The New Frontline for Business: Enhance Outcomes and Champion Veterans

May 24th, 2016 No comments
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Senator Richard Blumenthal and other noteworthy people spoke in support of CT Veterans in an event sponsored by the Central CT Chamber of Commerce on May 23, 2016.

view video | 114 min

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Explaining Bernie Sanders: Panel Discussion

May 9th, 2016 No comments
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The Explaining Bernie Sanders panel discussion took place on May 4th, 2016. Dr. Fran Coan introduced the panelists, each of whom covered a dimension of the rise of Bernie Sanders as a political force. The panelists were Professor Bob Brown, Professor Andre Blaszczynski, and Professor Rafaele Fierro. Each offered their thoughts as to why Sanders has gained a surprising amount of political support in recent months.
view video | 73 min.

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Life After Tunxis Panel Discussion

May 4th, 2016 No comments
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In this panel discussion, five former Tunxis students discuss their experiences transferring to four year universities and entering the job market. The students were Beau Anderson, Anuj Bawa, Chandler Hartford, Sami Jensen, and Ryan Rogers. Follow this link to listen to the program. (71 minutes)

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ShakesCakes 400: The 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death

May 4th, 2016 No comments
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A Celebration of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare’s Death. At Tunxis, that means coffee, reading, sweets, Shakespearean MadLibs, swordplay and other ribaldry. Thanks to all who attended.
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Business Students Inducted into Kappa Beta Delta National Honor Society

May 4th, 2016 No comments
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Tunxis Community College held an honor society ceremony on April 29, 2016, where 16 business students were inducted into the Kappa Beta Delta – Delta Beta chapter. In addition to the students inducted, there were another 45 Tunxis staff, Business Advisory Council members and family and friends in attendance.
Kappa Beta Delta (KBD) is for students who are enrolled in institutions accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The business programs at TCC were originally accredited by ACBSP in 2009, and the KBD- Delta Beta chapter was awarded to Tunxis in 2015. This was their inaugural induction ceremony.
KBD was established to encourage and recognize scholarship and accomplishment in the pursuit and completion of studies in business, management and administration which culminates in the conferral of the associate degree. In order to be eligible for induction, students must have completed 30 credit hours towards their associate’s degrees and have attained a minimum GPA (Grade Point Average) of 3.5 or better, out of a scale of 4.0.
Tunxis Professor David L. Lardie, Faculty Advisor, opened the ceremony by saying “I’m actually very excited because it’s very special being a teacher and seeing your students being honored. And, it could not have be done without the support of their families and friends, but most of all, the hard work they’ve done and they truly, truly deserve to be recognized”.
Tunxis President, Dr. Cathryn Addy, welcomed the students by saying “For the students who are being inducted tonight, this is a special occasion as this is a new thing for us, and you are the inaugural class of business scholars and we are very, very proud of you”.
In addition to the 16 students inducted, 6 former Tunxis alumni, who are now teaching at TCC, were inducted as honorary members. These alumni, now teachers, are Professor and Business Department Chairperson, Candace Carbone (1978), adjunct faculty members, Margaret Carlin (1990), William Detlefsen (1980), Beatrice Fevry (2001), Tatiana Machado 1992) and Jonny Sahlin (2001). They all received their associate’s degrees from TCC, went on to four year colleges for their bachelor’s and master’s degrees and have been part of the faculty for many, many years.
Lardie also thanked Ms. Cristina Taylor of Verizon Wireless who was the corporate sponsor for the event. Ms. Taylor spoke to those in attendance by saying “This a great honor to be here with you. Tonight is a great night to celebrate your achievements with family, the faculty and your friends, so congratulations to all of you”.
The ceremony was concluded by Professor, and Business Program coordinator, Amy Feest, who said “Years from now, you’ll smile and look back and realize that you are a very small group of Business Administration students who have distinguished themselves as members of the Kappa Beta Delta Honor Society. There’s a well known quote (author unknown) that says ‘Do something today that your future self will thank you for’, and guess what, you just did. Congratulations to all of you”.
view video | 20 min.

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Colonel Beermann and his role in Saddam’s capture

April 27th, 2016 No comments
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On April 5, 2016, guest speaker Retired Colonel Ahmed Beermann spoke about OEF (Operation Enduring Freedom- War in Afghanistan) and OIF (Operation Iraqi Freedom- War in Iraq), terrorism and current events. Col. Beermann was instrumental in the capture and interrogation of Saddam Hussein. The event was sponsored by the Tunxis Veterans’ OASIS.
view video | 98 min.

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#We Are Tunxis

April 13th, 2016 No comments
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We asked people what they liked about Tunxis College. Here are their answers. Check out the hashtag #WeAreTunxis on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Music by Akashic Records used by permission under Creative Commons licensing. Additional vocals by Sally Terrell

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Zbigniew Grzyb Artist Talk

April 13th, 2016 No comments
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CT artist Zbigniew Grzyb spoke with Color Theory students about his life, work and philosophies as an artist on the occasion of his solo show in Tunxis’ Barnes Franklin Gallery, April 7, 2016.

view video | 46 min

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“Success in Business” College Panel

April 6th, 2016 No comments
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Many students attend Tunxis and then transfer to a four year college/university. This transition can be riddled with questions, uncertainty and doubts.
The panel, comprised of Tunxis Business Administration alumni, who have transferred to various institutions including CCSU, UCONN, Trinity College, University of Hartford, University of Saint Joseph and Quinnipiac University will share valuable insights to succeeding in the transfer process to a business degree program upon leaving Tunxis.

view video | 65 min

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Explaining the Trump Phenomenon

March 30th, 2016 No comments
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On March 29, 2016 Tunxis held a Panel Discussion titled “Explaining the Trump Phenomenon”. Dr. Fran Coan, Dr. Rafaele Fierro, Bob Brown and Andre Blaszcynski discuss what they perceive to be factors in the rise of Donald Trump as a viable candidate for the Republican nomination for the Presidency.

view video | 79 min