G.I. Jobs Magazine Rates TNCC Among Nation’s Military-Friendly Schools

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) has been listed among G.I. Jobs magazine’s Military-Friendly Schools for 2013. The list recognizes the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools nationwide that deliver the best experience for military students. G.I. Jobs provides service members and veterans with information about education, transition assistance and job opportunities.

“With this recognition, TNCC honors our rich tradition in serving the military,” said TNCC President John Dever. “It is a tradition that began with our namesake, Thomas Nelson, Jr., who was a merchant, a signer of the declaration, a colonial governor, and a militiaman who also provided his time and his wealth to finance George Washington’s army in the Revolutionary War, providing food, blankets, and clothing for the military.”

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TNCC Joins Remembrance Day National Roll Call During its Veterans Day Observance

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Thomas Nelson Community College will host a Veterans Day observance on Friday, Nov. 11 on the Hampton campus. During the observance, TNCC joins a Remembrance Day National Roll Call honoring the sacrifices of U.S. service members over the past decade.

Following an 8:30 a.m. opening ceremony, volunteers from TNCC and the community will begin reading the names of more than 6,000 fallen service members at 9 a.m. The College will observe a one-minute moment of silence at 2 p.m. simultaneously with colleges, universities, and other entities nationwide participating in this Remembrance Day National Roll Call. The roll call will last throughout the day until all of the names are read.

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TNCC Invites Military Veterans to Feb. 8 Open House

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Thomas Nelson Community College’s Financial Aid Services invites local veterans and their family members to an Open House on Tuesday, February 8 on the Hampton campus in the Library Gallery, Wythe Hall.

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TNCC Hosts Information Session About New Veterans Center Planned for Hampton Campus

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HAMPTON, Va. — Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Veterans Affairs Office invites veterans throughout the region and the community to an information session on Tuesday, January 25 to introduce a Veterans Center scheduled to soon begin at TNCC’s Hampton campus. The session takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Dr. Mary T. Christian Auditorium in Templin Hall on the Hampton campus and features presenter Jamar Blyther, a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Readjustment Counseling Technician.

Blyther will discuss services that veterans centers provide and give audience members an opportunity to ask questions. TNCC’s Veterans Affairs Coordinator Tim Freeman will also be available to answer questions about the College’s educational offerings for active duty and retired service members.

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TNCC’s Veterans Affairs Coordinator Elected VP of National Organization Dedicated to Higher Education for Veterans

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HAMPTON, Va. — Thomas Nelson Community College’s Veterans Affairs Coordinator Tim Freeman was elected Vice President of the National Association of Veterans Program Administrators (NAVPA). The Executive Board appointment adds to Freeman’s record of leadership within the organization. The 2009 NAVPA President’s Award recipient has held several NAVPA posts in recent years including Legislative Committee member, Department of Defense Liaison Co-chair, Education Committee Chair and 2008-2009 Region II Representative.

As Vice President, the U.S. Army veteran will oversee all NAVPA committees and support the organization’s president, as needed. This will included representing NAVPA in its president’s absence. Freeman travels to North Carolina in March to represent NAVPA at the North Carolina/South Carolina Veterans Affairs Association meeting. Additionally, Freeman will be among his NAVPA peers in Washington, D.C. meeting throughout the year with federal lawmakers to discuss issues that affect veterans.

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TNCC Named Among Military Friendly Schools By G.I. Jobs

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HAMPTON, Va. – Thomas Nelson Community College has been listed among G.I. Jobs magazine’s Military Friendly Schools for 2011. The list recognizes the top 15 percent of colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools nationwide that are doing the most to embrace America’s service members (active-duty and veterans) as students. More than 15,500 were enrolled at TNCC last year and of that figure, 1,300 were active-duty or veteran students.

G.I. Jobs provides service members and veterans with information about education, transition assistance and job opportunities. TNCC and others on the publication’s Military Friendly Schools list — which is available at www.militaryfriendlyschools.com/2011list — was also acknowledged for offering additional benefits to student veterans such as on-campus veterans programs, credit for service, military spouse programs and more.

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