Spring into the Future with Thomas Nelson Community College Open House to be held March 25

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THE VIRGINIA PENINSULA – Spring into the Future is the theme of the Open House to be held at Thomas Nelson Community College’s Hampton Campus on Saturday, March 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Registration and continental breakfast will start at 8:00 a.m.

Parents, along with new, prospective and returning students are invited to participate in the College’s Open House to meet with the TNCC faculty and deans of the college’s four academic divisions who take pride in helping students meet high standards in the classroom while creating a supportive learning environment. Participants attending the Open House will also have an opportunity to meet with TNCC staff to discuss admission, transfer options, financial aid, scholarships and other services available at the College. A student panel has also been scheduled to give current students the opportunity to talk to prospective students and parents about their educational experience at TNCC. A discussion panel with the department deans is also scheduled. Two campus tours will be conducted during the event.

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TNCC Students Benefit from Wireless Technology on Campus

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Teaching andlearning at Thomas Nelson Community College has taken a bigstep forward with the implementation of wireless technology in various areas of the college’s Hamptoncampus. While still in its initial phase, this new technologyfrees faculty and students from the constraints and clutter of wires and allows them to work from their laptops, connect to the Internet to conduct research, and communicate with each other via e-mail without a cable connection.

Wireless technology also allows students to access the Internet and other online resources while using their personal laptops in group study areas in various buildings on campus, the cafeteria and in the outdoor Courtyard area. “We are responding to anincreasingly mobile student and faculty population,” said Roy Bernard, Interim VP for Information Technology.

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