Historic Triangle Construction Update: November 2008

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Photographs taken recently at the new Historic Triangle campus on Opportunity Way at the Warhill site show that a number of areas are taking shape in preparation for the campus’s 2009 opening.

The first photo looks into the “student services” area from behind the staircase. The second is the view from inside the student services area. As shown in the photo, someone located at the reception desk will be able to see visitors entering the building and visitors will be able to see that individual as well.

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TNCC Receives Environmentally Friendly Building Grant

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Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development has been awarded a $14,950 Institute of Excellence grant from the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) for a Green Building and Reconstruction demonstration project. Funds will be used to create and modify construction modules from curriculum approved by the National Association of Homebuilders (NAH) that promotes environmental sustainability and energy conservation efforts. A portion of the grant will fund an environmental forum with the support of the Virginia Tech Extension Service.

“With this award, the college can initiate development of a full array of Green Construction workforce development offerings in response to community requests, especially on the Upper Peninsula,” said Dr. Denise Siegfeldt, Director of Continuing and Professional Education.

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TNCC Historic Triangle Campus to Move Forward – State Board for Community Colleges Approve Land Transfer Agreement

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The Virginia Peninsula – Following the recommendation of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) State Board Facilities Committee, the State Board for Community Colleges has unanimously approved the Declaration of Restricted Covenants and Agreements on a 73.46 acres gift of land offered by James City County to the state for the purpose of building a campus for Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) in the Greater Williamsburg area. The declaration of restricted covenants and agreements was also approved by the James City County Board of Supervisors.

“The action of the State Board brings to fruition a plan that began over 11 years ago with the recognition of the significant population increases and growing educational needs of the residents of Williamsburg, James City County and Upper York County,” said Dr. Charles A. Taylor, TNCC President. “ My sincere gratitude goes to all who were involved in moving the TNCC Historic Triangle Campus forward; especially James City County for their gift of land and infrastructure improvements, the staff of James City County, Virginia Community College System staff, Chancellor, Dr. Glenn Dubois, and the members of the TNCC Local College Board for their support during the process. I want to also thank our state legislators, especially Sen. Tommy Norment, Del. Melanie Rapp for their time and dedication in support of this project. The James City County initiative to donate this land will allow TNCC to establish a permanent presence in this community to meet the needs of the business community, but most importantly, to expand our program offerings in responding to the educational needs of the students in our service areas.”

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