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Advising has outlined a clear track to my goals.
[The College] is allowing me to start my degree and not be far away from home. Plus, it’s great because I’m getting a college education at a much lower cost.
I chose Thomas Nelson because I have a few friends who came here. They told me how easy it was working with the VA section and using my GI Bill here.
Coming in here and seeing all of this, I realized there’s a whole gamut of jobs in electronics.
I decided to come to Thomas Nelson so I could be more interactive with people. I like the fact that students can have our own organizations.
I never worked with anything electrical before and the class has given me a leg-up in the shipyard. I wish others could have benefited from the same experience.
Thomas Nelson has provided me with a lot of exposure to leadership opportunities and connected me with a lot of experts in [computer science] while allowing me to remain close to home.
The main reason I chose Thomas Nelson is because it’s close to where I live. I considered going to another school but I heard a lot of good things about Thomas Nelson.
I’d always heard good things about Thomas Nelson and good things about the disabled services here. I recommend Thomas Nelson to other vision-impaired people.
I enjoy being an active student. I am trying to be a good example for my peers. It’s exciting when you see your organization’s activities and getting more students involved.
The instructors’ dedication and care have been vital to helping me become excited about a future career in the dynamic field of multimedia design.
Costantini, a member of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers since 2014, is also pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration at Averett University.
Thomas Nelson has helped me learn how to transition and has shown me how to navigate from one area of my education to the next.
The College helped me a great deal by having a straight-forward enrollment process, a flexible class-scheduling system and an appreciation of the arts.
Thomas Nelson accommodates all walks of life. I have made friends that are in so many different stages of life.
The biggest credit I can give Thomas Nelson is that it has given me time to explore what I think I’d be good at when I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do.
TRiO assisted me in understanding the courses I needed in order to transfer to Old Dominion University with ease. They even assisted in calling ODU to ensure my plan was appropriate for my future needs.
I appreciate the resources that are available at Thomas Nelson. The location and closeness to the community are also reasons why I chose to attend.
I’m excited to be able to gain exposure to experienced professionals in the field.
No matter what your age, it’s never too late to begin your education as I am living proof.
This was the best choice for me. It’s giving me a chance to really improve.
Education has always been a huge part of my life. Being able to have the personal growth I have experienced here and gain confidence is empowering.
Thomas Nelson has wonderful advisors. The professors actually care as well and most of the ones I have had have been wonderful assets in helping me move forward.
About a year after I started attending Thomas Nelson, I was fortunate enough to land a work-study position through the Enrollment Management Office.
Incredibly, I was able to complete a two-year degree in 18 months without student debt and, more importantly, all of my credits transferred.
Thomas Nelson always seemed like the right option for me. A wonderful education coupled with small class size and intuitive and insightful teachers, that’s why I chose Thomas Nelson.
I chose Thomas Nelson because it provided me with the most cost-effective way and it is a stepping stone to completing higher education.
World travel also entered the picture when Oguibe spent a week in China participating in the 2014 International Youth Organization Forum and Beijing Sister City Youth Camp.
I could not have done this without all of the amazing and encouraging teachers and mentors from Thomas Nelson.
I really like the smaller class sizes and being able to be more interactive with my professors.
Why not go to school and challenge myself, broaden and sharpen my mind and make new connections.
The nursing instructors are knowledgeable, very helpful and have a genuine interest in teaching and growing a new generation of registered nurses.
There’s just something for everyone – young, middle-aged, old – you fit in here, and it’s been great.
Thomas Nelson opened my academic doors. I got to learn and adjust to American culture at Thomas Nelson. I’ve also made connections, which I hope will help me wherever I will go in my life.
Thomas Nelson gave me the knowledge, skills and hands-on experience I needed to become a great nurse.
Some of my best experiences are the instructors’ willingness to assist throughout my educational endeavors.
I want to get a degree in [a science field] and then go into politics so that I may advocate for scientific research and affect other up and coming scientists.
Thomas Nelson has provided an excellent environment for current and past military personnel to pursue their goals during and after the military.
She heard about Thomas Nelson Community College, and its Associate of Applied Science degree in Photography immediately caught her attention. That is what sparked her to enroll. Torres completed her degree in May 2015.
The first thing that came to mind when I planted my roots in Williamsburg was to look for the right college. Thomas Nelson was highly recommended.
Thomas Nelson opened up a new path for the veteran U.S. Marine Corps Lance Corporal once he immersed himself in campus life.
Thomas Nelson is helping me fulfill my pre-requisites for VCU at a cheaper price. It is a good stepping stone leading up to my future endeavors.
I knew that going to Thomas Nelson for the first two years of college was going to be much cheaper than a four-year university.
The programs the College has like TRiO are very supportive. I am a work-study student [in Enrollment Services] and I get to meet many people in the different departments.