Commencement 2013

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Mark your calendars! 2013 Commencement takes place May 14, 7:00 p.m. at the Hampton Coliseum. Rehearsal is scheduled for April 23, 12:00 p.m. at the Gator Cafe.

TNCC Honored Local Citizens During 43rd Commencement

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) presented the Thomas Nelson Medallion, Dana B. Hamel Award and Distinguished Alumni Award during its 43rd commencement ceremony on Wednesday, May 16 at the Hampton University Convocation Center. The awards honor citizens who champion higher education and public service.

The Thomas Nelson Medallion honors citizens who exemplify the spirit and highest ideals of Thomas Nelson – patriot, soldier-statesman and governor. This year’s recipient is the Honorable Melanie Rapp Beale, a former Virginia delegate and past president of the TNCC Educational Foundation.

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Two TNCC Students to Receive High Honors During May 16 Commencement

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) named Michelle A. Robinson and Benjamin L. Jordan as recipients of the 2011-2012 President’s and Vice President’s Awards, respectively. In acknowledgement of the two summa cum laude graduates’ exceptional academic performance, the awards will be presented during TNCC’s 43rd commencement exercises on Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Hampton University Convocation Center.

Robinson and Jordan are among over 700 students who applied to graduate during the 2011-2012 academic year. This figure includes students who completed their curriculum requirements in summer 2011, fall 2011, and those who applied for graduation in spring 2012. Graduating students will receive Associate’s degrees, 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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NASA Langley Official is Keynote Speaker for TNCC’s 43rd Commencement

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will celebrate its 43rd commencement ceremony Wednesday, May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Hampton University Convocation Center. Stephen Jurczyk, Deputy Center Director NASA Langley Research Center, will deliver the keynote address.

Jurczyk has spent most of his 25-year career in aerospace with NASA in various systems engineering, management and senior leadership positions at NASA Headquarters I Washington, D.C., Hampton, Virginia-based Langley Research Center and Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. He contributed to the development of several space-based remote sensing systems supporting Earth Science research including the Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite, Landsat 7, and the Clouds and Aerosol Lidar and Infrared Pathfinder Observations mission.

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42nd Commencement Takes Place May 14

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HAMPTON, Va. -– Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) 42nd Commencement Ceremony takes place Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m. at the Hampton University Convocation Center. Roughly 1,231 students applied to graduate during the 2010-2011 academic year. That figure includes students who completed curriculum requirements in summer 2010, fall 2010 and those who applied for graduation in spring 2011.

Graduating students will receive associate degrees and career studies certificates. Some will receive more than one degree, and/or a combination of awards. The College expects to award approximately 1,615 credentials for the 2010-2011 academic year, according to the Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.

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TNCC to Present Special Awards During the 42nd Commencement Ceremony

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Thomas Nelson Community College will present several special awards during its 42nd commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 14 to honor citizens who champion higher education and public service. The 10:00 a.m. ceremony takes place at the Hampton University Convocation Center with presentation of the Thomas Nelson Medallion, Dana B. Hamel Award the annual Distinguished Alumni Award and an Honorary Associate of Humane Letters Degree by TNCC President Alvin J. Schexnider.

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