TNCC Faculty Named Among Virginia’s 40 Under 40 Future Nursing Leaders

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Nursing Program Coordinator Hannah Anderson has been selected among the Virginia Nurses Foundation’s (VNF) 40 Under 40 future nursing leaders. Honorees will be recognized on Saturday, September 24 during VNF’s Fourth Annual Gala at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond.

The award recognizes registered nurses throughout Virginia under age 40 for their vision and leadership, innovation and achievement, growth and development and other criteria.

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TNCC Professor to be Among Presenters at International Technology Conference in Hampton

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC)  faculty member Michael Uenking will be among presenters at an international modeling and simulation (MODSIM) conference. Now in its fourth year, the MODSIM World Conference convenes Wednesday, October 13 through Friday, October 15 at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton.

The conference is designed for the collaboration and transfer of modeling and simulation knowledge, new research, development and applied technology across public and private sectors, according to event organizers. Modeling and simulation is the proactive, hands-on approach to problem solving using the latest technology and engineering practices.

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Two from TNCC Honored as VCCA Showcase Award Recipients

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Two Thomas Nelson Community College faculty/staff members have been named Virginia Community Colleges Association (VCCA) Showcase Award recipients for 2009-2010. History Professor Eirlys Barker and Marcia Scrivener, an administrative assistant for TNCC’s Communications, Humanities and Social Sciences Division, were acknowledged on Friday, October 1 during a VCCA convention at the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and Waterfront Conference Center.

They were among Showcase Award honorees from 23 community colleges in Virginia. Barker received a VCCA Faculty Showcase Award and Scrivener, a Staff Showcase Award.

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TNCC History Professor to be Among History Educators at National Seminar

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Thomas Nelson Community College History Professor Ronald A. Goldberg, Ph.D., has been selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Landmarks of American History and Culture workshops for community college faculty. He was chosen from a pool of national applicants to attend one of six summer 2010 study opportunities.

From July 11-17, Goldberg will take part in a workshop entitled, “Plymouth, Massachusetts: Landmark of Pilgrims and Wampanoag Indians.” The program will examine the Pilgrim colony in the early 1600s.

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TNCC Faculty Member Featured on NPR Radio

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Professor Lisa Ray of the College’s English Department was recently featured  on National Public Radio (89.5) by StoryCorps.  During the broadcast,  she shared one of her favorite stories — one she frequently uses as an example in her classes.

To see an article about Ray and/or listen to the broadcast, please visit the following link:

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TNCC Instructor Receives FBI’s Community Leadership Award

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) instructor Veronica McMillian received the FBI’s 2009 Director’s Community Leadership Award. She was honored last month at the FBI’s Norfolk Field Office and will be formally recognized in March among 50 national recipients at the FBI Office in Washington, D.C. The FBI created the award in 1990 to honor individuals and organizations for their efforts in combating crime, terrorism, drugs, and violence in America.

Driven by a passion for community service that extends far beyond TNCC, McMillian has 20 years of experience in education, training, program development and counseling, among other specialties. She strives to arm students – adults and teens – with the tools needed to build safer communities. As an adjunct instructor at TNCC, she teaches Student Development courses and conducts seminars pertaining to anger management, depression and more. She uses her counseling experience to reach out to the students. “The college life is not an easy life. Just everyday life is enough to get to you,” McMillian said.

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