For Immediate Release
3 March 2011

Melissa Lamar
860.773.1407 (office)

Exhibit at Tunxis Commemorates National Sexual Assault Awareness Month


The public is invited to the “Faces of Survival Exhibit” at Tunxis Community College in Farmington April 14-21 in the Administration Building Main Lobby to commemorate National Sexual Assault Awareness Month in April.

On loan from Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc. (CONNSACS), the tabletop display uses personal stories and pictures of 26 Connecticut sexual assault survivors to educate the public about the impact of sexual violence and to help combat the stigma surrounding the issue. For more information, contact Colleen Richard, Ph.D., at 860.773.1637,

Tunxis Community College, which first opened for classes in October 1970, is celebrating 40 years of education in the Farmington Valley and beyond. 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. Visit Tunxis on the Internet at