For Immediate Release
24 June 2011

Melissa Lamar
860.773.1407 (office)

Tunxis CC Foundation and Advisory Board Names New Members and Representatives


Tunxis Community College Foundation and Advisory Board, Inc. announced the election and appointment of new directors and College representatives at the annual board meeting held June 17 in Farmington.

The following new directors and representatives are listed by town of residence.



Robert Voight, retired, Security–Connecticut Life Insurance Company


Linda DiMatteo, executive assistant to the President & Administrator, Central Connecticut Chambers of Commerce


James “Jay” Murdick, vice president/senior commercial loan officer, Thomaston Savings Bank (Thomaston)


Scott Speaker, enterprise architect, Prudential Retirement Technology (Hartford)


Rep. Elizabeth “Betty” Boukus, D-Plainville

West Hartford

Nancy Grassilli, professor emerita of marketing, Tunxis Community College

Tunxis Community College representatives:


Lynn Laskowski, associate professor of biology

Helen Lozada, Tunxis Alumni Association officer, Financial Aid Services staff member

Robert Smith, Ph.D., science coordinator, and assistant professor of biology


David C. England, Ed.D., dean of Institutional Effectiveness and Outreach

North Haven

Carol Mahmood, humanities department chair, and professor of English

West Hartford

Terry Cassidy, Ed.D., assistant professor of English

Tunxis Community College Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Farmington, supporting the students, programs and projects of Tunxis for 40 years. It is managed by a board of directors composed of business and community leaders. For more information about Tunxis CC Foundation, please call 860.773.1357; or email


Deidre Tavera, Executive Director

Phone: 860.773.1357

Monica Russano, Executive Aide to the Foundation

Phone: 860.773.1357