Thomas Nelson Community College Celebrates the Inauguration of President John T. Dever (Video)

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Thomas Nelson Community College inaugurated President John T. Dever on Friday, October 12 before an audience of more than 300 students, faculty, staff, TNCC retirees, and dignitaries from throughout Virginia. Featuring Sen. Thomas Norment Jr. (R-James City County) and VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois as speakers, the ceremony took place on the Hampton campus in Templin Hall’s Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium.

Having taught English at TNCC from 1975-1995, Dr. Dever selected a quote from Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream,” as the theme – “something of great constancy.” Sen. Norment called Dr. Dever a man of unwavering passion for higher education and an advocate for community colleges. Referring to Dr. Dever as “a teacher’s teacher,” Dr. DuBois presented TNCC’s eighth president with the traditional symbols of the president’s office – a gavel and medallion.

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TNCC Celebrates Presidential Inauguration Oct. 12

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Thomas Nelson Community College  (TNCC) will celebrate the inauguration of its President, John T. Dever, on Friday, October 12 at 10:00 a.m. on the Hampton campus in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium in Templin Hall. Offices on TNCC’s Hampton and Historic Triangle campuses are closed to the public  from 8:00 a.m.  to 1:30 p.m.

Classes are cancelled. Bookstores on both campuses will observe normal operating hours. Additionally, Workforce Development employer training programs and services at the Peninsula Workforce Development Center will run as scheduled.

The Inauguration Ceremony will feature Sen. Thomas K. Norment Jr. and Virginia Community College System Chancellor Glenn Dubois as guest speakers.

With a career in education spanning more than 40 years, Dr. Dever became President of TNCC in October 2011. Before joining TNCC, he was Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Services at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Virginia.

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New Representative Appointed to TNCC Board

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Former Newport News School Board Chairman John W. McMillan Jr. was recently appointed to the Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Board by the Newport News City Council. The College Board is comprised of 14 members from six localities in TNCC’s service area and acts in an advisory capacity to the State Board for Community Colleges and TNCC President John T. Dever.

A retired U.S. Air Force officer, McMillan will complete the unexpired term of Mary B. Oder. In addition to his military and public service background, he has 24 years of experience as a systems analyst and retired from the MITRE Corporation having been an associate project leader.

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TNCC College Board Annual Dinner Set on June 27

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HAMPTON, Va. – The Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Board will meet Wednesday, June 27 at 6:00 p.m. Schlesinger’s Chophouse, located at 1106 William Styron Square, Newport News VA

This is an invitation-only social event during which no business will be conducted. Further, no committee meetings will be held this month.

For more information, visit the College’s website at www.tncc.edu or contact TNCC’s Office of Public Relations and Marketing at 825-2527.

Leadership Essentials for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurs

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Prepare yourself today to meet the challenges of tomorrow with Thomas Nelson Community College Leadership Essentials Training. Receive valuable leadership tips to move your business forward in this dynamic 5-week series led by TNCC business experts. If you want to grow your business, this training will give you the skills to succeed.

Attend All 5 Wednesday sessions for only $100:

  • Feb. 15        Essential Skills of Leadership
  • Feb. 22        Essential Skills of Communicating
  • Feb. 29        Delegating
  • Mar   7         Developing Performance Goals
  • Mar 14         Providing Performance Feedback

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TNCC Board Welcomes New James City County Representative

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The Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Board recently welcomed community leader Bruce C. Goodson as a new representative for James City County. The TNCC Board consists of 14 members from six localities in the College’s service area and acts in an advisory capacity to the State Board for Community Colleges and the TNCC President.

Goodson has served 12 years on the James City County Board of Supervisors and is currently Vice Chairman. He is also President of the Diamond/Goodson Equipment Corporation of Norfolk and Richmond, Virginia and was a charter member of the Greater Peninsula Workforce Development Consortium leading efforts to create the Peninsula Worklink One Stop Career Centers.

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