Thomas Nelson Community College to Host Interactive Success Presentation for First-Year Students

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Thomas Nelson Community College will host The Ultimate Road Trip: Campus2Career, a free success presentation for first-year college students beginning at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, May 18 at the Mary T. Christian Auditorium on the College’s Hampton campus. This presentation is part of the College’s new Gators Orientation Sessions for new students who are entering their first semester at TNCC. These sessions are designed to provide new students with useful information that can help increase their academic success.

The Ultimate Road Trip program emphasizes the importance of academics, time management, setting goals and maximizing opportunities both in college and in future careers.  “Currently, only 75 percent of college freshmen progress to their sophomore year;” said JR Cifani, Vice President of Making It Count, “Couple that with the fact that only 50 percent of students entering college will graduate within five years and the importance of the program becomes very clear.  We are providing students with a map to realize their goals and ambitions.” Jean Fedora of Making it Count will be giving a presentation to the participants.


Guidance Counselors to Learn More about Benefits of Community College Experience at TNCC

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Middle and high school guidance counselors from across the Peninsula have been invited to attend a mini-conference sponsored by Thomas Nelson Community College on February 7 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center. At the conference, participants will obtain the most current information concerning the College’s academic programs and support services and explore how students can benefit from the community college experience. Counselors will also collaborate and network with other colleagues and college staff to share ideas for expanding student options through academic programs and student support services.

Highlights of the Guidance Counselor Mini-Conference include: campus tours, break-out sessions with the deans of the four academic divisions at Thomas Nelson Community College, a panel discussion on admissions, testing, counseling, financial aid and registration, and an information session on dual enrollment and tech prep opportunities for high school students.