Special Events Took Over Campuses Feb. 7-8 | Thomas Nelson Community College

Special Events Took Over Campuses Feb. 7-8

February 8, 2019
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Peter Giscombe spoke with Thomas Nelson students at the unveiling of his art exhibit titled "A Question of Place: Prints, Paintings and Drawings."

Thomas Nelson’s campuses in Hampton and Williamsburg were busy Feb. 7 and 8 with several events designed to highlight its students and programs.

An HBCU and Career Expo was held Feb. 7-8 in Wythe Hall on the Hampton campus. More than a dozen Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as well as numerous local businesses, were on hand to discuss college and career options with Thomas Nelson students and local high school students. More than 150 students from high schools in Newport News and Hampton took advantage of the opportunity to meet with representatives.

On the afternoon of Feb. 7, Peter Giscombe of Norfolk State University, and a former Thomas Nelson adjunct professor, was on hand for the unveiling of his exhibit. A former Thomas Nelson adjunct, he is the College's visiting artist for Black History Month. The event began with a meet-and-greet with Giscombe, which drew more than 30 people to the Visual arts Gallery in Templin Hall. A reception was also part of the festivities. His display, titled “A Question of Place: Prints, Paintings and Drawings,” features nearly 30 works of art and will be on display through Feb. 28.

At the Historic Triangle campus, the Dental Hygiene program participated in an annual initiative called Give Kids a Smile on Feb. 8. The volunteer effort provides free educational, preventative and restorative services to children from low-income families. Seven second-year students performed more than a dozen procedures throughout the day. In addition to benefiting area youth, it gave the students in the College’s dental program some much-needed hands-on experience to fulfill degree requirements. The program was first held at Thomas Nelson in 2016. In years prior, Dental Hygiene students volunteered for Give Kids a Smile at participating Williamsburg area dental offices.