Honor Society at TNCC Launches Lecture Series March 23

Published: March 16, 2010

The Phi Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will launch a lecture series beginning Tuesday, March 23 based on the topic, Do You Know? The series of three lectures featuring TNCC students and members of the community will be conducted on the Hampton campus. Free and open to the public, the lectures all begin at 6 p.m. in the Espada Room at Moore Hall.

The first in the series – Do You Know What Cancer Is? – will be presented by a representative from the American Cancer Society. The speaker will address questions about cancer prevention, detection and other related topics. The lecture will also include information about the upcoming Relay for Life events to raise money for cancer research.

On Tuesday, March 30 a representative from the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office will discuss victims’ rights and responsibilities in Do You Know Victims Have Rights. The final lecture is set for Tuesday, April 6 featuring TNCC students. Titled Do You Know Why Some Students Come Here, the panel discussion will engage attendees in a discussion about the perception of life in the United States. Several students, including one from Vietnam and another from the Philippines, will share their experiences about adjusting to life and education in the United States and the correlation between their expectations and reality.

For more information about this series, please contact or Geri Mathey, TNCC’s PTK president, at 757-825-2717 or the chapter’s faculty advisor Michael Uenking at 825-825-2972.


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