TCC Today

Author: Laura J. Sanford

Speakers for graduation are Delceno Miles and Harvey Miller III.

TCC celebrates its 75th Commencement on Dec. 19

Tidewater Community College will hold its commencement exercises for Fall Semester on Monday, Dec. 19 at 4 p.m. at Chartway Arena on the campus of Old...

Barnes and Noble at TCC

Barnes and Noble College to continue to operate TCC bookstores

Tidewater Community College is extending its contract with Barnes & Noble College, which has managed the TCC bookstores since 2006. As part of the...

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TCC named one of Newsweek’s “America’s Top Online Colleges” for a second year

Tidewater Community College was named one of “America’s Top Online Colleges” by Newsweek and Statista. This is the second year the college was...

Drew Ferebee at Chesapeake Campus.

TCC alum launches non-profit focusing on mental health

Drew Ferebee found her purpose at Tidewater Community College.
“I never imagined that studying Human Services would be the most influential...

TCC Collision Repair student

Collision Repair grant to help prepare industry-ready grads

TCC is one of three schools to receive grants from Caliber Collision to help elevate the skills of graduates. The funds will be used to purchase new...

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Honoring those who served

Tidewater Community College’s Center for Military and Veterans Education (CMVE) invites students and alumni from all branches of the military to Veterans...

TCC child development center.

Free or low-cost child care available for students

Are you considering college, but concerned about the cost of child care while you attend classes and study? There’s good news – TCC is here...

Cast from "Leaving Iowa"

TCC Theatre presents “Leaving Iowa,” a story of going home and moving forward

Tidewater Community College Theatre will present “Leaving Iowa” for two weekends in November. Opening night is Nov. 3 with shows running through...

Jasmine Quinones at the Skilled Trades Academy.

“It’s been an amazing transformation and so fast.” – Jasmine Quinones, TCC student

Jasmine Quinones gave herself a life-changing career for her 37th birthday. Jasmine found support through the college’s Job Skills Training Program,...

TCC student chefs

Student chefs show off their skills

Culinary Arts students were all smiles as they showcased their skills during the first “Grand Buffet” since the COVID-19 pandemic.

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It’s time to add some fall beauties to your space

Student grown mums and pansies on sale Oct.19-20.

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Susan Smigielski Acker is the publisher of Virginia Peninsula Media

TCC alum builds career as journalist and publisher

Susan Smigielski Acker got her start at Tidewater Community College’s Virginia Beach Campus in 1985, back in the day when a single-lane road led to...

The apprentice mindset

Tidewater Community College is proud to recognize four apprentices on track to becoming certified journeymen in their trades. A journeyman is a worker...

Professor Peter Shaw on TCC's Norfolk Campus.

A $10K gift that keeps giving

Professor Peter Shaw established a scholarship for TCC students just before he retired. The Business Pathway Scholarship was launched in 2021 with a...

Need a ride to campus? Try HRT’s GoSemester Pass

Did you know that as a Tidewater Community College student you can ride Hampton Roads Transit for just $25 a semester and only $15 for Summer Session?...

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An evening of dance highlights TCC Hispanic Heritage Month lineup

The college’s keynote event honors Hispanic culture through dance. Come and enjoy an evening of exceptional performances as we learn about “La History...

TCC volunteers at Rosetta Man's home.

Students and faculty provide hands-on help for Portsmouth senior

During a Therapy on the Move session, TCC faculty member Melanie Basinger met Rosetta Man. The pair formed a bond and later Basinger and her students...

TCC alum Tanya Mills at Regent University Law School.

From TCC to Regent Law School

Tanya Mills remembers how her mom struggled when she emigrated to the United States from Cuba. Mills was 10 years old then. Now at 44, she is a Tidewater...

TCC truck on the road.

From service to semis: TCC receives grant that aims to train more vets as truckers

Tidewater Community College received an eighth federal grant to specifically help train military veterans and their spouses for careers in trucking....

TCC 2022 annual award winners

TCC annual award winners shine inside the classroom and out

Tidewater Community College recognizes five faculty and staff members from across the college with annual special awards on Aug. 18. Selected by their...

Brian Marshall on Norfolk Campus.

TCC helps student build a new life

Brian Marshall lost his business and his home. He came to TCC to build a new life. He is now earning a degree and has a new apartment. He is excited...

Talesha Smith and Melvilyn Scott welcome students to the SREC.

TCC has resources that actually help students thrive

Fall Semester is almost here, with classes starting on August 22. Now is the time to get ready for your next steps in school. The college offers free...

Auto industry leaders at the RAC with donated Nissan vehicles.

Nissan vehicle donation to enhance student training

Tidewater Community College’s Automotive Technology program got a boost this week thanks to Nissan North America. Nissan donated 10 late-model vehicles...

TCC graduate at commencement.

TCC to freeze tuition and fees for fifth year in a row

Tidewater Community College will freeze tuition and fees for the 2022-2023 academic year thanks to a unanimous decision announced on July 21 by the...

Computers for Student Success – a win-win for students

Tidewater Community College student Daniele Sparks is ready for classes to start next month. This week, she visited Computers for Student Success and...

TCC alum Jamie Farris on Norfolk Campus.

“I was a student in the worst of circumstances. But I had people who believed in me.” — Jamie Farris, TCC alum

TCC is proud of all of its alumni. But for Norfolk Campus staff alum Jamie Farris holds a special place in their hearts.  Jamie had a challenging...

Accelerated degree fast tracks your education

TCC can take you from here to anywhere. But did you know that you can get there even faster with the college’s Accelerated Degree Program (ADP). The...

Juanica and Gianni Walker on TCC's Norfolk Campus.

“I tell everyone looking to go to college to start at TCC” — 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...