State Board for Community Colleges Certifies four Candidates for TNCC Presidency

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  • Four finalists were certified for position of president at Thomas Nelson Community College.
  • A new president is expected to be appointed by VCCS Chancellor Glenn DuBois in June.

Four finalists for the position of president at Thomas Nelson Community College have been certified by the State Board for Community Colleges.

Finalists include Dr. John Dever, of Newport News; Dr. Carol W. Eaton, of Frederick, Maryland; Dr. Algie C. Gatewood, of Portland, Oregon; and Dr. Rose Harrell Johnson, of Clyde, North Carolina. The finalists will be invited to interviews with the Thomas Nelson Community College Board. Virginia Community College Chancellor Glenn DuBois hopes to make an appointment in June.

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Thomas Nelson Community College 2011 Presidential Search Questionnaire

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If you have not done so, please complete a questionnaire from Mr. Alonzo Bell, Jr., Chairman of TNCC College Board about hiring TNCC’s next President.

TNCC Names Former Williamsburg Mayor Jeanne Zeidler as its Fifth Presidential Leadership Award Recipient

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) has selected the Honorable Jeanne Zeidler, former Mayor of Williamsburg, to receive its Fifth 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 Tuesday, January 11 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Williamsburg.

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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Thomas Nelson Community College Code of Ethics

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Creating an environment that fosters civility, mutual respect and professionalism has been one of my highest priorities. Quite simply, maintaining the highest level of civil discourse and integrity is not only core to our values, but also essential to our success.

I am pleased to announce that the College Board has approved the Code of Ethics for Thomas Nelson Community College. The Code was drafted by the College’s Commission on Civility, Ethics and Professional Conduct and presented to the College community earlier this year. Much of the feedback collected was used to finalize the document and will be used as part of implementing the Code.

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TNCC President and Diversity Institute Among 2010 Unity Award Honorees

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The Hampton Citizens’ Unity Commission has announced that TNCC President Alvin J. Schexnider and the College’s Institute for Diversity & Inclusion have been named among recipients of the 2010 Unity Awards. The Annual Unity Awards Ceremony recognizes individuals, initiatives, organizations, schools, and businesses that have had a positive impact on racial and cultural diversity for Hampton.

Selected from a record number of nominations which were solicited from the community, the honorees will be recognized at the 2010 Unity Awards Dinner Ceremony on Thursday, May 13 at the Charles Taylor Arts Center in Hampton. Others selected to receive the 2010 Unity Award include Gaylene Kanoyton, Pastor Richard W. Wills Jr. and the Another View program from WHRO TV15.

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TNCC President Announces Organizational Restructuring

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On Thursday, January 7, Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) President Alvin J. Schexnider announced organizational restructuring necessitated by current and anticipated budget cuts. Seven faculty administrative positions, eight classified positions and six part-time positions will be eliminated. These changes are necessary to help the College improve efficiency and remain a strong and viable organization that will continue to bring vitality to the region and to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

“In the last four years, Thomas Nelson Community College has experienced deep cuts. I remain committed to total transparency to the College community and will do my very best to minimize the effects of the budget shortfall while protecting mission-critical functions for our students,” President Schexnider said.

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