TNCC Adds Two New Health Courses for Fall Semster

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) has expanded its offerings for the fall semester to include HLT 140: Introduction to Health-Related Professions and HLT 230: Principles of Nutrition & Human Development.

Introduction to Health-Related Professions is a two-credit course that introduces students to the responsibilities of healthcare professionals, identifies internship and residency requirements, and examines the demand for health professions and more. Instructors will use multimedia, team activities and facilitated discussions to explore the demand for health professions and create education and employment plans to help students achieve their goals.

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TNCC Offers New Career Studies Certificate in Human Services

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HAMPTON, Va. – Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) has expanded its offerings this spring semester to include a new career studies certificate in Human Services. The Benefits Program Specialist certificate program prepares individuals for work as entry level benefits/eligibility providers within the Commonwealth’s Social Services system.

Benefits Program Specialists help people navigate through a myriad of Social Services government assistance programs. These professionals provide assistance ranging from information about eligibility criteria and help in applying for benefits, to assistance in receiving benefits, covered services or appealing denials and terminations.

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TNCC Selects Riverside Health System to Receive 2010 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) selected Riverside Health System for the 2010 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy in acknowledgment of Riverside’s exceptional contributions to TNCC. The award was presented Tuesday, April 20 during a luncheon ceremony at the Country Club of Virginia.

The Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy is hosted by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) to honor the leading philanthropists from each of Virginia’s 23 community colleges as well as the system’s statewide foundation. This marks the fifth year the awards have been given.

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April Session of TNCC Speaker Series Focuses on Prostate Cancer

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) President Alvin J. Schexnider invites the public to the Hampton campus on Tuesday, April 20 for a presentation titled, “A Public Conversation About Prostate Cancer.” Charlie W. Hill, president of the Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum, is guest speaker. The free presentation begins at 7:30 a.m. in room 1302 of the Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Road.

The breakfast meeting is part of a Speakers Series launched last year at TNCC to give community leaders an opportunity to convene with area educators and discuss important regional and national issues.

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TNCC Promotes Mental Health Awareness During Free Seminar

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Disabled Student Services team aims to increase mental illness awareness with two free seminars. Set for Monday, April 12 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., the sessions will be held in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Hampton campus.

Alison K. Malmon, founder and executive director of Active Minds, Inc., will share personal stories and encourage open dialogue to combat the stigma associated with mental illness on college campuses. Malmon started her first mental illness awareness organization, Open Minds, in 2001 as a junior at the University of Pennsylvania after the suicide of her 22-year-old brother. The death of her only sibling prompted Malmon to create an organization that would push for early detection and treatment of mental illness, thus, preventing others from suffering in silence as her brother did.

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Honor Society at TNCC Launches Lecture Series March 23

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The Phi Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will launch a lecture series beginning Tuesday, March 23 based on the topic, Do You Know? The series of three lectures featuring TNCC students and members of the community will be conducted on the Hampton campus. Free and open to the public, the lectures all begin at 6 p.m. in the Espada Room at Moore Hall.

The first in the series – Do You Know What Cancer Is? – will be presented by a representative from the American Cancer Society. The speaker will address questions about cancer prevention, detection and other related topics. The lecture will also include information about the upcoming Relay for Life events to raise money for cancer research.

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