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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Boating Laws Change on July 1, 2010; TNCC Class Helps Personal Watercraft Operators and Boaters Comply

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Boating laws have changed. Effective July 1, 2010, personal watercraft operators under 35 years of age must complete a boating safety course. Thomas Nelson Community College Workforce Development now offers a boating safety course for boaters 13 years and older. The class meets the new education compliance requirements.

In 2007, the Virginia General Assembly enacted a law establishing a boating safety education compliance requirement. Personal Watercraft operators 20 years old and younger were required to meet this requirement as of July 1, 2009. Requirements will be phased in over the next several years and by 2016, all operators of PWCs (Personal Watercraft such as jet skis, Sea Doos, Wave Runners) and operators of Motorboats with a 10 hp or greater motor, will be required to have a boating safety education course completion card on board when operating a PWC or Motorboat.

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