Apprentice School Director is Keynote Speaker for TNCCs 42nd Commencement

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will celebrate its 42nd commencement ceremony Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m. at the Hampton University Convocation Center. Everett Jordan, Director of Education for Newport News Shipbuilding’s Apprentice School, will deliver the keynote address.

Jordan is a 1977 graduate of The Apprentice School and attended TNCC. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Saint Leo University and a Master’s degree in Education from The George Washington University. He currently represents Poquoson as a member of the TNCC Board.

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Update: Spring 2010 Graduates

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Degree pick-up has been delayed due to a printing error.

We apologize for the delay. Please check the TNCC website and TV monitors throughout the college for updates.

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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TNCC to Recognize Local, State Leaders During May 15 Commencement

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will recognize several government officials and community members for their contributions in education and public service during its 41st commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hampton University Convocation Center. TNCC President Alvin J. Schexnider will present several new awards, including the Thomas Nelson Medallion and the Dana B. Hamel Award. The President will also present an Honorary Associate Degree to a local business/industry leader and the annual Distinguished Alumni Award.

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TNCC Announces Speaker for May 15 Commencement

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will celebrate its 41st commencement ceremony Saturday, May 15 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hampton University Convocation Center.

The Commencement speaker is Mrs. Thomasina R. Wright, a Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding executive and TNCC alumna. One of the two highest ranking African American women at Northrop Grumman’s Newport News location, Mrs. Wright is Trade Director of the Aircraft Carriers Program.

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Application Deadline for Spring 2010 Graduation: March 1

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The deadline to file a graduation application for Spring 2010 is March 1, 2010. If you plan to graduate this semester, your application must be in the Registration & Records Office, 206 Griffin Hall no later than March 1st. The application can be found on the TNCC website:

The commencement ceremony will be held May 15, 2010 at the Hampton University Convocation Center at 10 a.m. Please indicate on your graduation application whether you plan to attend the commencement ceremony.