TCC Today

Author: Vicki L. Friedman

network infrastructure

Your certificate in network infrastructure along with your certifications can take you places in growing IT field

As a network infrastructure specialist, you’re a problem solver who enjoys troubleshooting challenges that range from login issues to an entire system...

Michelle Wharton

Her first geology class was at TCC. Now licensed in the field, alumna a shareholder in her company

As a licensed geologist and shareholder for Kimley-Horn & Associates, Michelle Wharton enjoys helping people meet their goals. Tidewater Community...

trucking and veterans

TCC receives more federal grant money to train transitioning military, National Guard and Homeland Security members, reservists for trucking careers

Tidewater Community College received a fourth federal grant that will help train military veterans and their spouses for immediate employment while...

New TCC scholarship is a powerful living tribute to lifelong educator

Del Karlsen, 68, believed education was key to giving people a hand in life. His estate gift of $125,000 will ensure that continues to happen. The TCC...

Patrina Felts

Funeral service grad perseveres to realize her dream at TCC

Patrina Felts wants to help you through the worst day of your life. Felts will graduate with her Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service at...

From left, Laverne Ellerbe, executive director, TCC Foundation; Steven Jones, chief development officer, TCC Foundation; Courtney Carr, scholarship recipient; Gregory DeCinque, TCC president; George Ball, senior vice president, Wells Fargo; Van Noland, vice president, Wells Fargo; Christian McClenney, scholarship recipient; Mike Summers, provost, Virginia Beach Campus; Jaedda Hall, STEM Promise coordinator; Zachary Fuge, scholarship recipient

Wells Fargo donates $10,000 to TCC for STEM scholarships

The Tidewater Community College Educational Foundation received a $10,000 donation from Wells Fargo in support of its scholarship program geared toward...

best vets 2018

Military Times ranks TCC the best two-year college for vets in Virginia

Tidewater Community College has been recognized as the top-ranked two-year school in Virginia for its support of veteran and military students, according...

Busch technical studies

With new technical studies degree, your work experience = college credit, saving you time and $$

Going from zero to the 60-some credits needed to earn an associate degree can be an overwhelming prospect if you work all day as apprentices Terrance...

Faculty arts show

TCC’s faculty arts show opens at VAC

Tidewater Community College will hold its 49th Annual Art Faculty Exhibition from Nov. 17 until Jan. 2 at the Visual Arts Center (VAC). The opening...

Ursula Jones

All the way in Alaska, meet the state’s first-ever cyber security apprentice

You’ve heard our expression from here, go anywhere? Ursula Jones is anywhere – i.e., Juneau, Alaska, to be exact. She’s also a Tidewater Community...

Amanda Lloyd

TCC’s Amanda Lloyd recognized as Top 40 Under 40 professional

Tidewater Community College’s Amanda Lloyd has been named a Top 40 Under 40 professional by Inside Business. Lloyd, 35, became director of TCC’s...

Amanda Leo

Candy Land in college? You’ll get creative and be inspired by occupational therapy program

Don’t be surprised to walk into Amanda Leo’s college classroom and see Candy Land along with Twister and Bopit and some Legos scattered on the floor....

Jason Stick

A whole building dedicated to art? Photographer finds his time at the VAC illuminating

Jason Stick went from snapping photos of friends snowboarding to becoming an award-winning photographer thanks to the foundation he got at Tidewater...

Amanda Mills

An associate degree is all she needed to land dream job at Armada Hoffler

Amanda Mills didn’t want to cripple herself with student debt and needed a flexible class schedule to balance three kids, two jobs and a husband on...

Virginia Natural Gas logo

TCC’s natural gas training program recognized for its positive impact

Tidewater Community College’s partnership with Virginia Natural Gas and Virginia Gas Operators Association to train veterans and transitioning military...

Ann Scott

How a personal training certificate turned Navy vet’s passion for fitness into a dream job

At 38 years old, Ann Scott retired from the Navy and needed a new career. GI Bill benefits in hand, she explored a plethora of options at Tidewater...

Kenneth Moody

Hokie engineer with TCC roots bound for Taiwan

Kenneth Moody is a graduate of Virginia Tech’s engineering program headed for a transformative year in Taiwan. His road started at Tidewater Community...

Local artists show off their whimsy at Visual Arts Center

The exhibition “It Figures: New Work by Bob Sites, Virginia Van Horn and Bill Wagner” will open at Tidewater Community College’s Visual Arts Center...

Givens Transporation

Recent gifts benefit TCC’s truck driving program

Tidewater Community College’s truck driving program received two significant gifts that will allow the college to better serve its students to fill...

database specialist

The byte-by-byte breakdown of a career you can jumpstart with just a certificate

Look around you or better yet, stare at your phone. It’s full of data. So is the grocery store you shop in, the college you attend and that company...

Close-up of children's books in early childhood education classroom.

TCC’s Early Childhood Education program earns national accreditation

Tidewater Community College’s Early Childhood Education program has achieved first-time national accreditation from the world’s largest organization...

Christina Jackson

Knowing this code can get you a job – fast. Meet the TCC instructor who teaches it

If learning building codes sounds dry, you’ve never taken Christina Jackson’s class at Tidewater Community College. The code team leader for the...

Chase Styron

Setting up an apprenticeship for your company is as easy as T-C-C

As machine shop manager at Electric Motor & Contracting Company, Inc., (EMC) Dan Purcell recognizes the importance of attracting young adults to...

Alla Topp

She went to a Women’s Center STEM presentation and found her future

Alla Topp is a STEM Promise Program success story even though she opted not to complete her associate degree at Tidewater Community College. “I would...

Alejandra Diaz-Rangel

Want to FastForward your career? Talk with career coach Alejandra Diaz-Rangel

Alejandra Diaz-Rangel planned to be a Spanish teacher but after attending community college discovered something she enjoyed even more: helping others...

Bridge Plus program students in the welding lab on the Portsmouth Campus.

Find out about TCC program that allows youth 16-24 to earn GED, workforce credential

If you didn’t graduate from high school and have yet to earn a GED, Tidewater Community College can help with the transition into college. The college’s...

Chad Oxton

“TCC got me where I wanted to be”

On Dec. 15, 2005, Chad Oxton was not qualified for an engineering technician opening with the City of Suffolk. That changed on Dec. 16, 2005, the day...

Daniel Destefano - TCC EMS alumnus and instructor

Alumnus flying high thanks to EMS degree

From here, Daniel DeStefano has soared. The Smithfield native earned Tidewater Community College’s Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical...

Detail of "Desert Chicory" and "Vessel"

VAC exhibit features photo collection from Florida artist

Tidewater Community College’s Visual Arts Center will host the solo exhibition “Kally Malcom: Staged Presence” from July 7 through Aug. 29. In...

Grace Richardson: Graphic Design/Multimedia alumna

Salem High grad has a designer future in mind after completing TCC program

At Salem High, Grace Richardson was the PowerPoint queen. But she didn’t consider a career in interactive design until sitting in a class at Tidewater...