Tunxis Foundation Events
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.
$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.
The Tunxis Community College Foundation has completed accepting scholarship applications for 2017/2018.
Thank you to everyone who applied! Our scholarship committee will review the applications and notify students in December via email. We look to award scholarships in January and May of 2018. Many of our scholarships are valid for up to 18 months. Thank you and enjoy your journey at Tunxis Community College.
Slide through or download our 34th Annual Student Achievement & Recognition Ceremony brochure.
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!
Saxophonist, GB Sneed, Tunxis Alumnus
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
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.
Our keynote speaker is George Bodenheimer, former President and Executive Chairman with ESPN, Inc. George began his career at ESPN as a driver in the mailroom and became President just 17 short years later.
Mr. Bodenheimer will share his experiences and insights gained during his impressive 33 years at ESPN. Come find out how important branding is both professionally and personally.