Two TNCC Graduates Receive High Honors

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Thomas Nelson Community College named graduating students Matthew Paul Faubion and Sandra Joy Brooks as recipients of 2008-2009 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.

Criteria for the awards include attaining the highest cumulative grade point average (GPA), 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 Student Undeterred by Visual Impairment Graduates in Class of 2009

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If Natasha Hubbard’s class started at 10 a.m., she was on campus by 8 a.m. Her philosophy: being early surely beats showing up late. Before class, the Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) student usually found a relaxing place to sit near the shrubbery outside of Templin Hall on the Hampton campus. Nothing disturbed her there – not even the bumbles bees that swarmed around her seat. “I never moved,” Hubbard said with a laugh. “I couldn’t see them anyway.”Hubbard lost sight in her left eye when she was 12 years old. At 16, she lost sight in her right eye, leaving her completely blind. With plenty of determination and assistance from TNCC’s Disabled Student Services team, Hubbard completed the requirements for an Associate of Science in Social Science degree at the end of the fall 2008 semester with a 3.5 grade point average.  She graduated with the class of 2009 during the College’s fortieth annual commencement ceremony. “She’s an inspiration,” said longtime friend Karen Perez.

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TNCC Celebrates 40th Commencement Ceremony May 15

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Thomas Nelson Community College will celebrate its 40th Commencement Ceremony at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, May 15 at the Hampton University Convocation Center. More than 1,177 students have applied to graduate during the 2008-2009 academic year. This number includes students who completed their curriculum requirements in the summer 2008, fall 2008 and those who have applied for graduation in spring 2009. Graduating students will receive associate degrees, career studies certificates and diplomas. Some of the graduating students will receive more than one degree or a combination of degree, career studies certificate and/or diploma.

As part of the commencement exercises, Mr. W. Taylor Reveley III, President of the College of William and Mary, will address the graduating class. In addition, the colors will be presented by the Bethel High School JROTC, and music will be provided by the York River Concert Band.

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Thirty-one U.S. Navy Students to Graduate from TNCC Medical Technology Laboratory Program

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On Thursday, Feb. 5, at 9 a.m., 31 U.S. Navy Sailors will graduate from the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program at Thomas Nelson Community College during a ceremony in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall. Capt. Susan E. Herron, NC, USN, Commanding Officer of Portsmouth, Virginia-based Naval School of Health Sciences and Alvin J. Schexnider Ph.D., TNCC’s Interim President will address the graduating class.  Force Master Chief Laura A. Martinez, Hospital Corps director, is also scheduled to address the graduating class as guest speaker.

This is the nineteenth and last class to graduate from Thomas Nelson Community College since the U.S. Navy awarded the contract in 1998. The graduating students will receive the TNCC Medical Laboratory Technician Certificate and will be awarded the Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) HM 8506.
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Eight TNCC Students Honored During Nurse Pinning Ceremony

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Eight Thomas Nelson Community College Nursing students were acknowledged during a Pinning Ceremony earlier this month in Williamsburg. The students completed an Associate in Applied Science Degree Program in Nursing at the College’s Historic Triangle campus.

A symbolic, but meaningful event, the Pinning Ceremony marked a new facet in the personal and professional lives of the graduating Nursing students, said Mary K. Howard, Nursing Program chair.

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Thirty-Eight U.S. Navy Students to Graduate from TNCC Medical Technology Laboratory Program

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VIRGINIA PENINSULA – On Wednesday, August 6, at 9:00 a.m., thirty-eight U.S. Navy Sailors will graduate from the Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program at Thomas Nelson Community College. The graduating students will receive the TNCC Medical Laboratory Technician Certificate and will be awarded the Navy Enlisted Classification (NEC) HM 8506.  The ceremony will take place on the TNCC Hampton campus in Templin Hall. Captain Susan E. Herron, NC, USN, Commanding Officer of the Naval School of Health Sciences Portsmouth, Va. and Dr. Charles A. Taylor will be addressing the graduating class.

In addition to the HM 8506 NEC, 12 of the graduating students have also completed the requirements in Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) and will be receiving degrees in Medical Laboratory Technology.

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