Two TNCC Students to Receive High Academic Honors at May 15 Commencement

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) named graduating students Jonathan Westley Hicks and Amanda Renfroe as recipients of the 2009-2010 President‘s and Vice President’s Awards, respectively. The College presents the awards during commencement each spring in acknowledgment of students’ exceptional academic performance. Both recipients are graduating summa cum laude with 4.0 grade point averages.

Hicks and Renfroe are among nearly 1,000 students who have applied to graduate during the 2009-2010 academic year. This figure includes students who completed their curriculum requirements in summer 2009, fall 2009, and those who have applied for graduation in spring 2010. Graduating students will receive certificates, career studies certificates, or a combination of these academic credentials. Criteria for the President’s and Vice President’s awards include attaining the highest cumulative grade point average, completing at least 60 semester hours of course work and receiving an Associate’s Degree for the current year, among other criteria.

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Sixty-four Graduate from Workforce Development Programs at Thomas Nelson Community College

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The Virginia Peninsula – Friday, August 25, 2006, was a day of new beginnings for 64 students who graduated from various workforce development programs at Thomas Nelson Community College. Among graduates were 10 students who received Medical Office Administration certificates sponsored by a grant-program for spouses of those serving at Langley Air Force.

Professional certificates were also awarded in Website Management Program, Human Resource Management Essentials, Medical Transcription, Pharmacy Technician, Medical Coding Billing Specialist , Medical Office Assistant , Dental Office Assistant Administrative Office Specialist, Dealing with Conflict and Confrontation, Non-Profit Organization, Overcoming Negativity in the Workplace, Taking Control of your Workday and Professional Telephone Skills during the program which was held at the Espada Conference Center in Moore Hall on the College’s Hampton campus.

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U.S. Navy Students to Graduate from Medical Laboratory Technology Program at Thomas Nelson Community College

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Six of the Graduating Students Served as Hospital Corpsmen in Iraq and Afghanistan:
The Virginia Peninsula – On Wednesday, August 9, at 8:30 a.m., 32 U.S. Navy students will be graduating from the Medical Laboratory Technology Program at Thomas Nelson Community College. The ceremony will take place at the Mary T. Christian Auditorium on the Thomas Nelson Hampton campus.

Six of the graduating students served in Iraq and Afghanistan supporting the U.S. Marine Corps as hospital corpsmen prior to convening for school at Thomas Nelson Community College. Hospital corpsmen play a key role in rendering emergency medical treatment to U.S. Marines in a combat environment. Upon graduation, these U.S. Navy students will be sent around the world to serve as Med Lab Technicians in U.S. Navy facilities where medical laboratories are available.

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