Pinning Ceremony Scheduled for TNCC First Nursing Class to Complete Program at Historic Triangle

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Eight Thomas Nelson Community College students, the first completers of an Associate in Applied Science in Nursing Program from the College’s Historic Triangle campus, will be acknowledged in a Pinning Ceremony Saturday, December 15. Family and friends of the graduating students are invited to attend the 2:00 p.m. ceremony at the Espada Conference Room on the College’s Hampton campus.

A symbolic, but meaningful event, the Pinning Ceremony marks a new facet in the personal and professional lives of the graduating Nursing students, said Mary K. Howard, chair of the Nursing Department. The ceremony also symbolizes the students’ commitment to the profession. During the ceremony, the nurses will recite the Nightingale Pledge, named after nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, as they promise to practice their profession faithfully, aid the physicians in their work, and devote themselves to the welfare of those committed to their care.

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Open House at TNCC’s Historic Triangle Campus to Feature College’s Educational Opportunities

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Explore. Excel. Succeed. is the theme of the Open House to be held at the Historic Triangle campus of Thomas Nelson Community College on Saturday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Registration and continental breakfast start at 8:30 a.m. The College’s Historic Triangle campus is located at 161A/B/C John Jefferson Square in the Busch Corporate Center in Williamsburg.

Parents along with new, prospective and returning students are invited to participate in the Open House to meet with the Thomas Nelson faculty and deans of the College’s four academic divisions who take pride in helping students meet high standards in the classroom in a supportive learning environment. Thomas Nelson staff will also be available to discuss admission, transfer options, financial aid, scholarships and other services available at the College.

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Thomas Nelson Community College Student to Exhibit Art Work in Historic Triangle Campus

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An art exhibit featuring the art work of Thomas Nelson Community College student Freddie Trebby and Charles Warren, son of Thomas Nelson Community College faculty member Simone Warren, will be on display at the College’s Historic Triangle campus located at 161C John Jefferson Square in Williamsburg throughout April. An opening reception is scheduled for Thursday, April 12 at 6:00 p.m. The community is invited to attend.The exhibit, entitled, Water and Wildlife features more than 40 pieces created by Trebby and Warren using different media such as watercolor, watercolor pencils, acrylics, pastels and photography. Two of Trebby’s art pieces have been submitted to the Genesis Show, a college student-juried exhibit held annually at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center.

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Historic Triangle Campus Gains Life-Saving Equipment

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Historic Triangle Campus Gains Life-Saving EquipmentStudents, faculty, staff and visitors at Thomas Nelson Community College’s Historic Triangle Campus will now have a better chance of surviving a cardiac arrest as a result of a newly installed Automated External Defibrillator (AED). The AED was provided through the Historic Triangle Public Access to Defibrillation initiative, funded by the Williamsburg Community Health Foundation.

An AED is a life-saving device that shocks a heart in sudden cardiac arrest, often restoring its regular rhythm. According to statistics shown in the Historic Triangle Public Access to Defibrillator Program information packet, survival rates are drastically increased when an AED is used within three to five minutes of a sudden cardiac arrest event. These statistics also indicate that sudden cardiac arrest is typically caused by ventricular fibrillation and is responsible for about 340,000 adult deaths annually in the United States and more than 300 in the greater Williamsburg region. About 95 percent of sudden cardiac arrest victims die before reaching the hospital.

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Groundbreaking Marks Long-Term Growth for Thomas Nelson Community College in the Historic Triangle

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Thomas Nelson Community College will break ground on a three-story, 120,000 square foot building for its permanent campus in the Historic Triangle on Wednesday, March 28 at 1:30 p.m. The ceremony will take place at the new campus site located in the Lightfoot area near the intersection of Route 60 and Centerville Road, adjacent to the newest high school in the Williamsburg-James City County school division . The Historic Triangle campus is funded by $17.6M from the General Obligation Bond for Higher Education passed by Virginia voters in November 2002 and $8.5M state funding passed by Virginia legislators in 2006.

The featured speaker at the Groundbreaking Ceremony is Virginia Secretary of Education, Dr. Thomas R. Morris. Joining him to celebrate this milestone for the College and the residents of Williamsburg, James City and upper York County are Dr. Glenn DuBois, chancellor of the Virginia Community College System, Virginia Senator Tommy Norment, Virginia delegates, Melanie Rapp, William Barlow and Phil Hamilton and representatives from the localities. Business and education leaders as well as the College’s faculty, staff and students have also been invited to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony.

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Thomas Nelson Community College Names Provost for Historic Triangle Campus

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Thomas Nelson Community College Names Provost for Historic Triangle CampusDr. William Travis, currently the dean of the Business and Public Services Division at Thomas Nelson Community College has been selected as Provost for the College’s Historic Triangle campus. In his new role, Dr. Travis will provide academic and administrative leadership at the Historic Triangle campus with management responsibility for all financial, personnel, academic and administrative operations of the campus ensuring that the College complies with all applicable state, VCCS and TNCC policies and procedures. He will also serve as the community liaison with the Williamsburg, James City County and upper York County local constituencies representing the College President at community functions.

Announcing Travis’ appointment, Thomas Nelson President, Dr. Charles A. Taylor said, “Dr. Travis has consistently provided a high level of leadership at Thomas Nelson Community College and has demonstrated his commitment to excellence to this great institution. These are qualities that will help the Historic Triangle campus serve the community and region and will ensure that the College advances in its goal of becoming a world-class community college.”

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