Alumni Events

Alumni Reception: Newport News Shipyard

May 1st from 4 - 6 p.m. Old Apprentice School Gym: 4215 Marshall Ave, Newport News, VA 23607

This is an invitation-only event. The Office of Alumni Relations is hosting an alumni reception for current employees at Newport News Shipyard. The shipyard was one of the college's first business partners. There are over 1,000 current employees who hold an associate's degree or certificate from Thomas Nelson Community College.

Alumni Welcome & Celebration

May 9th from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. Hampton Coliseum

Candidates for graduation will be formally welcomed into the Alumni Council. Our keynote address will be delivered by Tiffany Boyle, a Thomas Nelson alumna and Commissioner of the Revenue for the City of Newport News. Refreshments will be served and graduates will receive their class gift. This is a student-only event. Friends and family are invited to attend Commencement on the following night. Casual dress is acceptable.


May 10th from 7:00 -9:00 p.m. Hampton Coliseum

Congratulations Class of 2018!!! We are officially welcoming our newest alumni during the College's 49th annual Commencement exercises. Family and friends of the graduates are welcome to attend this celebratory event.