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Economic Conference

Stanley Black & Decker CEO to Speak at Tunxis Foundation Networking Breakfast

Jim LoreeTunxis Community College Foundation invites the public to a talk on manufacturing and its role in building a more sustainable Connecticut economy, with Jim Loree, President and CEO of Stanley Black & Decker at its Annual Economic Breakfast and Networking Event on October 2, at 7:30 a.m. at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Bristol.

Proceeds from the breakfast will support student scholarships and campus initiatives at Tunxis Community College in Farmington.

Jim Loree joined Stanley Black & Decker in 1999, first as CFO, then COO, before his promotion to President and CEO in 2016. In these roles, he led restructuring of the manufacturer and company portfolio, increasing annual revenue to $13 billion through acquisitions, mergers and organic growth.

Under Loree’s CEO leadership, the company’s central focus is creating a sustainable enterprise to ensure the company’s long-term success. Stanley Black & Decker is the world’s largest tool and storage company, with more than 58,000 employees across 60 countries. The Fortune 500 manufacturer aims to increase revenue to $22 billion by 2022 with a strategy to become an organization focused on delivering societal good through its innovations and business model approach.

During his tenure as CEO, the company has been recognized in a number of notable lists, including Forbes’ America’s Best Employers for Diversity, Barron’s 100 Most Sustainable Companies, Fortune’s Most Admired Companies, Dow Jones Sustainability Index, Mogul’s Top 100 Innovators in Diversity & Inclusion and Top 100 for Millennial Women.

Prior to Stanley Black & Decker, Loree had a successful 19-year career with GE, as well as positions in financial and operations management in industrial businesses, corporate, and commercial banking. He is an active member of the business community and non-profit sector. He is also a director of Whirlpool Corporation, serves as Trustee of his alma mater, Union College, and is a director of both Hartford Hospital and the Jim and Rebecca Loree Foundation. Loree is a member of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council, the Business Roundtable, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Fortune’s CEO Initiative and the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion. He is also a director for the National Association of Manufacturers.

Sponsorship levels and program book ads are still available. Individual admission is $70 and is tax-deductible. Tickets and sponsorships must be reserved by September 21, which can be purchased online at tunxis.edu/donate, or www.tunxisfoundation.org. For more information, please call 860.773.1357; or email mrussano@tunxis.edu.

Tunxis Community College Foundation, established in 1970, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization led by an executive director and managed by a board of directors composed of faculty, business and community leaders. Its mission is to raise funds for Tunxis Community College to support scholarships, special learning projects, the arts and student veterans. Visit the Tunxis Foundation website at www.tunxisfoundation.org.

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$86,765 in scholarship funds were awarded during the 35th Annual Student Achievement Recognition Ceremony

To view and download photos from the evening, visit http://ow.ly/sBLd30kavc0.

Over 80 Tunxis students received awards and scholarships at the 35th Annual “Student Achievement Recognition Ceremony,” held this spring at Tunxis Community College, Farmington.

Close to 80 scholarships and $86,765 in scholarship funds was awarded.

TUNXIS FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS & AWARDS
(provided by Tunxis Community College Foundation and Advisory Board, Inc.)

  • Tunxis Foundation Academic Excellence: Justin Barrington (New Britain), Goulsina Becker (Torrington), Leslie Coughtry (Bristol), Patrycja Duliban (Southington), Afkar Mubarak (Bristol), Darae Park (New Britain), Rajvee Ramji (Southington), Jayadevi Singh (New Britain), Alexys Thomas (New Britain), Leslie Valdes (Rocky Hill)
  • Accounting Scholarship: Amy Bryda (New Britain)
  • Acey Family Scholarship: Bethany Root (Middletown)
  • American Way Veterans Scholarship: Kelli Parady (Newington)
  • Andrew Feiner Veteran Scholarship Award: Dustin Harrison (Farmington)
  • Bencivengo Family Scholarship: Olivia Sagan (Suffield)
  • Beverley Family Memorial Textbook Scholarship in Memory of John Beverley, Sr.: Luis Lopez (Plainville)
  • Brigitte E. Spangberg Memorial Fund Scholarship: Emily Carter (New Milford)
  • Christopher Anthony Sirois Memorial Scholarship: James Lynch (Berlin)
  • Clinton S. Roberts Foundation Scholarship: Jordan Lopez (Bristol), Jessica Marquis (Middletown), Kelli Parady (Newington), Silvia Yanez Solis (Bristol)
  • D. Jean Lewis Memorial Scholarship: Sam Najarian (Plantsville), Sarah Tillinghast (Watertown)
  • DBL Industries, Inc. Textbook Scholarship: Martha Landrette (Plainville)
  • Dr. Sidney L. Roth Auxiliaries Scholarship: Leslie Valdes (Rocky Hill)
  • ESL Behnaz Perri Scholarship: Goulsina Becker (Torrington)
  • Follett Higher Education Group Scholarships: Kailynn Carrano (Branford)
  • Future Passport Scholarships: Michelle Haines (Suffield), Hannah Naumec (Ellington)
  • GB Saxplayer- Fans, Friends and Followers Scholarship: Shianne Vance (Winsted)
  • Gregory and Helen G. Sneed Scholarship: Nineveh Yaghmor (New Britain)
  • Hartford Foundation for Public Giving Scholarships: Andreia Dos Santos Leite (West Hartford), Katherine Ferland (Unionville), Dustin Harrison (Farmington), Hania Kabatilo (Windsor), Rebecca Morey (Manchester), Samantha Nunes (Newington), Farukh Tashmuhamedov (West Hartford), Vivian Vickers (Hartford), Allison Volpe (West Hartford), Loupgarou Whitesides (Hartford)
  • Housing Authority of the City of Bristol Scholarships: Lisa Calderoni (Bristol), Nathan Duffy (Bristol), Heidi Lucey (Bristol), Sarah Nichols (Bristol) Silvia Yanez Solis (Bristol)
  • Kendall C. Scott Criminal Justice Scholarship: Dustin Harrison (Farmington)
  • Liberty Bank Foundation Scholarships: Khulood Al-Aqel (New Britain), Ireoluwa Oluwasina (West Hartford), Roberta Wray (New Britain)
  • Matthew Marc Melanson Memorial Scholarship: Joshua Norton (Terryville)
  • Mott Corporation Scholarship: Kevin Skrocki (Farmington)
  • My Brother’s Keeper Award: Cliff Sargis (Plainville)
  • Peggy and Dick Ficks Scholarship: Indisha Bosworth (Springfield, MA)
  • Peters-Zhakov International Textbook Scholarship: Darae Park (New Britain), Shahbaz Shaikh (East Hartford)
  • Professor Ronald Miecznikowski Scholarship: Marisa Rosol (New Britain)
  • Rosalie & William Logvin Memorial Scholarship: Hania Kabatilo (Windsor)
  • Schaller Auto World Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain Scholarships: Allison Hatch (Southington), Natasha Lardie (Southington), Ryan Carter (Southington), Roberta Wray (New Britain)
  • Smith Family Scholarship in Honor of Glenn Smith: Joshua Norton (Terryville)
  • Student American Dental Hygienists’ Association (SADHA) Foundation Awards: Hannah Naumec (Ellington), Indisha Bosworth (Springfield, MA)
  • Student Government Association (SGA) Scholarship: Nathan Duffy (Bristol)
  • Sydelle B. Seltzer Dental Hygiene Scholarship: Amy Parente (Durham)
  • The Hartford Scholarship: Monique Blasiak (Bristol)
  • Tunxis Community College Veterans’ OASIS Textbook-Techbook Scholarship: Visoud Kong (Southington)
  • United Bank Scholarship: Martha Landrette (Plainville), Brock Steinfeldt (Simsbury)
  • Vitrano Family Scholarship: Brittany Daley (West Hartford)
  • Voight Family Scholarship: Visoud Kong (Southington)
  • Webster Bank Textbook Scholarship: Darlene Brown (Torrington)

ACADEMIC DISCIPLINE AWARDS

  • Business Administration: Olivia Filipiak (New Britain)
  • Business Office Technology-Medical: Crestina Walker (Newington)
  • Computer Information Systems: David Follacchio (New Britain)
  • Criminal Justice: Alicia Anachasian (Farmington)
  • Dental Assisting: Jessica Marquis (Middletown)
  • Dental Hygiene: Kylie Pearson (Wethersfield)
  • Early Childhood Education:Yukiko Sobue (Avon)
  • Engineering Science: Giselle Koo (Hartford)
  • English: Deven Valliere (Burlington)
  • General Studies: Chloe Trotta-Smith (Southington)
  • Graphic Design: Athena Valerio (New Britain)
  • History: Joseph Taillon (Bristol)
  • Honors Computer Science – Math: Derek Hinton (Plantsville)
  • Human Services: Gisel Collazo (Farmington)
  • Liberal Arts & Sciences : Autumn Cipriano (Wolcott)
  • Mathematics: Elena Bolotova (East Berlin)
  • Pathway to Teaching Careers: Tara Nyari (Wethersfield)
  • Psychology: Korrin Leslie (New Britain)
  • Science: Tram Nguyen (Bristol)
  • Sociology: Jennette Gonzalez (New Britain)
  • Technology Studies: Inga Kuklinska (New Britain)
  • Visual Fine Arts: Susan Krauss (Avon)

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. New Advanced Manufacturing Technology programs are coming this fall. For more information on Tunxis, call 860.773.1490, or visit the Tunxis website: tunxis.edu.

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2016 Economic Conference Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

  • D’Amato Construction Company
  • Stanley Black & Decker

Gold Sponsors

  • Barnes Foley Services
  • Foley Services
  • TRUMPF Inc.

Silver Plus

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

Silver Sponsors

  • Bristol Hospital
  • Farmington Bank
  • First Bristol Federal Credit Union
  • Fourslide Spring and Stamping, Inc.
  • Gene F. Prentiss & Company, P.C.
  • Thomaston Savings Bank
  • Sal & Margaret Vitrano
  • Bob Voight

Bronze Plus

  • Tracy, Driscoll Insurance & Financial Services

Bronze Sponsors

  • I. Todd Russell and Maier True Communication
  • The Investors Center
  • Lockton Benefits
  • Main Street Foundation
  • Monarch Jewelers

Full Table Sponsor

  • Sergeant James T. Scott
  • Tim M. 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

  • Congress of CT Community Colleges (4Cs) SEIU local 1973
  • David Sanabria
  • GB Sax Player – Friends, Fans & Followers
  • In memory of John Beverley, Sr.
  • Record – Journal Media Group

A special thank you to our Tunxis student ticket Sponsors

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2015 Economic Conference Sponsors

WONDERFUL

  • Anonymous

PLATINUM

  • ESPN
  • Stanley Black & Decker

GOLD PLUS

  • DeLoitte
  • Webster Bank

GOLD

  • Barnes Group
  • D’Amato Construction Company
  • Follet Bookstore
  • TRUMPF Inc.

SILVER & STUDENT TEXTBOOK SPONSOR

  • Dr. Cathryn Addy

SILVER PLUS

  • Gen Re & Kathleen Godfried

SILVER

  • AIG Benefits Group
  • Blasius
  • Farmington Bank
  • First Bristol Federal Credit Union
  • Fourslide Spring and Stamping
  • Gene F. Prentiss & Company
  • Peter & Nancy Grassilli
  • Salvatore V. Vitrano & Margaret E. Vitrano
  • Thomaston Savings Bank

BRONZE PLUS

  • Lockton Benefit Group
  • Tracy-Driscoll Insurance

BRONZE

  • Ahmed Shaher
  • Computer Recycling/Brass Valley
  • Dr. Charles Bencivengo & Dr. Ko
  • June Archer – 100 Men & Women of Color
  • Monarch Jewelers
  • Mott Corporation
  • The Investors Center, Inc.
  • Tim Fitch
  • Todd Russell

COFFEE & TEA SPONSOR

  • Bristol Hospital

STUDENT BUS PASS SPONSOR

  • Chuck Cleary

STUDENT TEXTBOOK SPONSOR

  • Chief Ronnell Higgins
  • GB Sax Player – Friends, Fans & Followers

FULL TABLE SPONSOR

  • PC Net – Trumbull CT

FULL TABLE SPONSOR FOR STUDENTS

  • Robert Voight

HALF TABLE SPONSOR

  • New Britain Chamber of Commerce
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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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TCCF Celebrated 45 Years of Opening Doors to Student Success

On November 12, the Tunxis Foundation held its annual Economic Conference and Networking Breakfast at the Farmington Marriott. Keynote speaker George Bodenheimer, former president and executive chairman of ESPN, addressed an audience of about 190 on “ESPN’s Strategic Advantage: Mission, Brand and Culture.” Tunxis student and veteran Nelson Algarin Jr. spoke about personal leadership and how Tunxis changed his life.

Close to $78,000 was raised which will fund student scholarships and provide emergency services and textbooks for students in need at Tunxis Community College in Farmington. Major sponsors of the event included ESPN, Stanley Black & Decker, DeLoitte, Webster Bank, Barnes Group, D’Amato Construction Company, Follett Bookstore, TRUMPF Inc., and 29 other community partners and individuals.

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Economic Conference Register Now!

economicconf2015Reserve Your Tickets Today – Time is Running Out!

On November 12, Tunxis Community College Foundation will hold its annual Economic Conference at the Farmington Marriott. This breakfast, our major fundraiser, features a prominent speaker on business-related topics. We’re pleased to announce that our speaker this year is George Bodenheimer, former president and executive chairman of ESPN, Inc.

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You are invited to celebrate 45 YEARS of Opening Doors

You are Invited to the Tunxis Foundation Economic Conference

While much has changed since 1970, our founding commitment to help students access education and develop the tools they need to succeed remains the same. In addition to funding scholarships, we have expanded our support to include special learning projects, the Arts and our Veterans. We now reach far beyond the Farmington Valley into well over 15 towns and cities throughout Connecticut.  Today and into the future our students live, work and play where you do business.

Please join us on November 12th and help us celebrate our 45 year history of opening doors to student success!

Featuring Keynote Speaker George Bodenheimer,  Former President and Executive Chairman of ESPN, Inc.  Our student speaker is Nelsen Algarin.

Register Now for the Tunxis Foundation Economic ConferenceThursday, November 12, 2015
Farmington Marriott Grand Ballroom
15 Farm Springs Road
Farmington, CT 06032
7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Morning Music
Saxophonist, GB Sneed, Tunxis Alumnus

Register on-line today at TunxisFoundation.org

7:30 a.m. – Networking and Registration
7:45 a.m. – Breakfast and Coffee Bar
8:15 a.m. – Opening Remarks
8:30 a.m. – Student Speaker Nelsen Algarin
9:00 a.m.  – Keynote Speaker – George Bodenheimer
10:00 a.m. – Closing Remarks

LEADERSHIP | INSPIRATION | CONVERSATION | NETWORKING

 

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Economic Conference Student Speaker

Our student speaker, Nelson Algarin is a leader in his own right. Nelson is an Afghanistan War Veteran who overcame survivor’s guilt. Throughout his time at Tunxis Community College he has transformed himself into a campus leader.  He is currently the President of the Tunxis Veterans’ OASIS (Operation Academic Support for Incoming Service Members). Nelson is the 2015 recipient of two Tunxis Foundation Scholarships.

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Presdient Sal and Lombella

Foundation President, Sal Vitrano, Students Andrew Albert, Eric Doughty and Tunxis President Dr. James Lombella