Thomas Nelson Community College Celebrates the Inauguration of President John T. Dever (Video)

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Thomas Nelson Community College inaugurated President John T. Dever on Friday, October 12 before an audience of more than 300 students, faculty, staff, TNCC retirees, and dignitaries from throughout Virginia. Featuring Sen. Thomas Norment Jr. (R-James City County) and VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois as speakers, the ceremony took place on the Hampton campus in Templin Hall’s Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium.

Having taught English at TNCC from 1975-1995, Dr. Dever selected a quote from Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” as the theme – “something of great constancy.” Sen. Norment called Dr. Dever a man of unwavering passion for higher education and an advocate for community colleges. Referring to Dr. Dever as “a teacher’s teacher,” Dr. DuBois presented TNCC’s eighth president with the traditional symbols of the president’s office – a gavel and medallion.

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NASA Langley Official is Keynote Speaker for TNCC’s 43rd Commencement

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will celebrate its 43rd commencement ceremony Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Hampton University Convocation Center. Stephen Jurczyk, Deputy Center Director NASA Langley Research Center, will deliver the keynote address.

Jurczyk has spent most of his 25-year career in aerospace with NASA in various systems engineering, management and senior leadership positions at NASA Headquarters I Washington, D.C., Hampton, Virginia-based Langley Research Center and Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. He contributed to the development of several space-based remote sensing systems supporting Earth Science research including the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, Landsat 7, and the Clouds and Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Observations mission.

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TNCC Joins Remembrance Day National Roll Call During its Veterans Day Observance

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Thomas Nelson Community College will host a Veterans Day observance on Friday, Nov. 11 on the Hampton campus. During the observance, TNCC joins a Remembrance Day National Roll Call honoring the sacrifices of U.S. service members over the past decade.

Following an 8:30 a.m. opening ceremony, volunteers from TNCC and the community will begin reading the names of more than 6,000 fallen service members at 9 a.m. The College will observe a one-minute moment of silence at 2 p.m. simultaneously with colleges, universities, and other entities nationwide participating in this Remembrance Day National Roll Call. The roll call will last throughout the day until all of the names are read.

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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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Apprentice School Director is Keynote Speaker for TNCCs 42nd Commencement

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will celebrate its 42nd commencement ceremony Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m. at the Hampton University Convocation Center. Everett Jordan, Director of Education for Newport News Shipbuilding’s Apprentice School, will deliver the keynote address.

Jordan is a 1977 graduate of The Apprentice School and attended TNCC. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Saint Leo University and a Master’s degree in Education from The George Washington University. He currently represents Poquoson as a member of the TNCC Board.

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TNCC’s PTK Chapter has Spring Induction Ceremony on Hampton Campus

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Phi Sigma Chapter of  Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society has its spring 2011 induction today at 7:00 p.m. in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Hampton campus.

The keynote speaker is Garon Tate, Chapter Relations Manager for PTK.   Garon works to support chapter advisors and chapter leaders in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. He has been involved with Phi Theta Kappa since his induction in 2001 while attending Chattanooga State Community College.

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