42nd Commencement Takes Place May 14

Published: May 12, 2011

HAMPTON, Va. -– Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) 42nd Commencement Ceremony takes place Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m. at the Hampton University Convocation Center. Roughly 1,231 students applied to graduate during the 2010-2011 academic year. That figure includes students who completed curriculum requirements in summer 2010, fall 2010 and those who applied for graduation in spring 2011.

Graduating students will receive associate degrees and career studies certificates. Some will receive more than one degree, and/or a combination of awards. The College expects to award approximately 1,615 credentials for the 2010-2011 academic year, according to the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.

As part of the May 14 event, Everett H. Jordan Jr., director of education for Newport News Shipbuilding’s Apprentice School, will deliver the keynote address. A 1977 graduate of The Apprentice School, he has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Saint Leo University and a master’s degree in education from The George Washington University. Additionally, Jordan serves on the TNCC Board representing Poquoson.

Founded in 1967 as part of a statewide system of community colleges, TNCC is the fourth largest of Virginia’s 23 community colleges and serves citizens in Hampton, Newport News, James City County, York County, Poquoson and Williamsburg.

For more information about TNCC’s 42nd Commencement, contact the Office of Public Relations, Marketing and Special Events at 757-825-2725.


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