To hear WNPR’s news segment which includes interview with Tunxis Dean of Academic Affairs Michael Rooke, Ph.D., visit http://wnpr.org/post/program-will-let-connecticut-students-earn-one-degree-while-pursuing-another .
The reverse transfer program will allow community college students who transfer to CSCU universities to complete their associate degrees
(Hartford, CT) — Recognizing that higher attainment rates are required to meet Connecticut’s workforce needs, the Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR) today voted to adopt a reverse transfer program for students enrolled in Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) institutions. Under the reverse transfer program, students who have transferred from one of the 12 CSCU community colleges to Eastern, Western, Central or Southern Connecticut State Universities or Charter Oak State College, will be able to earn their associate degree while they pursue their bachelor’s degree. To date, 16 states across the United States have launched or are launching these innovative programs.
“An associate degree is an important milestone in a student’s education and a valuable credential to have on their resumes for job hunting and career advancement,” said Estela Lopez, CSCU Interim Provost and Senior Vice President, Academic and Student Affairs. “Our hope is that a reverse transfer opportunity will provide students the chance to complete their associate degrees and give them the confidence to continue their studies toward a bachelor’s degree within our system.”
Connecticut’s reverse transfer program provides substantial benefits for eligible students: It enhances employment and earnings opportunities by making it possible for transfers to receive an associate degree without having to wait for completion of their baccalaureate; it makes them more marketable in the workforce sooner, by giving them a completion credential for their resume; it gives those students who, for whatever reason, are not able to complete a baccalaureate program, a leg up into the workforce; and it promotes career advancement at students’ existing jobs.
To be eligible, students must meet the following criteria:
Have earned at least 45 CSCU community college credits before transferring to a CSCU university
Have transferred within the two years preceding their application for reverse transfer
Remain enrolled and matriculated in a baccalaureate program at the university
Complete a minimum of 15 credits at the university, as required by their associate degree program
During the first year of the program beginning this fall (academic year 2015/2016), students will be able to apply in October 2015 and February 2016. Each year thereafter, there will be only one application deadline in February. (This approach is being taken to provide for more efficient management during the first year.) There are approximately 1,000 students per year who may be eligible to earn their associate degree under this program. Read More
Eligible students will be notified of the reverse transfer program via email in the fall. Those who are interested in applying will be asked to complete a reverse transfer application form, and have the university send a completed transcript request to the community college they attended. Following completion of a degree audit by the community college, the college will notify students of their completion status, and of any requirements needed for graduation. Once all requirements are met, conferral of students’ associate degrees will be scheduled for colleges’ next conferral date.
A reverse transfer website will be created this summer at www.ct.edu with more information about the program and the forms needed to apply.
For Immediate Release: June 25, 2015
Director of Public Relations and Marketing
Board of Regents for Higher Education
Tunxis Community College in Farmington has announced the names of those students who have qualified for the Dean’s List for the Spring 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. Read More
From health, human services and technology to liberal arts and 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.
For more on Tunxis programs, please call 860.773.1300, or visit the Tunxis website at tunxis.edu/programs.
BELOW: TUNXIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENTS ON THE DEAN’S LIST FOR SPRING 2015 SEMESTER, LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY TOWN.
London Van Dusen
William Van Dusen
Jean Pierre Mouannes
Martin Rakich Kelly
Angela Marie Volpicella
Leonardo Prado Brito
Jonathan Ramos Perez
Jennifer Fortaney Vazquez
Over 90 Tunxis students received awards and scholarships at the 32nd Annual “Student Achievement Recognition Ceremony,” held on May 21 at Tunxis Community College, Farmington. Read More
TUNXIS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
(provided by the Tunxis Community College Foundation and Advisory Board, Inc.)
• Foundation Academic Excellence
Edyta Blicharz (New Britain)
Zaneta Szydlik (New Britain)
Julie Cardenas (Farmington)
Komail Hasan (Bristol)
Brendan Howes (Farmington)
Jocelyn Huffman (Bristol)
Malgorzata Kostecki (New Britain)
William Patterson (New Britain)
Kamila Sadowski (Farmington)
•Accounting Scholarship: Jaclynn St. George (Wolcott), John Zaniewski (Burlington)
•Andrew Feiner Veteran Scholarship: Daniel Roman (Bristol)
•Anita Phalp Scholarship: Chelsea Damboise (Harwinton)
•Barnes Group Foundation Scholarship: Martha Arana (Sandy Hook)
•Brass Valley Scholarship: Hassan El Krytly (New Britain)
•Carolyn Miranda Scholarships: Jessie Desjardins (Bristol), Ana Rivera(New Britain)
•Christopher Anthony Sirois Memorial Scholarship: Joseph Parafati (Newington)
•Chuck Pagano Scholarship: Hassan El Krytly (New Britain)
•Clinton Roberts Foundation Scholarship: Anastasia Dzikas (Bristol)
•D’Amato Construction Company Scholarship: David Sanabria (Plainville)
•David Welsh Scholarship: Suzanne Thomas (Newington)
•D. Jean Lewis Awards: Julie Cardenas (Farmington), Tricia Nyarkoh (Manchester)
•ebm-papst Scholarship: Megan Fazzino (Southington)
•EDAC Technologies Scholarship: Jeremy Nicholson (New Britain)
•Frank Johnson Scholarship: Shannon Emilia (Canton)
•Future Passport Scholarships: Lisa Holden (Bristol), Stephanie Karavolis (Colchester)
•Gregory & Helen G. Sneed Scholarship: Paulina Winkler (New Britain)
•Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Scholarships: Mia Bezrudczyk (Hartford), Carolyn Chrostowski (Simsbury), Chelsea Cormier (Windsor Locks), Ting Fan (West Hartford), Desiree Goncalves (West Hartford), Megan Grigely (Wethersfield), Ian Joerres (Farmington), Yuri Kane (Avon), Joseph Parafati (Newington), Iuliia Stavanska (East Windsor),
•Mark Bertolini Foundation Scholarship: Brian Denenholtz (New Hartford)
•Mark Bertolini Tunxis Excellence Scholarship: Magdalena Szarejko (Unionville)
•Matthew Marc Melanson Memorial Scholarship: Nelson Algarin, Jr.(New Britain)
•Peggy & Dick Ficks Scholarship: Leslie Mroczek (Plainville)
•Peter Spano Veteran Scholarship: Nelson Algarin, Jr. (New Britain)
•Pratt and Whitney Scholarship: Tyler Benoit (Bristol)
•The Ruth Carlin Memorial Scholarships: Bonnie Anderson (Berlin), Teresa Burkes (New Britain), Jeanette Franco (West Simsbury), Gerard Niemierowko (Southington)
•SADHA Awards: Dana Baio (Wethersfield), Jasmin Kissane (Madison)
•Shane Seaver Memorial Scholarship: Chelsea Saunders (Unionville)
•Stanley Black & Decker Scholarship: Yuliya Biziuk (Kensington)
•Sydelle B. Seltzer Dental Hygiene Scholarship: Nicole Poitras (Bristol)
•TRUMPF Scholarship: Hanae Bouazza (New Britain)
•Tunxis Faculty Scholarships: Victoria Osborne (New Britain), Vivienne Sanaiot (Newtown)
•Vitrano Family Scholarship: Tia Brown (New Britain)
•Voight Family Scholarship: Randi-Mae Schiavi (Bristol)
•Webster Bank Scholarship: Nicole Julian (Oakville)
ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE AWARDS
•Accounting: Chiara Boibeaux (Bristol)
•Business Administration: Magdalena Zawadzka (New Britain)
•Business Office Technology: Terra Thomas (New Britain)
•Kathy Ford Business & Technology Award: Tonia Knapp (Farmington)
•Computer Information Systems: Donald Sunderland (Rocky Hill)
•Computer Science Math Honors: Hassan El Krytly (New Britain)
•Creative Writing: Simone Sapiain (West Hartford)
•Criminal Justice: Angela Volpicella (Bristol)
•Dental Assisting: Kamila Sadowski (Farmington)
•Dental Hygiene: Sarah Cesarski (Terryville)
•Early Childhood Education: Ana Rivera (New Britain)
•Engineering Science: David Sanabria (Plainville)
•English: Mishalle Camacho-Kolakowska (Newington)
•e-Portfolio: Andrea Morel (Bristol)
•Finance: Sarthak Shah (Newington)
•English as a Second Language: Kelvis Faraco (New Britain)
•General Studies: Jeannette Gladczuk (Farmington)
•Graphic Design: Juanita Guthrie (New Britain)
•History: Nathan Dionne (Bristol)
•Human Services: Christina Cyr (Bristol)
•Liberal Arts & Sciences: Brendan Howes (Farmington)
•Mathematics: Paul Harris (Avon)
•Pathway to Teaching Careers: John Oliver (New Britain)
•Psychology: Volha Mazziotto (Bristol)
•Science: Brandon Haas (New Britain)
•Sociology: Sarah Reilly (Newington)
•Visual Fine Arts: Bryan Daly (Bristol)
LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE AWARDS
•Community Outreach Club: Andrew Albert (Wolcott)
•Criminal Justice Club: Ashley Otis (Southington)
•Dental Assisting Club: Katarzyna Szumska (New Britain)
•Epsilon Nu Honor Society Club: Kenneth Haas (New Britain)
•Got Pride Club: Emerson Cheney (Collinsville)
•Human Services Club: Vanessa Flores (New Britain)
•HiA Award: Mishalle Camacho-Kolakowska (Newington)
•Light of the World Bible Club: Israel Rosario (New Britain)
•Philosophy Club: Brian True (New Britain)
•SADHA Club: Nicole Manzolli (Wolcott)
•Spanish Club: Christopher Kennedy (Southington)
•Tunxis Business Club: Tonia Knapp (Farmington)
•Tunxis Sun Newspaper Club: Christopher Marinelli (Plainville)
•Tunxis Theater Club: Brendan Howes (Farmington)
•Tunxis Veterans’ Club: Nelson Algarin (New Britain)
•Tunxis Student Government Assoc. President Dedication Plaque: Victor Neves (Burlington)
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. For more information on Tunxis programs, call 860.773.1300, or visit the Tunxis website: tunxis.edu.
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. Read More
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:
Louis Shavell III
Santa Fe, NM
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. Read More
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.
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. Read More
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.
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. Read More
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.
IMPORTANT NOTE: For information on how to register, please call Admissions at 860.773.1490. Read More
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.
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. Read More
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 email@example.com.
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. Read More
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. For a map and directions, visit tunxis.edu/directions.