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

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 ...

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Tunxis Business Program Adds Accelerated Online Courses

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 ...

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Tunxis Helps Its Communities During CT’s Public Service Week

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, ...

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Tunxis Holds Open House

Tunxis Community College in Farmington will hold an Open House on Thursday, Nov. 19  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, transfer opportunities and meet with scholarship representatives. 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, unofficial transcripts, application fee and complete an admissions application.

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

20150902-3409The 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, ...

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Tunxis Holds Open House for Non-Credit Photography Program

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 ...

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

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 ...

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Tunxis Events Scheduled for October

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 ...

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

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 ...

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

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 ...

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