Dental Assisting Program Informational Sessions

Our Dental Assisting Program Information sessions will be held on: Thursday, November 29 at 5:30 p.m. Friday, December 14 at 12:00 p.m. These are open to students who are thinking about applying to this selective admission program. It’s a great opportunity to ask questions and learn about the admissions requirements directly from the program coordinator.  Seating … Read more

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

tunxis student scholarships

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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 … Read more

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@new.tunxisfoundation.org   Essay: “What do … Read more

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

Student 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” … Read more

Economic Conference 2015 Student Speaker Nelson Algarin

Our student speaker at this year’s Economic Conference is Nelson Algarin, a former Marine whose story and personal journey from the battlefield to the classroom is an inspiration. Nelson overcame survivor’s guilt and the difficulties of transitioning back to civilian life.  Throughout his years at Tunxis he has worked hard to transform himself into a … Read more

A Student Veteran’s Journey

Nelson-1 flatten A Student Veteran Struggles to Fit Into Civilian Life and Emerges as Student Leader

Attired in a t-shirt, cargo shorts and flip flops, 23-year-old Nelson Algarin looks like a typical college student. His confident smile and clean-cut good looks belie his troubled past as a former Marine struggling with personal demons. As he tells his story, he strokes the dog tags around his neck, those of a fallen comrade.

Algarin’s return from Afghanistan began promisingly with a heartwarming welcome home and the excitement of returning to civilian life. Unfortunately, things began to unravel quickly. He soon found himself caught between living in the present and not being able to let go of the memories of the past. These memories included being shot in the back and losing two of his closest friends to war. In addition, he found he had difficulty relating to family and friends who seemed to view him differently.

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