Campus Happenings

Thomas Nelson hosted two Women in STEM Programs Discovery events in February 2016 on the Hampton campus. It was a wonderful opportunity for students to learn about the STEM job programs and transfer opportunities Thomas Nelson affords.



Summer Camps

Thomas Nelson is proactive in enriching the community and realizes that children are a vital part of the community. The College makes many efforts to encourage educational growth. Among the programs the Peninsula’s Community College has created to support those endeavors are its summer camps.

Literacy for Learning and Life

Michael Mei’s life has been transformed in the past few years. A large part of his sweeping changes involved Thomas Nelson Community College and Literacy for Life (LFL), an adult education agency that gave Mei the boost he needed to enroll at Thomas Nelson in 2014 and transfer to the College of William & Mary just two years later.

Taking Flight with GIS

Thomas Nelson Community College students Shari Davies, Tim Minich, Josh Darnall, David Nicks and Laura Nusz were among 13 students from five Virginia community colleges who can now add unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and NASA to their resumes thanks to their work on a sea level rise study for NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Virginia’s East

Meet the Faculty

Steven Wilson

Steven Wilson


Every year, dozens of current and former personnel from Langley Air Force Base enroll as students at Thomas Nelson Community College. Very few come to the school as faculty.

Amy Anderson

Amy Anderson


Many students and teachers take a winding path through their careers before coming to Thomas Nelson. Amy Anderson is no exception.

Virginia Keithley

Virginia Keithley

Three Cheers for TRiO

With an unwavering dedication to student success, Virginia Keithley has led Thomas Nelson’s TRiO Student Support Services program since 2005.

Nicholas Pierce

Nicholas Pierce

IT and Priority

One of Thomas Nelson’s newest faculty members is Nicholas Pierce. He began his career somewhat unconventionally; he didn’t choose to teach, he was ordered to.

Recent Graduate Success Stories

Hailey Chohany

Following her 2010 graduation from Walsingham Academy in Williamsburg, Hailey Chohany enrolled at James Madison University, where she studied Studio Art.

Willie Carter

Willie Carter was no stranger to working in dental care when he joined the Dental Hygiene program at Thomas Nelson.

Mitch Outten

Mitch Outten was a student at James Madison University studying Kinesiology when he realized that his current path was not quite right for him.

Clifton Hucks

The desire to work in public service led Clifton Hucks to Thomas Nelson’s EMS program.