Student News & Stories

Learn more about our scholarship recipients and their stories of success!

  • $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 ...
  • 2017-2018 Tunxis Community College Foundation Scholarship Application
    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.     
  • 34th Annual Student Achievement & Recognition Ceremony
    Slide through or download our 34th Annual Student Achievement & Recognition Ceremony brochure.       
  • 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 to Lizz Riley of 5 ...
  • 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” campaign as the Director of Culture. ...
  • TCCF Celebrated 45 Years of Opening Doors to Student Success
    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 ...
  • Economic Conference Student Speaker
    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 ...
  • A Student Veteran’s Journey
    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 ...
  • Scholarship Honors the Life of Inspiring 78-Year-Old Graduate
    In a hospital room packed with family and friends, 78-year old Peggy Ficks achieved her lifelong goal of graduating from college. Ficks was supposed to walk with her classmates at the Tunxis Community College Commencement ceremony but a terminal illness and hospitalization derailed that plan. Shortly after learning of the situation, Tunxis President Cathryn L. Addy and Dean of Students Kirk ...
  • $57,000 in Scholarships Awarded to Outstanding Students
    “After spending all year raising money, this is the night we get to give a bunch of it away to students looking to make a better life for themselves.” The 32nd Student Achievement Recognition Ceremony, held in Founders Hall on May 21, cast a spotlight on star students whose accomplishments merited special recognition. Amidst applause, students walked to the podium to ...