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March 18, 2021 Melissa Lamar

Tunxis Community College shared college updates with area legislators during a virtual discussion on March 17.

Tunxis Interim CEO Dr. Darryl Reome (first row, center) and CT Community Colleges North-West Regional President Dr. James Lombella (third row, end) are shown with Reps. Mike Demicco, and Tammy Exum, as well as Tunxis and CSCU faculty, staff and students.

State Reps. Mike Demicco (D-21), Tammy Exum (D-19), Jillian Gilchrest (D-18) and Christopher Ziogas (D-79), joined in the college’s videoconference to hear from Tunxis students and officials who shared the latest on college initiatives and how Tunxis is expanding its educational offerings and services to meet student and workforce needs.  

The discussion with legislators included topics on success and equity initiatives, the impact of COVID-19 on the college and students, new academic programs, plans for an Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center, effective strategies in online teaching practices, and updates from Tunxis Foundation and Connecticut State Colleges & Universities leadership.  

Located in Farmington, Tunxis Community College serves more than 5,500 credit and 4,000 non-credit students each year. The college offers over 70 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. Visit Tunxis online at tunxis.edu.