Photo feature: Honoring service members

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Honoring service members who died in battle over the past 10 years, TNCC students posted the names of more than 6,000 fallen U.S. Armed Forces members on a wall in Griffin Hall.

The names were read by volunteers throughout the day last Friday when TNCC participated in a Remembrance Day National Roll Call as part of its Veterans Day observance.

Pictured are Chantal Cooper, Ellen McKee, Ryan Douglas and Timothy Pope.

TNCC Joins Remembrance Day National Roll Call During its Veterans Day Observance

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Thomas Nelson Community College will host a Veterans Day observance on Friday, Nov. 11 on the Hampton campus. During the observance, TNCC joins a Remembrance Day National Roll Call honoring the sacrifices of U.S. service members over the past decade.

Following an 8:30 a.m. opening ceremony, volunteers from TNCC and the community will begin reading the names of more than 6,000 fallen service members at 9 a.m. The College will observe a one-minute moment of silence at 2 p.m. simultaneously with colleges, universities, and other entities nationwide participating in this Remembrance Day National Roll Call. The roll call will last throughout the day until all of the names are read.


Community Leaders Join TNCC Panel for Program Honoring MLK

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A panel of community leaders including Fort Monroe Garrison Commander Col. Anthony Reyes will be part of a Thomas Nelson Community College program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 8 a.m. in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Hampton.

Moderated by TNCC Speech and Humanities Chair Bette Thomas, the panel will discuss Fulfilling the Dream: From King to Obama. Newport News Councilwoman Sharon Scott; TNCC Foundation Board Member Professor Emeritus Turner Spencer, Ph.D.; Daily Press Urban Affairs Columnist David Squires and Hampton-based First Baptist Church Pastor Richard W. Wills Sr., Ph.D., are also on the panel.


TNCC Faculty Member Shar Wolff Named Chair of Hampton Arts Commission

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Photography Department head and chair of TNCC Cultural Affairs, Shar Wolff has been named chairperson of the Hampton Arts Commission. She will hold the post for four years having previously served two years as a commissioner for the organization.

The Hampton Arts Commission acts in an advisory capacity to the Hampton City Council in the promotion of artistic and cultural programs in the city. The commission also works with the local government to affect means for City support of cultural organizations and programs. As chair of the Hampton Arts Commission, Wolff will conduct business meetings and liaise between regional cultural arts organizations and the Commission, among other responsibilities.