TNCC reaches all-time high enrollment in 2010-2011

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More than 16,300 students enrolled at Thomas Nelson Community College in 2010-2011, a 2.9 percent increase and a record high for the institution. The number of full-time students also jumped, with 9 percent more taking at least 30 academic hours. That’s about 600 more, for a total of 7,179.

TNCC is fourth for growth in full-time student enrollment among Virginia’s 23 community colleges. The local increase follows a nationwide trend of enrollment spikes at community colleges as tuition rises at state and public universities. Enrollment at TNCC climbed by 7.4 percent in 2006-2007; college officials say that’s when large numbers of first-time college students sought affordable higher education.

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Daily Press: TNCC’s new smoking policy starts

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Puff away: New smoking policies at Thomas Nelson Community College are much less restrictive than originally proposed.

The smoking policies for both the Hampton campus and the new building in James City County opening this summer went into effect Wednesday. They follow state guidelines that prohibit smoking within 25 feet of exterior building entrances and exits but allow it elsewhere outdoors, as well as in designated gazebos.

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NEXStep Helps Employees Advance : The Daily Press

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The NEXStep program and the Peninsula Worklink One-Stop Center in Hampton received praise for its efforts to train and equip people entering or re-entering the work force during a one-day evaluation by Mathematica, a private firm hired by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Division.

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