2022 Commencement | Thomas Nelson Community College

2022 Commencement

2022 Commencement Video recording

Monday, May 16, 2022
Time: 5 p.m.

Students Arrive: 3:45PM
Parents/Guest: Doors open at 4:15PM
Students arrival is Door A ,Students Parking Lot A.



Liberty Live Church,
1021 Big Bethel Rd, Hampton, VA




Keynote speaker Dr. Jonathan Romero

Dr. Jonathan Romero is a board-certified clinical assistant professor of nursing at Old Dominion University and an 11-year veteran in clinical, academic, and research affairs.

 With involvement in all aspects of nursing education, he specializes in adult medical-surgical nursing and perioperative care - particularly surgical assisting.  He focuses on community-based participatory research in addressing health disparities in the community setting. Dr. Romero’s scholarly research has been featured in peer-reviewed publications.

 He earned an associate degree in nursing from Thomas Nelson Community College in 2011 and has a bachelor’s in nursing from Fort Hays State University and a master’s in nursing education from Walden University. He received a doctoral degree in nursing practice from Regis College in 2021.

 A member of the Thomas Nelson Local Board, he also serves on governing boards of directors for WHRO and Youth Sail Virginia, among other professional, policy, and health care organizations.


The College plans to live stream the event.

Tickets and announcements are not required; however, seating is first-come, first-served. If seating capacity is reached, overflow seating area(s) are available for visiting guests. 

Virtual attendance is also available via Live stream (hyperlink when available). Please return to our website for the virtual link.


Cap and Gown information

Academic regalia is required for commencement participation.  All graduates participating in the commencement ceremony must purchase the designated cap, gown and tassel from the Bookstore in Hampton or Williamsburg campus, beginning Monday, April 4 through Monday, May 16 2022. Online ordering is available. However, visiting the Bookstore is highly recommended for appropriate sizing. Once you receive your regalia package, ensure it is complete with your appropriate gown, cap and the correct tassel color. Contact the Bookstore for regalia pricing.