Dr. Roseann Runte to Keynote TNCC Commencement 2008

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dr_ruth_oduThomas Nelson Community College will hold its 39th Annual Commencement ceremony on Tuesday, May 13 at 7 p.m. at the Hampton Coliseum. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Roseann Runte, President of Old Dominion University.

About Dr. Runte:
Dr. Runte became president of Old Dominion University on July 1, 2001. She previously served as President of Victoria University, Principal of Glendon College, and President of l’Université Sainte-Anne.

Dr. Runte has remained faithful to her love of students and the classroom, teaching at least one course each year. In addition, she continues to write academic, creative, and editorial pieces.


Thomas Nelson Community College Faculty to Speak on Popularity of Buddhism in the United States

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Thomas Nelson Community College faculty member Heath Scott is the featured speaker at the Faculty Colloquium sponsored by the Communication and Humanities Division to be held on Tuesday, April 22 from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the Espada Conference Center. Scott’s presentation is free and open to the public.

Buddhism made its way to the United States as early as the mid-nineteenth century, but not until fairly recently has the religion seen such an explosion in popularity. Scott will discuss why Americans are so fascinated with this ancient religion, and how they are modifying and adapting it to utilitarian ends. He will look specifically at how Western science is proving the medical benefits of meditation, and how American authors have appropriated Buddhist themes to grapple with cultural problems and social inequities.

For information on the TNCC Faculty Colloquium please contact Dr. Clarence Hundley at 825-2777.

Award Winning Journalist and Radio Host Cathy Lewis to Keynote TNCC’s Commencement

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THE VIRGINIA PENINSULA — Award-winning journalist and host of WHRO’s lunch hour talk show HearSay, Cathy Lewis will be the speaker at Thomas Nelson Community College Commencement Ceremony to be held at the Hampton Coliseum on Wednesday, May 17 at 7:00 p.m.

A familiar face and voice in Hampton Roads for more than 20 years, Lewis’ career in journalism brought her to WAVY-TV 10 in 1982 where she anchored the station’s noon newscast and covered the military and healthcare beats that took her to Grenada, Europe, the Philippines and Haiti.