HAMPTON — Thomas Nelson Community College has officially become Virginia Peninsula Community College as of July 1, with the college slated to publicly usher it in at noon on July 12 with a grand rebranding event.
The free, two-hour event is open to the public and will take place on the Hampton campus at its tower near Interstate 64.
President Towuanna Porter Brannon, students, faculty, and staff will be on hand for the festivities, along with members of the College and Educational Foundation boards, as well as local and state government, business, industry, and other representatives.
The event will allow visitors to network and connect with college representatives to learn about available academic and workforce development programs. There will also be games, giveaways, music, food and more.
With the name change, the public can expect to see new signage around the community, and the website, social media pages, letterhead and business cards will also be updated to reflect the new “home of the Gators.”
“Officials emphasize that the college’s mission is not changing. The highest priority is still a dedication to changing lives and transforming the community through diverse, inclusive, and equitable education and workforce training, excellent support and services, and innovative partnerships,” the college said in a press release announcing the event.
Four of Virginia’s Community Colleges (VCCS) are being renamed, with Dabney S. Lancaster becoming Mountain Gateway Community College, John Tyler changing to Brightpoint Community College, Lord Fairfax recently becoming Laurel Ridge Community College and Patrick Henry adding an ampersand to its name last year to become Patrick & Henry Community College.
More details about Virginia Peninsula Community College’s July 12 event are available here.
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