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Ramon Veal poses with the STEM Club robot.

ASHRAE’s hot scholarship helps HVAC/R students land a cool degree

Over the last 30 years, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has awarded more than $2 million in scholarships...

Pictured, from left: Kayla Alesna with her husband and son; Chris Garrett.

Parents establish $10,000 endowed scholarship in memory of their son

Christopher Garrett’s parents established a scholarship to help a Tidewater Community College student like him fulfill his dreams. Chris was just...

Pictured, from left: Stephanie Gorham, TCC development officer, Patricia Barner and Robert Randolph.

An Enduring Love: Donors embrace love and honor the past after loss

When Doug and Pat Barner finished raising their blended family, they followed their hearts to Chic’s Beach in Virginia Beach. They built a house...

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Chancellor appoints interim president for TCC

Dr. Glenn DuBois, the chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges, announced today that he is appointing an interim president to lead Tidewater Community...

Joshua Hastings

Theater scholarship honors late student’s memory

Joshua Hastings was 22 years old and just months away from graduating with a degree in theater from Tidewater Community College when he died tragically...

TCC donor Sarah “Tata” White Kellam and student Dawn Johns

TCC donor’s scholarship plants seeds for student success

Sarah “Tata” White Kellam was 33 when she started selling plants from her greenhouse in a vacant lot on Virginia Beach’s Shore Drive. Her company,...

Dakota Bernacki

Perseverance pays off for TCC scholarship recipient

Dakota Bernacki always knew he would be paying his own way through college. So when the time came for him to consider his educational options, Tidewater...

World Book Day

What’s on your Kindle these days?

In celebration of World Book Day, a few of TCC’s English professors shared their favorite reads. Monica McFerrin, assistant professor of English on...

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Landmark Foundation, Elizabeth River Crossings receive Chancellor’s Awards for Leadership in Philanthropy

Pictured, from left: Carol Curtis, TCC Educational Foundation Board; Marian Anderfuren, vice president for Institutional Advancement; TCC President...

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Remembering former TCC board chair and longtime faculty member LaVonne Ellis

LaVonne Parker Ellis, the former chair of the Tidewater Community College Board, died last week at the age of 76. Appointed to the college board in...

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Law enforcement, fire, EMS hiring event at TCC on Feb. 22

If you’re looking for a job in law enforcement, fire protection or emergency medical services, visit Tidewater Community College’s Law Enforcement...

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TCC Recognized for Online Learning Excellence

Tidewater Community College was named one of the Best Online Colleges in Virginia in 2018 by Affordable Colleges Online. TCC is among the top five accredited...

Gabriela Toletti

Uruguay native and TCC Spanish professor authors first book

Gabriela Christie Toletti just completed a work of a lifetime. She recently wrote and published in Spanish “On the Scene with Migration and Dictatorship:...

Trisha McPherson

From here to the Founders Inn

When Trisha McPherson started Tidewater Community College, it was without an idea of how she would secure a future for herself and her twin daughters....

Veterinary Technician

TCC veterinary technology program starting this fall will be lone one in Hampton Roads

Tidewater Community College will start a veterinary technology program for Fall Semester 2018 that will be the first in Hampton Roads. Students who...

Online Tutoring

Need help with writing, English or ASL? Hop online!

Google Hangouts isn’t just a great way to connect with friends and family. Now you can use the tool to get help from an online tutor at Tidewater...

Vernon Hurte

TCC Celebrates Black History Month 2018

Tidewater Community College celebrates Black History Month 2018 with an inaugural half-day conference, TCC 360: A Dialogue on Black Life and Legacies,...

Ryan Muldowney

“Generations” exhibit at VAC showcases eclectic collection from prof and his family

Talk to Ryan Muldowney about art, and you’re in for a rich conversation. Those spring flowers in the vase that look so brilliant on the canvas? While...

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YWCA South Hampton Roads’ Child Development Centers at TCC continue to make strides for quality

YWCA South Hampton Roads’ four Child Development Centers at Tidewater Community College have each earned another level of distinction from Virginia...

Dual Enrollment Students

New dual enrollment programs prepare students for in-demand careers

Nearly 500 high school students in Chesapeake are getting a head start on college and careers with dual enrollment courses and pathways at Tidewater...

2018 Radiography Students

TCC’s Radiography program earns re-accreditation

Tidewater Community College’s Radiography program received an eight-year continuing accreditation term from the Joint Review Committee on Education...

Briley Thomas

Short-term programs lead to long-term career gains

When Briley Thomas began exploring medical assisting programs, she was shocked. Sticker shocked. “Some of them were $27,000 or more,” she said....

Computers for Student Success

Giving the gift of Chrome

Johvanny Torres knows firsthand what it’s like to be a single parent struggling to balance classes and kids. So the Marine Corps veteran and president...

Latonia Darien-Grundy walked her mom, Marie Grimes, to her first class on Tidewater Community College’s Chesapeake Campus in 2014.

Family is the recipe for success

Latonia Darien-Grundy walked her mom, Marie Grimes, to her first class on Tidewater Community College’s Chesapeake Campus in 2014. Last month,...

Students studying in a common area on campus.

TCC spring classes to begin Wednesday, Jan. 10

Spring classes at Tidewater Community College will start on Wednesday, Jan. 10, because of the winter storm affecting Hampton Roads. Classes scheduled...

Generations Exhibit

Visual Arts Center exhibit features works by family of artists

Yellow Collar Man by TCC Professor Ryan Muldowney The exhibition “Generations: Influences of the Pennsylvania Academy” will open at Tidewater Community...

Happy Holidays from TCC

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

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

2017 Fall Commencement

Saluting TCC grads and the military at 65th Commencement Exercises

One week before Christmas, Tidewater Community College celebrated its graduates along with a military milestone at the Ted Constant Convocation Center....

Jessica Evans

She had a brain injury. Now military vet has a college degree and a future in engineering

Jessica Evans knows what it’s like to fall asleep on a park bench and to hear the words “traumatic brain injury” applied to her. On Dec. 18, she’ll...

Geneva Lawton

Walking the stage is bittersweet after 17-year journey

Three different types of cancer, homelessness and raising children, including four who aren’t her own, didn’t prevent Geneva Lawton from attaining...