Local Tuskgee Airman to Speak at TNCC Campuses

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Thomas Nelson Community College will welcome Tuskegee Airman Ezra Hill to the Hampton and Historic Triangle campuses in October. The retired U.S. Air Force Master Sergeant will address Hampton Campus students on Tuesday, October 6 at noon in Gators Café. The Historic Triangle Campus will welcome him October 13 at 11 a.m. Hill will speak about his service with the Tuskegee Airmen and the many accomplishments of the Airmen during World War II and beyond.

The 2008 recipient of TNCC’s Presidential Leadership Award, Hill is a native of Newport News. He joined the Army Air Corps at age 17 and completed basic training at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas before being assigned to crash and rescue recovery at Lockbourne Air Force Base in Columbus, Ohio.


TNCC to Participate in National Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Program

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will be among colleges across Virginia participating in the national Red Flag Campaign beginning Monday, Oct. 4. A project of the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, the campaign promotes dating violence awareness and prevention on college campuses.

The campaign uses a bystander intervention strategy helping students identify red flags for violence in their friends’ relationships and encouraging them to intervene when they see warning signs. “Friends have an influential role in intervening in dating violence not only with the victim, but also with the abusive partner,” said Marilyn Starkes, a counselor and assistant professor with TNCC’s Student Development.


TNCC Features Emmy Award-winning Artist at Motion Graphics Design Symposium in May

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The Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Computer Arts Department will welcome Emmy Award-winning graphic design artist Mike Goedecke for the Motion Graphics Design Symposium on May 5 and 6. The event will include a public lecture, one-on-one portfolio critiques for TNCC students and more.

Goedecke’s portfolio includes promotions for the launch of Jay Leno’s “The Tonight Show” and “Embryo,” an award-winning short film. His high-profile client list includes ABC, Activision, Chevron and The Discovery Channel. “The event is important because it gives not only our students, but the public, a chance to interact with a nationally recognized and awarded filmmaker and motion graphics designer,” said Cece Wheeler, Professor of Art and Computer Arts Department Head.


April Session of TNCC Speaker Series Focuses on Prostate Cancer

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) President Alvin J. Schexnider invites the public to the Hampton campus on Tuesday, April 20 for a presentation titled, “A Public Conversation About Prostate Cancer.” Charlie W. Hill, president of the Hampton Roads Prostate Health Forum, is guest speaker. The free presentation begins at 7:30 a.m. in room 1302 of the Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Road.

The breakfast meeting is part of a Speakers Series launched last year at TNCC to give community leaders an opportunity to convene with area educators and discuss important regional and national issues.


Register today for a Financial Literacy Workshop

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Financial Aid, Veteran Affairs and Scholarship Office at Thomas Nelson Community College will be conducting student aid workshops throughout the month of April in observance of National Financial Literacy Month. The workshops will cover a variety of topics such as “Completing the 2010-2011 FAFSA”, “Making a Budget”, “Understanding Credit”, “Keeping your Identity Safe”, and “Saving for Goals”.

Please review our workshop schedule listed below. If you are interested in attending please complete the attached registration form. Look forward to seeing you.


Free Public Forum at TNCC Examines Human Existence Past, Present and Future

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) joins the Lutheran Council of Tidewater to present a free public forum on TNCC’s Hampton campus titled, “Convergence: What Does it Mean to be Human? … From Apes and Early Humans to Trans-human Cyborgs.” The panel discussion takes place Tuesday, March 30 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium located in Templin Hall.

Dr. Charles Smith, who teaches Biology and Religious Studies at TNCC, will serve as moderator for guest panelists Dr. Barbara King of the College of William and Mary and Dr. Philip Hefner, professor emeritus of systematic theology for the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, Illinois. The two educators will present their views on human nature, its relationship with the apes and human ancestors, and they will look ahead to the future of human technology and spirituality. After each speaker’s 30-minute presentation, both will take questions and comments from the audience.