Fine Arts Scholarships Available, Application Deadline Nov. 10

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Financial Aid Director Kathryn Anderson has announced that the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is accepting applications for 2012-13 Visual Arts Fellowships. The deadline to apply is Thursday, November 10.

Eligibility guidelines, application and a printable PDF flyer are available at


Spotlight: Christy Hawkins Receives VCCS Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship

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Christy Hawkins, Assistant Professor of Health at Thomas Nelson Community College, was awarded the VCCS Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship to pursue her doctorate of philosophy degree in education at Old Dominion University. The fellowship provides up to a one-year leave of absence, with shared financial support, for doctoral study at accredited institutions of higher education. While on leave, Hawkins will complete her final course requirements, comprehensive exams, and defend her dissertation proposal. Hawkins plans to evaluate predictors for success in online learning in her doctoral research. She will return to teaching after spring break for the second eight-week session of the spring semester.

The VCCS Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship is awarded annually to no more than three outstanding faculty members in the VCCS. According to the website, “The purpose of the Chancellor’s Faculty Fellowship is to ensure that capable people within the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) have opportunities to prepare themselves for top-level management and instructional positions within the VCCS.” According to VCCS Director of Professional Development, Nan Ottenritter, Ms. Hawkins is the first faculty member at Thomas Nelson Community College to be selected as a Chancellor’s Fellow.


TNCC Faculty Daniel Canfield Receives Full Fellowship to Attend Advanced Technology Conference

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Daniel Canfield, recently retired head of the Electronics Department at Thomas Nelson Community College, has received a Full Fellowship from the Maricopa Advanced Technology Education Center (MATEC). Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the fellowship will enable Canfield to attend the SAME-TEC Advanced Technological Education Conference in Austin, Texas July 28-31, 2008.

The SAME-TEC conference gives education and industry partners from across the nation the opportunity to network and collaborate to promote the viability of high tech industries through the development of a highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce. Conference participants get an up-close look at the ever-advancing tools, training demands, and recent developments in emerging and converging technology fields.