TNCC Features Emmy Award-winning Artist at Motion Graphics Design Symposium in May

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The Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Computer Arts Department will welcome Emmy Award-winning graphic design artist Mike Goedecke for the Motion Graphics Design Symposium on May 5 and 6. The event will include a public lecture, one-on-one portfolio critiques for TNCC students and more.

Goedecke’s portfolio includes promotions for the launch of Jay Leno’s “The Tonight Show” and “Embryo,” an award-winning short film. His high-profile client list includes ABC, Activision, Chevron and The Discovery Channel. “The event is important because it gives not only our students, but the public, a chance to interact with a nationally recognized and awarded filmmaker and motion graphics designer,” said Cece Wheeler, Professor of Art and Computer Arts Department Head.


April Session of TNCC Speaker Series Focuses on Prostate Cancer

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) President Alvin J. Schexnider invites the public to the Hampton campus on Tuesday, April 20 for a presentation titled, “A Public Conversation About Prostate Cancer.” Charlie W. Hill, president of the Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum, is guest speaker. The free presentation begins at 7:30 a.m. in room 1302 of the Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Road.

The breakfast meeting is part of a Speakers Series launched last year at TNCC to give community leaders an opportunity to convene with area educators and discuss important regional and national issues.


Free Public Forum at TNCC Examines Human Existence Past, Present and Future

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) joins the Lutheran Council of Tidewater to present a free public forum on TNCC’s Hampton campus titled, “Convergence: What Does it Mean to be Human? … From Apes and Early Humans to Trans-human Cyborgs.” The panel discussion takes place Tuesday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium located in Templin Hall.

Dr. Charles Smith, who teaches Biology and Religious Studies at TNCC, will serve as moderator for guest panelists Dr. Barbara King of the College of William and Mary and Dr. Philip Hefner, professor emeritus of systematic theology for the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Illinois. The two educators will present their views on human nature, its relationship with the apes and human ancestors, and they will look ahead to the future of human technology and spirituality. After each speaker’s 30-minute presentation, both will take questions and comments from the audience.


TNCC Raises Awareness About Disabilities, Depression with Play and Panel Discussion

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TNCC and Had to Be Productions, a theatrical group based in California, will present “Into the Fire” at the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium (MTCA), Templin Hall, on the Hampton campus. Performances will take place Tuesday, February 23 at 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public, the play explores the stories of disabled veterans who work to adapt to life at home after experiencing combat-related trauma in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam.