Several TNCC Offices Announce Spring Break Service Hours

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Direct student services offices at Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Hampton and Historic Triangle campus in Williamsburg have revised business hours for spring break — Monday, March 4 through Friday, March 8. The college is closed to the public Wednesday, March 6 as personnel will be engaged in training sessions and workshops.

Areas that usually provide service after 5 p.m. including Enrollment Services, Registration Self-Service Center, Information Center, Financial Aid, Counseling, Testing Center and Cashiers will close earlier operating as follows:

  • Monday through Thursday — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Friday — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Libraries on both campuses will operate 8 a .m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday.

Also during spring break, classes at TNCC’s Southeast Higher Education Center in Newport News will not convene. Services including registration, fee and tuition payment for TNCC’s second eight-week class session will be available online at

The College will resume regular business hours and classes on Monday, March 11.


TNCC Invites Military Veterans to Feb. 8 Open House

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s Financial Aid Services invites local veterans and their family members to an Open House on Tuesday, February 8 on the Hampton campus in the Library Gallery, Wythe Hall.


TNCC Offers Online Depression Screening to Aid Students

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While college is a crucial time of development and growth for most students, it can also be overwhelming for some. Acknowledging that everyday sources of stress can eventually lead to problems with depression and anxiety when left untreated, Thomas Nelson Community College now offers online mental health screenings for a range of common emotional conditions that tend to go undiagnosed.

Students can complete a simple, confidential questionnaire to determine what is wrong and see the treatment options available, according to Richard Hurst, Disabilities Coordinator at TNCC.  He said 4 out of 10 college students report feeling so depressed that they have difficulty functioning in everyday life.


TNCC to Participate in National Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Program

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will be among colleges across Virginia participating in the national Red Flag Campaign beginning Monday, Oct. 4. A project of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, the campaign promotes dating violence awareness and prevention on college campuses.

The campaign uses a bystander intervention strategy helping students identify red flags for violence in their friends’ relationships and encouraging them to intervene when they see warning signs. “Friends have an influential role in intervening in dating violence not only with the victim, but also with the abusive partner,” said Marilyn Starkes, a counselor and assistant professor with TNCC’s Student Development.


TNCC Awarded Over $1 Million Grant for TRiO Program

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) has been awarded a $1,192,480 grant from the U.S. Department of Education for its TRiO Student Support Services. The grant will be spread over five years with TNCC receiving $238,496 the first year which began this September.

Virginia Keithley, the College’s  TRiO director, said the grant will support a week long summer orientation for freshmen called Smart Start to TNCC, expansion of TRiO’s mentor component, implementation of an intense first-year experience for entering freshmen and the hiring of two part-time staff members (retention specialist and supplemental instructor). The retention specialist will work with first-year TRiO students on their study skills, learning style and personality congruency with career/major choice. The supplemental instructor will attend a specialized Mathematics class with TRiO students and meet outside of class two to four hours a week augmenting instruction, she explained.


Gatortation: TNCC’s New Pre-Enrollment College Orientation Session

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As of June 1, 2010, all New TNCC Students have been required to attend a Gatortation session in preparation for advising, registration and college success (Please see the definition of New Students below). These mandatory sessions provide each new student with an academic plan, college orientation and the opportunity to register for Fall classes. Students cannot register for courses until they have completed the Gatortation session. Students must complete their Placement Tests before attending the Gatortation session.