TCC Today

Author: Laura J. Sanford

TCC alumna baking up sweet dreams in Virginia Beach

Walk into 17 Hands Coffee and you will be delighted by the smells and sights around you, from the glass cases filled with delicious baked goods, to...

Gina Paige is president of African Ancestry, Inc..

Leaders with purpose highlight TCC’s Black History Month virtual celebrations

Tidewater Community College celebrates Black History Month 2022 with a virtual presentation featuring Gina Paige, president of African Ancestry, Inc....

Megan Pastore at TCC's Chesapeake Campus.

TCC student is published in national literary journal

Tidewater Community College student Megan Pastore discovered her passion for writing in Rick Alley’s creative writing class. She enjoyed the writing...

Kerry Tebow, Mechatronics grad.

Mitsubishi Chemical America supports Mechatronics students with scholarships and careers

Tidewater Community College is the recipient of a $5,000 donation from Mitsubishi Chemical America in support of scholarships for high school students....

TCC Andrews Building

TCC moves to remote work and learning environment due to COVID-19

Tidewater Community College students are being asked not to return to campus after Winter Break due to the increase in COVID-19 cases and the spread...

TCC's District Building on Norfolk Campus.

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

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

Happy TCC graduate at Commenecment.

TCC graduates celebrate success at first in-person Commencement since 2019

Big smiles and resounding cheers were part of Tidewater Community College’s first in-person graduation since the start of the pandemic. The week before...

Students create gingerbread houses to spread holiday cheer and raise funds for CHKD

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, Tidewater Community College baking students were back at it, creating a neighborhood of gingerbread...

English Professor Thomas Geary on the Virginia Beach Campus.

TCC Professor Thomas Geary awarded Outstanding Faculty Award by SCHEV

Tidewater Community College Professor Thomas Geary, Ph.D., was recognized with the 2022 Outstanding Faculty Award by the State Council of Higher Education...

TCC graduates Shelby Ouellette at Norfolk Campus.

“Once I found my passion, my education became the most fascinating ride of my life.” – Shelby Ouellette

Shelby Ouellette was working at Starbucks when the store hosted “Coffee with a Cop.” She enjoyed the interactions with police officers and the community...

Alexis Murphy celebrates her success outside the Beazley Nursing school.

Nursing grad receives job offer and $5,000 signing bonus

Going to school during the pandemic was especially difficult for Alexis Murphy who lost her mom due to COVID-19 in January of 2020, mere weeks after...

Ayisha Muhammad at her home.

TCC grad aims to provide quality care and grow her business

Known as the “Amazing Ayisha” by her patients, Ayisha Muhammad is dedicated to caring for elderly and disabled clients as a certified nurse aide...

Tim and Lenore Slootmaker on TCC's Portsmouth Campus.

“I came to TCC because of the motto that said I could ‘go anywhere’ from here. And I think it’s true.” – Tim Slootmaker

Timothy Slootmaker has a motto for life, “I’ve got this!” And after seven years, Tim’s determination and can-do attitude are paying off as he...

Workforce training at TCC

TCC selected for New America New Models for Career Preparation initiative

Tidewater Community College was selected to participate in the second cohort of the New America New Models for Career Preparation initiative. TCC is...

TCC student on Portsmouth Campus.

TCC has resources to help students achieve their goals

Tidewater Community College’s recent advertising campaign features the tagline, “We’re Here to Help.” And it’s true! TCC has resources to...

Nurses in training

TCC named one of the best Nursing programs in Virginia

Tidewater Community College was recognized by Nursing School Almanac as a top nursing school in Virginia. TCC’s Nursing program is a “Best Associate...

Winsome Sears, Virginia's Lt. Governor.

TCC alumna Winsome Sears elected as Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor

Tidewater Community College alumna Winsome E. Sears is Virginia’s newly elected Lieutenant Governor. Sears is the first woman and first woman of color...

America's Top Online Colleges

TCC named to Newsweek’s “America’s Top Online Colleges” listing

Tidewater Community College was named one of “America’s Top Online Colleges” by Newsweek and Statista. TCC is the only community college in Virginia...

Delegate Jay Jones in Norfolk.

TCC to hold December graduation exercise in person at Chartway Arena

For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Tidewater Community College will hold its commencement exercises in person. Current Fall...

American flags waving in the wind

Meet two military students who are part of the TCC family

On Veterans Day, we recognize all military veterans and their families for their service and sacrifice.

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TCC veteran student Logan Campbell in the Joint-Use Library

TCC honors military veterans on Veterans Day

Logan Campbell is one of the thousands of students who came to Tidewater Community College to train for a new career after serving in the United States...

Three TCC students who received support to stay in school.

Students receive support to stay on track at TCC

Tidewater Community College’s recent advertising campaign features the tagline “We’re Here to Help.” And it’s true! TCC has helped thousands...

Paulette Chevalier in the Respiratory Therapy lab at the Virginia Beach Campus.

Respiratory therapy student lands full-time position with generous signing bonus

Paulette Chevalier spent two decades in the insurance business before pursuing a medical career as a respiratory therapist. Chevalier started with an...

Actor Logan Bennett as Macbeth.

TCC Theatre presents ShakesFeare in the Grave “The Tragedy of Macbeth”

Tidewater Community College Theatre department presents ShakesFeare in the Grave “The Tragedy of Macbeth” on Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, November...

Respiratory Therapy students secure an artificial airway.

Ten things to know about TCC’s Respiratory Therapy program

Tidewater Community College is on the front lines of training today’s respiratory therapists. TCC students learn in a state-of-the-art high-fidelity...

TCC invites the community to Family Movie Night at Chesapeake Campus, Nov. 12

Tidewater Community College invites the community to Family Movie Night on Nov. 12 from 6:30-9:30 p.m. at the Chesapeake Campus, 1428 Cedar Road. All...

Taylor Moneypenny

Respiratory therapy grad on the frontlines

“Bring it on!” Taylor Moneypenny never imagined starting her career as a respiratory therapist during a pandemic caused by a virus that affects...

Professor Antonio Passaro on TCC's Norfolk Campus

Criminal Justice program changes coming soon

How do you influence needed change? One person at a time.
That’s what inspired Tidewater Community College Professor Antonio Passaro to suggest...

Student on TCC's Virginia Beach Campus

TCC to hold mini-mester session after Thanksgiving

Tidewater Community College will hold a mini-mester session or a “miniature semester” that will allow students to earn college credits at an accelerated...

TCC graduate Alexander Williams at Norfolk Campus.

TCC grad trained for construction career in just a few weeks

Alexander Williams has a hard hat that he’s quite proud of. He has a full-time construction job with benefits, and great hours thanks to training...