Thomas Nelson Community College Rallies To Honor the Fallen

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Following the 10th anniversary of September 11 tragedy, Thomas Nelson Community College has joined a nationwide grass-roots effort to honor American service men and women who paid the ultimate sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan during the past decade.

On Veterans Day, Friday, Nov. 11, campus and community volunteers at more than 100 college and universities across the nation will read the names of the 6,200-plus casualties of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF), now called Operation New Dawn.

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TNCC Gears up for its 2008 Homecoming Celebration: Fabulous at 40!

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Thomas Nelson Community College students, faculty, and staff are gearing up for the College’s second annual homecoming celebration. Themed Fabulous at 40 in recognition of TNCC’s fortieth anniversary, Spirit Week festivities begin Monday, Feb. 4 with an 11:00 a.m. Community Day program in the Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Hampton campus. Alumni, retirees and community leaders including Hampton Mayor Ross A. Kearney, II, Newport News Mayor Joe S. Frank, Williamsburg Mayor Jeanne Zeidler and York County Board of Supervisors Chairman Thomas G. Shepperd, Jr. are expected to attend the official opening day event.

Opening day will also include appearances by a few local celebrities who will be signing autographs from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Gators Cafeteria, Hampton campus. Those scheduled include hockey player Shawn Collymore, #40 of the Norfolk Admirals and Serina, a TNCC Nursing student who is a featured model in a nationally circulated calendar. Rounding out Feb. 4 events, a Gospel Festival showcasing local choirs, TNCC students and employees is set for 7:00 p.m. in the Mary T. Christian Auditorium.

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