May 4, 2018 Melissa Lamar

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Tunxis Community College has announced that Arthur Simoes, adjunct lecturer in photography, is a recipient of the Connecticut Board of Regents System’s Adjunct Faculty Teaching Awards for 2018.

The awards, which are conferred to nominees who have distinguished themselves as outstanding faculty through exceptional teaching methods and creative instructional delivery that enhance student learning, were presented on April 13 at the Fourth Annual Connecticut State Colleges & Universities Conference on Student Success and Shared Governance.

Simoes (right) received the award from Del Cummings, an ex-officio member of the Connecticut Board of Regents.

Simoes received the award in recognition of his outstanding teaching, efforts to increase student learning, and promoting instructional improvements for the Tunxis photography program.

“I am happy that Arthur has been recognized for his outstanding service to our students and the photography program,” said Dr. James Lombella, President of Asnuntuck Community College and Interim President of Tunxis. “His dedication to teaching and passion for photography have inspired many students on their path to success, and have helped create a vibrant art community at Tunxis.”

Simoes has taught photography courses at Tunxis for the past 15 years, and is director of the Tunxis Barnes-Franklin Art Gallery. He has worked for 27 years as a commercial photographer, specializing in advertising and editorial photography. His portraits and figurative works have been exhibited extensively throughout Connecticut. Simoes, who resides in West Hartford, holds an MFA from

Simone with Tunxis art faculty and students.

University of Hartford’s Hartford Art School.

Teaching awards are granted annually by the Board of Regents for Higher Education to faculty from each of the 12 community colleges, four state universities and Charter Oak State College as part of the system of Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.

Located in Farmington, 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. For more on Tunxis programs, call 860.773.1490, or visit the Tunxis website at