U.S. Navy Students to Graduate from Medical Laboratory Technology Program at Thomas Nelson Community College

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Six of the Graduating Students Served as Hospital Corpsmen in Iraq and Afghanistan:
The Virginia Peninsula – On Wednesday, August 9, at 8:30 a.m., 32 U.S. Navy students will be graduating from the Medical Laboratory Technology Program at Thomas Nelson Community College. The ceremony will take place at the Mary T. Christian Auditorium on the Thomas Nelson Hampton campus.

Six of the graduating students served in Iraq and Afghanistan supporting the U.S. Marine Corps as hospital corpsmen prior to convening for school at Thomas Nelson Community College. Hospital corpsmen play a key role in rendering emergency medical treatment to U.S. Marines in a combat environment. Upon graduation, these U.S. Navy students will be sent around the world to serve as Med Lab Technicians in U.S. Navy facilities where medical laboratories are available.

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TNCC Student, Soldier Brings War in Iraq to Campus through Photographic Presentation

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THE VIRGINIA PENINSULA – Ferdinand Thomas, a Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) science education major and U.S. Army Soldier brings the war in Iraq to the Hampton campus by way of a presentation entitled “A Journalist’s Perspective of Iraq” Wednesday, March 15 at 2:30 p.m. in Diggs Hall, Room 100.

The one-hour presentation is sponsored by the TNCC Photography Club. Thomas will discuss his combat zone experiences and show a photo album of photos he captured on camera while serving in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as a junior soldier assigned to the 214th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment in Richmond, Va.

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