TNCC Hosts Red Cross Blood Drive Jan. 28

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) hosts a Red Cross blood drive Monday, Jan. 28 on the Hampton campus in Espada Room, Moore Hall. The event takes place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and is open to TNCC students, faculty, staff and community members.

Those planning to participate can make an appointment online at http://www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation. Enter the sponsor code, TNCC. Online registration closes 48 hours before the event. However, those who miss early registration may still participate as walk-ins will be welcomed.

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October 10 Presentation Spotlights Three Healthcare Careers

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Health Department invites TNCC students interested in healthcare careers to an informative presentation by Riverside School of Health Careers. Set for Wednesday, October 10 at 5 p.m. on the Hampton campus in Moore Hall’s Espada Room, the presentation will highlight three careers — radiology technician, surgical technician and physical therapy.

The two-hour session will include a brief overview of each educational program and professionals in the three featured fields will discuss their career experiences and address students’ questions. The presentation will conclude with an overview of the job shadowing program Riverside School of Health Careers provides. For more information, please contact Dr. Christy Hawkins, TNCC Associate Professor of Health and Department Head, at (757) 825-3691.

TNCC’s September 27 Community Health Day Promotes Total Wellbeing

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will host Community Health Day on Thursday, September 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Hampton campus in the Espada Room, Moore Hall. Sponsored by TNCC’s Division of Science, Engineering and Technology and its Red Cross Club, the event will include personal health screenings, blood typing, bone marrow donor registration, a Red Cross blood drive and a one-mile fun run/walk.  “The idea behind Community Health Day is to create a collaborative opportunity for service learning about all facets of health for the TNCC community, said Biology Professor Dr. Ann S. Evans.

During the personal health screenings, students, faculty and staff can receive information about their height, weight and body mass index. An interactive blood pressure station will allow participants to hear their heart beat and pulse rate assisted by students in TNCC’s Nursing and Phlebotomy programs. The event will also include bone marrow donor registration conducted by the Be The Match Registry, a program of the National Marrow Donor Program.

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TNCC Participates in the National Collegiate Health Assessment

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Thomas Nelson’s Health Department and Student Affairs are partnering with the American College Health Association (ACHC) to offer the National Collegiate Health Assessment, a nationally-recognized research tool that assists colleges and universities in evaluating students’ health habits, behaviors, and perceptions. On April 18, about 5,000 randomly selected TNCC students will receive an email invitation to participate in ACHC’s confidential online survey.

As an incentive, participants will be entered into a drawing for an array of prizes. “Thanks to a generous [faculty/staff mini-grant] from the TNCC Educational Foundation, we are able to offer all students who participate in the survey a chance to win one of several great prizes, including an iPad2, a Wii Console with Wii Fit Bundle, or gift cards to the TNCC Bookstore,” said Health Instructor Michelle Alexander.

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New Online Course in Japanese among Spring 2012 Classes at TNCC

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Several new classes join Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) offerings for spring semester 2012. Spring classes begin Saturday, Jan. 7. Students may register and make tuition payments in person on the Hampton and Historic Triangle campuses, or online at www.tncc.edu.

A new distance learning course, Japanese I (JPN 101), is among new classes. The online course is taught by Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) using Blackboard via the Internet. The five-credit course develops the understanding, speaking, reading, and writing of Japanese and emphasizes the structure of the language.

Those interested in Japanese I may join TNCC on the Hampton campus for a one-hour orientation session at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 4 in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall. For more information, contact TNCC Program Director Karen Althoff at AlthoffK@tncc.edu.

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TNCC Hosts Community Health Day Sept. 28

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will host Community Health Day on Wednesday, September 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Espada Conference Center in Moore Hall on the Hampton campus. Sponsored in part by the TNCC Educational Foundation, Division of Engineering, Science and Allied Health, and TNCC’s Red Cross Club, the event will include a Red Cross blood drive, blood typing, personal health screenings and a 50-50 drawing to benefit local disaster relief.

“The idea behind Community Health Day is to create a collaborative opportunity for service learning about all facets of health for the TNCC community,” said Biology Professor Dr. Ann S. Evans.

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