TNCC’s Honor Society Chapter Invites Students to a ‘Commit to Completion’ Event

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Phi Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK) will host a “Commit to Completion” signing event Wednesday, March 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Hampton campus. As part of a national initiative called College Completion Challenge, PTK invites students to gather in the campus courtyard to sign a mass pledge to complete their associate degrees or certificates before leaving community college for transfer to a four-year institution or to enter the job market. In the event of rain, activities will take place in the Library Gallery, Wythe Hall.

The organization also asks administrators, faculty and staff to sign the pledge, committing themselves to do whatever they can to facilitate completion of student credentials.

As keynote speaker during the event, TNCC President John T. Dever will address the importance of college completion. Student support groups from the College will also be on hand to provide information about their services.

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TNCC Student Elected to State Office for Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) student Jerry Van Harris has been elected to serve as a Regional President for Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society representing Virginia. A member of PTK’s Phi Sigma chapter at TNCC, Harris was installed in March during the organization’s regional convention in Roanoke, Virginia and will be officially recognized during its 94th International Convention in Nashville, Tennessee April 12-14. He has also been designated as the official flag bearer representing Virginia during the convention’s opening ceremony.

Harris will serve one year as a regional president. “I was honored and surprised that [PTK peers] thought I would be a good regional president. I want to represent the chapter and Thomas Nelson well while in the position. I hope to promote education, whether it’s for personal or professional purposes, as an asset to everyone’s life. Learning is a lifelong experience,” he said.

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PTK International Honor Society Chapter at TNCC Hosts Fall 2011 Induction

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Phi Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society will host its fall 2011 induction ceremony on Friday, October 28 at 7 p.m. on the Hampton campus. Free and open to the public, the ceremony take places in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall.

Dr. Crystal B. Taylor, Instructional Supervisor for Career and Technical Education with Newport News Public Schools, will be the keynote speaker. Formerly Director of Outreach and Recruitment for TNCC, she has Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Hofstra University, a Master’s degree in Education from Regent University and a Ph.D. in Vocational and Technical Education from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Her career in education spans more than 10 years and includes service as a Cooperative Office Education Coordinator and Future Business Leaders of America Advisor. She has also taught in subject areas such as Business Information Technology.

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TNCC’s PTK Chapter has Spring Induction Ceremony on Hampton Campus

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Phi Sigma Chapter of  Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society has its spring 2011 induction today at 7:00 p.m. in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Hampton campus.

The keynote speaker is Garon Tate, Chapter Relations Manager for PTK.   Garon works to support chapter advisors and chapter leaders in Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. He has been involved with Phi Theta Kappa since his induction in 2001 while attending Chattanooga State Community College.

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Honor Society at TNCC Presents Seminars of Cyber Bullying

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Phi Sigma chapter of the Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society will present two informational sessions about cyber bullying on Thursday, November 18. Free and open to the public, the sessions are at 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. in the Espada Room, Moore Hall, on the Hampton campus.

Among guest presenters Anton Bell of The Commonwealth Attorney’s Office will be on hand to discuss Virginia laws related to cyber bullying.

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Del. Robin Abbott is Guest Speaker for TNCC’s Honor Society Induction

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Phi Sigma chapter of Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) International Honor Society will host its fall 2010 induction on Friday, October 1. Free and open to the public, the ceremony takes place at 7 p.m. in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, located on the Hampton campus.

Virginia Delegate Robin Abbott, a 1997 TNCC graduate and Phi Theta Kappa member, will be the keynote speaker. Representing the 93rd district, Del. Abbott is a consumer advocate and attorney who has lived in Newport News for more than two decades. She is a partner in the law firm Consumer Litigation Associates, P.C. with offices in Newport News and Fairfax. Del. Abbott was awarded TNCC’s Dana B. Hamel Award this year for her support of community college education.

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