TCC Today

Author: Laura J. Sanford

Technical Studies degree now offered 100% online with no textbook cost

A year after Tidewater Community College launched an associate degree designed specifically for skilled workers who need formal education to advance...

Percy Dean on Norfolk Campus.

Great Expectations program helps foster kids go anywhere, too

Achieving a college education can be a daunting prospect if you’re a foster kid like Percy Dean. While many teens view college as the natural next...

Brett Wellington in the TCC kitchens.

From TCC to Sous-Chef at one of the best chop houses in Chesapeake

Many of Tidewater Community College’s certificate programs and associate degrees lead to immediate employment or, in some cases, employment while...

Women's Leadership Breakfast with Jeanne Natali, MaryAnne Dukas, Tiffany Warren, President DeCinque and Bonita Billingsley Harris.

TCC Women’s Center celebrates 25 years with a “25 for 25” matching gift challenge

Tidewater Community College’s Women’s Center marked its 25th anniversary by sponsoring a matching gift challenge to support programs and students...

There’s still time to apply to TCC Accelerated Degree Program

While most of us think of it taking at least two years to receive an associate degree, Tidewater Community College offers an accelerated option that...

Some of the cast from "A Midsummer Night's Dream.

One week until the greatest show on earth comes to Chesapeake

We’re one week away from opening night for Shakespeare in the Grove, featuring “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Called a community treasure, Shakespeare...

Learn about everything TCC offers at open house on all campuses, June 22

Bet you didn’t know Tidewater Community College offers 150-plus programs ranging from engineering to the visual and culinary arts to cybersecurity...

Conference works toward a sea of change in maritime education

“Everything around here, one way or another, runs on the water,” said Jennifer Palestrant of Tidewater Community College and the Southeast Maritime...

Cast from "A Midsummer Night's Dream."

Enjoy “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” under the stars at TCC’s Shakespeare in the Grove

A big-top circus design is the backdrop for the classic tale “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” on stage at Tidewater Community College’s 23nd...

Women's Leadership Breakfast features Corynne Arnett with Dominion Energy

Women’s Leadership Breakfast a celebration of 25 years for TCC’s Women’s Center

Tidewater Community College’s 17th annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast marks the 25th year of the college’s Women’s Center. The breakfast will...

Courtney Pierce at Samaritan House

From Cavalier Manor to TCC to leader with human trafficking task force

Growing up in Portsmouth’s Cavalier Manor, Courtney Pierce dreamed of working for a Fortune 500 company. Instead, after earning an Associate of Science...

Cory Blume

From here, go to work as a mechatronics technician

Many of Tidewater Community College’s certificate programs and associate degrees lead to immediate employment or, in some cases, employment while...

TCC students

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...

Vinnie Lanier tribute art

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...