Local Production Company Brings Tragic Comedy to TNCC

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Poquoson Island Players will open its 2012-2013 season with Beth Henley’s “Crimes of the Heart” September 21–30 at Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Hampton campus. The show is open to the public with Friday and Saturday performances at 8 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. shows on Sundays. Tickets are $18 general admission and $15 for students and senior citizens.

In this tragic comedy, three Mississippi sisters face as heap of misfortune throughout their lives. The latest family tragedy finds the youngest sister, Babe, grappling with criminal charges after shooting her abusive husband. As the older sisters try to help Babe, they come face-to-face with some of their own dysfunction. Humor ensues as the sisters face their hardship together.

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TNCC Participates in the National Collegiate Health Assessment

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Thomas Nelson’s Health Department and Student Affairs are partnering with the American College Health Association (ACHC) to offer the National Collegiate Health Assessment, a nationally-recognized research tool that assists colleges and universities in evaluating students’ health habits, behaviors, and perceptions. On April 18, about 5,000 randomly selected TNCC students will receive an email invitation to participate in ACHC’s confidential online survey.

As an incentive, participants will be entered into a drawing for an array of prizes. “Thanks to a generous [faculty/staff mini-grant] from the TNCC Educational Foundation, we are able to offer all students who participate in the survey a chance to win one of several great prizes, including an iPad2, a Wii Console with Wii Fit Bundle, or gift cards to the TNCC Bookstore,” said Health Instructor Michelle Alexander.

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TNCC Hosts Scholarship Benefit Dinner Honoring Outstanding Citizens for Public Service

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) and its Educational Foundation will host a benefit dinner on Thursday, September 22 honoring Peninsula residents Mr. and Mrs. John F. Biagas for their outstanding record of public service. A fundraising event set for 6:30 p.m. at the Hampton Roads Convention Center, the dinner will support the establishment of an endowed scholarship for TNCC students. The scholarship will be named for Mr. and Mrs. Biagas.

The event will feature Cathy Lewis, Executive Editor for WHRO, as mistress of ceremonies and Virginia’s newly appointed Secretary of Education Laura W. Fornash as guest speaker. In addition, the evening’s entertainment will be provided by locally acclaimed performing artists RaJazz. Tickets are $100 and can be obtained by calling 825-2719.

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