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Clubs & Organizations

Get involved outside of the classroom through various student clubs and organizations offered at both campuses.

Active Minds

Organization, Both campuses

The purpose of the Active Minds Club is to increase awareness of and destigmatize mental health on campus.
 
Advisor: Jennifer Morey
Phone: 757-825-3682
 
Are you interested in learning more about the Active Minds Club? If so, please click here to join.

American Red Cross Student Club

Organization, Hampton campus

The purpose of the American Red Cross Student Club is to learn, practice and exemplify humanitarian values through mission-related service projects.
 
Advisor: VACANT
 
 
Are you interested in learning more about the American Red Cross Student Club? If so, please click here to join.

American Sign Language (ASL) Club

Club, Both campuses

The purpose of the American Sign Language (ASL) Club is to teach American Sign Language and learn about deaf culture.          

Advisors:
James Bryant 
Email: bryantj@tncc.edu
Phone: 757-825-2799
 
Richard Dollieslager 
Phone: 757-258-6506
 
Ji Hyn Mun 
Phone: 757-825-2930
 
Bob Harrison
Phone: 757-825-3829
 
Are you interested in learning more about the American Sign Language Club? If so, please click here to join.

Ballroom Dance Club

Club, Both campuses

The purpose of the Thomas Nelson Ballroom Dance Club is to promote an interest in ballroom dancing, to encourage healthy physical activity and to provide an opportunity for students to form friendships through a shared interest in dance.

Advisors:

Pam Roberts
Phone: 757-825-3893
Email: robertsp@tncc.edu

Maria Meraluna Carlson
Phone: 757-825-3559
Email: carlsonm@tncc.edu

Paula Maguire-Tremo
Phone: 757-825-3800
Email: maguire-tremop@tncc.edu

Are you interested in learning more about the Ballroom Dance Club? If so, please click here to join.

Book/Monologue Club

Club,

The Book/Monologue club is a new club that is forming and they welcome new members. Club members will read short pieces of literature, like short stories, news articles, poems, and yes, monologues. They will all have a modern feminist theme. Members may be invited to perform monologues during group Zoom meetings.  
 
Advisor:
Josh McDonald
757-825-3507
 
Are you interested in learning more about the new Book/Monologue Club? If so, please join.
 

French Club

Club,

The purpose of the French Club is to learn and celebrate the French Language and Culture.
 
Advisor: Sylvain Poosson
Phone: 757-825-3637
 
Are you interested in learning more about the French Club? If so, please click here to join.

Gender and Sexual Minorities (GSM) Club

Club, Hampton campus

The purpose of the  Gender and Sexual Minorities Club (GSM) is to destigmatize gender and sexual minorities on and off TNCC's campuses, as well as, to come together as a community. Check out the GSM Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1506452019442567/
 
Advisors:

Michelle Shonk
Email: ShonkM@tncc.edu
Phone: 757-825-2989

Katrina Bailey
Phone: 757-825-3831
 

Are you interested in learning more about the GSM Club? If so, please click here to join.

Hampton Gamers Club

Club, Hampton campus

The purpose of the Hampton Gamers Club is to promote fellowship among students and provide a time for relaxation for students.

 

Co- Advisor: Tom Rockson

Email: rocksont@tncc.edu

Phone: 757-825-3819

 

Co- Advisor: Jason Vance

Email: vancej@tncc.edu

Phone: 757-825-2819

 

Are you interested in learning more about the Hampton Gamers Club? If so, please click here to join.

Historic Triangle Gamers Club

Club, Historic Triangle campus

The purpose of the Historic Triangle Gamers Club is to promote fellowship among students and provide a time for relaxation on the campus of Thomas Nelson.

 

Advisor:

Brian Cooley

Email: cooleyb@tncc.edu

Phone: 757-258-6638

 

Are you interested in learning more about the Historic Triangle Gamers Club? If so, please click here to join.

Human Services Club

Club, Hampton campus

The purpose of the Human Services Club is to cultivate and develop students with a desire to be Human Service Professionals in a manner that promotes and uniquely serves individuals, families, and communities. The club also provides resources that educate and inform students about the Human Service profession.

Advisor:
Marian Clifton
Phone: 757-825-3669
 
Are you interested in learning more about the Human Services Club? If so, please click here  to join,

International Club

Club, Hampton campus

The purpose of the International Club is to discuss experiences of living in the USA and away from loved ones, help one another adapt to new life, share pictures, tapes, and memories of family, friends and homes left back in the homelands.

Advisor:

Maria Meraluna Carlson
Email: carlsonm@tncc.edu
Phone: 757-825-3559

Are you interested in learning more about the International Club? If so, please click here to join.

 

Investment Club

Club, Hampton campus and Online

The Investment Club is about all forms of investing. The purpose is to provide networking and education for interested students. Members will be able to learn investment concepts, discuss market conditions, and can apply strategies in investing simulators. Students meet with fellow members who are currently investing and share experiences. They will gain access to club advisors who are experienced in economics, banking, and entrepreneurship. Members will be able to apply what they learn to help them achieve their future financial goals.
 
Advisor:
Ian Taylor
Email: taylori@tncc.edu
Phone: 757-825-2892
  
Are you interested in learning more about the Investment Club? If so, please click here to join.

National Society of Leadership and Success

Organization, Both campuses

The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS) promotes the development of leadership skills, and helps students discover and achieve their personal aspirations. This foundation of achievement supports members in creating positive change within themselves and in the greater community.

 

Members must have completed 12 semester hours of Associate degree coursework with a 2.75 – 3.49 GPA and be in good academic standing. Membership is by invitation only.

 

Advisor:

Kadisia Archer

archerk@tncc.edu

757-825-2863

 

Are you interested in learning more about the National Society of Leadership and Success? If so, please review the NSLS web page at https://www.nsls.org then click here to submit your contact information.

Natural Science and Engineering Student Association

Club, Hampton campus

The purpose of the Natural Science and Engineering Association is to explore how the natural science fields are interdisciplinary, become familiar with current scientific research that is being conducted in our area, and to discuss innovations of technology and/or engineering that can be utilized in scientific research.

Advisors:
Pengfei Song
Phone: 757-825-2934
Email: songp@tncc.edu
 
Olufunke Olagunju
Phone: 757-825-3676
Email: olagunjuo@tncc.edu

Are you interested in learning more about the Natural Science and Engineering Association? If so, please click here to join.

Ornithology Club

Club, Hampton campus

The purpose of the Ornithology Club is to inform students about birds, their habits and issues concerning birds and their ecosystem, identify and classify birds around campus and the community and create a better campus for birds and bird enthusiasts.

Advisor:

Steven Wilson     

Email: wilsons@tncc.edu

Phone: 757-825-2799     

 

Are you interested in learning more about the Ornithology Club? If so please click here to join.

Performing Arts Student Association

Club, Hampton campus

The purpose of the Performing Arts Student Association is to enhance understanding of staged Theatre and Music by investigating and exploring staged performances as performers and/or audience members.

Advisor:

Sandra Calderon- Doherty
Phone: 75-258-6594
 

Are you interested in learning more about the Performing Arts Student Association? If so, please click here to join.

 

Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Sigma Chapter

Organization, Both campuses

Phi Theta Kappa is the official National Honor Society of two-year colleges recognizing outstanding students for over 100 years. The purpose of the Phi Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is to facilitate scholarship, fellowship, service, and leadership among members of the Society.  Click here to view the PTK 2021 Induction Ceremony.

Advisors: 

Valerie Burge-Hall
Phone: 757-825-3641
Email: burgehallv@tncc.edu

Dana Cook
Phone: 757-825-3885
Email: cookd@tncc.edu

Are you interested in learning more about Phi Theta Kappa? If so, please visit the PTK website at https://www.ptk.org and then click here to provide your contact information.

Photography Club

Thomas Nelson students are interested in working together to form a new Photography Club. The purpose of the Photography Club is to focus on providing different opportunities for members to show their work and share ideas for improvement. Activities may include, sharing photography techniques, reviewing and critiquing favorite photographers and their works, sharing personal pics, sharing screencaps/screenshots from movies and tv shows to express thoughts about the screencaps/screenshots, and the overall cinematography. Members will also share tips for personal improvement.
 
Advisor:
Christopher Bavaria

Are you interested in learning more about the new Photography Club? If so, please click here join.

Poetry Club

Club, Both campuses

The purpose of the Poetry Club is to interact with others who share a love for the written word and who enjoy creating original poetry, reflecting upon major literary works, and inspiring self expression wherever the opportunity presents itself.

Advisor:
Bob Harrison
Phone: 757-825-3829

Are you interested in learning more about the Poetry Club? if so please click here to join.

SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society

Organization, Both campuses

SALUTE is the first national academic honor society established for student veterans, and active military, in 2-year and 4-year institutions of higher education.  The club's purpose is to encourage undergraduate student veterans to strive to improve their GPAs, advance to higher tier levels, and have scholarship brackets in the honor society during their academic careers.

Advisor:
Kathy Carbaugh
Phone: 757-825-3858
 

Are you interested in learning more about the SALUTE Veterans National Honor Society? If so, please click here to join.

Spanish Club

Club, Hampton campus

The purpose of the Spanish Club is to promote interest in the Hispanic language and culture, give opportunities for Spanish language practice and celebrate the diversity of the Spanish-speaking world.
 
Advisor:
Sylvain Poosson
Email: poossons@tncc.edu
Phone: 757-825-3637
 
Are you interested in learning more about the Spanish Club? If so, please click here to join. 

Student Chapter of the American Dental Hygienists' Association: Thomas Nelson Chapter

Organization, Historic Triangle campus

The objectives of the Student American Dental Hygienists' Association are to cultivate, promote, and sustain the art and science of dental hygiene, to represent and safeguard the common interest of the members of the dental hygiene profession, and to contribute toward the improvement of the oral health of the public. 

The American Dental Hygienists' Association is located on the Historic Triangle campus. Membership is restricted to students enrolled in the Thomas Nelson Dental Hygiene program.

Advisor:
Christina Quiros
Email: quirosc@tncc.edu
Phone: 757-258-6610

Are you interested in learning more about the Student Chapter of the American Dental Hygienists' Association? If so, please click here to provide your contact information.

Student Nurses Association, Hampton Chapter

Organization, Hampton campus

The purpose of the Student Nurses Association (SNA) is to advance the professional nursing practice through student mentorship, community service, leadership opportunities, and career guidance. Membership is restricted to students enrolled in the Thomas Nelson Nursing program.

Advisor:
Susan Stainback
Email: stainbacks@tncc.edu
Phone: 757-825-2762
 
Are you interested in learning more about the Student Nurses Association (SNA), Hampton Chapter? If so, please click here to provide your contact information.

Student Nurses Association, Historic Triangle Chapter

Organization, Historic Triangle campus

The purposes of the Student Nurses Association (SNA), Historic Triangle Chapter are to:  

  • Promote participation in college and community activities that promote health and wellness, represent nursing students to the consumer, to institutions, and to other organizations
  • Encourage student participation in interdisciplinary activities
  • Educate members about the importance of student involvement in legislative matters regarding healthcare, nursing education, and practice
  • Promote recruitment efforts; participation in student activities, and educational opportunities regardless of a person’s race, color, creed, sex, age, lifestyle, national origin, or economic status
  • Promote and encourage collaborative relationships with the National Student Nurses’ Association and the Virginia Nursing Students’ Association
  • Participate in approved fundraising activities in order to raise money for charitable contributions to approved agencies and causes
  • Participate in approved fundraising activities in order to raise money for the pinning ceremony that occurs upon successful completion of the nursing program.

Membership is restricted to students who are currently enrolled in the Thomas Nelson Nursing program.

Advisors:
Karen Lynch
Phone: 757-258-6643
 
Crystal Clark
Email: clarkc@tncc.edu
Phone: 757-825-2813
 
Are you interested in learning more about the Student Nurses Association (SNA), Historic Triangle Chapter? If so, please click here to provide your contact information.

Student Veterans of America, Thomas Nelson Chapter

Organization, Both campuses

The purpose of the Student Veterans of America (SVA), Thomas Nelson Chapter is to promote education, awareness, and assistance to all veterans, dependents, and military affiliated students while enrolled at Thomas Nelson Community College.
 
Advisors:
Kathy Carbaugh
Email: carbaughk@tncc.edu
Phone: 757-825-3858
 
Brandie Weaver
Email: mitchellb@tncc.edu
Phone: 757-825-2912
 
Are you interested in learning more about the Student Veterans of America (SVA), Thomas Nelson Chapter? if so, please click here to join.
 

Student Virginia Education Association, Thomas Nelson Chapter

Organization, Hampton campus

The purposes of the Student Virginia Education Association (SVEA), Thomas Nelson Chapter are to:

  • Inform and educate its membership on educational issues of immediate and potential importance in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation
  • To foster and coordinate the development of chapters affiliated with the SVE: to provide an opportunity for students to explore education as a profession, to evaluate their own aptitudes, capabilities, interests as prospective professional educators, and to encourage the selection of education as a profession
  • To strengthen the teaching profession by encouraging pre-professionals to become active members in the United Education Profession
  • To establish a closer relationship between chapters of SVEA, National Education Association Student Programs (NEASP), Virginia Education Association (VEA), and the National Education Association (NEA)
  • To promote and protect human and civil rights.
Advisor:
Virginia Massaro
Phone: 757-825-3876
 
Are you interested in learning more about the Student Virginia Education Association (SVEA), Thomas Nelson Chapter? if so, please click here to join

Students Against Gun Violence and Bullying

The Students Against Gun Violence and Bullying Club is currently getting started as a new club and welcomes students who are interested in preventing and learning about issues related to gun violence and bullying.

Advisor:
Sgt. Kathy Shannon
Phone: 757-825-2732

Are you interested in learning more about the Students Against Gun Violence and Bullying Club? If so, please click here to join.

 

 

Students for Social Justice & Equality

The Students for Social Justice & Equality Club is for those who choose to "Be the change" they want to see in the world. The club welcomes all who seek positive change.
 
Advisors:
Paul Tessier
757-825-2984
 
Cheryl Sparrow
757-82502945
 
Jeanetta Hollins
757-825-2810
 
Are you interested in learning more about the Students for Social Justice & Equality Club? If so, please click here to join.

Thomas Nelson Bowling Fun Club

Club, Both campuses

The purpose of the Thomas Nelson Bowling Fun Club is to have fun, meet new people and get some exercise.
 
Advisor:
VACANT
 
Are you interested in learning more about the Historic Triangle Bowling Fun Club? If so, please click here to join.