Published: January 31, 2008
Thomas Nelson Community College students, faculty, and staff are gearing up for the College’s second annual homecoming celebration. Themed Fabulous at 40 in recognition of TNCC’s fortieth anniversary, Spirit Week festivities begin Monday, Feb. 4 with an 11:00 a.m. Community Day program in the Mary T. Christian Auditorium, Hampton campus. Alumni, retirees and community leaders including Hampton Mayor Ross A. Kearney, II, Newport News Mayor Joe S. Frank, Williamsburg Mayor Jeanne Zeidler and York County Board of Supervisors Chairman Thomas G. Shepperd, Jr. are expected to attend the official opening day event.
Opening day will also include appearances by a few local celebrities who will be signing autographs from 1:00-2:00 p.m. at Gators Cafeteria, Hampton campus. Those scheduled include hockey player Shawn Collymore, #40 of the Norfolk Admirals and Serina, a TNCC Nursing student who is a featured model in a nationally circulated calendar. Rounding out Feb. 4 events, a Gospel Festival showcasing local choirs, TNCC students and employees is set for 7:00 p.m. in the Mary T. Christian Auditorium.
Among the list of other Spirit Week activities are basketball competitions between students, faculty and staff, a talent show, a big screen video gaming competition, a fashion show, an alumni mixer, a flag football game (Navy Medical Laboratory Tech students vs. TNCC flag football team), the selection and crowning Homecoming king and queen, a pep rally featuring Z104’s “Nick” from the “Z Morning Zoo” radio program and a Homecoming dance. The celebration is an initiative of the College’s Student Affairs division with input from students and various departments within the College. “Homecoming is part of our continuing efforts to promote school spirit and pride and to also share the positive happenings at TNCC with the communities we serve,” said Dr. Beverly Walker-Griffea, Vice President for Student Affairs.
The weeklong festivities will culminate in basketball games on Saturday, Feb. 9 with Thomas Nelson men’s and women’s teams facing opponents from Patrick Henry Community College. The women’s game begins at 3:00 p.m. followed at 5:00 p.m. by the men’s game at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind located at 700 Shell Road, Hampton.
TNCC Homecoming Spirit Week items and tickets for the Homecoming dance on Feb. 9, basketball games and talent show will be available for sale Monday through Saturday at the door before each of the events. For additional information, please call the Office of Student Activities at 825-2863.
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