Announcing the 2011-2012 VSGC Scholarship and Fellowship Program

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VSGC offers scholarships and fellowships to students attending higher education member institutions in Virginia or any of Virginia’s 23 Community Colleges. More information:

TNCC Student Participates in NASA Scholars Program at Johnson Space Center

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Mechanical Engineering student Trevor Jackson enhanced his classroom studies with hands-on experience during NASA’s National Community College Aerospace Scholars program October 20-22 at Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Jackson was among 90 students chosen from community colleges in 23 states to participate in the pilot program. The students were chosen based on their performance in a NASA web-based summer program that explored topics in engineering and technology.

“I’ve always had an interest in performance mechanical engineering, mostly automotive, but really an interest in anything mechanical that is top of the line. … Because of the size and prestige of NASA, engineers are given a huge amount of resources,” Jackson said.

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Update: Financial Aid services on the Hampton Campus

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Beginning today, Monday August 2, the Office of Financial Aid, Veteran Affairs and Scholarships at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) will provide services for students from two Hampton campus locations.

Students who need to drop off Financial Aid or Veteran Affairs paperwork will see an advisor in room 212, Griffin Hall. Students who have questions about their Financial Aid or VA Benefits, will need to go to the Gallery located in Wythe Hall just past the Gators Cafeteria, next to the Library.

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TNCC Receives $5,000 Towards Business Scholarhips from AAWCC

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) marketing students earned $5,000 after proposing a marketing campaign for the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC). Chosen from among five student entries, TNCC students created a plan to help AAWCC increase its membership. The award will benefit scholarships for business students at TNCC.

Sandra Robertson, Professor of Business and Business Department Program Head, led eight TNCC students as they created a plan to increase awareness, promote growth and help the members of AAWCC distinguish themselves from other female interest groups. The organization strives “to champion women and maximize their potential” with state and national activities that promote leadership “at every level within community colleges.”

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TNCC Selects Riverside Health System to Receive 2010 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) selected Riverside Health System for the 2010 Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy in acknowledgment of Riverside’s exceptional contributions to TNCC. The award was presented Tuesday, April 20 during a luncheon ceremony at the Country Club of Virginia.

The Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy is hosted by the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) to honor the leading philanthropists from each of Virginia’s 23 community colleges as well as the system’s statewide foundation. This marks the fifth year the awards have been given.

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TNCC Hosts Benefit Scholarship Gala Honoring William and Janice Grace

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) and its Educational Foundation will host a benefit gala on Friday, April 23 honoring Mr. and Mrs. William M. Grace for their outstanding record of public service. A fund raising and dinner event set for 6:30 p.m. at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, the gala will support the establishment of an endowed scholarship for TNCC students enrolled in courses related to the arts and/or business. The scholarship will be named for Mr. and Mrs. Grace.

“Thomas Nelson Community College is privileged and honored to recognize two pillars of our community whose civic engagement and personal generosity continue to uplift countless citizens. Bill and Janice Grace model exemplary leadership in their public and private spheres and for their good deeds, we are grateful,” said TNCC President Alvin J. Schexnider.

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