Future Business Leaders of America Holds Conference at TNCC

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The Peninsula Workforce Development Center in Hampton will be the site of the Future Business Leaders of America’s (FBLA) Regional Conference Monday, October 26 at 3 p.m. The semi-annual event is a gathering for high school students who are members of the organization at schools in the TNCC service area.

TNCC Historic Triangle Provost William Travis, who serves as regional director of FBLA’s Thomas Nelson region, says he expects more than 120 students at this year’s event.

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TNCC Hosts National Chemistry Day Presentation

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In observance of National Chemistry Day, the College will host a presentation titled “The Chemistry of Particulate Air Pollution and Implications to Human Health” on Monday, October 26 in the Espada Room, Moore Hall on the Hampton campus. Free and open to the public, the 9:30 a.m. event will feature Dr. Paula A. Mazzer of Old Dominion University (ODU) as guest speaker.

An assistant professor in ODU’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Mazzer will discuss a current project in which her laboratory team is investigating the health effects of complex environmental mixtures. The project examines the potential health effects of airborne particulate matter primarily the organic fraction using a molecular pathology approach. The National Academy of Sciences indicates that determining the underlying toxicological mechanisms by which air pollutant particles induce adverse health effects is a key scientific priority, according to Mazzer.

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TNCC announces Priority Registration for Spring 2010

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Priority Registration Oct. 26 – Nov. 1.
Open Registration begins Nov. 2.

Thomas Nelson Community College is pleased to announce Priority Registration for Spring 2010! Before anyone else, all currently enrolled students can register beginning October 26– November 1, 2009 for Spring 2010 classes.

TNCC will offer exciting rewards to thank our students for registering during Spring Priority Registration! Following the Spring Priority Registration period, you will be entered to win one of two TNCC Presidential Tuition Scholarships given to students who register during Spring Priority Registration, October 26 – November 1. The scholarship will be in the amount of tuition for up to 12 credit hours in the Spring 2010 semester.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Program Oct. 21 in Gators

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The College’s M.A.N. Up Project and Student Activities, in association with Reel Vision Film and Video Productions, will present a domestic violence awareness program on Wednesday, October 21 on the Hampton Campus in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The 12:00 p.m. program will take place in Gators Cafeteria, Griffin Hall, featuring a panel discussion and a film on the topic entitled “Cycle.”

Panelists for the event include TNCC Police Sergeant Kelvin Maxwell, TNCC Adjunct Professor Veronica McMillan and Jennifer Dziura, Community Relations and Volunteer Coordinator for Transitions Family Violence Center.

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Student ‘communities’ progress together at TNCC

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Tabatha Hankerson isn’t sure she would have stayed at Thomas Nelson Community College if its Communities of Learning program wasn’t recommended.

Hankerson spent last spring as part of one of the communities, which are groups of students who attend classes together. Students are also set up with faculty and staff in common for support and extra help staying in school.

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TNCC Computer Arts Students Present Portfolio Exhibit

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Eleven Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Computer Arts students will present their work in “Keyframed.” Free and open to the public, the portfolio exhibit will be held Tuesday, Oct. 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. in Templin Hall on the Hampton campus. This is the sixth year for the exhibit. “The show is vital to students because they are presenting their work publicly for the first time,” said Cecilia Wheeler, Associate Professor of Art and Computer Arts Department Head at TNCC.

The show is part of ART 193: Studies in Art, an elective course that allows students to concentrate on developing a professional portfolio. “The portfolios are multimedia files so they include advanced motion graphics, using our new green screen studio and the industry-standard software we teach. In addition, the students created their own DVD with the DVD authoring software as well as other promotional materials, business cards and promo packets,” Wheeler said.

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