Tunxis Community College students from the Veterans’ OASIS received a private tour of the Governor’s Residence decorated for the holiday season on December 19.First Lady Cathy Malloy (center) greeted the group of Tunxis veterans and alumni, which included Stew Holt, Jordan Massa, Jazzmine Carrillo, Stephanie Wright, Ken Timmons, Karen DeBari, Nelson Algarin, Kelli Parady, Dave Welsh, and Dustin Harrison.
The First Lady explained the meaning of the Christmas trees on display with other holiday decorations in the 1909 Colonial Revival home, located on Prospect Avenue in Hartford.
The Tunxis Veterans’ OASIS, which stands for Operation Academic Support for Incoming Service members, is a space for veterans and service members studying at Tunxis to meet, study, socialize or take a break between classes in a comfortable setting. It is part of a larger initiative started in 2008 by the Connecticut Department of Veterans’ Affairs to form OASIS centers at all of Connecticut’s public colleges and universities where returning veteran students can connect, study, encourage each other and share their experiences as they transition back into civilian life and pursue their degrees.
For those who would like more on veterans benefits for education at Tunxis, call 860.773.1516 or email HLozada@tunxis.edu. Visit the Tunxis website at tunxis.edu for more on associate degree and certificate programs. Tunxis is located at the junction of Routes 6 and 177 in Farmington.
The Roundup currently has over 5,700 subscriptions and a local social media following of over 95,000 readers across multiple social media sites, apps, pages, and groups.
The Roundup is also a proud member of WordPress. This affiliation offers readers more news from FOX 61 and CBS Connecticut on The Roundup.
Latest Stories From Roundup Partner : FOX 61
HARTFORD — David Hopkins is the Urban League of Greater Hartford’s new President & CEO. He discussed “The League’s” agenda. Like the Stan Simpson Show on Facebook, now in our 10th year! Follow Stan on Twitter.
HARTFORD — We talked to former Hartford city councilman John Kennelly about Gov. Lamont’s proposed state budget and the latest on an intriguing race for mayor in Hartford. Like the Stan Simpson Show on Facebook, now in our 10th year! Follow Stan on Twitter.
HOUSTON — A cargo jetliner that crashed Saturday in Texas with three people aboard went into shallow water nose first, Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said. Hawthorne said the crash site in Trinity Bay near Anahuac, Texas, is in water just 5 feet deep and is reachable by airboats and other flat-bottom craft. The sheriff described seeing the contents of packages and cardboard boxes as he traveled across the water, then seeing parts of the twin-engine Boeing 767. The flight […]
In recent years, however, Facebook has been ensnared in major controversies involving breaches of privacy and ethics. We’ll talk about these uncertain times for the social media giant – and the billions of dollars in fines expected from the Federal Trade Commission. Adam Chiara, an asst. Communications Professor at the University of Hartford, stopped by to discuss. Like the Stan Simpson Show on Facebook, now in our 10th year! Follow Stan on Twitter.