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    1990s

    July
    1990
    FORD, TNCC FORMING PARTNERSHIP TO TRAIN LOCAL AUTOMOTIVE STUDENTS – Efforts are under way to establish a Ford Co. Automotive Student Services Educational Training Program to advance the training of students seeking associate degrees in automotive technology at Thomas Nelson Community College. The Ford ASSET Program is a three-way partnership effort among the automobile manufacturer, a dealership and a college. 
    Daily Press/Times Herald 7/12/90
    August
    1990
    COLLEGES BURSTING WITH STUDENTS – TNCC is turning students away for the first time in history. TNCC has 7,511 full and part-time students, up 6.9% from last fall. 
    Daily Press 8/28/90
    September
    1990

    ATOMS PROGRAM PREPARES AREA STUDENTS FOR THE ‘90S – An estimated 10,000 middle school students on the Peninsula will be exposed to an Adventure in Technology/Options in Math and Science (ATOMS) this fall as a part of their educational requirements. The program has been designed to expose middle school students to emerging fields of technology available to them on the peninsula, especially in the science and math fields. ATOMS has been established by Thomas Nelson Community College in cooperation with local businesses and public schools. 
    Daily Press/Times Herald 9/6/90

    October
    1991
    COST, CLASSES MAKE TNCC A BEST BUY – Gaining top marks for offering a large selection of classes at an affordable price, Thomas Nelson Community College ranked first among 10 Virginia schools in a survey of Dominion Resources employees enrolled in college courses. TNCC was rated first or second in seven of 10 areas, including attendance, flexibility, cost and value to students, help in resolving job conflicts, degree options and class offerings. The schools overall score pushed it to first place among the colleges. 
    Daily Press 10/8/91
    December
    1993
    TNCC TO OFFER CLASSES AT W&M – COLLEGES ALSO AGREE TO A TRIAL PROGRAM FOR GRAD STUDENTS – Thomas Nelson Community College will offer six night classes at William and Mary. Aside from the new classes at W&M, TNCC has entered into a trail program with the school, where W&M graduate students get experience teaching TNCC students. The two schools are also launching a study to see how TNCC students progress after transferring to four-year colleges. 
    Daily Press 12/30/93
    July
    1994

    TNCC LOSES PRESIDENT TO HIGH-TECH CENTER – Robert G. Templin, Jr., Thomas Nelson Community College president credited for turning the school around and setting the standard for training workers for tomorrow’s skills, is resigning to head the Center for Innovative Technology in Northern Virginia. Daily Press 7/22/94

    November
    1994

    TNCC APPOINTS NEW PRESIDENT – FIRST WOMAN, BLACK TO HEAD COLLEGE- Shirley Robinson Pippins will become the college’s fifth president. She takes over the 26 year old college Feb. 1. Daily Press 11/4/94

    May
    1995

    2ND THOMAS NELSON CAMPUS GETS BOARD BACKING – TNCC’s dream for a second campus on the Northern Peninsula moved a step closer to reality Thursday. The State Board of Community Colleges endorsed a feasibility study that made the case for construction of a new campus to serve residents of Williamsburg, James City County and upper York County. Virginian Pilot and Ledger Star 5/19/95

    March
    1996

    TNCC OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE BUILDING, SATELLITE PLANS – The 11,000 student school has been allocated $7.4 million by the General Assembly to construct and 87,000 square foot instructional support services building. And school officials announced progress in discussion with leaders in Williamsburg area about opening a satellite campus on their part of the peninsula. Daily Press 3/28/96 

    February
    1997

    TNCC SETS UP NEW WEB SITE TO OFFER MORE INFORMATION – Thomas Nelson Community College has launched a new computer Internet site with information that any current or prospective students can use- from activity schedules to description of the admissions process. Daily Press 2/16/97

    March 1997 TNCC PURSUES TECHNOLOGY UPGRADE – TNCC has begun a two year, $1.4 million technology plan that will bring computers into laboratories, wire more of the campus for computer use, offer remote course registration and provide more interactive learning opportunities. Daily Press 3/20/97
    February
    1998
    CAMPUSES, BUSINESSES TEAM UP – PARTNERSHIPS OFFER 2ND ROUND OF EDUCATION – A Peninsula Workforce Development Center is slated to open in the summer of 1999 on the campus of Thomas Nelson Community College. The $9 million center would teach new skills and allow business owners to set up mini-assembly lines to train workers. Daily Press 2/5/98 
    July
    1998

    TNCC TO OPEN AN OFFICE IN JCC - Thomas Nelson Community College is planting its flag at Busch corporate Center. The college has leased an office at 161-C John Jefferson Square where residents of Williamsburg, James City County and upper York county can get information about TNCC programs and meet with faculty and counselors. Daily Press 7/10/98

    May
    1999

    SHIPYARD OFFERS TUITION-PAID CO-OP PROGRAM FOR TCC, TNCC STUDENTS – Newport News Shipbuilding, Tidewater Community College and Thomas Nelson Community College have created a computer-aided design co-op program that will give 64 students one year of tuition in exchange for each year they work in the yard after graduation. 
    Daily Press 5/7/99

    October
    1999

    CW OFFERS FREE ASSOCIATE’S DEGREE TO EMPLOYEES – PARTNERSHIP WITH TNCC WILL BRING CLASSES TO AREA ON WEEKDAY EVENING, SATURDAYS – Colonial Williamsburg says it will pay the bill so all it’s employees can earn an associate’s degree, through a partnership with Thomas Nelson Community College. 
    Daily Press 10/27/99