Dominion Foundation Grants Enhanced New Engineering Course at TNCC

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) students enrolled in “Topics in Energy Technology: Wind Turbine Blade Development and Testing,” completed several groundbreaking studies during the spring semester. Funded by a $10,000 grant from the Dominion Foundation, the new elective course explores wind turbine technology and design. TNCC was one of four Virginia colleges to receive funding from the philanthropic arm of Dominion Resources to support programs in skilled craft, engineering, environmental and technical studies, business, and student-led conservation programs.

TNCC received an additional $2,500 from the organization in February to purchase a Skystream 3.7 Marine Cutaway wind turbine demonstrator. “The new equipment provided students with a life-sized replica of a real-world turbine blade system including all of the inner workings of the motor housing and its electrical connections,” said Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology Michael Uenking. The replica gave students a basis for developing their own design of a wind turbine and helped reinforce what was taught during the course.

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TNCC Students Among Virginias Top 10 Community College Students

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Two Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) students were named among the top 10 community college students in Virginia as ranked by USA Today, The Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) honor society, and the American Association of Community Colleges.

Triszha Espina, the top-ranked student in Virginia’s Community Colleges (VCCS), and Niambi Glover-Redd were honored among their peers from throughout the VCCS on April 20 as members of the First Virginia Team. Another TNCC student, Lisa Taylor, was selected for the Second Virginia Team.

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TNCC Selects SunTrust Bank to Receive 2011 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

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Thomas Nelson Community College selected SunTrust Bank for the 2011 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy in acknowledgment of SunTrust’s exceptional contributions to TNCC. The award was presented Tuesday, April19 during a luncheon ceremony at the Country Club of Virginia.

The Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy is hosted by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) to honor the leading philanthropists from each of Virginia’s 23 community colleges as well as the system’s statewide foundation. This marks the sixth year the awards have been given.

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TNCC Student Awarded $500 Scholarship by AAWCC

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) student Jodi Renner was awarded a $500 scholarship from the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC). She is the organization’s Region III winner and one of its six scholarship recipients across the nation. AAWCC was created in 1973 to champion women and maximize their potential. Its Region III includes Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware and Washington, D.C.

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TNCC to Present Special Awards During the 42nd Commencement Ceremony

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Thomas Nelson Community College will present several special awards during its 42nd commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14 to honor citizens who champion higher education and public service. The 10:00 a.m. ceremony takes place at the Hampton University Convocation Center with presentation of the Thomas Nelson Medallion, Dana B. Hamel Award the annual Distinguished Alumni Award and an Honorary Associate of Humane Letters Degree by TNCC President Alvin J. Schexnider.

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TNCC among Recipients of Commissioner’s Award from Department of Rehabilitative Services

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) has been selected to receive the Department of Rehabilitative Services’ (DRS) Commissioner’s Award. The award will be presented on Monday, March 14 at 1 p.m. by DRS Commissioner James A. Rothrock during the opening session of the Virginia Transition Forum 2011 which takes place at Norfolk’s Waterside Marriott.

The award recognizes groups or individuals who are collaborating to prepare youth with disabilities for employment. TNCC, along with Williamsburg/James City Schools, Virginia Commonwealth University and the Department of Rehabilitative Services, is being honored for piloting a supported education model at the College.

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