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 is limited and preregistration is required to attend this session.To register online, visit the Dental Assisting program web page.
Tunxis Community College Foundation is excited to partner with NBC CT to host a “Winter Weather” Lunch and Learn with chief meteorologist Ryan Hanrahan.
Join us at Tunxis Community College on Nov. 20, 11:50 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the 600 Building, Tunxis Room/ Cyber Cafe as Hanrahan shares information on the difference between snow storm and Nor’easter, what would make a “snow day,” winter weather projections, and fun history weather facts about our region.
Refreshments will be available. Limited seating. Secure your seat today! For a map of campus, visit tunxis.edu/map.
Tunxis 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Tunxis Community College Foundation has announced the appointment of Keith Madore as its new Executive Director
In this role, Madore will work with a board of directors to accomplish its mission of providing financial support to Tunxis Community College while creating a new annual fund appeal, conducting events management, business and community outreach, and other fundraising activities.
Madore comes to Tunxis CC Foundation with a background in event planning, community outreach, annual fund giving and donor cultivation. He has nearly 24 years of higher education experience, 12 of which have been in institutional advancement.
“Keith’s advancement experience and enthusiasm will add valuable perspective as the Foundation reaches for the next level of success,” said Tunxis CC Foundation President Sal Vitrano. “We look forward to working with him to achieve our goal of enhancing the academic mission of Tunxis Community College by providing students and faculty with the support they need and deserve.”
Madore is the director of institutional advancement and community engagement at Asnuntuck Community College, where he has led advancement efforts since 2014. While at Asnuntuck, Madore has revitalized the campus annual appeal, reaching its highest goals to date. He has also secured some of the largest donations in Asnuntuck’s history, established new scholarships, led the college’s capital campaign and forged partnerships with surrounding industry.
“Keith brings many years of experience in higher education and institutional advancement to this position, and will make a strong addition to the Tunxis Foundation with his commitment to engaging a diverse range of stakeholders,” said Dr. James Lombella, president of Asnuntuck Community College and Tunxis Community College.
Prior to joining Asnuntuck, Madore spent 18 years at the University of Maine at Presque Isle where he served as the director of development and alumni relations. Madore holds a bachelor’s degree from University of Maine at Presque Isle.
To learn more about the Foundation, opportunities to help Tunxis students in need, and upcoming events, contact Keith Madore at 860.253.3041 or email email@example.com. The Foundation website is tunxisfoundation.org.
Founded in 1970, Tunxis Community College Foundation and Advisory Board Inc. is a 501(c) (3) tax-exempt organization led by a 39-member volunteer Board of Directors comprised of corporate, financial, business, municipal, and community leaders as well as students, faculty and alumni.
$86,765 in scholarship funds were awarded during the 35th Annual Student Achievement Recognition Ceremony
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.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
JIM LOREE is President & Chief Executive Officer of Stanley Black & Decker. Loree joined the company, then Stanley Works, as CFO in 1999 when the company generated just over $[2 billion] in revenue. In that role, he led a massive restructuring of the business and began a re-architecting of the company’s portfolio. Since that time, he was promoted to COO, President and then CEO in 2016, as the company generated significant growth both organically and through acquisitions to stand at $13 billion in annual revenue (more than 5x growth over the 17-year period), with more than 58,000 employees across 60 countries.
The organization operates the world’s largest tool and storage company featuring iconic brands such as Black & Decker, Bostitch, Craftsman, DEWALT, FACOM, Irwin, Lenox, Porter Cable and Stanley. Stanley Black & Decker is also the world’s second largest commercial electronic security company and operates a leading engineered fastening business that helps hold the world together. The company’s tools, solutions and services are put to work in virtually every country across the globe.
Under Jim’s CEO leadership, the company has embarked on excavating and embedding its purpose, “for those who make the worldTM” with the goal of creating a sustainable enterprise to ensure the company’s long-term success. The purpose serves as the organization’s North Star, guiding its employees in their actions and defining their values. Stanley Black & Decker is for the maker and creators, the craftsmen and the caregivers and those doing the hard work to make our world a better place. Stanley Black & Decker makes the hardest working tools, solutions and services for the world’s hardest working people.
The world is changing at an exponential pace, and Loree believes that in order for companies to be successful in this rapidly changing world, the company must disrupt itself before others do. This has led the company to its 22/22 vision with a strategy to become an organization focused on delivering societal good through its innovations and business model approach, with a heightened focus on diversity and inclusion, environmental impact and enhancing the communities where its employees live and work.
To deliver on its purpose and vision, the approach is three-fold: continue delivering top-quartile performance, become known as one of the world’s leading innovators, and elevate its commitment to corporate social responsibility.
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 (seventh consecutive year) and Mogul’s Top 100 Innovators in Diversity & Inclusion and Top 100 for Millennial Women.
Prior to Stanley Black & Decker, Loree held a successful 19-year career with GE, spanning a multitude of assignments and industries. He joined GE in 1980 as part of the Financial Management training program then joined the GE Audit staff. For the next twelve years he held positions of increased responsibility in financial and operating management in industrial businesses, corporate and at GE Capital.
Loree is an active member of the business community and the non-profit sector. He is a director of Whirlpool Corporation, serves as a Trustee of his alma mater, Union College, and is a director at both Hartford Hospital and the Jim and Rebecca Loree Foundation. He 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.
Loree is happily married to his wife, Rebecca, with four children…all young women.
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.
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:
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.
Join us at 8:00am for networking and registration.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.