TCC Today

Author: Laura J. Sanford

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TCC to freeze tuition and mandatory fees

Thanks to a unanimous decision by the State Board for Community Colleges to maintain current in-state tuition and mandatory fees for the 2019-2020 academic...

Charleston Yancey

From here, student speaker planning to aim high for next stop, Virginia Wesleyan

Charleston Yancey fell in love with Virginia Wesleyan University the first time he toured the campus. After graduating from Tidewater Community College...

Accelerated Degree helps mom-to-be earn degree in less than a year

Nargis Martin completed Tidewater Community College’s fastest track to earning an associate degree. The Virginia Beach resident came to TCC in the...

Victoria Grissom

Bookworm evolved into leader with a creative flair thanks to TCC

Tori Grissom spent her first semester at Tidewater Community College with her nose in a book. When she wasn’t in class, the home-schooled Chesapeake...

Chesapeake Public School students career-ready thanks to partnership with TCC

What started with an idea and talks between leaders at Tidewater Community College and Chesapeake Public School six years ago will culminate on May...

Horace Linton

From here go to work as an automotive technician and business owner

Horace Linton used to tinker on cars. After graduating from Tidewater Community College, he turned the hobby into a career. “I was actually able to...

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State Board for Community Colleges to Set 2019-20 Tuition and Fees at May 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...

Nine from TCC earn recognition from All-Virginia Academic Team

Nine Tidewater Community College students have been nominated to the Phi Theta Kappa 2019 All-Virginia Academic Team. They are Dakota Bernacki and Katelyn...

Literary Festival to be a celebration of written and spoken words

Tidewater Community College’s 18th annual Literary Festival reflects the theme “A Celebration of Written and Spoken Words” with keynote speaker...

BIanca Wilson outside the Norfolk Campus Student Center

In crafting her own obit, alumna found her purpose

Bianca Wilson got stumped writing her own obituary. What sounds like an awkward college assignment turned into an enlightening moment for the woman...

Cast members from "That Sinking Feeling."

TCC Theatre presents the premiere of “That Sinking Feeling,” April 5

Tidewater Community College Theatre will present “That Sinking Feeling,” a play by Brant Powell, for two weekends in April. All performances will...

Students take a deep dive into learning thanks to TCC, Nauticus partnership

Tidewater Community College students taking Professor Debra Duffy’s classes in oceanography are making waves in learning thanks to an innovative partnership...

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Chesapeake Campus Mental Health Awareness Week to feature NAMI on campus

Feeling stressed? Struggling with anxiety or depression? Not sure where to turn? Tidewater Community College’s Chesapeake Campus will host Mental...

Trailblazing train conductor from NNSY is the headliner for TCC’s Women’s History Month celebration

Tidewater Community College will recognize Women’s History Month with a keynote speech by the first African-American female train conductor at Norfolk...

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Remembering Vinnie Lanier, a TCC student for more than four decades

Vinnie Lanier started classes at Tidewater Community College in 1976. During her 40-plus years here, the Norfolk resident earned more than 128 credits,...

TCC Alum Alexis Knight

First generation alumna overcomes the odds to earn a second degree

A visit from a Tidewater Community College career coach resonated with Granby High student Alexis Knight. Growing up in low-income housing, Knight didn’t...

Erin Fitzpatrick in a chemistry lab.

TCC Women’s Center STEM Promise Program scholar snapshot

When Erin Fitzpatrick got accepted into Old Dominion University, she thought her college plan was set. Then she found out about Tidewater Community...

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Enjoy the month of love with a flick or two

Looking for a romantic film to watch with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day? Check out the top picks from TCC film Professor James Silver, whose...

Young students working on computers.

TCC offering more than 100 summer camps for youth of all ages

Are you looking for summer fun with a purpose for your children? Check out Tidewater Community College’s summer camps with offerings for budding scientists,...

Students at the Regional Automotive Center.

Priority Automotive sponsors the college’s first Jordan McNair Memorial scholars

Nate Parker and Omar Lezcano never met Jordan McNair, but they are grateful for his life and passion for Hondas. They are the inaugural recipients of...

Student in a chemistry lab.

Learn how to qualify for TCC’s full-ride STEM Promise Scholarship at Q&A Session

Join us on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 3 p.m. on the Tidewater Community College Facebook page for a Facebook Live to learn about TCC’s exciting full-ride...

Photo of Terrell Flowers in the student center.

From unemployed to employer

Terrell Flowers couldn’t find a job after high school. He filled out dozens of applications and never got a call back. So at the age of 20, he decided...

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Original member of Black Lives Matter movement to speak at TCC on Feb. 22

Scholar, activist and playwright Funmilola Fagbamila is the keynote speaker for Tidewater Community College’s 2019 Black History Month celebration....

President DeCinque (right) with Mayor Alexander, Evie and Hu Odom, and Noëlle Gabriel, chair of the Norfolk School Board.

TCC announces major gift for new center coming to the NEON District

Tidewater Community College is the recipient of a  seven-figure donation to support the building of the Patricia & Douglas Perry TCC Center for...

Paul Cage in the interior design lab at the Chesapeake Campus.

From around the world, across the states to TCC graduate

Veteran Paul Cage traveled the world during his 22-year Navy career and then transitioned to driving a tractor-trailer across all 50 states. Weary of...

Rom Imel on the Norfolk Campus.

Graduate has “High Hopes” for communication career

Ron Imel is one of the first Tidewater Community College graduates to earn an Associate of Science in General Studies with a Specialization in Professional...

Help available over the holidays if you want to enroll for spring classes at TCC

Tidewater Community College is open for the holidays to help students enroll in spring classes, explore career options and learn about financial aid...

TCC graduates at 2017 commencement.

TCC celebrating fall commencement on Dec. 17

Tidewater Community College alumnus Jared Cotton, superintendent of Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS), will be the keynote speaker for the college’s...

Tasha Roberts

Lifelong cook perfected her craft at TCC

Growing up while her cousins played in the back yard, Tasha Roberts cooked in the kitchen with her mother and grandmothers. Now she’s a professional...

oni Anderson studying in the Chesapeake Campus Student Center.

ADHD didn’t prevent this student from succeeding. Now she’s helping others overcome disabilities at TCC

Toni Anderson spent the better part of the last decade as a gas station attendant, scraping to get by. Today at Tidewater Community College, she is...