TNCC Promotes Mental Health Awareness During Free Seminar

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Disabled Student Services team aims to increase mental illness awareness with two free seminars. Set for Monday, April 12 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Tuesday, April 13 from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m., the sessions will be held in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Templin Hall, Hampton campus.

Alison K. Malmon, founder and executive director of Active Minds, Inc., will share personal stories and encourage open dialogue to combat the stigma associated with mental illness on college campuses. Malmon started her first mental illness awareness organization, Open Minds, in 2001 as a junior at the University of Pennsylvania after the suicide of her 22-year-old brother. The death of her only sibling prompted Malmon to create an organization that would push for early detection and treatment of mental illness, thus, preventing others from suffering in silence as her brother did.

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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 Business Seminar Series Offers Skills for the 21st Century Workforce

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It is a new economy, and in these changing times employees and businesses must learn to better sell, service and lead. Throughout March, TNCC Workforce Development will offer a series of seminars to help employees and employers gain the skills necessary to adapt to and capitalize on opportunities in today’s business climate.

“These highly recognized courses were developed for the 21st century workforce,” says Michelle Manfred, TNCC Director of Corporate Training. “We give employees and employers the tools they need for today’s challenges,” adds Manfred. Participants will learn to think, collaborate, initiate, continuously improve and create while allowing technology to do the routine.

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TNCC International Honor Society and Honors Program Sponsor Seminar Series on Pop Culture

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The Virginia Peninsula – The Thomas Nelson Community College International Honor Society, Phi Theta Kappa and the TNCC Honors Program are sponsoring a video seminar series on Pop Culture; Shaping and Reflecting Who We Are. The seminars run for one hour and are followed by a short discussion. The seminars are shown in the Espada Conference Room in Moore Hall on the Hampton campus at 6:00 p.m.

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