TCC Today

Author: Laura J. Sanford

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 she is on the path to becoming a cybersecurity...

Kia Hardy

A conversation with Kia Hardy

Get to know Kia Hardy, dean of student services at the Norfolk Campus. What is your favorite thing about your job? I enjoy working with adult learners,...

New TCC certificate in restaurant management combines love of food and business

Whether you want to run your own restaurant or manage a popular chain, Tidewater Community College’s new certificate can prepare you for a thriving...

"Families" needed to work to make ends meet, but sometimes found barriers with child care.

Chesapeake Campus students, faculty and staff get a glimpse of poverty in action

Like playing a real-time game of “Life,” more than 50 students, faculty and staff experienced what it’s like to be poor and raise a family in...

The cast of “God of Carnage” (left-right) Brian Breshears as Michael, Michelle Jenkins as Veronica with Ed Palmer playing Alan and Kerry Kruk as Annette.

TCC Theatre presents “God of Carnage” beginning Nov. 2

Ruckus in the family room. Tidewater Community College Theatre will present “God of Carnage” for three weekends in November, beginning Nov. 2. All...

#NationalManufacturingWeek will celebrate partnership of TCC, CPS, City of Chesapeake and local manufacturing sector

Manufacturing finally has its own week in the City of Chesapeake in large part thanks to a partnership with Tidewater Community College, Chesapeake...

Kevin Hughes, director of economic development for the City of Suffolk with Matt Baumgarten, executive director of the TCC Real Estate Foundation, in giving an update to the Commercial Real Estate Women of Hampton Roads at its monthly meeting.

TCC’s Real Estate Foundation prepping College Point to be a dynamic, mixed-use development with open public access along the waterfront

Tidewater Community College’s Real Estate Foundation will develop what’s been deemed “the last and best large property available in Hampton Roads”...

Neon Festival

Join TCC at the 2018 NEON Festival, Oct. 19

Jammin’ jazz. Tasty tidbits. Glass demos. Join Tidewater Community College at the 2018 NEON Festival on Oct. 19 from 6 to 10 p.m. The two-night festival...

Priority Technical Training Center ribbon cutting with Gov. Ralph Northam, Mayor Kenny Alexander (right), Sheriff Joe Baron, Provost Lisa Rhine and Dennis Ellmer (center), along with Beno Rubin and Stacy Cummings.

TCC provides training for new automotive center aimed at improving lives of nonviolent offenders

Priority Automotive is joining Tidewater Community College and the Norfolk Sheriff’s Office to give repeat, nonviolent offenders a new lease on...

Students working in biology lab.

TCC awarded National Science Foundation grant for STEM

Tidewater Community College is part of a new coalition to diversify the nation’s workforce in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)...

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TCC continues casting call for real students!

Calling all TCC students! We want to see YOUR bright, shining faces reflected in Tidewater Community College’s marketing initiatives! The Marketing...

Rudy Wingate on TCC's Norfolk Campus.

After learning he could learn at TCC, alumnus wants to teach others

Rudy Wingate could have become another statistic – another special-education student left behind in life. Instead, he is a college graduate working...

Whitney Regan

After flipping careers, alumna living Happily Ever Now

Whitney Regan never thought she’d flip houses. Nevertheless, the hair-stylist-turned-interior-designer is doing just that. “I’m using my degree...

Jared Cotton

Back to school with TCC Alum Jared Cotton, superintendent of Chesapeake Public Schools

Great Bridge High graduate Jared Cotton could have attended some of the commonwealth’s best universities after high school, but he chose to start...

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TCC Student Casting Call

Tidewater Community College’s Marketing Department is looking for real TCC students to model in upcoming college-wide photo and video shoots. Calling...

Professor Gabriela Toletti at the Roper Center.

Renowned playwright part of TCC’s celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month

Tidewater Community College will recognize Hispanic Heritage Month with a keynote program featuring world-renowned playwright Dino Armas, Professor...

TCC Chesapeake Alumnus Hezroy Hammil

Computer-savvy alum at work for IBM

Hezroy Hammil identifies as a Virginia Tech Hokie thanks to starting at Tidewater Community College. Now he’s putting his education to work at IBM’s...

2018 TCC annual award winners

TCC annual award winners to be honored on Aug. 16

Tidewater Community College will recognize six faculty and staff members from across the college with annual special awards on Aug. 16. Selected by...

Coby Dillard poses for a photo on the Norfolk Campus.

Navy veteran paying it forward

Coby Dillard stumbled into college one sunny afternoon while walking down Granby Street in Norfolk. The Navy veteran had just completed work with Gov....

TCC Extended Enrollment Days offer prospective students the opportunity to learn about TCC.

TCC extending hours, offering special enrollment days

Looking for help with your financial aid? Need an academic advisor to help you select your classes? TCC is making it even easier for you to take your...

Valerie Sharer Rodriguez in the Chesapeake Campus Student Center.

Meet Valerie Sharer Rodriguez

Meet Valerie Sharer Rodriguez Valerie Sharer Rodriguez joined Tidewater Community College in January 2018 as the program head for American Sign Language...

Christy Carroll-Hendricks at the Virginia Beach Community Garden.

TCC alumna’s green thumb feeds a community

Christy Carroll-Hendricks was in fifth grade at Indian Lakes Elementary when she planted her first vegetable garden. Today, she is the team horticulturist...

"Bo" Buchanan during his time as UVA NROTC Battalion Commanding Officer.

Ernest T. “Bo” Buchanan Scholarship awards money to deserving students

Ernest Trezevant “Bo” Buchanan IV was just two months shy of graduating from the University of Virginia (UVA) when he died in a car accident. Bo’s...

Professors Judy Gill and Eric Beaver

Flying high this summer

Remember watching “The Jetsons” and seeing the kids “delivered” to school via spaceship? Well, flash forward to 2018 and we have the technology...

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Go anywhere but first come to TCC’s open house on June 23

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

Jadon Jenkins as Othello and Sydney Powell as Desdemona.

Enjoy “Othello” under the stars at TCC’s Shakespeare in the Grove

Mistrust, violence and intrigue highlight the classic tale of “Othello,” on stage at Tidewater Community College’s 22nd Shakespeare in the Grove....

Associate of Fine Arts in Music

TCC, VCU sign off on new transfer agreement in music

A new agreement between Tidewater Community College and Virginia Commonwealth University offers students a streamlined transfer process to obtain their...

Melissa Strong at the Norfolk Campus.

In her own words

Melissa Strong, 28, came to Tidewater Community College to train for a career. Two years later, she is a systems and network engineer with General Dynamics...

Student winners Paul Cage, Jillian Batson and Marisa Dankwa. Not pictured, Sarah Richmond.

Commercial design students put a new twist on old design in downtown Norfolk

Designing a historic landmark is a gem project for any interior designer. For students in Tidewater Community College’s Designing Commercial Interiors...

Emma Tracy - First TCC student to earn an Associate of Fine Arts in Music.

First AFA graduate on her way to VCU to study vocal performance

Emma Tracy started taking voice lessons at age 12. Today she is a college graduate who has parlayed her love of singing into a college degree. Tracy,...