March 12, 2018 Melissa Lamar

Tunxis Community College’s Civic Engagement Institute presented a $300 check to Bristol Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu on March 5, following a talk she gave to students at the college on the importance of youth involvement in civic activity.

Dr. James Lombella, President of Asnuntuck and Interim President of Tunxis Community College, presented the check to Mayor Ellen Zoppo-Sassu, with Tunxis professors Robert Brown and Dr. Rafaele Fierro.

The donation will go to Mountain View School’s new playscape fund, to help replace old playground equipment in disrepair at the Bristol elementary school.

The Tunxis Civic Engagement Institute (CEI) is a campus organization committed to sharing knowledge and information for Tunxis students to become good citizens and neighbors. Besides civic engagement activities that occur in the classroom, the CEI provides forums, guest speakers and other intellectual exchanges designed to generate ideas and help improve the lives of others. It receives funding from the Tunxis Student Government Association. For more information, contact Rafaele Fierro, Ph.D., at 860.773.1642, or rfierro@tunxis.edu.

From fine arts, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis offers over 60 associate 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. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.

 

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