TNCC Observes Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday January 11-14

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will observe the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday January 11-14 with a slate of activities. The calendar of events is as follows:

January 11 – Presidential Leadership Award Luncheon
11:30 a.m., Great Wolf Lodge, Williamsburg
Special guest Jeanne Zeidler, former Mayor of Williamsburg, will be awarded the TNCC Presidential Leadership Award. By invitation only.

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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.

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Thomas Nelson Community College to Celebrate Life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

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Thomas Nelson Community College will have its Martin Luther King Jr. Day observance on Tuesday, Jan. 15. A program themed Keeping the Dream Alive, 40 Years after King’s Death is set for 11:00 a.m. at the Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Hampton campus.

Sponsored by the Student Government Association, the Office of Student Activities and the African-American History and Culture Club, the free program is open to the public and will feature reflections on the day’s theme by TNCC students Ann-Marie Lovett and Jolene Nemec; a dance performance by the College’s Gator Velocity Dance Team and songs performed by TNCC student Rotita Dupree and Helen Stallings, a TNCC financial aid advisor. Dr. Charles A. Taylor, TNCC president will present the Second Annual Leadership Award to Tuskegee Airman, Ezra M. Hill, a retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant and Hampton, VA resident.

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