TNCC to Participate in Statewide Tornado Drill, March 12

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will test its emergency notification procedures at 9:45 a.m. on Tuesday, March 12 during a statewide tornado drill. The date is designated as Tornado Preparedness Day in the Commonwealth.

During the drill, all components of the College’s emergency notification process will be tested including campus-wide student, faculty and staff e-mail, TNCC internet homepage alerts and e2Campus. Used by roughly 650 campuses nationwide, e2Campus is a web-based unified emergency notification system that enables the transmission of instant alerts to cell phones, land lines and/or several other communications devices.

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TNCC Police Host Safety Awareness Event Aug. 23

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Campus Police will promote safety awareness during “Blue Light Special” on Tuesday, August 23 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Griffin Hall lobby on the Hampton campus and on the second floor of the Historic Triangle campus in Williamsburg. This marks the fourth year for the semi-annual event.

Co-sponsored by Student Activities, the event is an opportunity to meet members of the College’s police force and learn useful, lifesaving information. Attendees will receive information about driving safety and alcohol awareness. TNCC police will also provide parking rules and regulations and information about the e2Campus system, a self-service, web-based, mass notification network that allows TNCC to send instant alerts to faculty, staff and students.

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TNCC community members rely on one another for campus safety, security

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Spotting and reaching out to the troubled folks around them is part of a two-pronged approach the Thomas Nelson Community College community is taking to campus security these days. Being prepared to handle problems when they do occur is the other.

Two years ago today, a disturbed Virginia Tech student killed 32 students and faculty on the Blacksburg campus before taking his own life. The gunman’s dark behavior prior to the incident had shown he was troubled. The response to the shootings prompted renewed emphasis on security and emergency alert systems, as well as mental health, on college campuses.

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