TNCC’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Team Wins Regional Award

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team was named second runner up in its field during the 2010 SIFE USA Regional Competition. The team traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to compete against others from across the nation and was the only community college team to win in the March 21 event.

TNCC students faced teams from 10 four-year colleges/universities and were acknowledged for a presentation about their 2010-2011 projects, according to Professor of Business Sandra Robertson, SIFE faculty adviser. The team’s projects included a Mock Great Eight Nations Summit, a “Dress for Success” business wear donation event and an HIV/AIDS Awareness program. The ventures impacted more than 600 people including adults and teens Peninsula-wide and the HIV/AIDS awareness event — in cooperation with several local clubs and organizations — raised funds for donation to the “Trees for Life” organization in Kenya, Africa.


TNCC’s New Engineering Club Enhances Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Curriculum

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HAMPTON, Va. – Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) students have the opportunity to learn outside of the classroom thanks to a new Engineering Club founded by Jason Colley, a student at TNCC. The organization invites students in Engineering, Mathematics and other Technology-related areas of study to share ideas, collaborate on various projects, and learn the newest technology and more.

Ji Hyon Mun, Associate Professor and Engineering Department Head, serves as the faculty advisor for the club. “They wanted to form a club so that they can do engineering applications outside [of] the classroom because you can know in the classroom they are pretty much confined to what I tell them and what I expect them to do; but out of the classroom they can apply whatever they’re learning from their other classes and have fun with it,” she said.