The Foundation received an unexpected surprise at its Donor Recognition event on May 1. Tunxis student and guest speaker Joanna Pachocka announced to the crowd that she would donate $1,000 for a Tunxis student scholarship in 2015. Pachocka fought back tears as she talked about how important giving back to the Foundation was to her … Read more
Tunxis held its 31st annual Student Achievement Recognition Ceremony on May 22 to acknowledge the successes and efforts of its students. This year, the Foundation recognized over 50 students with scholarships totaling almost $50,000. Scholarship night is a special evening not only for the students who receive the scholarships, but also for the Foundation and … Read more
Herbert Browne IV is an extraordinary student with a long family history at Tunxis Community College. His great-grandmother, the late Sophia Naaman-Browne, was one of the founders of Tunxis Community College. The Hartford Courant reported she was the first African American woman to sit on the Board of Education. His great-grandmother and great-grandfather, the late … Read more
Tunxis Community College Foundation held its annual Economic Conference fundraising breakfast on October 9 at the Farmington Club. The breakfast, which raised over $50,000 to benefit Tunxis students, was made possible through the Foundation’s generous donors, including lead sponsors Stanley Black & Decker, Pratt & Whitney and Webster Bank. The keynote speaker, James C. Smith, … Read more
Mit Patel is forever grateful to the anonymous donor who provided a scholarship that will pay for his entire education at Tunxis. Patel is majoring in Engineering Science and plans to transfer to the University of Connecticut after he graduates with his associate degree. Patel said, “The financial assistance that this scholarship has provided me … Read more
Mary Bencivengo and Ruth DeLeo have worked at Tunxis Community College for over five decades combined! Both retired this past June, but their parting gifts, totaling close to $13,000, will help Tunxis students pursue their dreams. In honor of their retirements, donors and well-wishers gave close to $3,000 to the Mary Bencivengo Allied Health Scholarship … Read more
Thank you 2013 sponsors!
Presenting Sponsor – $10,000 ESPN Platinum Sponsor – $5,000 Pratt & Whitney Stanley Black & Decker Gold Sponsor – $2500 Barnes Group Clinton Roberts Foundation Computer Recycling USA D’Amato Construction ebm-papst, Inc. Chuck Pagano The Hartford TRUMPF, Inc. Silver Sponsor – $1,000 Cathryn Addy, Ph.D. The Associated Construction Ericsson Television, Inc. Facilities Engineering Associates, Inc. … Read more