Thomas Nelson Community College is particularly pleased that fall 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the opening of our Historic Triangle Campus.
In conjunction with the Williamsburg Arts Council, a celebratory event was held on Sept. 27, to include proclamations of congratulations and commendation read by elected officials from Williamsburg, James City and York counties.
Ever since the original campus in Hampton opened in Fall 1968, Thomas Nelson has sought ways to serve the needs of the Upper Peninsula. For a number of years, this was done through offering classes in scattered locations, including area high schools, the College of William & Mary, libraries, and police and fire department training rooms. These efforts were consolidated in 1998 when the college opened a location at Busch Corporate Center, John Jefferson Square.
As the demand for classes and programs grew, it became clear that the college’s regional presence needed to be grounded in a full-fledged academic campus.
Thanks to the strong support and collaboration among the major stakeholders — the delegation to the General Assembly, local governments and community leaders, the Virginia Community College System, and the Thomas Nelson College Board and administration — the vision was realized and the 73-acre campus in James City County was created.