2011 Coliseum Central Holiday Parade

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Students, faculty and staff represented the College during the annual Coliseum Central Holiday parade in Hampton. The parade will air on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. on WGNT (channel 27/The CW) and 7 p.m. on WTKR (channel 3).

TNCC Student Awarded $500 Scholarship by AAWCC

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) student Jodi Renner was awarded a $500 scholarship from the American Association for Women in Community Colleges (AAWCC). She is the organization’s Region III winner and one of its six scholarship recipients across the nation. AAWCC was created in 1973 to champion women and maximize their potential. Its Region III includes Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware and Washington, D.C.

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TNCC Student Named Coca-Cola Bronze Scholar

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A Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Nursing student has been selected as a 2010 Coca-Cola Bronze Scholar. Donna Terry was selected based on scores earned in the All-USA Academic Team competition sponsored by the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation and administered by Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) Honor Society.

As a Bronze Scholar, Terry will be listed among gold and silver scholars in a special section of USA Today and she will receive $1,000.

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TNCC Student Conducts Scientific Research in Central America

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Michael Cagle’s learning extends far beyond textbooks. The Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Biology student recently completed his own research project. The investigation, “Tropical Leaf-Cutter Ants: Is Antimicrobial Activity Exhibited during the Harvesting and Transfer of Leaves?” examines the use of chemicals secreted by the leaf-cutter ants to kill bacteria inside and outside of the nest.

Cagle started the investigation earlier this year when he and 10 other TNCC students traded a relaxing spring break for intensive field research in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The trip, which was February 25 – March 8, was part of BIO 295: Topics in Biology: Tropical Ecosystem Ecology. Jennifer Martin, Assistant Professor of Biology, organized the trip for her students and was accompanied by Dr. Donald K. Bartholomay, Dean of Science and Allied Health. The itinerary included studies of rainforest, mangrove forest, marine and freshwater ecology. “Ecosystem diversity was the theme for this course,” Martin said.

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Student Weathers Daily Predawn Commute on Public Transit Over Two Years to Arrive at Graduation Day

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WILLIAMSBURG, Va. — Practically every day like clockwork Mac Morning would be the first person to arrive at Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Historic Triangle campus at the Busch Corporate Center in Williamsburg. Most days he arrived between 6:00 and 6:30 a.m. before the building opened and waited about an hour until the faculty and staff arrived to open for the day.

For the past two years, 22-year-old Morning has made his way from Toano to TNCC via the public bus line to attend classes. This commute short takes nearly two hours on public transit due to the bus system’s schedule. As Friday, May 15, Morning’s days of waking up before dawn to catch the bus headed for class were over when he graduated during TNCC’s fortieth annual commencement.

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TNCC student’s mother motivates her to a future in medicine

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Watching her mother succumb to cancer at age 48 sent Yomaris Velez Delgado into a tailspin of grief in 2005. But the grief eventually coiled itself into a new sense of purpose.

The loss forced her to take a hard look at her own children’s future, and propelled her from working as a hairstylist to completing her first step toward becoming a doctor. On Friday, the 31-year-old Velez Delgado will graduate from Thomas Nelson Community College with two associate’s degrees.

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