For Immediate Release
10 April 2013

Melissa Lamar
860.255.3777 (office)
email: MLamar@txcc.commnet.edu


Tunxis Announces First Graduates of Homeland Security Program

 

The first recognition ceremony for Transportation Security Administration employees who graduated from Tunxis Community College’s homeland security certificate program was held February 6 at the Connecticut Fire Academy.

The graduates received certificates from the Transportation Security Administration, which they can apply toward an associate degree in criminal justice or other programs at Tunxis. The graduates will also be recognized as part of the Class of 2013 during Commencement on May 31.

Tunxis is the only college in Connecticut, and one of approximately 50 colleges from across the country participating in the training program, which encourages TSA employees to further their post-secondary education and attain credentials to advance in their careers.

The Tunxis homeland security certificate program was first offered to TSA employees in fall 2011, and starting in fall semester 2013 will be available to all Tunxis students on the Farmington campus. The courses, originally developed by TSA, include “Intro to Homeland Security,” “Intelligence Analysis & Security Management,” and “Transportation and Border Security.”

From fine arts, 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.

For more information, please call 860.773.1300, or visit the Tunxis website at tunxis.edu.

BELOW: LIST OF TUNXIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE HOMELAND SECURITY  GRADUATES LISTED ALPHABETICALLY BY TOWN.

East Hartford

Agustin Reyero

Ellington

Erik Wilhelmsen

Enfield

Dolores Martell

Karen Olsen

Herbert Ouellette

Hartford

Jonathan Honaker

Manchester

Eric Manly

South Windsor

Robin Breton

Stratford

Rita Squarciafico

Windsor Locks

Susan Balfore

Linda Blair

Steven Tougas

Woodbridge

Charles Zwick