - April 24, 2015 -

Tunxis Community College, a leader in online education within the Connecticut Community College System, is currently accepting registrations for online credit and continuing education courses this summer. All courses are accessible 24 hours a day from any location with a computer.
Tunxis credit online education consists of course materials, references, discussion groups, email, and online library services. Over 45 credit courses taught by Tunxis instructors are offered this summer in business, computer information systems, criminal justice, science and the humanities, with titles such as “Art History,” “Principles of Marketing,” “U.S. History,” “Survey of Literary Genres,” and “Criminology.” For more on how to register for credit courses, visit www.tunxis.edu/online or call 860.773.1490.
The College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division also offers a growing selection of non-credit continuing education courses online through its affiliation with Ed2Go. While many of the courses offered are designed for personal enrichment, others are designed to improve or enhance workforce skills, offer certification preparation, and train those pursuing new careers. A wide variety of options are available including a paralegal program, computer skills, finance, project management, grant writing, and medical coding. For more on courses and registering for non-credit online learning visit: www.ed2go.com/tunxis and http://careertraining.ed2go.com/tunxis.
Tunxis offers associate degrees, certificates and non-credit career preparation, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. Visit tunxis.edu for more information.
 

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Summer Registration

Posted by Melissa Lamar - April 9, 2015 -

IMPORTANT NOTE: For information on how to register, please call Admissions at 860.773.1490.
Registration for summer credit courses is under way at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. Approximately 140 traditional classroom and online courses are offered in five- and eight-week sessions: June 1-July 2; June 1-July 21; and July 6-August 6. 
Students who attend other colleges may enroll in courses at Tunxis and transfer the credits earned during the summer to their baccalaureate or associate degree programs. Many save an average of $800 or more per course by attending Tunxis for their summer transfer credits.
Among the courses Tunxis offers that transfer directly to meet four-year degree requirements at many colleges are: Accounting, African American History, College Algebra, American Literature, Anatomy & Physiology, Art Appreciation, Art History I & II, Astronomy, Biology, Business Law, Calculus, Calculus for Business & Social Science, Chemistry, Computer Aided Drafting, Computer Information Systems, Criminal Justice, Earth Science, Engineering, English Composition, Macroeconomics, Marketing, Math for the Liberal Arts, Microbiology, Microeconomics, Music History and Appreciation, Nutrition, Organic Chemistry I & II, Philosophy, Physics I & II, Political Science, Precalculus, Principles of Finance, Principles of Management, Principles of Marketing, Psychology, Public Speaking, Robotics—Construction & Design, Spanish I & II, Statistics, Sociology, Survey of Literary Genres, U.S. History I & II, and Western Civilization II.
Visit www.tunxis.edu/summer to view summer credit courses online. Registration for summer credit courses can be completed by mail, fax, web or in person. Financial aid is available to those students who qualify, and eligible veterans can use the GI Bill for summer courses.
Continuing education (non-credit) registration is ongoing, for training in professions in need of skilled employees. Continuing education programs include electricians’ license renewal training; registered medical assistant; certified nurse aide; EMT, EKG technician; phlebotomy technician certification; patient care technician; pharmacy technician; central sterile processing technician training; and computers. Choose from a variety of courses in career/workforce development; small business; health and leisure; and personal enrichment; as well as motorcycle safety courses. For continuing education courses, there are a variety of convenient ways to register: www.tunxis.edu/cereg.
Tunxis Community College is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177. For more information, call 860.773.1300.
 

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Tunxis to Host Fresh Check Day

Posted by Melissa Lamar - April 2, 2015 -

Tunxis Community College in Farmington will host Fresh Check Day™ on May 5 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. in Tunxis parking lot adjacent to the courtyard and Library. Rain date is May 7.
Fresh Check Day is a free, celebratory fair-like event that includes interactive expo booths, free food, music, and prizes and giveaways. It’s an opportunity for students and community to check in and learn about how to get help or provide support to a friend if the stress of life becomes overwhelming.
Fresh Check Day was created by the Jordan Porco Foundation, which seeks to help people on college campuses recognize the signs that could lead to suicide and act on this heightened awareness in preventing suicide among college age students.
Tunxis Community College is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177. For a map of campus, see tunxis.edu/directions. For more information, email vcraven@tunxis.edu.
 

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Professional Development Workshops this Spring at Tunxis

Posted by Melissa Lamar - March 18, 2015 -

 Tunxis Community College will offer an array of non-credit professional development courses this spring in Farmington. For more information on these and other courses, visit tunxis.edu/cesched, or call 860.314.4700.
• Change Your Career: Change Your Life, Fri., April 10, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.:
This interactive workshop with career counselor Eleta Jones Ph.D., LPC, will help participants develop the next steps in their career plan and create a personalized action plan. Fee: $45
• Influencing without Authority, Fri., April 17, 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.:
Even without the authority to compel cooperation, managers and supervisors often have to use their “powers of persuasion” to get work done. This program, led by professional development consultant Deanne Shapiro, will focus on enhancing effectiveness by using influence and persuasion skills to gain mutual commitment and cooperation. Fee: $99.
• How to Refocus Your Job Search, Wed., April 15, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.:
Learn how to refocus the job search and application process away from age and on to experience. During this half-day workshop, participants will have the chance to look at samples of actual job openings, conduct mock interviews, redesign their résumés and strengthen their cover letters. Those who enroll should bring a copy of their cover letter and résumé to the workshop. Helen Sneed has more than 15 years of experience in human resources management. She has coached and counseled people to help them become more successful in their current jobs and in their search for new positions. Fee: $45
• Secrets to a Successful Job Search, April 22, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.:
Human resources coach Helen Sneed will share how to find job opportunities beyond CareerBuilder and Indeed.com. Learn how to uncover jobs that others may not know about and improve your online job application skills. This workshop also includes a self-assessment exercise, résumé review, and interviewing skills practice. Tools from this class will help participants expand their field of opportunities and increase their chances of finding and getting the job they want. Fee: $45.
All classes are held on campus. For more information on non-credit professional development courses and customized training at Tunxis Community College, email tx-bcc@tunxis.edu. For a map and directions, visit tunxis.edu/directions.
 

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Panel Discussion on CT’s Juvenile Court System at Tunxis

Posted by Melissa Lamar - March 17, 2015 -

Tunxis Community College invites the community to “Behind Closed Doors: Juvenile Court in Connecticut, an Honest Discussion of Child Abuse and Neglect in Our State,” on Thursday, April 9 at11:30 a.m. in Founders Hall.
Legal practitioners from juvenile court will present a behind-the-scenes view of what constitutes abuse and neglect, how a case proceeds from initial filing to disposition, and how it is defended. Panelists will include former Assistant Attorney General Sherelyn Labowski and Attorney Scott Sandler. The discussion will be moderated by Angela Fierro, M.S.W./J.D., Tunxis lecturer in sociology and political science. For more information, email Fierro at afierro@tunxis.edu.
Located in Farmington, Tunxis offers over 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 an online map of campus, visit tunxis.edu/directions.
 
 

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Schools and Colleges Attend Student Success Workshop at Tunxis

Posted by Melissa Lamar - March 12, 2015 - L to R: During the session, Rebecca Dukstein, a member of the ECMC Foundation PERSIST training team, talks with Tunxis Community College’s dean of academic affairs, Michael Rooke, Ph.D., and Darryl Reome, Ed.D., director of Advising, Counseling, and Student Retention.

L to R: During the session, Rebecca Dukstein, a member of the ECMC Foundation PERSIST training team, talks with Tunxis Community College’s dean of academic affairs, Michael Rooke, Ph.D., and Darryl Reome, Ed.D., director of Advising, Counseling, and Student Retention.
Tunxis Community College hosted “PERSIST: A Comprehensive Guide for Student Success in Higher Education,” a professional development workshop on college student success and retention presented and funded by ECMC Foundation, on Feb. 27.
Over 60 people representing 20 organizations attended the event, including many of the Connecticut Community Colleges and State Universities, UConn, and several area high schools.
Experts in education from institutions across the country presented at the training session, which included interactive exercises that allowed participants to collaborate and assess institutional retention performance, create programs that support academic success, and gain insight into helping students who are concerned about paying for college.
ECMC Foundation’s mission, according to its website, is “to inspire and to facilitate improvements that affect educational outcomes—especially among underserved populations—through evidence-based innovation.”
Located in Farmington, Tunxis offers over 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 on Tunxis programs, please call 860.773.1300, or visit the Tunxis website at tunxis.edu.
 

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Tunxis Events Scheduled For April

Posted by Melissa Lamar - March 5, 2015 -

The community is invited to the following free events, performances and exhibits at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. During inclement weather, please check the Tunxis website for updates at tunxis.edu, since events will be cancelled or postponed if the College is closed.
• March 9-April 9
Gallery Exhibition: “Still Lifes: Echo/Shadow/Reflection,” by Janette Maxey, a Tunxis alumna and University of Hartford Art School graduate, in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery. Located at the entrance to the 600 Building, the Barnes-Franklin Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. For more information, email wkluba@tunxis.edu.
• April 1, 10-11:20 a.m.
Panel discussion: “Diverse Perspectives on Our Criminal Justice System,” a discussion about the criminal justice and incarceration system in Connecticut, will be held in Founders Hall. Free, with light refreshments. Female performers from Judy Dworin Performance Project will open the event with songs and monologues from the group’s show “In My Shoes,” which brings the voices of women in and outside of prison to the stage. The panel will include former inmates, professionals who have worked in the prison system, and criminal justice faculty from Tunxis. If the college is closed due to weather, the discussion will be rescheduled for April 8.
• April 2, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Public Safety Career Fair: Federal, state, and local agencies will be available to talk about internship and career opportunities in their respective departments. Held in the 600 Building Hallway. For more information, call 860.773.1646.
• April 8, 7 p.m.
Concert: Jazz performance in Tunxis Cyber Café, one of several planned as part of the Vitrano Family Jazz Series.The Green Jazz Band will perform, a quartet led by vocalist Sally Terrell and featuring special guest Kevin O’Neil on jazz guitar. The group will perform their fresh interpretations of standards and favorites from the Great American Songbook.
• April 17 & 18
Theater production: Tunxis Stage will present “A Real Step Up” and “Retribution,” the premiere of two new works by playwright Geoffrey Craig, who also directs, on Fri., April 17 at 7:30 p.m. & Sat., April 18, at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Founders Hall theater. The Saturday matinee will be followed by a session with the playwright and cast. “A Real Step Up” centers on issues of racism and violence. “Retribution,” a fictional play which bears resemblance to historical facts, takes place in 1945 and is about justice and revenge in the aftermath of the Nazi genocide. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased after April 1 in the President’s Office or online for a small service fee at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1358301.
April 21, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Career Fair: An Annual Career Fair will be held from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. in the 100 Building corridor. The public is invited to attend free of charge. Organizations seeking to hire, as well as job placement agencies, will be represented by exhibitors. Employers at the fair will represent a range of industries including financial services, telecommunications, law enforcement, insurance, residential services, manufacturing, social services, hospitality, food, security and retail. Those who attend are encouraged to wear business attire and bring copies of their résumé. For more information, call 860.773.1504, or email kjames@tunxis.edu.
From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis offers over 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.
 

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