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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Tunxis Offers Training for EMT Certification

Tunxis Community College will offer an Emergency Medical Technician Basic Training course in Bristol starting in September. The course will be held Monday and Wednesday evenings, Sept. 7-Dec. 7, and some Saturdays, offered in cooperation with Bristol Hospital Office of Emergency Medical Services.

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 ...

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Tunxis Announces Graduates of Medical Assistant Program

A recognition ceremony for graduates of Tunxis Community College’s medical assistant program was held July 14 on the College’s campus in Farmington.

The graduates received certificates and were pinned by Tunxis instructors, which marks the end of their 10-month education in the non-credit program and their eligibility to take the American Medical Technologists RMA national certification exam.

Rachel Malley of Bristol, received distinction as the graduate with the highest grade point average during the ceremony.

The medical assistant program is one of several ...

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Register for Fall Semester at Tunxis

Credit Registration for the fall 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 tunxis.edu/apply. Late registration will take place August 25.

Tunxis offers over 60 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 ...

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