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|Tags: Community College Collaborative, public-private partnership, Workforce Training Award|
Dr. Deborah George Wright, Vice President of Workforce Development at Thomas Nelson Community College, has been awarded the Virginia Community Colleges System’s Expanding Workforce Opportunity Award for her leadership in public-private workforce development partnerships. The award was presented during the December Hire Education Conference held in Hot Springs, Virginia.
Wright was honored for leading a collaborative that includes Virginia’s largest private employer, Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS), Thomas Nelson, Tidewater, Paul D. Camp, Rappahannock and Eastern Shore Community Colleges and the Virginia Community College System (VCCS).
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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) has received a $35,000 grant from Dominion Virginia Power and The Dominion Foundation for a student-led project to build a solar-powered gazebo on the Hampton campus. Called GreenZebo, the project aims to educate students about alternative energy by demonstrating the efficiency and reliability of a solar powered application. The Honorable Melanie Rapp Beale, a former Virginia delegate and current External Affairs Manager for Dominion Virginia Power’s Eastern Region, presented a check to the TNCC Educational Foundation on Thursday, September 13.
The company and its charitable arm awarded roughly $1 million in higher educational partnership grants for the 2012-2013 academic year throughout Virginia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia and in targeted localities in New England, Maryland and North Carolina. Thomas Nelson is among institutions across Virginia to receive grants ranging from $1,000 to $45,000 to support projects in energy, environment and workforce development. Patricia Taylor, TNCC’s Dean of Science, Engineering and Technology, expressed appreciation. “We are very grateful for Dominion’s support of the College’s initiatives. This is really great for our students and our efforts to educate them about the importance of being energy conscious,” she said.
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|Tags: 43rd commencement, awards, commencement, community, graduation|
Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) presented the Thomas Nelson Medallion, Dana B. Hamel Award and Distinguished Alumni Award during its 43rd commencement ceremony on Wednesday, May 16 at the Hampton University Convocation Center. The awards honor citizens who champion higher education and public service.
The Thomas Nelson Medallion honors citizens who exemplify the spirit and highest ideals of Thomas Nelson – patriot, soldier-statesman and governor. This year’s recipient is the Honorable Melanie Rapp Beale, a former Virginia delegate and past president of the TNCC Educational Foundation.
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|Tags: 2011-2012 academic year, 43rd commencement, graduation, presidents award, summa cum laude, Vice President's|
Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) named Michelle A. Robinson and Benjamin L. Jordan as recipients of the 2011-2012 President’s and Vice President’s Awards, respectively. In acknowledgement of the two summa cum laude graduates’ exceptional academic performance, the awards will be presented during TNCC’s 43rd commencement exercises on Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Hampton University Convocation Center.
Robinson and Jordan are among over 700 students who applied to graduate during the 2011-2012 academic year. This figure includes students who completed their curriculum requirements in summer 2011, fall 2011, and those who applied for graduation in spring 2012. Graduating students will receive Associate’s degrees, certificates, career studies certificates, or a combination of these academic credentials. Criteria for the President’s and Vice President’s awards include attaining the highest cumulative grade point average, completing at least 60 semester hours of course work and receiving an Associate’s degree for the current year, among other criteria.
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|Tags: Martin Luther King Jr. Day, MTCA, Presidential Leadership Award|
Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) has selected award-winning broadcast journalist Barbara Ciara to receive its Sixth Annual Presidential Leadership Award. As part of TNCC’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observance, the award presentation takes place Thursday, Jan. 19 at 9 a.m. on the Hampton campus in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall. At TNCC’s Historic Triangle campus in Williamsburg, a reception takes place at 11 a.m. on the second floor landing.
The College established its Presidential Leadership Award to honor Dr. King’s the life and work by recognizing an outstanding community leader and important role model for students.
Also as part of TNCC’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day observances, faculty and staff volunteers will participate in community service at a Hampton Soup Kitchen, Warwick Forest Assisted Outreach Center in Newport News and the Grove Christian Outreach Center in Williamsburg. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details about these Jan. 13 and Jan. 20 community service efforts.
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|Tags: CNE, National League for Nursing, Nursing Coordinator, nursing education|
Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Nursing Program Coordinator Hannah Anderson has earned a Certified Nurse Educator (CNE) credential from the National League for Nursing (NLN). “The CNE credential is a mark of excellence and a commitment to evidence-based practice and lifelong learning in nursing education. I am honored to stand amongst the ranks of nurse educators across the country who have elected to earn this designation. It demonstrates our commitment to the advancement of the nursing profession and to its future which lies in our students’ hands,” said Anderson.
NLN promotes excellence in Nursing Education by providing faculty development, networking opportunities, testing and assessment, Nursing research grants, and public policy initiatives to its 28,000 individual and 1,200 institutional members.The program has certified 1,993 Nursing educators from throughout the nation and the U.S. Virgin Islands since 2005, according to Dr. Beverly Malone, CEO of NLN. “Through the certification program, we have made clear to the ranks of higher education that the role of nurse educator is an advanced professional practice discipline with demonstrable standards of excellence,” said Malone.