TNCC Announces Speaker for May 14 Commencement Ceremony

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will celebrate its 44th commencement ceremony Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. at Hampton Coliseum.

The commencement speaker is John R. Broderick, the eighth president of Old Dominion University (ODU). As president, Broderick guides the University’s six colleges and more than 10 economic development and research centers. He also maintains partnerships with government, military and business organizations and agencies.

In addition, Broderick serves as one of six college presidents on the Governor’s Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment. In 2012, he was appointed to the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Council of State Representatives. During the same year, he received the 2012 American College Personnel Association’s Contribution to Higher Education Award for his leadership in student success initiatives.

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TNCC’s First Honors Program Students to Graduate May 13

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Four Thomas Nelson Community College students scheduled to graduate on May 13 are the College’s first Honors Program graduates. The 7:00 p.m. commencement ceremony will be held at the Hampton Coliseum.

Eduardo Davila-Reyes, Shea Degruy, Thomas Dale Hill and Tyrone Norman earned Honors distinction by successfully completing 15 or more credit hours of Honors-level courses and at least one semester of the Honors colloquium series ? a sequence of seminars and themed group activities. The students also performed well in their regular courses maintaining a 3.25 or greater grade point average throughout their enrollment at TNCC, according to the College’s Honors Coordinator Dr. Linda Haugh.

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