Office of Public Relations

Hampton Campus
Hampton III Building
(757) 825-2725

The Public Relations and Marketing Office reports to the Vice President for Institutional Advancement. The department’s main responsibilities are to enhance the image and to increase the visibility to all of its constituents.

Public Relations, Marketing and Special Events Office is responsible for internal and external communications support and strategy for the Thomas Nelson College Community.

We are committed to being the communications resource that will help achieve the strategic principles of the College. We support these principles through effective service and quality standards that create the highest level of customer and employee satisfaction.

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The Public Relations and Marketing department is under the division of Institutional Advancement. The department is comprised of Public Relations, Marketing, Media Design and Production Services, and Special Events. The Office of Public Relations and Marketing department assists the various TNCC departments in developing marketing communications and public relations strategies and campaigns for recruitment, retention, fund raising, community service, alumni relations and others.

  • Director of Public Relations and Marketing: (757) 825-2725
  • Media Manager (Media Design and Production Services): (757) 825-2826
  • Web and Social Media Communications Manager: (757) 825-3544
  • PR and Marketing Coordinator: (757) 825-3500
  • PR and Marketing Coordinator for Workforce Development: (757) 825-3570
  • Copy writer: (757) 825-3811
  • Graphic Designer: (757) 825-2771
  • Administrative Support Staff for Media Design: (757) 825-2826
  • Print Shop Manager: (757) 825-2774

Awards and Recognition:

CASE – Council for Advancement To Support Education

  • 2006
  • 2007
    • Third Place Print Ad – Quench Your Thirst

VCCA Awards – VCCA Excellence in Communications Awards

  • 2006
    • First Place Billboards/Signage Category
    • Second Place College’s Internal Weekly Electronic Newsletter
    • Second Place 3D objects Category
    • Honorable Mention SpaceTEC Brochure
  • 2007
    • First Place Broadcast – Recruitment Video (content on iTunes U)
    • Third Place Print Ad – Quench Your Thirst
    • Honorable Mention Print Ad – Construction Management
    • Finalist Radio Program/Announcements TNCC Faculty Experts

National Council for Marketing and Public Relations

  • 2007
    • Third Place Radio Program/Announcements TNCC Faculty Experts
  • 2008
    • Annual Report/Elements of Success
    • Radio Announcements/Engineering Program (content on iTunes U)

Admissions Marketing Advertising Awards

  • 2006
    • Gold Total Public Relations Program
    • Silver Imprinted Materials Spring Into the Future
    • Bronze Video/CD View Book: Explore.Excel.Succeed. (content link)
    • Bronze Publication/Internal President’s /Newsletter
    • Merit Logo/Letterhead Logo Design
    • Merit Radio Ad/Single Articulation Agreements (content on iTunes U)
    • Merit Radio Ad/Series Faculty Experts (content on iTunes U)
    • Merit TV Ad/Series Explore the Possibilities (content on iTunes U)
    • Merit Total Ad Campaign Explore.Excel.Succeed.
  • 2007
    • Best of the Show – e2=S Total Public Relations Program- Thomas Nelson Community College has been selected as one of the Best of Show winners. The entry exhibited the highest production standards, creativity and professionalism. It captured the attention and admiration of the panel of judges.
    • Gold Total Public Relations Program e2=S
    • Gold Magazine Ad/Series Learn to Earn
    • Bronze Poster TNCC Site
    • Merit Total Ad Campaign Explore.Excel.Succeed.
    • Merit TV Ad/Series Learn to Earn (content on iTunes U)