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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 www.tunxisfoundation.org or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TunxisFoundation/.
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 tunxis.edu/apply.
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.
 
 

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Tunxis Foundation Economic Conference and Networking Breakfast Raises Funds for Student Scholarships

Posted by Melissa Lamar - November 23, 2015 - 2015 Foundation Econ. Conf

R to L: Keynote speaker George Bodenheimer, stands with Cathryn Addy, Ph.D., president of Tunxis Community College, and Chuck Pagano, president of Tunxis Community College Foundation and Advisory Board, Inc.
Tunxis Community College Foundation and Advisory Board, Inc. held an Economic Conference and networking breakfast commemorating its 45th anniversary on Nov. 12 at the Hartford Marriott Farmington.
Keynote speaker George Bodenheimer, former president and executive chairman of ESPN, addressed an audience of about 200 on “ESPN’s Strategic Advantage: Mission, Brand and Culture.” Tunxis student and veteran Nelson Algarin Jr. spoke about personal leadership and how Tunxis changed his life.
Close to $78,000 was raised which will fund student scholarships and provide emergency services and textbooks for students in need at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. Major sponsors of the event included ESPN, Stanley Black & Decker, DeLoitte, Webster Bank, Barnes Group, D’Amato Construction Company, Follett Bookstore, TRUMPF Inc., and 29 other community partners and individuals.
Tunxis Community College Foundation, established in 1970, 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 www.tunxisfoundation.org or on Facebook.
 

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Tunxis Business Program Adds Accelerated Online Courses

Posted by Melissa Lamar - November 5, 2015 -

Tunxis Community College’s Business Administration program will offer new seven-week online courses starting in January as part of its offerings for those students who want the added flexibility of taking courses off-campus in a quicker time frame.
The initial seven-week online courses, “Financial Accounting” and “Principles of Marketing,” which start Jan. 25 and March 28, are taught by Tunxis faculty and will join an array of other business courses that can be completed online and in the evenings. Tunxis plans to expand its offering of seven-week business courses in the near future.
“These new accelerated course options can reduce the time to complete an associate degree,” said Amy Feest, Tunxis Business Administration program coordinator. “We hope that our adult learners— who are often juggling family, career and their studies— will benefit from the shorter semesters and flexibility online classes offer.”
The business program represents the largest field of study at Tunxis, helping to prepare students for growing employment opportunities with courses in accounting, management, business law, ethics, finance, entrepreneurship and marketing. Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), the program stresses business practices, leadership, decision-making and technology. During the final year of study, students are able to apply their knowledge in practicums with the area’s leading employers.
Through guaranteed admissions programs and transfer agreements, Tunxis business students who complete an associate degree can seamlessly transfer their credits to a four-year baccalaureate business program at the Connecticut State Universities, UConn Regional Campuses’ School of Business, Charter Oak State College, and many private colleges.
Business continues to be among the top programs in greatest demand by employers, according to a 2014 study from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), which lists finance, business, accounting and marketing among the top bachelor’s degrees sought by companies hiring new college graduates.
Those who are interested in enrolling in prerequisites for the Tunxis online business courses are encouraged to sign up during Spring Credit Registration, which is underway now through January, with late registration on Jan. 20. For more on how to apply, visit tunxis.edu/apply. For more information on the business program, call 860.773.1631, email afeest@tunxis.edu, or visit Tunxis at tunxis.edu/ba. More information about online courses and requirements can be found at http://www.tunxis.edu/distance-learning/. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.
 

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Tunxis Helps Its Communities During CT’s Public Service Week

Posted by Melissa Lamar - October 27, 2015 - (L to R): Tunxis faculty and staff Marie Clucas, Ph.D., Behnaz Perri, Ashley Foster and Susan Winn were among a group who helped organize a food drive for Plainville Community Food Pantry during “Connecticut Publics Make a Difference Week” at Tunxis.

(L to R): Tunxis faculty and staff Marie Clucas, Ph.D., Behnaz Perri, Ashley Foster and Susan Winn were among a group who helped organize a food drive for Plainville Community Food Pantry during “Connecticut Publics Make a Difference Week” at Tunxis.
Students and faculty of Tunxis Community College in Farmington engaged in service to the community Oct. 18-24 during “Connecticut Publics Make a Difference Week.”
Activities at Tunxis during the week included the following:
•  The Service Learning Committee held a food drive which collected 223 non-perishable food items for Plainville Community Food Pantry. Plainville Community Food Pantry, Inc. is a non-profit outreach agency that provides food, energy assistance, clothing, crisis intervention and referral services to individuals in need.
• The Human Services Club, Human Services Program and Community Outreach Club held bake sales to benefit Tunxis students in need. The Community Outreach Club sale raised $200 to purchase gift cards for food, which will be distributed by the Counseling Office to students who demonstrate need. A second sale benefitted Kyla’s Kids Fund. Kyla was a Tunxis student who was tragically killed in 2014 in front of her children in a domestic violence murder-suicide by her husband. The fund helps provide for her three children now and as they grow.
• The Clothesline Project exhibit was displayed in the main hall of the 100 Building Oct. 19-23. The Clothesline Project aims to educate the public about the magnitude of the problem of violence against women and to testify to the impact violence has had on the individual, their family, and their friends. The exhibit bears witness to victims’ courage and will to survive, as each shirt acts as a window into the painful life of the woman or child who has had to live with violence or died because of it. The Clothesline Project was brought to Tunxis through the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The community was encouraged to decorate t-shirts to donate to the permanent collection.
Connecticut’s public service week, designated as CT Public Higher Education Make a Difference Week—aims to piggyback on the “National Make a Difference Day” campaign and showcase the commitment of the state’s public higher education institutions to a wide range of service activities. The week-long series of public service activities initiated by Tunxis and the other public colleges and universities around the state highlighted the diverse number of community involvement efforts ongoing throughout the year that promote civic engagement, develop students’ citizenship skills, forge community partnerships and integrate service learning and volunteering.
Tunxis contributes service through a diverse range of programs, student club projects and alternative break trips that engage students annually in service to local, state, national and international communities. The diverse range of projects over the years have included providing dental hygiene services for uninsured Connecticut residents, and Central American populations without access to dental care; enlisting as mentor-tutors in the Bristol Public Schools, volunteering for Hands on Hartford’s Peter’s Retreat program, in which students donated food, cooked, and served meals for homeless men and women living with HIV/AIDS; and volunteering at Imagine Nation Museum and Urban Oaks Organic Farm.
Located in Farmington, 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 on Tunxis programs, please call 860.773.1300, or visit the Tunxis website at tunxis.edu.
 
 

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Art Exhibition “John Garvey Timmons—A Celebration of the Work and Creative Life of John Timmons” at Tunxis

Posted by Melissa Lamar - October 19, 2015 -

The public is invited to the retrospective exhibition “John Garvey Timmons—A Celebration of the Work and Creative Life of John Timmons” in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery at Tunxis Community College in Farmington Nov. 6-Dec. 17.An opening reception will be held Nov. 6 from 5-8 p.m., which will feature some of Timmons’ short films in adjacent Room 6-127. Refreshments will be served.
Timmons (1954-2014) was an artist, photographer, filmmaker and musician. Approximately 70 photographs and collages, selected to tell his stories and show the images and objects that had meaning to him, will be on view as the music he wrote plays in the gallery.
“The exhibition is dedicated to the inspiration, humor, love and generosity John shared with all who knew him,” said his friend and partner Maggie Carlin, Tunxis student services specialist.
Timmons was an employee of Tunxis Community College for over 30 years, most recently as a professor and department chair of the arts and media department. He taught art history, photography and art appreciation courses until his retirement in 2013.
His work has been described as “a jigsaw of objects that puzzle the mind with aesthetic harmonies and associative discord.” Timmons liked to find new ways of storytelling through technique and the newest technology. He appreciated the instantaneous result of the Polaroid camera because there was no chance for manipulation of light or quality of the print, and loved using inexpensive pieces of equipment to produce photographs that captured a precise moment in time.
Timmons was a resident of Collinsville. He attended the State University of New York at Potsdam and later earned a master of fine arts degree from Ohio University.
The exhibition is made possible with support from Jerry’s Artarama of West Hartford. The Barnes-Franklin Art Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 860.773.1974 or email asimoes@tunxis.edu.
Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177. Visit the Tunxis website at tunxis.edu.
 

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Tunxis Holds Open House for Non-Credit Photography Program

Posted by Melissa Lamar - October 14, 2015 -

Tunxis Community College’s Workforce Development and Continuing Education Division will host an Open House for its non-credit digital photography program on Oct. 27 from 6-9 p.m. at satellite facility Tunxis@Bristol. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
The evening will feature several courses in the photography program—“Introduction to Photography,” “Studio Lights,” “Flash Photography,” “Photoshop CS6,” “Photo Composition,” and “Digital Asset Management.” Those who attend will  have opportunities to meet the photography instructors, see demonstrations, participate in a live photo shoot and attend a Q&A session.
Participants are encouraged to bring their DSLR cameras and may also bring up to three of their printed photographic images if they would like to take part in an optional critique of their own work.
The digital photography courses and workshops offered at Tunxis meet for six sessions or less and make great holiday gifts.
To reserve a spot for the event, call 860.314.4700 or email tx-bcc@tunxis.edu by Oct. 23. To view the winter/spring 2016 non-credit course schedule, visit tunxis.edu/ceschedsp16.
Tunxis@Bristol is located at 430 North Main Street in Bristol, in North Side Square near The Super Natural Market & Deli.
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.
 
 

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Former ESPN Executive George Bodenheimer to Speak at Tunxis Foundation Economic Conference Breakfast

Posted by Melissa Lamar - October 5, 2015 - George Bodenheimer (Photo courtesy of ABC.)

George Bodenheimer (Photo courtesy of ABC.)
George Bodenheimer, former president and executive chairman of ESPN, will be the keynote speaker at the Annual Economic Conference of Tunxis Community College Foundation on November 12, from 7:30-10 a.m. at the Hartford Marriott Farmington.
The event, which commemorates the Foundation’s 45th anniversary, will raise funds to support student scholarships and special projects at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. The program will also include breakfast,  student veteran and Foundation scholarship recipient Nelson Algarin, networking opportunities, and music by saxophonist and Tunxis alumnus Gregory B. Sneed.
George Bodenheimer will share his experiences and insights gained as a cable industry pioneer during a successful 33-year career. He is also co-author of the recently released business leadership memoir “Every Town is a Sports Town: Business Leadership at ESPN, from the Mailroom to the Boardroom,” and is a member of the Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
Bodenheimer was ESPN’s longest-tenured president, a position he held from 1998 to 2011, overseeing all multimedia sports assets of The Walt Disney Company from 2003-2011 and serving as co-chairman, Disney Media Networks from 2004-2011. He served as executive chairman of ESPN, Inc. from 2012 to 2014.
His leadership has been recognized throughout the industry. Bodenheimer received a Vanguard Award, the industry’s highest honor, from the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, and was later inducted into the Cable Hall of Fame among other awards.
During his career at ESPN, he was strategically involved in the development and distribution of the ESPN domestic networks including ESPN2, ESPN Classic, ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes and ESPNU, as well as ESPN The Magazine, ESPN.com and ESPN Radio. He led the most successful launch of a new network in the modern era of cable when ESPN2, the nation’s second largest sports network, debuted in 10 million homes in 1993.
Prior to becoming president, Bodenheimer was responsible for affiliate sales, advertising sales, marketing and research for all of ESPN’s domestic networks.
Bodenheimer graduated from Denison University with a bachelor of arts degree in economics. He serves on the boards of SiriusXM Satellite, Inc., The V Foundation for Cancer Research, Under Armour, Inc., and Denison University Board of Trustees.
Sponsorship levels and program book ads are still available for companies and small businesses. Individual admission is $75 and is tax-deductible. Tickets must be purchased by Nov. 8. Reservations can be made online at www.tunxisfoundation.org. For more information, please contact Helen G. Sneed, TCC Foundation executive director, at 860.773.1358; or email hsneed@tunxisfoundation.org.  
Tunxis Community College Foundation, established in 1970, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization managed by a board of directors composed of business and community leaders. Its mission is to raise funds for Tunxis Community College to support scholarships, special learning projects, the arts and student veterans. Visit the Tunxis Foundation website at www.tunxisfoundation.org.

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Tunxis Events Scheduled for October

Posted by Melissa Lamar - September 23, 2015 -

The community is invited to the following free events and exhibits at Tunxis Community College in Farmington.
October 6-November 5
Gallery Exhibition: “Playful,” an exhibition of prints, drawings, mixed media, collage and paintings by Elizabeth McNally, in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery. An opening reception with refreshments will be held Wednesday, Oct. 6 from 4-7 p.m. An artist and printmaker, McNally works in both representational and abstract non-objective styles. She resides in New Britain and holds a bachelor of fine arts from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago. The Barnes-Franklin Art Gallery, located at the entrance of the 600 Building, is open Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 860.773.1974 or email asimoes@tunxis.edu.
October 8
Mood Disorder Screenings: Anonymous screenings for a mood check-up from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Administration Building main corridor during National Depression Screening Day. Participants 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 screener or counselor. Referrals to community support services and educational information will be available. The event is held annually in October to spread awareness of depression and related disorders, and to educate the public about symptoms and treatments. For more information, call 860.773.1506 or email vcraven@tunxis.edu.
October 19-23
Exhibit: The Clothesline Project, a display which has been presented nationally to increase awareness of domestic violence, will be on view in the Administration 100 Building hallway to commemorate National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. T-shirts on the line are hand-decorated by survivors with their sentiments and messages, as well as by friends and families of survivors and victims, who have felt the impact of violence. The Clothesline Project presents itself as the first international movement of its kind, providing a medium for educating the public about the magnitude of the problem of violence against women. The display is on loan from the Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence. For those who would like to decorate a shirt to donate to the permanent collection, please bring it to faculty office #36. For more information on the display, call 860.773.1637 or email crichard@tunxis.edu.
For directions and a map of campus, visit tunxis.edu/directions.
From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & 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. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177.
 

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Tunxis Offers “Spanish for Emergency Medical and Health Care Professionals” Course

Posted by Melissa Lamar - September 1, 2015 -

Tunxis Community College will hold “Spanish for Emergency Medical and Health Care Professionals,” a six-week, 18-hour Spanish language workshop, on Mondays, Oct. 19-Nov. 23 from 6-9 p.m.
The course will cover conversational tools for communicating with Spanish-speaking patients and their families. Participants will learn and practice the fundamentals of pronunciation, how to ask questions, medical terminology and vocabulary most commonly associated with emergency medical situations. Some of the topics will include trauma and assault, vehicle accidents, cardiac and chest pain, and childbirth. The class also will include discussion of cultural issues that may arise.
Instructor Val Rodriguez, a Hartford City firefighter, holds Advanced Emergency Medical Technician certification and trains EMS and medical professionals. A course fee of $199 includes the textbook.
Classes will be held at Tunxis@Bristol, 430 North Main Street, and are offered through a partnership with Tunxis Workforce Development and Continuing Education and Bristol Hospital EMS, LLC, a fully licensed paramedic service.
For more information on these and other courses, visit tunxis.edu/cesched, or call 860.314.4700.
From allied health, business, and computer skills to public speaking 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.
 

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Registered Medical Assistant Program at Tunxis Helps Meet Demand for Health Care Workers

Posted by Melissa Lamar - August 27, 2015 -

Tunxis Community College in Farmington has spots available in its 10-month Registered Medical Assistant program that starts Sept. 14, one of several non-credit programs offered through Tunxis Workforce Development and Continuing Education to help meet demand in Connecticut for health care workers.
Medical assistants, who perform a variety of clinical and administrative functions in hospitals and physician’s offices, rank among the occupations expected to have a high growth rate in Connecticut through 2022, with projected job growth of 27%, according to the Connecticut Department of Labor. Those with formal training and certification have the best opportunities for employment.
Approved by the American Medical Technologists certification agency, the program provides hands-on skills in recording vital signs, taking medical histories, phlebotomy, pharmacology, assisting physicians during examinations, and performing basic laboratory tests, among others. A 200-hour clinical externship at area physicians’ office and clinics is also included.
The non-credit program runs through July 16, 2016 and is eligible for funding through the Workforce Investment Act by contacting a CT Works office. Upon successful completion, students are eligible to take the American Medical Technologists Registered Medical Assistant Certification Exam. For more on how to apply, visit tunxis.edu/healthcareers.
Call 860.773.1454 to request an application or for more information. To learn more about the many other non-credit allied health programs offered at Tunxis— Medical Administrative Assistant, Certified Nurse Aide, Phlebotomy, Central Sterile Processing Technician, and Pharmacy Technician, visit the website at tunxis.edu/cesched.
 

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