Tunxis Community College Foundation

Changing Communities by Opening Doors

2016 Economic Conference Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

  • D’Amato Construction Company
  • Stanley Black & Decker

Gold Sponsors

  • Barnes Foley Services
  • TRUMPF

Silver Plus

  • Cathryn L. Addy, Ph.D.
  • Follet Higher Education Group
  • Peter & Nancy Grassilli
  • Webster Bank

Silver Sponsors

  • Bristol Hospital
  • Farmington Bank
  • First Bristol Federal Credit Union
  • Gene F. Prentiss & Company, P.C.
  • Sal & Margaret Vitrano
  • Bob Voight

Bronze Plus

  • Tracy, Driscoll & Co., Inc.

Bronze Sponsors

  • The Investors Center
  • Lockton Benefits
  • Main Street Foundation
  • Monarch Jewelers

Full Table Sponsor

  • Sergeant James T. Scott
  • Tim Fitch

Coffee & Tea Sponsor

  • Andrews Benefits
  • Chuck Cleary

Half Table Sponsor

  • New Britain Chamber of Commerce

Tunxis Student Bus Pass Sponsor

  • Hannoush Jewelers

Tunxis Student Book Sponsor

  • David Sanabria
  • GB Sax Player – Friends, Fans & Followers
  • In memory of John Beverley, Sr.
  • Meriden Record Journal

Tunxis Student Ticket Sponsors

  • CBIA
  • Congress of CT Community Colleges SEIU 1973
  • Terry Cassidy
  • RemedyOne
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Join us for networking, breakfast and learn how to navigate change with Vanessa Williams.

It is with great pleasure to announce our keynote speaker for this year’s Economic Conference and Networking Breakfast to be held on Friday, November 17, 2017 at the Farmington Marriott.  Vanessa Williams is the Founder and CEO of Leading Edge Consulting, a global executive coaching firm with offices in CT and FL. Vanessa is an  Executive Leadership Developer. Corporate Team Builder. Thinking Partner. Professional Certified Coach (PCC)

 

Join us for networking, breakfast and learn how to navigate change.  Vanessa’s presentation: “Change is the ultimate driver of our ability to compete in the new economy, boardroom and community in the 21st century”. Proceeds from this event will help transform students from classroom to career.  We invite you to purchase your tickets, sponsorships or make a donation to support the students and programs at Tunxis Community College.  https://tunxisfoundation-navigatingchangew-vanessawilliams.eventbrite.com

  

Vanessa has an International background and vast experience in Executive Coaching, Women and Diversity Leadership Coaching, Leadership Advancement, Operations Leadership, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), Strategic Business Planning, Management and Financial Reporting, and Change Management. Vanessa uses a holistic approach with her clients from identifying success roadblocks and creating metric driven action plans and goal setting. She also works with executives, business owners and c-suites to identify strategic goals and to build and engage high performing collaborative teams. In her corporate career, Vanessa was a Managing Director for Horton International, a retained global boutique executive search firm headquartered in West Hartford, CT. She also held senior level and C-suite positions leading high-powered executive global teams for Sun Life, Prudential, Mass Mutual, Aetna, and UConn Health. Vanessa holds a Master of Science Degree in Management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Virginia State University, and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation. Leading Edge Consulting, LLC holds national certifications as a Minority Owned Business Enterprise (MBE), and Women Owned Business Enterprise (WBE). She sits on the Board of Trustees for Easter Seals, The New England Air Museum, and Amistad Center for Arts and Culture. She also sits on the Advisory Board for Reginald F. Lewis College Business Alumni at Virginia State University.

 

Her strategic business partner is John Madigan, CEO of Executive Talent Services of Farmington, CT.  Executive Talent Services provides executive coaching, talent management consulting, outplacement services for companies, executive search and Career Concierge® services for individual executives and emerging leaders.

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34th Annual Student Achievement & Recognition Ceremony

Slide through or download our 34th Annual Student Achievement & Recognition Ceremony brochure. 

 

 

 

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Congratulations to over 100 incoming and returning students receiving over $113,900 in scholarships

Congratulations to more than 100 incoming and returning Tunxis students receiving over $113,900 in scholarships and awards “under the tents” on campus during our 34th Annual Student Achievement & Recognition Ceremony! Thank you to the many Philanthropists, businesses and the people who helped make 2017 extraordinary on campus and throughout the community! Enjoy more photos thanks to Lizz Riley of 5 Diamond Photography! 

http://5diamondphotography.pass.us/may24th2017/

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iHeartRadio interviews Travelers Championship Tournament Director and the Tunxis Foundation

Rene DiNino of iHeartRadio interviewed Helen G. Sneed, Executive Director of the Tunxis Foundation along with Nathan Grube, Travelers Championship Tournament Director about the community impact of participating in Birdies for Charity throughout the state of Connecticut.

Please enjoy the podcast:

http://www.iheart.com/podcast/139-community-access-26936016/episode/interview-birdies-for-charity-tunxis-community-college-foundation-28207371?cmp=android_share

If you would like to donate to the Tunxis Foundation through Birdies for Charity, please use the link below by Friday, 6/23/2017. Thank you in advance for your warm generosity to the community and our students! $13.00 buys a meal for a student on campus.

https://events.r2it.com/birdies/TravelersChampionship/Charities/TunxisCommunityCollegeFoundatio

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Scholarship and awards night is planned for Wednesday, 5/24/2017 at 5pm on campus and “under the tents”

Thank you to the many students who submitted a scholarship application and good luck!  We will notify students in May if they have been awarded a scholarship.  The Tunxis Foundation will provide free “thank you” cards to students who receive a scholarship, we want to help students thank the Philanthropist(s) that made the scholarship possible.

Scholarship and awards night is planned for Wednesday, 5/24/2017 at 5pm on campus and “under the tents”.  Scholarships awarded in May of 2017 will be valid until December of 2018. 

May your life’s journey continue to improve by being at Tunxis!

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Tunxis Foundation Scholarship Application

Tunxis Foundation Scholarship Application

Acceptance for scholarship applications has now closed for this year.

The Tunxis Community College Foundation is proud to announce it is accepting scholarship applications for 2017.  Our two page pdf application & essay (on the second page) are required for scholarship consideration and are due by 11:59pm 2/9/2017 via email to hsneed@tunxisfoundation.org

 
Essay: “What do you hope to achieve and how will this scholarship help you to achieve it?”
Hint: What is your story and how does Tunxis play a part in your future?
 
Our scholarship committee plans to meet in March and students will be notified by mid May.  Scholarship and awards night is planned for Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 5pm on campus, “under the tents.”

Our Tunxis Library, CCSU Library and public libraries throughout the State are available to students who may not have laptops or at home computer access.

We do have more students than scholarships but every month we are fortunate to have more people donate. Last year we had 284 applicants and awarded over 90 scholarships.  Thank you for applying and good luck!

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Kathryn Plourde: Tunxis Foundation Scholarship Recipient and 2016 Economic Conference Student Speaker

View More: http://5diamondphotography.pass.us/tunxisfoundation2016Student Speaker:
Kathryn Plourde, pictured with John Gallant, Tunxis Foundation Board Member

Our student speaker, Kathryn Plourde is a motivator and a mentor in many aspects of her life. Kathryn works full time for Filomeno & Company, P.C. as the supervisor of an administrative team of four.  She leads the Firm’s “50 Acts of Kindness” campaign as the Director of Culture. In June, she earned the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Scholarship. As a student at Tunxis Community College, one of the most significant lessons she has learned is the balance between school, work, and the most important person in her life, her 11-year-old son, Ryan.

registernow2016 Economic Conference Friday, November 18th at the
Farmington Marriott
Join us at 8:00am for networking and registration.

Stewart-Bonnie-webKeynote Speaker:
Bonnie Stewart, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs and General Counsel for Connecticut Business Industry and Association (CBIA).

Key issue areas for Stewart have included business taxes, labor and employment, healthcare and liability. Stewart serves, and has served, on numerous task forces, councils and boards studying such matters as property taxes, medical privacy, numerous labor and employment law matters, and non-compete agreements.

cbia_2c_rgbBefore joining CBIA in 1988, Stewart worked for the office of the Connecticut Attorney General. She received her J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire and her bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Connecticut.

Program schedule:

8:00am – Networking and Registration
8:15am – Breakfast and Coffee Bar
8:40am – Opening Remarks
8:50am – Student Speaker: Kathryn Plourde, TCC student
9:05am – Keynote Speaker: Bonnie Stewart, CBIA
10:15am – Closing Remarks


Photos from our 33rd Annual Student Achievement Recognition Ceremony held on Thursday, June 2, 2016 on campus and under the tents


Each year, our objective is to bring you exciting speakers whose experiences and stories will help you become more successful in dealing with the day-to-day challenges in your professional and personal lives. This year, we’re pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Bonnie Stewart, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs and General Counsel for Connecticut Business Industry and Association (CBIA).

Please join us for an exciting morning of impact and networking!  Whether you are an employer, employee, student or new to Connecticut you will learn how to compete in your community ….in Connecticut.

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“Compete Connecticut” – Live, work or learn; your role in a more competitive community!

registernow2016 Economic Conference
Friday, November 18th at the
Farmington Marriott

Join us at 8:00am for networking and registration.

Keynote Speaker:
Stewart-Bonnie-webBonnie Stewart, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs and General Counsel for Connecticut Business Industry and Association (CBIA).

cbia_2c_rgbKey issue areas for Stewart have included business taxes, labor and employment, healthcare and liability. Stewart serves, and has served, on numerous task forces, councils and boards studying such matters as property taxes, medical privacy, numerous labor and employment law matters, and non-compete agreements.

Before joining CBIA in 1988, Stewart worked for the office of the Connecticut Attorney General. She received her J.D. from Franklin Pierce Law Center in Concord, New Hampshire and her bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Connecticut.

“Compete Connecticut”: Live, work or learn; your role in a more competitive community!

View More: http://5diamondphotography.pass.us/tunxisfoundation2016Student Speaker:
Kathryn Plourde, pictured with John Gallant, Tunxis Foundation Board Member

Our student speaker, Kathryn Plourde is a motivator and a mentor in many aspects of her life. Kathryn works full time for Filomeno & Company, P.C. as the supervisor of an administrative team of four.  She leads the Firm’s “50 Acts of Kindness” campaign as the Director of Culture. In June, she earned the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Scholarship. As a student at Tunxis Community College, one of the most significant lessons she has learned is the balance between school, work, and the most important person in her life, her 11-year-old son, Ryan.

Program schedule:

registernow8:00am – Networking and Registration
8:15am – Breakfast and Coffee Bar
8:40am – Opening Remarks
8:50am – Student Speaker: Kathryn Plourde, TCC student
9:05am – Keynote Speaker: Bonnie Stewart, CBIA
10:15am – Closing Remarks


Photos from our 33rd Annual Student Achievement Recognition Ceremony held on Thursday, June 2, 2016 on campus and under the tents


Each year, our objective is to bring you exciting speakers whose experiences and stories will help you become more successful in dealing with the day-to-day challenges in your professional and personal lives. This year, we’re pleased to announce that our keynote speaker will be Bonnie Stewart, Vice President of Government and Public Affairs and General Counsel for Connecticut Business Industry and Association (CBIA).

Please join us for an exciting morning of impact and networking!  Whether you are an employer, employee, student or new to Connecticut you will learn how to compete in your community ….in Connecticut.

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The Housing Authority of the City of Bristol $50K Donation

The Housing Authority of the City of Bristol (BHA) gifted $50,000 to establish five $1,000 scholarships per year for a period of ten years. The announcement came at the end of the Networking Breakfast on November 12.  Students can apply and each recipient shall be a resident of the Housing Authority of the City of Bristol who has financial need and has shown meritorious work, academically and in the community.

Helen G. Sneed, Executive Director of the Tunxis Foundation was thrilled.  Sneed said, “I admire and thank the Bristol Housing Authority for supporting the Tunxis Community College Foundation and being true to its mission. A college degree is both an individual and societal benefit.  A benefit that lives beyond the life of the student and the donor.  I’m looking forward to meeting the first five $1,000 scholarship recipients this May.”

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