ConKerr Cancer started when Cindy Kerr’s son was diagnosed with cancer in 2002 and she began making pillowcases to brighten up his hospital room and to put a smile on his face.
In over three years, ConKerr Cancer has delivered nearly 400,000 cheerful pillowcases to sick children in hospitals across the country and established 125 chapters They serve children in 225 hospitals and pediatric hospices across the United States, Canada, South Africa, and Isreal.
On June 17, 2011, Maggie Carlin and Patricia McDermott organized an event , “Pleasant Dreams from Tunxis Community College” to benefit ConKerr Cancer. Over 20 members of the Tunxis community donated their time, fabric and money. The result was 45 very colorful pillowcases to be sent to the non-profit ConKerr Cancer.
March 11, 2010
Sergei Burbank is the playright responsible for War Crimes, a production that Tunxis Stage performed this semester. He is Coordinating Director for Conflict of Interest Theater Company. Sergei spoke at the Tunxis Theater Wednesday, April 13 as part of Tunxis’ Annual Writers Festival
Tunxis Community College held its third Annual Art and Academic Challenge on October 23, 2010. Avon, Berlin, Bristol Eastern and Central, Canton, Farmington, Lewis Mills, Plainville, Miss Porter's, New Britain Simsbury,and St. Paul High schools competed this year in Art, Music, Math, Science, a Jeopardy-style history current event, Theater, Short Story and Poetry. At the same time Tunxis has held its annual holiday festival featuring many local craft vendors, food and ongoing demonstrations of Ballet, Hip-Hop, Ballroom and Jazz dance along with martial arts. This event celebrates both academic excellence and local businesses as Tunxis Community College continues to invite the community to visitor beautiful facilities and honor student success, both on the high school and college level.
New Student Orientation at Tunxis Community College with Professor Elizabeth Keifer on 8/25/10
Tunxis Community College is located at 271 Scott Swamp Rd in Farmington, CT. Tunxis Community College offers its students a quality, yet affordable education in an accessible and supportive environment, fostering the skills necessary to succeed in an increasingly complex world.