TNCC Takes Part in Statewide Tornado Drill March 20, 9:45 a.m.

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Thomas Nelson Community College will test its emergency notification procedures on Tuesday, March 20 during a statewide tornado drill at 9:45 a.m. The date is designated as Tornado Preparedness Day in the Commonwealth.

During the drill, all components of the College’s emergency notification process will be tested including campus-wide student, faculty and staff e-mail, TNCC internet homepage alerts and e2Campus. Used by roughly 650 campuses nationwide, e2Campus is a web-based unified emergency notification system that enables the transmission of instant alerts to cell phones, land lines and/or several other communications devices.

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TNCC Student Named Among Community College Legacy Scholars Statewide

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) student Christopher Duke was among students statewide chosen as 2011 Commonwealth Legacy Scholars. Representing Virginia’s 23 community colleges, Commonwealth Legacy Scholars received scholarships of up to $3,500 for the 2011-2012 school year. The students were honored during a Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE) luncheon in Charlottesville in mid-November.

“These outstanding students are Virginia’s future leaders. They represent the potential in all of our youth, and the difference that we each can make in the world,” said Glenn DuBois, Chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges (VCCS).

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TNCC Faculty Named Among Virginia’s 40 Under 40 Future Nursing Leaders

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) Nursing Program Coordinator Hannah Anderson has been selected among the Virginia Nurses Foundation’s (VNF) 40 Under 40 future nursing leaders. Honorees will be recognized on Saturday, September 24 during VNF’s Fourth Annual Gala at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond.

The award recognizes registered nurses throughout Virginia under age 40 for their vision and leadership, innovation and achievement, growth and development and other criteria.

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Community College Tuition Increased for 2011-2012 Academic Year

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Virginia’s State Board of Community Colleges voted to increase tuition rates throughout Virginia’s 23 community colleges. Thomas Nelson Community College’s in-state tuition will be $119 per credit hour and the out-of state tuition be $310.16 per credit hour when the 2011-2012 academic year begins in August.

State Board officials said the increase is needed to meet the Board’s financial plan goals and support community college enrollment growth; expand science, teaching, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs; provide new facility operating costs; fill select vacant positions; and cover the inflationary costs of technology, utilities and general expenses.

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TNCC among Recipients of Commissioner’s Award from Department of Rehabilitative Services

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Thomas Nelson Community College (TNCC) has been selected to receive the Department of Rehabilitative Services’ (DRS) Commissioner’s Award. The award will be presented on Monday, March 14 at 1 p.m. by DRS Commissioner James A. Rothrock during the opening session of the Virginia Transition Forum 2011 which takes place at Norfolk’s Waterside Marriott.

The award recognizes groups or individuals who are collaborating to prepare youth with disabilities for employment. TNCC, along with Williamsburg/James City Schools, Virginia Commonwealth University and the Department of Rehabilitative Services, is being honored for piloting a supported education model at the College.

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TNCC to Participate in Statewide Tornado Drill, March 15

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Thomas Nelson Community College  (TNCC)  will test its emergency notification procedures on Tuesday, March 15 during a statewide tornado drill at 9:45 a.m. The date is designated as Tornado Preparedness Day in the Commonwealth.

During the drill, all components of the College’s emergency notification process will be tested including campus-wide student, faculty and staff e-mail, TNCC internet homepage alerts and e2Campus. Used by roughly 650 campuses nationwide, e2Campus is a web-based unified emergency notification system that enables the transmission of instant alerts to cell phones, land lines and/or several other communications devices.

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