For Immediate Release
3 August 2011

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


Tunxis Announces First Graduating Class of Registered Medical Assistant Program

 

Tunxis staff (in white coats, left and right) Shaina Hamel, L.P.N., lead instructor, and Cheryl Conaty, R.N., allied health coordinator, stand with the first graduating class of the registered medical assistant program. Graduates in shot are (L to R): Front row: Anna Polkowski, Karolina Ksepka, Nataliya Miniv, Elizabeth Cuentas, Erin Braddock, Zelpha Buelis-Fannon, Amanda Cybulski, Erin Pesino. Back row: Heather Ruzbasan, Erin Tavalozzi, Lindsey Faust, Michele Motta, Deena Pennito, Greg Kluk, Carla Ouellet, Adrienne Maker, Susan Roy, April Guzman, Jean Thomasen, Monica Mrosek, Carmena D’Amico, Ismail Abdullah, Justyna Adamczyk.

The first recognition ceremony for graduates of Tunxis Community College’s registered medical assistant (RMA) program was held July 28 on the College’s campus in Farmington.

The graduates received certificates and were pinned by Tunxis instructors, which marks the end of their 10-month education in the noncredit program and their eligibility to take the American Medical Technologists RMA national certification exam.

Three graduates were recognized for their academic performance during the ceremony. Greg Kluk, of New Britain, received distinction as the graduate with the highest grade point average. Leadership awards were presented to Carmena D’Amico of New Britain and Erin Pesino of Bristol.

The registered medical assistant program was first offered by Tunxis in fall 2010 and is one of several at the College that helps meet demand in Connecticut for health care workers. Registered medical assistants rank among the top 20 occupations expected to have the highest growth rate in Connecticut through 2018, with very good employment opportunities, according to the Connecticut Department of Labor.

In addition to the RMA certificate, Tunxis offers health care programs that center on certified nurse aide (CNA), dental hygiene, dental assisting, phlebotomy, patient care technician, central sterile processing technician, pharmacy technician, EMT, EKG technician, and medical billing & coding.

For more information on these and other programs, call 860.255..3500, or visit Tunxis at tunxis.commnet.edu.

BELOW: COMPLETE LIST OF 2011 CERTIFICATE RECIPIENTS OF TUNXIS COMMUNITY COLLEGE’S REGISTERED MEDICAL ASSISTANT PROGRAM, LISTED BY TOWN.

Bristol

Erin Braddock

Amanda Cybulski

Erin Pesino

Susan Roy

Jean Thomasen

Burlington

Carla Ouellet

Cromwell

Adrienne Maker

Farmington

Elizabeth Cuentas

Deena Pennito

New Britain

Justyna Adamczyk

Carmena D’Amico

Lindsey Faust

Gregory Kluk

Karolina Ksepka

Nataliya Miniv

Michele Motta

Anna Polkowski

Norwich

Ismail Abdullah

Plantsville

Erin Tavalozzi

Simsbury

Monica Mrosek

Southington

Kathryn Canzonetti

Zelpha Buelis-Fannon

Unionville

Heather Ruzbasan

West Hartford

April Guzman