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Connect with your Guided Pathways (GP) Advisor!

If you've chosen Tunxis as your home campus, please see the information below to learn about preparing for and scheduling your advising appointment

Contact Information

Email: 
Phone: 860-773-1510

Locations:

Bidstrup Hall
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Office Hours

Monday: 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Staff is limited, so appointments are strongly encouraged any time after 4:30 p.m. Hours of operation may vary during semester breaks, holidays and summer months.

Schedule an Advising Session

Your GP Advisor regularly reaches out to you through your student email with direct links to book an appointment on campus or virtually. To access your email account, log-in to myCTState and look for “View/Access College Email.” If you cannot find any emails from your advisor, please reach out to the Guided Pathways Advising main office.

Before requesting an appointment with your advisor, identify what student type you are from the categories below and read more about preparing for and scheduling your advising appointment. Note: The advising requirements may be different for each student type.

New Student
I've never attended another college or university after receiving my high school diploma.

Welcome! Students must first apply and be admitted to CT State before meeting with an advisor. Prior to your meeting, please ensure placement documents and transcripts are on file with the Admissions office. This will ensure you receive the best advising experience. Without placement information and/or transfer credits in the system, the GP Advising team will be limited in how they can assist you.

Once you’ve received your acceptance email from Admissions, you’re ready to make your New Student Enrollment appointment. Here you'll learn more about myCTState and register for your first semester classes.  

Tip: It’s best to set up your myCTState account prior to your appointment. Our priority is to ensure a smooth transition into college.

Questions? Please email  or call 860-773-1510 and we’ll be happy to assist you!

You can sign in to complete the New Student Online Orientation twenty-four hours after being admitted to the college.

We hope to see you soon!

    Upcoming New Student Registration Events

    Times don't work for you? Please email  to set up an alternate time.  

    Continuing Student
    I am currently enrolled and taking credit courses at CT State.

    Welcome to your Academic Advising Center!

    Your advisor is listed on your Degree Works audit.

    To log in to Degree Works, first log in to myCTState where you will see the Degree Works portal with links to the college (or colleges) where you are a student. Choose the Tunxis Community College link to view your TxCC degree evaluation.

    For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office by:

    Phone: 860-773-1510
    Email: 
    Schedule an Appointment

    We hope to see you soon!

    Transfer Student
    I've attended another college or university, outside of the 12 community college campuses in Connecticut, after receiving my high school diploma.

    Welcome to CT State Community College- Tunxis! We are excited to have you here with us and eager to help you embark on this journey.

    Before accessing advising, transfer students must:

    • Complete a CT State Community College application
    • Request an official copy of your final college transcript, from each college attended, to be sent to CT State Community College through Parchment or have an official copy emailed to for your credits to be evaluated.

      If you are unable to request an official transcript from your institution(s) you can bring an unofficial transcript to your appointment. If you do not have an evaluated transcript(s) or an unofficial transcript to present to the advisor for your advising session, we may not be able to assist you with registration.

    For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office by:

    Phone: 860-773-1510
    Email:
    Schedule an Appointment

    Our priority is to ensure a smooth transition into our community.

    We hope to see you soon!

      Upcoming Registration Events

      Readmit Student
      I have attended one of the 12 community colleges in the past but have not been enrolled at one of the colleges for two or more years.

      Welcome back to CT State Community College- Tunxis! We are excited to have you back with us and eager to help you embark on this journey.

      Before accessing advising, readmit students must:

      For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office by:

      Phone: 860-773-1510
      Email:
      Schedule an Appointment

      Our priority is to ensure a smooth transition into our community.

      Welcome back!

      Upcoming New Student Registration Events

      Guest (Visiting) Student
      I'm not planning on graduating, just taking a few courses.

      Welcome to CT State Community College- Tunxis! We are excited to have you here with us and eager to help you embark on this journey.

      Before accessing advising, visiting students must:

      • Complete a CT State Community College application     
      • Be prepared to present an unofficial copy of your transcript(s) from any and all of your institutions previously attended. If you do not have an unofficial transcript to present to the advisor for your advising session, we may not be able to assist you with registration.

      For more information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our office by:

      Phone: 860-773-1510
      Email:
      Schedule an Appointment

      Our priority is to ensure a smooth transition into our community.

      We hope to see you soon!

            Meet the Team

            To find your Guided Pathways (GP) advisor, you may see the list below or visit DegreeWorks by logging in to myCTState and select “Access Degree Works.” Your GP advisor will be listed at the top of the page. If you cannot locate your advisor, contact the Guided Pathways Advising Office.

            Patrick Veronneau
            Interim Campus Advising Lead

            Patrick has built his career around advising and education. Patrick graduated from Western New England College with a B.A. in History. He earned his M.S. in Education from the University of Bridgeport. Patrick's career intentions were to be a high school history teacher. His path quickly turned to academic support and advising as he developed a passion for one-on-one academic advising and intervention. Patrick has worked in private higher education at two and four year colleges and universities. Patrick has worked at Dean College, the University of Hartford, and the University of New Haven. In recent years, Patrick has served as the Guided Pathway Advisor II at Middlesex CT State. Patrick was a key contributor to the implementation of Guided Pathway Advising at Middlesex CT State. Patrick's area of interest are retention strategies, data informed decisions, and building strong relationships with students, faculty and staff. 

            Outside of the office, Patrick has two primary passions. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He is also an avid fan of the Boston Red Sox. Other than that, you can find Patrick hiking the trails of CT and NH in the spring and fall and skiing in VT and NH in the winter. 

            Patrick encourages you all to stop by, introduce yourself and say hello. 

            Email: 
            Phone:
            860-343-6938

            Kevin V. Canady
            Advisor for the following programs:
            General Studies

            Guided Pathways Advisor I

            Email:
            Phone:
            860-773-1905

            Kevin V. Canady has a Master Degree in Counselor Education from Central Connecticut State University. He is a retired United States Army and Connecticut Army National Guard Veteran with over 20 years of honorable service.

            Ashley Foster
            Advisor for the following programs:
            Business programs (Last Names: A-K)

            Guided Pathways Advisor I

            Email:
            Phone:
            860-773-1778

            Ashley Foster has an Associate of Science from Tunxis Community College in Retail Business Management and a Bachelor of Science from Central CT State University in Marketing. She works primarily with business students with the last names A-K.

            Hannah Fox
            Advisor for the following programs:
            Business programs (Last Names: L-Z)

            Guided Pathways Advisor I

            Email:
            Phone:
            860-773-1907

            Hannah Fox (GPA I) is a community college graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a master's degree in business administration. Hannah has over six years experience in higher education across a variety of areas: admissions, registrar's, enrollment services and advising. In Hannah's free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and son and going on family vacations. Hannah currently works with the business students and loves to help and see students achieve their goals.

            David C. Jackson
            Advisor for the following programs:
            Graphic Design, Photography, TAP Art Studies, Visual Fine Arts

            Guided Pathway Advisor I

            Email:
            Phone:
            860-773-1903

            David C. Jackson is an active artist who combines his creative and administrative-counseling skillsets. He has earned a B.A. in Psychology and M.S. in Management. With a background in higher education, including Admissions, Student Access, and Career Services, he has served diverse populations which started with TRiO programs. These programs have catapulted his passion to connect with families, assisting individuals in identifying, determining, and cultivating their path so they may seize their potential.

            Sam Kapros
            Advisor for the following programs:
            Civic Engagement, Liberal Arts & Sciences

            Guided Pathways Advisor l

            Email:
            Phone: 860-773-1501

            Sam has earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration Marketing and Master of Science in Organizational Leadership. He brings over fifteen years of classroom experience teaching various subjects throughout his career in business, humanities, and communications. He specializes in career-readiness, which includes career and job exploration, resume and cover letter creation and/or critiquing, interviewing skills, networking, and social media marketing. Sam currently works with Liberal Arts students.

            Jordan Long
            Advisor for the following programs:
            Non-degree seeking students

            Guided Pathways Advisor lI

            Email:
            Phone:
            860-773-1776

            Jordan Long currently serves as a Guided Pathway Advisor II. He received his BS in Kinesiology and MS in Organizational Psychology. Jordan has over 10 years of experience in higher education, serving students at various institutions including 4 year and community college campuses. His background has focused on areas concerning DEI, mentorship, and student development.

            Helen Lozada
            Advisor for the following programs:
            Criminal Justice, Homeland Security, TAP Criminal Studies

            Guided Pathways Advisor l

            Email:
            Phone:
            860-606-9762

            Helen earned her associate degree at Tunxis Community College, and a bachelor degree from Charter Oak State College. Her masters is in higher education administration from Bay Path University. She also serves as the Chapter Advisor for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society, School Certifying Official for Tunxis veterans, teaches College and Career Success and is a member of the Campus Emergency Response Team.

            Nicole Mihelis
            Advisor for the following programs:
            Family Violence Intervention, Human Services, Social Work Studies, TAP Psychology Studies

            Guided Pathways Advisor l

            Email:
            Phone:
            860-773-1779

            Nicole Mihelis has her BA in Psychology and her MS in Counseling and has worked in community colleges in both the career and academic advising realm. She enjoys connecting with her students and watching them find their passion for their fields. While her caseload consists of Psychology, Social Work, and Human Services students, she loves meeting students in all majors. Outside of work, Nicole enjoys traveling, hiking, trying new restaurants, and jigsaw puzzles.

            Mathew Perillo
            Advisor for the following programs:
            Computer Information Systems, Computer Programming, Cybersecurity Operations, Network Administration, TAP Computer Science Studies

            Guided Pathways Advisor l

            Email:
            Phone:860-773-1906

            Mathew Perillo has earned a bachelor's degree in political science/public administration and a master's degree in international studies concentrated in US domestic/foreign policy with his specified area of focus being US – middle east foreign policy and intra-middle eastern government affairs and history.

            Kelly Pittman
            Advisor for the following programs:
            TAP Communication Studies, TAP Economics Studies, TAP English Studies, TAP History Studies, TAP Political Science Studies, TAP Spanish Studies, TAP Sociology Studies, TAP Theater Studies

            Guided Pathways Advisor l

            Email:
            Phone:
            860-773-1503

            As a result of twenty-nine years of employment at Tunxis, Kelly Pittman has amassed a tremendous degree of expertise and skills that support recruitment, retention, student engagement and student success. Accordingly, for many years Kelly worked with colleges and universities to co-develop articulation agreements that ensured successful and cost-effective transfers of community college students to four-year institutions. As a result of this work, she is sometimes asked to offer workshops/presentations about preparation for college for both students and parents, particularly students who are economically disadvantaged and/or members of ethnic/cultural minority groups. A native of Connecticut, Kelly is a graduate of Marymount University, located in Virginia.

            Anna Syta
            Advisor for the following programs:
            Non-degree seeking students

            Guided Pathways Advisor lI

            Email:
            Phone: 860-773-1777

            Anna Syta (GPA II) has a bachelor's degree in philosophy, Master of Science in Counseling with specialization in student development in higher education, and a graduate certificate in project management. Her native language is Polish and she is an advocate for educational experiences abroad. Anna has many years of higher education experience across private, public, and four-year institutions.

            Nicole Tabol
            Advisor for the following programs:
            English as a Second Language, General Studies

            Guided Pathways Advisor l

            Email:
            Phone:
            860-773-1780

            Nicole Tabol has a BS in Secondary Education, English and a MA in Education. A former grade 7-12 English teacher with TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) endorsement, Nicole has also worked for six years at Tunxis Community College as a supplemental English instructor and English Lab tutor. Nicole loves meeting people from all over the world and advises ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) students and General Studies students as well as the Community Conversations group.

            Jennifer G. Vamvakas, Ed.D.
            Advisor for the following programs:
            Early Childhood Administration, Early Childhood Education, Pathway to Teaching Careers, TAP Early Childhood Teacher Credential Studies

            Guided Pathways Advisor I

            Email: 
            Phone:
            860-773-1904

            Jenn Vamvakas has a BA in Graphic Communications from Franklin Pierce University. She began her career in higher education after the printing company she worked for suddenly closed. It was then she decided to pursue a career in education. She got her master’s in education at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, CT. Five years later she received her Doctorate in Higher Education Leadership from Northcentral University. Jenn has been in higher education for over 15 years in the Admissions Department, Registrar’s Office, and Advising departments. She also teaches at the Tunxis campus and for a private University in Connecticut. She currently is a part of the Transfer Team at the Tunxis campus and loves assisting students as they move on in their journey. She is married to her college sweetheart, has a son in high school, 3 Shihtzu pups, and 3 rescue cats.