Inauguration Gala

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Saturday, March 25, 2023

Newport News Marriott at City Center

740 Town Center Drive

Newport News, VA 23606

Park for free in the Marriott parking deck or in any of the several fee free parking areas in City Center.


Purchase Tickets & Sponsorships Here!

We cannot wait to celegrate with all those who are attending!

Tickets are no longer available for purchase though this site. 

Contact or call 757-825-3699 for more information.

Individual Tickets

Individual Ticket: $140

Includes dinner and 2 drink tickets.

Payments accepted by credit card on-line.

Payroll deduction available to faculty and staff.

Mail checks to:
TNCC Educational Foundation
99 Thomas Nelson Drive
Hampton, VA 23666



I am unable to attend. Please accept my donation.

Send Regrets


Gold Sponsorship: $10,000
Two premier table of 8 guests
Most prominent logo placement in digital & print formats surrounding event exposure
Night of event recognition

Silver Sponsorship: $6,000
Premier table of 8 guests
Digital & print recognition
Night of event recognition

Bronze Sponsorship: $3,500
Table of 8 guests
Digital recognition, logo on table

Night of Event Sponsorship: $2,000
Tickets for 2 guests
Logo with sponsored items: Dessert, Bar, Entertainment, Decor

Sponsored Table of 8: $1,500
Table of 8 guests
Logo on table

Thank you to our Sponsors

Newport News Shipbuilding (Bronze Sponsor)

Camp Community College

City of Newport News

City of Williamsburg

Hampton City Council

Inner Peace Coalition, Inc.

Langley Federal Credit Union

Riverside Health System

The Shop


Virginia Peninsula Community College Athletics

Anonymous donor supporting 8 tickets for our students

Schedule of Events

5:00 pm         Welcome Reception

6:00 pm         Formal Program Begins

6:30 pm         Dinner & Band

8:00 pm         Dancing 

10:00 pm       Conclusion

EmCee: Jessica Larche, WKTR News Anchor

Band: 5Starr 

Disc Jockey: DJ Cool Trx


Dinner Selections

Entrée Options (select 1)
Petite Filet with Rum Runner Demi-Glace
Swordfish with Tropical Pico and Coconut Cream

All entrees accompanied with:
Pineapple Cucumber Caribbean Salad
Root Vegetable Mash

Ticketed guests will be contacted after RSVP to select meal and indicate dietary restrictions.

Send Congratulations

We invite you to leave messages for Dr. Brannon. Reflect on her journey, her future, or the state of the college in her capable hands! Thank you for being a part of this exciting event.
Send a Message

Overnight Accommodation

A discounted block of rooms has been held at the Newport News Marriott at City Center (740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, VA 23606, 757-873-9299) under the group “Virginia Peninsula Community College” and event “Presidential Inauguration”. 

The block of rooms has almost sold out! The deadline to book has been extended to March 12!

Hotel Reservation

Join us for the Inauguration Ceremony

On Friday, March 24, 2023, we host the ceremony to inaugurate Dr. Towuanna Porter Brannon as the 9th president of Virginia Peninsula Community College. Join us for this special event!