Student Clubs and Organizations

Below is a list of all currently chartered Thomas Nelson Community College student clubs and organizations. If you are interested in a particular group, please contact the advisor listed. All students must have and maintain at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA to be eligible to be members of TNCC clubs and organizations.


    Anime' Club

    The purpose of the Thomas Nelson Anime' Club is to promote anime', Japanese culture and the spread of the love of Japanese animation to the students. Co-Advisor: Mariko Shimizu Phone: 757-825-3696 Email: Co-Advisor: David Rueckert Phone: 757-825-3665 Email:

    Ballroom Dance Club

    The purpose of the Thomas Nelson Ballroom Dance Club is to promote an interest in ballroom dancing, to encourage healthy physical activity and to provide an opportunity for students to form friendships through a shared interest in dance. Co-Advisor: Pam Roberts Phone: 757-825-3839 Email: Co-Advisor: Paige Maddox Phone: 757-825-2744 Email:


    The purpose of CRU is to provide regular opportunities to study and discuss the Bible, worship, and pray in a group setting and to provide opportunities for fellowship and encouragement among students. Advisor: Thomas Pringle Phone: 757-825-3622 Emial:

    International Club

    The purpose of the International Club is to discuss experiences of living in the USA and away from loved ones, help one another adapt to new life, share pictures, tapes, and memories of family, friends and homes left back in the homelands. Advisor: Alex Gabriel Phone: 757-825-2977 Email:

    Natural Science and Engineering Student Association

    The proposes of the Natural Science and Engineering Association are to explore how the natural science fields are interdisciplinary, become familiar with current scientific research that is being conducted in our area, and to discuss innovations of technology and/or engineering that can be utilized in scientific research. Lindsey LeMay Phone: 757-825-3630 Email: Pengfei Song Phone: 757-825-2934 Email:

    Poetry Club

    The purposes of the Poetry Club are to encourage members and students to immerse themselves into poetry- through discussing, reading, writing, and performing and to make poetry active and available on both campuses for all students to come together as a community. Co-Advisor: Thomas Rockson Phone: 757-825-3819 Email: Co-Advisor: Beth Beasley Phone: 757-825-2752 Email: Co-Advisor: Janice Hoffman Email:


    Book Club

    The purposes of Book Club are to promote literacy, fellowship among the students and create an environment for those who enjoy reading and want to share their enthusiasm with their fellow classmates. Advisor: Lauren Williams Phone: 757-258-3443 Email:


    The purpose of Genesis is to provide a Christian community where we can begin to understand each other’s struggles and joys so that together we can discover what it means to become God’s people. We do not require a group that thinks alike, but one that will accept individuals with respect, love, and support as each person works out his/her own salvation (Philippians 2:12). It is also our purpose to involve students, both on campus and in the surrounding area, through Christian ministry and fellowship. Advisor: Tasha Holmes Phone: 757-253-4880 Email:

    Jeet Kune Do

    The purpose of the club shall be to teach/share martial arts knowledge with the students of Thomas Nelson. Advisor: Hayley Conrad Phone: 757-258-6588 Email:

    One More - Thomas Nelson Fitness Club

    The purposes of One More are to promote physical fitness and overall health, encourage fellowship among the students and teach leadership qualities to those in the club. Advisor: Shaheem Abrahams Email:


    Student organizations are groups that have affiliations with national organizations. Some student organizations may have additional eligibility criteria based on local, state or national requirements. In addition, student groups may charge membership dues which are split between the local chapter and the state or national organization. Please contact the organization's advisor for further details.

    American Dental Hygienists Association

    The objectives of the American Dental Hygienists Association shall be to cultivate, promote, and sustain the art and science of dental hygiene, to represent and safeguard the common interest of the members of the dental hygiene profession and to contribute toward the improvement of the oral health of the public. The American Dental Hygienists Association is located on the Historic triangle campus. Co-Advisor: Barbara Mulholland Phone: 757-258-6606 Email: Co-Advisor: Kelly Williams Phone: 757-258-6595 Email:

    American Red Cross Club, Thomas Nelson Chapter

    The purpose of the Red Cross Club is to represent Thomas Nelson Community College, while giving back to the Hampton community through Red Cross volunteerism. Moreover, the Red Cross Club will provide students a convenient outlet to fulfill community service-hour requirements for scholarships and courses. Advisor: Anne Evans Phone: 757-825-3837 Eamil: Co-Advisor: Roxanne Lord Phone: 757-825-2941

    Phi Theta Kappa, Phi Sigma Chapter

    Phi Theta Kappa is the National Honor Society of two year colleges. The purpose of the Phi Sigma Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa is to facilitate scholarship, fellowship, service, and leadership among members of the Society. The Phi Sigma Chapter has members on both the Hampton and Historic Triangle campuses. New Advisor to be appointed Fall 2014.

    Student Nurses Association, Hampton Campus

    The purpose of the Student Nurses Association is to advance professional nursing practice through student mentorship, community service, leadership opportunities and career guidance. Advisor: Susan Stainback Phone: 757-825-2762 Email:

    Student Nurses Association, Historic Triangle

    The purposes of the Student Nurses Association, Hisotric Triangle are to: promote participation in college and community activities that promote health and wellness, represent nursing students to the consumer, to institutions, and to other organizations; encourage student participation in interdisciplinary activities; educate members about the importance of student involvement in legislative matters regarding healthcare, nursing education, and practice; promote recruitment efforts; participation in student activities, and educational opportunities regardless of a person’s race, color, creed, sex, age, lifestyle, national origin, or economic status; promote and encourage collaborative relationships with the National Student Nurses’ Association and the Virginia Nursing Students’ Association; participate in approved fund raising activities in order to raise money for charitable contributions to approved agencies and causes; and participate in approved fund raising activities in order to raise money for the pinning ceremony that occurs upon successful completion of the nursing program. Co-Advisor: Lisa Draper Phone: 757-258-6642

    Student Veterans of America, Thomas Nelson Chapter

    The purpose of the Thomas Nelson Chapter of Student Veterans of America is to promote education, awareness, and assistance to veterans and dependents of veterans who are enrolled at Thomas Nelson. The Thomas Nelson Chapter of Student Veterans of America has members located on the Hampton and Historic Triangle campuses. The advisor is located in the Veteran Affairs office at the Hampton campus. Advisor: Kathryn Anderson Phone: 757-825-2851 Email:

    Student Virginia Eductors Association, Thomas Nelson Chapter

    The purposes of the SVEA are to inform and educate its membership on educational issues of immediate and potential importance in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the nation; to foster and coordinate the development of chapters affiliated with the SVEA; to provide an opportunity for students to explore education as a profession, to evaluate their own aptitudes, capabilities, interests as prospective professional educators, and to encourage the selection of education as a profession; to strengthen the teaching profession by encouraging pre-professionals to become active members in the United Education Profession; to establish a closer relationship between chapters, the SVEA, National Education Association Student Programs (NEASP), Virginia Education Association (VEA) and the National Education Association (NEA); and to promote and protect human and civil rights. Advisor: Donna Savage Phone: 757-825-2921 Email: