TNCC Honored Local Citizens During 43rd Commencement

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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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Two TNCC Students to Receive High Honors During May 16 Commencement

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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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