Apprentice School Director is Keynote Speaker for TNCCs 42nd Commencement

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will celebrate its 42nd commencement ceremony Saturday, May 14 at 10 a.m. at the Hampton University Convocation Center. Everett Jordan, Director of Education for Newport News Shipbuilding’s Apprentice School, will deliver the keynote address.

Jordan is a 1977 graduate of The Apprentice School and attended TNCC. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Saint Leo University and a Master’s degree in Education from The George Washington University. He currently represents Poquoson as a member of the TNCC Board.

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Open House at TNCC’s Southeast Higher Education Center to Highlight Program and Course Offerings Available in Fall 08

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An Open Registration Night scheduled for Thursday, July 31 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Thomas Nelson Community College’s Southeast Higher Education Center will feature the educational opportunities available to the community this fall. The Center is located at 5720 Marshall Ave. in Newport News. Participants will be able to obtain information about applying for admission, financial aid opportunities and course offerings. Representatives from these departments will be available to answer questions and assist students with registration. Instructors, department deans, and representatives from Student Services will also be in attendance to welcome and assist prospective students.

The Southeast Higher Education Center gives students an opportunity to work toward earning a career certificate in Administrative Assistant Office Manager, Medical Office Assistant, Information Technology, and Microcomputer Applications or starting an associate degree program. This fall, the College is offering 22 courses including English, Math, History, Keyboarding, Sociology and Psychology to name a few.

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TNCC’s Southeast Higher Education Center Enrollment Increases Over 100 Percent

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Virginia Peninsula – Enrollment at Thomas Nelson Community College’s Newport News-based Southeast Higher Education Center has increased more than 180 percent since it opened last fall. From its 5720 Marshal Ave. location, the Center gives students an opportunity to work toward earning a career certificate or starting an associate degree program.

The College established the Southeast Higher Education Center in association with An Achievable Dream Middle and High School and the Newport News Public School System offering evening and weekend courses to adult learners.

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TNCC Partners with An Achievable Dream Academy to Bring Education Opportunities to Newport News

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As the College continues to grow and expand its programs and services to meet the higher education and training needs on the Peninsula, Thomas Nelson Community College is proud to partner with An Achievable Dream Academy (AAD) to establish the Southeast Higher Education Center in Newport News. In alignment with the College’s vision to “anticipate and shape the future by providing individualized, flexible, technologically advanced education in a supportive environment that meets the diverse and evolving needs of our students …,” TNCC joins a cadre of community leaders such as Newport News Public Schools, Riverside Medical Group, Northrop Grumman and Ferguson Enterprises in a concerted effort to make a difference and provide educational opportunities to Southeastern Newport News citizens.

An Open House is set for Thursday, July 26 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the 5720 Marshall Ave. center giving the public at large an opportunity to see the facility firsthand while also hearing from TNCC representatives about the College’s vision for the center, its planned class offerings and other essential information.

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TNCC Students Win Awards at PFAC Genesis 2006 Show

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THE VIRGINIA PENINSULA – Four Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) students have won awards at the Peninsula Fine Arts Genesis 2006 College Juried Exhibition. The award-winning paintings, photography work and drawings were exhibited April 8-30, 2006 at the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News. Also featured were the works of other students from Thomas Nelson Community College and several area colleges.

The show’s first place Mayor’s Art Award went to Thomas Nelson’s Fallon Williams for her photography entry “Cello Figure Study.” Another TNCC photography student, Ashley Segovia won the O’Neal’s Studio Award for her work entitled “Belle.” Fallon and Segovia are Newport News residents.

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