Three Rivers College Foundation Honors Board Member Christopher Jewell

Norwich, CT – The Three Rivers College Foundation honored Christopher Jewell at the annual Golf Classic held on Monday, May 23, 2022, at the Great Neck Country Club in Waterford, Conn.

Jewell is the Chief Financial Officer/Principal at Collins & Jewell Company, Inc. and is retiring from the Three Rivers College Foundation Board of Directors after 10 years of service. His leadership brought many important opportunities to the Board and the College, particularly in the field of manufacturing. He is a key stakeholder in the vital manufacturing pipeline that he helped establish through Three Rivers’ state-of-the-art Manufacturing Apprenticeship Center at Grasso Tech. The pipeline provides job training and gainful employment to people in eastern Connecticut. He is a man of action, who consistently showed up for the Three Rivers College Foundation and maintained a guiding focus on what best served our students. He understood that Three River’s students are our friends and neighbors and are looking for an opportunity to build a brighter future through education.

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Foundation Board Members at the Golf Classic

During the Golf Classic Dinner Reception, Foundation Board President, Dr. Mark Tramontozzi, announced that Three Rivers nursing student Samantha Venturo, was awarded the Christopher Jewell Scholarship. This one-time scholarship, in honor of Chris Jewell, rewards a student who values education and is committed to their community, and committed to service to others. In addition, board member and Senator Cathy Osten bestowed an official Citation from the General Assembly that honored his exemplary service to the board.

Every Friday at Collins & Jewell, employees don Hawaiian shirts – a testament to Jewell’s unique ability to combine successful business with a fun-loving work environment. The board of directors presented Chris with a Hawaiian shirt to add to his collection at the reception.

The Golf Classic raised more than $45,000 to support Three Rivers’ students. To learn more about the Foundation, and the full scope of what Three Rivers has to offer, visit

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