Honor Society at TNCC Launches Lecture Series March 23

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The Phi Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will launch a lecture series beginning Tuesday, March 23 based on the topic, Do You Know? The series of three lectures featuring TNCC students and members of the community will be conducted on the Hampton campus. Free and open to the public, the lectures all begin at 6 p.m. in the Espada Room at Moore Hall.

The first in the series – Do You Know What Cancer Is? – will be presented by a representative from the American Cancer Society. The speaker will address questions about cancer prevention, detection and other related topics. The lecture will also include information about the upcoming Relay for Life events to raise money for cancer research.

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TNCC to Explore Americans with Disabilities Act with Free Seminar

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HAMPTON, Va. – Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Disabled Student Services team invites faculty, staff and guests to learn about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) during a free seminar Tuesday, March 9 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Hampton campus.

Howard Kallem, Chief Regional Attorney for the Office for Civil Rights, an arm of the U.S. Department of Education, will offer tips and answer questions about the enhancement of services for disabled individuals on college campuses. Kallem’s experience with the Office for Civil Rights spans more than 15 years. Recently, he served as a Senior Equal Opportunity Specialist with the Office of Equity and Diversity Services at George Mason University. Kallem’s resume also includes more than 10 years with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a position as co-chair of the Arlington Public Schools Minority Achievement Advisory Committee, and Commissioner and Vice Chair of the Arlington County Human Rights Commission.

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TNCC Raises Awareness About Disabilities, Depression with Play and Panel Discussion

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TNCC and Had to Be Productions, a theatrical group based in California, will present “Into the Fire” at the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium (MTCA), Templin Hall, on the Hampton campus. Performances will take place Tuesday, February 23 at 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.

Free and open to the public, the play explores the stories of disabled veterans who work to adapt to life at home after experiencing combat-related trauma in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Vietnam.

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Thomas Nelson Community College Presents Black History Month Calendar of Events

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Thomas Nelson Community College will observe Black History Month with a series of presentations, lectures and other activities that reflect the many contributions of African Americans. The month-long celebration begins Tuesday, February 2 and culminates February 26.

For more information regarding Thomas Nelson Community College’s Black History Month event series, contact Ms. Sandra Robertson at 825-3678.

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TNCC to Award Newport News Mayor Joe S. Frank its Fourth Presidential Leadership Award

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HAMPTON, Va. — Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) has selected the Honorable Joe S. Frank, Mayor of Newport News, to receive its Fourth Annual Presidential Leadership Award. As part of TNCC’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day observances, the award presentation is set for 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, January 14 at the Marriott City Center in Newport News.

The College established its Presidential Leadership Award to honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by recognizing an outstanding community leader and important role model for students.

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Topic for November Session of TNCC’s Speaker Series is ‘A Post-election Analysis’

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) President Alvin J. Schexnider will welcome business and civic leaders from throughout the TNCC service area to the Hampton campus on Wednesday, November 18 for a presentation on the topic “A Post-election Analysis.” Founder and President of Virginia Tomorrow Dr. Robert Holsworth is guest speaker for the 7:30 a.m. session at the Espada Conference Center located in Moore Hall.

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

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