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 high achieving student and campus leader. He is currently President of the Tunxis Veterans’ OASIS (Operation Academic Support for Incoming Service Members). Nelson is the 2015 recipient of two Tunxis Foundation Scholarships, and he was the recipient of a Leadership and Service award for his involvement with the Tunxis Veterans’ OASIS. He plans to graduate from Tunxis in June of 2016 with an associate degree in General Studies and then go on to obtain his bachelor’s degree and attend medical school.