May 14, 2018 Melissa Lamar

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Tunxis Community College will hold its 47th Commencement on Wednesday, May 30 at 6 p.m. More than 460 graduates are expected to receive associate degrees and certificates.

Valedictorian for the Class of 2018 is Danielle Dalena of Unionville, who will receive an associate in science degree in liberal arts and sciences. Salutatorian is Arielle Pease of Bristol, who will receive an associate in science degree in visual fine arts. Both will present speeches at graduation.

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Mark Ojakian, President of the Connecticut State Colleges & Universities, will also address students at the ceremony.

Commencement will be held at Central Connecticut State University’s Welte Hall Auditorium.

From fine arts, business, health, and technology to liberal arts & sciences programs, Tunxis offers over 60 associate degrees and certificates, providing critical thinking and problem-solving skills that prepare students for transfer to bachelor’s degree programs and employment in areas with industry need. Located in Farmington, more than 6,000 students enroll in credit and continuing education programs at Tunxis each semester. For more information, visit the Tunxis website at