TNCC Making A Difference : The Daily Press

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Southeast campus provides collegial atmosphere for those seeking higher education.

Eddie McCray has timed the two to three minutes it takes him to get from his Riverlands apartment to classes at Thomas Nelson Community College’s Southeast Higher Education Center.

But the convenient location is only part the allure for McCray, a 23-year-old who works full-time and takes night classes. ”I like this atmosphere — it’s very comforting and motivating,” he said.

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Cupola Latest Addition to Campus : The Daily Press

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Construction trailers fill the parking lot. Hard-hat-topped workers swarm unfinished interiors. A few windows lack glass. But the first building of Thomas Nelson Community College’s Historic Triangle Campus is only months from completion.

Tuesday, workers added a square, windowed cupola to the top of the three-story masonry and brick building, one of five planned for the 73-acre site next to Warhill High School on Opportunity Way, just off Centerville Road.

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TNCC Graduation Applications Are Up : The Daily Press

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Thomas Nelson Community College posted a record number of students who applied to graduate this year, according to college President Charles A. Taylor.

School officials said 1,159 students applied for graduation. That number marks a 20 percent increase compared to last year, Taylor said during the college’s 39th annual commencement Tuesday evening.

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TNCC Students to Meet Panel of Local Journalists

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A panel of Hampton Roads journalists will field questions from Thomas Nelson Community College students during a Hampton Roads Journalists’ Panel Discussion to be held on Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00 p.m at the Mary T. Christian Auditorium on the College’s Hampton campus.

Journalists Steven Vaughan, Virginia Gazette; Lisa Finneran, Daily Press; Tom Robotham, Portfolio Weekly; Barbara Hamm, WHRO; Bill Nachman, Gloucester- Mathews Gazette Journal; Leon Moore from Northrop Grumman Newport News and Blaine Stewart from WTKR Channel 3 will share their perspective with TNCC students on current issues affecting the world and our communities. The panel moderator will be Mr. Richard Dollieslager, Assistant Professor and Chair of the English Department at TNCC.

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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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