TCC Today

Author: Laura J. Sanford

Juanica and Gianni Walker on TCC's Norfolk Campus.

“I tell everyone looking to go to college to start at TCC. You can start small and take steps toward your future.” — Juanica Walker

Juanica Walker came to Tidewater Community College to train for a new career. Her goal was to be able to provide a stable life for her special needs...

Student engineers test their robot on the track in TCC's lab.

TCC team takes third place in national robotic competition

Engineering students at Tidewater Community College took third place in the 2022 American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) Model Design Competition....

RockOn! student at work.

Student engineers RockOn with NASA

The excitement is building for Tidewater Community College Engineering students who are now legitimate rocket scientists. As participants in the NASA...

Behind the scenes at Shakespeare in the Grove

It’s been 25 years since the first Shakespeare in the Grove production took center stage on Tidewater Community College’s Chesapeake Campus. What...

TCC summer programs help recent high school grads prepare for college and careers

Tidewater Community College has been awarded a Title III grant to provide summer programs for recent high school graduates of Norfolk and Portsmouth...

TCC's Career Services Center staff with students at the Virginia Beach Campus.

“People come to TCC to get jobs and they need employment even while they are here.” – Babi Brock, Career Services Center manager

So, you’ve got that degree or certificate. Now what? Landing a job in your field may be easier than you think. And TCC has resources to help you!...

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TCC commemorates Juneteenth holiday with student trip to the National Museum of African American History and Culture and more

Tidewater Community College will commemorate Juneteenth with celebrations throughout June. Juneteenth became a federal holiday in the United States...

Actors from "The Tempest" in 2014.

TCC celebrates the 25th anniversary of Shakespeare in the Grove with “The Tempest”

Tidewater Community College Theatre celebrates its 25th season of Shakespeare in the Grove with a magical and mesmerizing presentation of “The Tempest.”...

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State Board for Community Colleges may consider 2022-23 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 may consider tuition...

Former NFL player Ryan Russell sitting on a bench.

TCC welcomes first openly LGBTQ+ NFL player for Pride Month keynote

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (May 26, 2022) —Tidewater Community College welcomes former National Football League (NFL) player Ryan Russell for a Pride Month...

Summer camper at Chesapeake Campus.

TCC’s in-person 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...

Khadijah Peak-Brown on Norfolk Campus.

Connect2TCC coordinator selected for global Emerging Leaders program

Tidewater Community College Coordinator Khadijah Peak-Brown was selected for the 2022-2024 Class of Emerging Leaders by NACADA: The Global Community...

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Tidewater Community College presents “Love’s Labor’s Lost” this weekend

In celebration of the 25th anniversary of Shakespeare in the Grove to be held in June, Tidewater Community College is presenting a mini-play to build...

Open House HERO

Learn about everything TCC offers at two open houses, May 21 and June 25

Find your future at Tidewater Community College. Learn about the gamut of TCC’s programs, including cybersecurity, culinary arts, health sciences,...

TCC grads getting ready to enter Chartway Arena.

TCC celebrates 74th Commencement Exercises with largest number of dual enrollment grads

It was a full house for Tidewater Community College’s 74th Commencement exercise held in-person for the second time since the start of the pandemic....

Student Speaker earns associate degree at 17

Allison Wilson got her start at Tidewater Community College while still in high school. She participated in Early College and was part of the cohort...

TCC student Kristen McCombs

Grad finds purpose in the health professions

When Kristen McCombs dons her cap and gown for Tidewater Community College’s Commencement Exercises, her five-year-old son, Lincoln, will be wearing...

Student on Portsmouth Campus.

Recent high school graduates can LEAP into college with free tuition, books and a new laptop

Recent high school graduates can get a head start on college with Tidewater Community College’s LEAP (Learn. Explore. Accelerate. Persevere.) program....

SaNayah Hill and Marvin Fletcher at TCC's Chesapeake Campus.

Father and dual-enrolled daughter graduate together

Marvin Fletcher and his daughter SaNayah Hill were surprised to find out they are graduating from Tidewater Community College at the same time. “I...

Broolk Ogden at Chesapeake Campus

Grad finds path to new career in genetic counseling

Brook Ogden says the TCC tagline, ‘From here, go anywhere,’ rings true. “I was in a job I didn’t enjoy. Now I’m on a path for a career I’m...

Katherine Guevara, TCC grad, on the Virginia Beach Campus.

“College was hard sometimes, but I was fully supported as a student. What could be better?” — Katherine Guevara, TCC graduate

Katherine Louise Guevara has lived in the United States for just three years. In that time, she has adjusted to a new culture and earned a college degree....

Students plant a butterfly garden at Chesapeake Campus.

TCC celebrates the 150th anniversary of Arbor Day

Tidewater Community College students celebrated Arbor Day with a tree planting and gardening event at the Chesapeake Campus. Campus Dean Emily Hartman...

“I like everything at TCC and tell everyone I know to start here.” – David Hopkins, TCC STEM Promise Scholar

Meet David Hopkins, a Tidewater Community College STEM Promise Scholar. David is following in his dad’s footsteps and preparing for a career in cyber...

TCC to hold its spring graduation exercises in person at Chartway Arena

For the second time since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Tidewater Community College will hold its commencement exercises in person. This year’s...

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State Board for Community Colleges to Consider 2022-23 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...

Rickkita Riddick

From TCC to the Ellen Show to serving women and families

In the early days of the pandemic in 2020, Rickkita flew to Hollywood to appear on the Ellen Show. Not only did she get to meet Ellen DeGeneres, the...

The evolution of tolling with Elizabeth River Crossings

Drivers who take the Downtown or Midtown tunnels have benefited from the advanced technology of Elizabeth River Crossings (ERC), 100% build-for-cloud...

Whitney Waldon, lab manager with Professor Andrea Tomlin.

The Horticulture Program spring sale is back on Chesapeake Campus

Step into the greenhouses on Tidewater Community College’s Chesapeake Campus and you will be delighted by the sights and scents. You’ll find beautiful...

Merchant of Venice cast at TCC

TCC Theatre presents Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice,” April 8-16

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, Tidewater Community College is offering the community live theatre in its Black Box Theater on Chesapeake...

Rachel Dunn outside on the Portsmouth Campus.

“Now that I’ve been at TCC for two semesters, I can say it was the best decision ever.” — Rachel Dunn, TCC student

Rachel Dunn is proud to be a Tidewater Community College Student Ambassador and Outstanding High School Graduate Scholar. “I never really considered...