TNCC Receives $36K Grant to Enhance Engineering Program

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Educational Foundation received a $36,000 contribution from Altria Group, Inc., to enhance the College’s Modeling and Simulation program. Altria Group is the parent company of Philip Morris USA, U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company, John Middleton, Ste Michelle Wine Estates and Philip Morris Capital Corporation.

TNCC introduced a degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology with specialization in Modeling and Simulation in fall 2009. “We are glad to provide this contribution to help Thomas Nelson, our local community college, build its capacity in technical education,” said William E. Tucker, who manages a Philip Morris USA facility in Williamsburg. “We appreciate [Thomas Nelson’s] work to keep its programming in sync with workforce needs in the region.”

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TNCC Student Named Among VCCS ‘Legacy Scholars’ Across Virginia

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) student William F. Zorn was among 30 students honored as Commonwealth Legacy Scholars. The honorees representing Virginia’s 23 community colleges were acknowledged in October during a luncheon in Richmond.

The scholarships recognize students from across the Commonwealth who demonstrated academic excellence during high school as well as a commitment to developing their leadership skills. They will become mentors to future Legacy Scholars as they move through their academic programs and graduate from a Virginia community college, according to Dr. Glenn DuBois, Chancellor of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS).

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TNCC Receives Grant from Williamsburg Community Health Foundation to Strengthen Initiatives

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The Williamsburg Community Health Foundation has awarded $85,000 in grants to the Thomas Nelson Community College Educational Foundation, Inc. to strengthen health care workforce initiatives at the College.  One grant of $60,000 will provide scholarships for TNCC nursing and other allied health students while another totaling $25,000 will support a Health and Medical Services Pathway project that targets Historic Triangle area high school students.

A three-year grant, the nursing and allied health scholarship funds will be provided to the College at $20,000 each year to help current students offset the costs of their education.  To be eligible for a scholarship, students must be either employed by Eastern State Hospital or a local healthcare facility or be a resident of the greater Williamsburg community.  The grant will also assist graduating TNCC nursing students who will enroll in Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs at four-year colleges and universities in Virginia.

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Wythe Woman’s Club of Hampton Supports TNCC Students with Millie Brown Scholarship

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The Wythe Woman’s Club of Hampton is sponsoring the Millie Brown Scholarship to provide financial support to a full-time or part-time student at Thomas Nelson Community College. Students applying for the scholarship must demonstrate financial need, be enrolled in a degree program or be a candidate for an A.A., A.S. or A.A.S. degree and be able to maintain a G.P.A. of 3.0 in the first semester to receive the award for the second semester.

The $1,000 scholarship is divided into two installments available to the student in the fall and spring semesters. The scholarship pays for tuition, books, fees and any additional supplies that may be required by an instructor. In addition to the eligibility requirements, students interested in applying for the Millie Brown Scholarship must complete a scholarship application form available at the College’s scholarship office and write a letter to the TNCC Educational Foundation Scholarship Committee outlining how the scholarship will assist the applicant in fulfilling their personal, educational, and career goals. The Scholarship Committee will review the applications and name the recipient.

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