Student-Juried Art Exhibition Awards Reception & Film Festival

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​Thomas Nelson’s Visual Arts Department is showcasing student talent during its Annual Student-Juried Art Exhibition through Thursday, April 17 on the Hampton campus in the Dr.  Mary T. Christian Auditorium (MTCA), Templin Hall. Free and open to the public, the exhibit features 2D, 3D and multimedia pieces.

An Awards Reception takes place on Wednesday, April 16 at 6 p.m. followed by a Student Film Festival at 7 p.m. The free festival will include a diverse lineup of entries, including commercials, music videos and public service announcements. Motion graphic works, including animation, typography in motion and network logo pieces will also be featured.

“Our jury will be awarding $400 in prizes to [student artists in] certain categories:  fine art, photography, graphic design and video.  This is our first juried student show and we are very excited.  We have entries displayed not only upstairs but in the downstairs gallery hallway in Templin [Hall]… the students are excited,” said Visual Arts Department Head Cece Wheeler.

Thomas Nelson Hosts Annual Spring Career Fair

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Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development is offering students and members of the community a chance to spring into new careers at the Spring Career Fair on Thursday, April 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center (PWDC) at 600 Butler Farm Road in Hampton.

Representatives from the region’s top manufacturing, retail, finance and other leading industries will be available to meet prospective employees face-to-face. Many employers will be accepting resumes for part-time, full-time and internship positions.

Career Services will offer free career seminars providing job-seekers with a chance to write winning resumes, sharpen interviewing skills, find federal jobs and start their own business.

During the fair, the Thomas Nelson On Ramp program will hold an information session about opportunities for free training for individuals who have been laid off due to no fault of their own. The On Ramp information session will take place in room 1118 at 11 a.m.

Job seekers may also take advantage of additional resources at the PWDC, including the One Stop Career Resource Center for free seminars and workshops as well as the Virginia Employment Commission for additional assistance in their search for jobs.

Career fair attendees are encouraged to dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes as some employers will conduct on-site interviews.

For more information about the fair call (757) 865-5882 or visit our Job Fair page.

The Career Services Center is a function of Thomas Nelson Workforce Development, connecting students, graduates and the workforce with employers and careers through skill assessment, career counseling, program information, and job referral services.



Blood Drive

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The Thomas Nelson Red Cross Club will host the final Blood Drive of the year on April 22, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The event will be held in a new location,  Library Gallery, Wythe Hall at the Hampton campus. Red Cross Club President Alissa Moreno says “This time of the semester can be stressful, but setting one hour of your time aside to give blood will make you feel good  — one donation can save three lives!”

Thomas Nelson Performing Arts to Hold Auditions for ‘Pirates of Penzance’

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Community members with a passion for the stage can show off their acting ability at Thomas Nelson
Community College during open auditions for Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance.”  Stage hopefuls
can audition Monday, April 14 or Tuesday, April 15 at 7 p.m. on the Hampton campus in the Dr. Mary T. Christian
Auditorium (MTCA) in Templin Hall.

Thomas Nelson’s Performing Arts Department will present the comedic operetta July 11- 20 at MTCA
with performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Performers interested in a chorus part are asked to bring 16 bars of music to sing. American
musical theater selections are acceptable. Those seeking a principal role are asked to bring a second 16-bar
selection in a contrasting style to demonstrate range along with a prepared one-minute monologue. An
accompanist will be provided for musical selections. Performers need also dress for movement as light
choreography will be involved.

For more information about the auditions, contact Michael Sundblad, Head of Performing Arts, at or (757) 825-3659.



Thomas Nelson Middle College Free GED Program to host Information Session

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Thomas Nelson Community College will host a Middle College information session for young adults, ages 18-24, interested in earning their GED and college credit, on April 10, at 5 p.m. at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center room 1118, 600 Butler Farm Rd. Hampton, Va. 23666.

Thomas Nelson’s Middle College is a Virginia’s Community College initiative designed to offer a free college opportunity for individuals who have not completed high school. Middle College is offered free of charge for those who qualify.

Middle College provides those who qualify with a GED, college credit, a career readiness certificate, workplace readiness skills and in-demand job training. The program covers fees for the GED test, training, tuition, books and fees.

Middle College is currently accepting applicants, to learn more about the program or the information session in April, visit

For additional information contact Franz Albertini, Middle College Director, at 757-865-5882 or

Family Caregiver Training Supports Families in Need

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Caregivers need skills and resources to support a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend, while managing family, finances and life. To better equip caregivers on the Peninsula, a Family Caregivers class will be held April 16, 23 and 30 from 1-4 p.m. at the Thomas Nelson Community College Historic Triangle Campus, Allied Health Lab, room 307.

More than 65 million Americans are providing care for a chronically ill, disabled or aged family member or friend during any given year. The three-hour caregiver class provides hands-on practical training. The training will teach participants how to maintain a safe and comfortable home, how to keep track of various medications, training with moving your loved one, resources for additional assistance and much more.

Financial assistance is available. Respite care for loved ones is available through Comfort Keepers and Williamsburg Faith in Action.

The cost for all three classes is $35 and includes the American Red Cross Family Caregiver Manual and DVD, and practice supplies.

To register or for additional information call (757) 825-2767.

This project is a collaboration of Thomas Nelson Workforce Development, Senior Services Coalition, the Riverside Center for Excellence in Aging, Sentara Home Care, Comfort Keepers, and Colonial Heritage Community Foundation.

Funding support has been provided by James City County, Greenfield Senior Living and The Pavilion at Williamsburg Place.

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