TNCC to Meet with Legislators to Communicate College’s 2008-10 Legislative Priorities

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The Thomas Nelson Community College Board will host a legislative breakfast on Friday, October 26 at 7:30 a.m. at the Williamsburg Lodge located at 310 South England Street in Williamsburg. The purpose of the legislative breakfast is to meet with legislators and communicate the importance and needs of the College as well as the College’s 2008-2010 legislative priorities. Expected to attend are: Senators Mamie E. Locke and Thomas K. Norment and Delegates William K. Barlow, Mamye E. BaCote, Phillip A. Hamilton, Glenn Oder, Melanie L. Rapp and Jeion A. Ward.

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TNCC Students to Visit Legislators in Richmond

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A delegation of students, faculty, staff and administrators from Thomas Nelson Community College will be visiting their legislators in Richmond on Thursday, January 25 and Monday, February 5 to thank legislators for their support to higher education and to keep legislators abreast of the needs of community colleges. Student Government Association President, Tia McCoy and Vice-President Clair Langford will be part of the delegation. “It’s important for me to let my legislators know that Thomas Nelson students are actively involved in addressing issues that affect our College and our communities. We are stepping up and taking a leadership role in changing Virginia for the better,” said Tia McCoy, president of the Student Government Association.

“We also want our legislators to know that we are very appreciative of the faculty and staff for all their support. We want to make sure our legislators understand that Thomas Nelson Community College helps shape and change the lives of many in our communities. The success of Thomas Nelson students is largely due to the dedication and commitment of the faculty for their students.” Clair Langford, a former military member and currently the vice-president of the Student Government Association said, “Because my experience at Thomas Nelson Community College was life-changing, I find it important to pass tell our legislators about the College’s positive impact in our community. As a student involved in the co-enrollment program between Thomas Nelson Community College and the College of William & Mary, the transfer grant initiative is of special meaning.”

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Thomas Nelson Campus On Hold

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The Virgina Gazette

By Mary Vause

Thomas Nelson Community College’s plans to build a 120,000-square-foot campus on the Warhill tract are in limbo, waiting on passage of the state budget as well as $3.5 million more that’s unfunded.

The budget stalemate in the General Assembly threatens to push back the campus opening by a year. Fully $5.5 million earmarked for the construction project is stuck in budget negotiations. The project is the biggest local fallout of the state budget deadlock.

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TNCC Students to Visit Legislators in Richmond

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The Virginia Peninsula – A delegation of students, faculty, staff and administrators from Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will be visiting the State Capitol in Richmond on Tuesday, January 31 and Tuesday, February 21 to thank legislators for their support to higher education and to keep legislators abreast of the needs of community colleges.

“It’s important for me to tell my legislators what TNCC means to me and to our community,” said Nashon Shutty, president of the Student Government Association. “TNCC continuously shapes and changes the lives of the students who attend this institution. This is the result of the dedication and commitment of the TNCC faculty members for their students. They support us and do their very best to engage us in a positive learning experience. In my three years at TNCC, I have yet to find one faculty member who is not all about helping their students succeed.” Shutty will graduate in May from TNCC with her fourth associate degree. She is currently attending TNCC and Old Dominion University where she is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her long-term goal is to become an elementary school teacher.

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