For Immediate Release
8 April 2013

Melissa Lamar, Marketing & Public Relations Office
860.255.3777 (office)
email: MLamar@txcc.commnet.edu


Tunxis Administrator Receives AmeriCorps Award for Dedication to Service

 

Susan Dantino (second from left) received the award from VISTA program manager Katie Coutu. They are shown with (left to right) Brandon Cirillo, VISTA leader, Kimberly James, Tunxis VISTA site supervisor, and Sam Rigotti, VISTA leader.

Susan Dantino (second from left) received the award from VISTA program manager Katie Coutu. They are shown with (left to right) Brandon Cirillo, VISTA leader, Kimberly James, Tunxis VISTA site supervisor, and Sam Rigotti, VISTA leader.

Tunxis Community College AmeriCorps VISTA coordinator Susan Dantino, was presented with a Champions of Service 2013  “Above and Beyond Member” Award from Connecticut AmeriCorps Alums on April 2 during an award presentation at Tunxis.

The award was given in recognition of her dedication to service in Connecticut and for her commitment to creating opportunities for civic engagement and service in her role at Tunxis Community College.

“I’m honored to receive this award, which to a great extent was made possible through the efforts of our real champions of service at Tunxis Community College— the dedicated faculty, staff, and students who enthusiastically serve our communities,” said Dantino, who resides in Southington. “I believe we honor the best part of ourselves when we serve.”

Through special course work and the Tunxis Service Learning Club, Tunxis students have opportunities to make a difference through volunteer service to local underserved communities. Recent Tunxis VISTA (Volunteers In Service to America) projects have served organizations such as Bristol Board of Education, Main Street Community Foundation, hawkwing, inc., UConn Health Center Auxiliary and others.

Located in Farmington, 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 860.255.3500, or visit the Tunxis website at tunxis.edu.