TNCC Serves Record Number of Students in 2009-10

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In 2009-2010 Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) experienced its highest enrollment to date at 15,834 students – a 2.1 percent increase over 2008-2009.

Of the total enrollment this year, the College served 10,110 students in spring semester – a 8.1 percent increase over last spring.


TNCC’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) Team Wins Regional Award

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) team was named second runner up in its field during the 2010 SIFE USA Regional Competition. The team traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to compete against others from across the nation and was the only community college team to win in the March 21 event.

TNCC students faced teams from 10 four-year colleges/universities and were acknowledged for a presentation about their 2010-2011 projects, according to Professor of Business Sandra Robertson, SIFE faculty adviser. The team’s projects included a Mock Great Eight Nations Summit, a “Dress for Success” business wear donation event and an HIV/AIDS Awareness program. The ventures impacted more than 600 people including adults and teens Peninsula-wide and the HIV/AIDS awareness event — in cooperation with several local clubs and organizations — raised funds for donation to the “Trees for Life” organization in Kenya, Africa.


March Session of TNCC Speaker Series Explores General Assembly Actions

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President Alvin J. Schexnider invites the public to the Hampton campus on Tuesday, March 30 for a presentation titled, “The Deliberations of the Virginia General Assembly and the Implications for the Peninsula.” Dr. Quentin Kidd, Associate Professor of Political Science and Department of Government Chair at Christopher Newport University, is guest speaker. The free presentation begins at 7:30 a.m. in room 1302 of the Peninsula Workforce Development Center, 600 Butler Farm Road.

The breakfast meeting is part of a Speakers Series launched last year at TNCC to give community leaders an opportunity to convene with area educators and discuss important regional and national issues.


Priority Registration at TNCC Begins March 29

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Priority registration for summer and fall 2010 classes at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) begins Monday, March 29 lasting through Sunday, April 4. During this period, all currently enrolled students can register for summer and fall classes and also pay tuition for summer semester.

The College will begin accepting fall semester tuition payments on Thursday, July 1. Summer classes at TNCC begin Monday, May 17.


TNCC Electrical Engineering Student Joins Jefferson Lab Team

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Discussions about such scientific terms as protons, neutrons and electrons come naturally for David Galinski. The Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Electrical Engineering Technology student has a 3.9 grade point average in his area of study and was recently invited to join The Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) team as a paid intern.

The Newport News facility is a hub for scientists who engage in basic and applied research. The primary area of research involves a study of the atom’s nucleus at the quark level. A quark is a fast-moving point of energy. Protons and neutrons are composed of two types: up quarks and down quarks. The technology developed at the lab is used to conduct Physics experiments. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, Jefferson Lab garners support from the City of Newport News and the Commonwealth of Virginia and has strong relationships with industry and university partners.


Make-up Testing hours for Thanksgiving Week

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Please be aware of these changes in the Make-up Testing Center schedule during Thanksgiving week:

  • Monday, Nov. 23rd, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 – 5 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Nov. 24th, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 – 5 p.m.
  • CLOSED Wed. Nov. 25 – Sunday, Nov. 29th.

As a reminder, students are required to show photo identification, and tests will not be distributed later than one hour before closing time. If you have questions or need additional information, please contact Michele Ross, Testing Specialist, at 825-3540 or