TCC Today

Author: Laura J. Sanford

Chef Heather Tripple at work in Virginia Beach.

TCC alum lands top chef spot at local eatery

Heather Tripple is a proud Tidewater Community College alumna. She got her start in the TCC kitchens under the tutelage of Chef Deanna “Dee” Freridge....

TCC Theatre actors in "The Red Lamp."

Calling all actors

Tidewater Community College Theatre will hold open auditions for the fall production of “Inherit the Wind.”  When:  Sept. 6 from...

Hannah and children.

From TCC to the mission field in Romania

Hannah Căldăraru found her “anywhere” at Tidewater Community College. She got her start on TCC’s Chesapeake Campus in 2014 and earned a social...

Penny Chase on Norfolk Campus.

“I enjoy working on this team, as everyone works together to get the job done.” — Penny Chase

Penny Chase is TCC’s Wage Employee of the Year. As a trade technician on the Virginia Beach Campus, Chase is known for going the extra mile in her...

Thomas Armstrong, Classified Employee of the Year.

“One thing I always try to do is treat people fairly and work hard.” — Tommy Armstrong

Thomas “Tommy” Armstrong was recognized by the college’s Classified Association for his innovative leadership as facilities manager for Trades...

Alison Napier, Outstanding Adjunct Faculty.

“I love showing students that art is all around us.” — Alison Napier

Alison Napier is the recipient of the Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award. She is an art historian recognized for her significant contributions to course...

Judy Gill, Faculty Special Achievement.

“It’s wonderful to see students grow in their knowledge of this emerging field.” — Judy Gill

Judy Gill, director of Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) operations and associate professor of mathematics, was honored by the Faculty Senate with the...

Heather Boone, Professor of the Year.

“TCC is more than a college. It’s a place that changes lives.” — Heather Boone

Heather Boone is the Professor of the Year, chosen by the Faculty Senate. Professor Boone has taught Graphic Design at the college since 2008 and...

TCC celebrates annual award winners

Tidewater Community College recognizes five faculty and staff members from across the college with annual special awards on Aug. 17, 2023. Selected...

TCC faculty Steve Capaldo at the wind turbines for the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project.

TCC faculty get an up-close look at offshore wind project

New jobs are on the horizon for offshore wind turbine technicians to support Dominion Energy’s eventual offshore wind energy farm, which will include...

Ben White, TCC Human Services student.

Internship leads to full-time work for TCC student

Ben White began losing his sight when he was 27. He is now totally blind and pursuing an associate degree in Human Services at Tidewater Community College.

Ed Sivells in the CMVE

TCC staffer pays it forward at the CMVE

Meet Ed Sivells. He is a proud Navy veteran who is paying it forward at TCC. Sivells is one of the certifying officials for the Center for Military...

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TCC selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice Program

Tidewater Community College has been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing Amazon’s hourly employees access...

Delaney Theilman and Nina Vahadi on TCC's Norfolk Campus.

TCC grads make strides in careers

Meet Nina Vahadi and Delaney Theilman. They are both Tidewater Community College graduates who earned Engineering degrees in May.
During summers...

Representatives at the Skilled Trades Academy expansion event.

Skilled Trades Academy expanding to offer more training options for students

A celebratory event marked the start of the expansion of Tidewater Community College’s Skilled Trades Academy (STA) in Portsmouth. The expansion will...

Children at play in child care center.

New Child Development Centers opening at TCC Campuses

Child Development Centers will be opening on the Portsmouth and Norfolk Campuses starting Fall Semester 2023. These centers will provide quality care...

Cast members acting on the outdoor stage at Chesapeake Campus.

Behind the scenes at Shakespeare in the Grove

Tidewater Community College’s Shakespeare in the Grove is considered a community gem by many.  In the 26 years the show has been running, attending...

A Rivian truck in front of a Rivian building.

Tidewater Community College Launches Rivian Technical Trades Program

Hampton Roads, VA (June 12, 2023) – Tidewater Community College has launched the Rivian Technical Trades program, a partnership program with electric...

TCC Norfolk Campus

Learn about everything TCC offers at Open House on June 3

Find your future at Tidewater Community College. Learn about TCC’s programs, including information technology, engineering, culinary arts, health...

Actors from the 2022 Shakespeare festival playing "The Tempest."

Molière’s “Tartuffe” to be presented during the 26th season of Shakespeare in the Grove

Molière’s “Tartuffe” to be presented during the 26th season of Shakespeare in the Grove.
The free public performances will be held June...

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State Board for Community Colleges to Consider 2023-24 Tuition and Fees at July  Meeting

In accordance with Section 23.1-307 (D) of the Code of Virginia, the State Board for Community Colleges provides notice that it will consider tuition...

TCC graduates at May Commencement.

TCC celebrates more than 1,800 grads during May Commencement

There was a celebratory feel during Tidewater Community College’s 76th Commencement exercises as keynote speaker Lt. Gov. Winsome Earle-Sears led...

Jacob Ramirez at TCC's Norfolk Campus.

“I definitely got my money’s worth at TCC.” – Student Speaker Jacob Ramirez

Jacob Ramirez found his career path in computer engineering at Tidewater Community College. A 2021 graduate of Salem High School, Jacob wanted to stay...

Katerina Diatlova on TCC's Norfolk Campus.

From Russia to a good life in America

Katerina Diatlova came to the United States from Russia with a passport, suitcase and $80 in her pocket.
She was part of the International Exchange...

Rachel Kay Fitzgerald on Virginia Beach Campus.

TCC grad earns degree one year after diploma

Rachael Kay Fitzgerald will earn an Associate of Science in Social Science in June 2023, just one year after earning a high school diploma.
“I’ve...

Towne Bank

TowneBank receives 2023 VCCS Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy

TowneBank in Hampton Roads received the annual Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Chancellor’s Award for Leadership in Philanthropy. In its...

Phillip Le at the Advanced Technology Center on the Virginia Beach Campus.

TCC grad finds meaningful work in area shipyard

Tidewater Community College alum Phillip Le’s morning commute to Newport News Shipbuilding includes stunning sunrises over the HRBT. “Seeing the...

Three young summer campers at TCC

TCC’s Summer Camps are back on all campuses

Are you looking for summer fun with a purpose for your kids? Check out Tidewater Community College’s in-person summer camps with offerings for budding...

TCC's Norfolk Campus in full spring bloom.

Learn about everything TCC offers at two open houses, April 27 and June 3

Find your future at Tidewater Community College. Learn about TCC’s programs, including information technology, engineering, culinary arts, health...

Plants in TCC's greenhouses on the Chesapeake Campus.

It’s time for the Horticulture Program spring Plant Sale

TCC’s Horticulture program spring Plant Sale, a community gem, will be held for two days only, April 25-27, from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., on the Chesapeake...