Tunxis Community College student Naomi Lemire of Southington was one of 16 outstanding students from the Connecticut Community Colleges to be named to the All-Connecticut Academic Team during a recognition ceremony on April 26 at the State Capitol.
The All-Connecticut Academic Team recognizes the outstanding scholarly achievements and leadership accomplishments of students enrolled in Connecticut’s community and junior colleges. The students chosen for the state team also represented the state of Connecticut in the All-USA Academic Competition.
“It came as a huge surprise, and is a wonderful confirmation of all the hard work I’ve accomplished over the past two years,” said Lemire, a liberal arts & sciences major and president of Phi Theta Kappa’s Alpha Iota Alpha chapter at Tunxis. “I have had the most incredible community college experience, which has given me opportunities to be a leader, make great friends, and develop skills I will carry with me throughout my life.”
Lemire will graduate in May and plans to transfer to Trinity College or Quinnipiac University where she will pursue a degree in English and creative writing. She wants to become an author and possibly teach at the college level in the future. Lemire continues to work part-time as a dance instructor and choreographer while attending Tunxis.
The ceremony was sponsored by Phi Theta Kappa, the official honor fraternity of two-year colleges and the largest honor society in American higher education; Northwestern Connecticut Community College; and the Board of Regents for Higher Education.
From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis Community College 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, call 860.255.3500 or visit tunxis.edu.