TCC Today

Author: Vicki L. Friedman

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You can enroll in classes 100% online

While we’re happy to serve you in person at Tidewater Community College, you can also enroll in classes for Summer Session and Fall Semester 100%...

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TCC cancels Spring Commencement Exercises

Tidewater Community College will not hold its 2020 Spring Commencement Exercises scheduled for Monday, May 11, at Chartway Arena in Norfolk. ...

Gov. Northam, Krystle Pomoy, Taylor Moneypenny

Governor tours Regional Health Professions Center to tout G3 initiative

On Thursday, Gov. Ralph Northam observed Tidewater Community College respiratory therapy student Taylor Moneypenny inflate a pig lung, which has an...

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New criminal justice program head on Portsmouth Campus shows students the real side of law enforcement

Kelly Kraynak’s introduction to law enforcement started when she was 16. “I had my wallet stolen out of my car,” she said. The ensuing conversation...

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TCC forensic science specialization recognized as a Best Value

Tidewater Community College’s associate degree in criminal justice with a specialization in forensic science has been recognized as a Best Value by...

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New TCC program a pipeline to increase the supply, diversity of PreK-8 teachers

Tidewater Community College will start a teacher preparation specialization beginning with its summer session 2020. The Associate of Science in General...

At work on a doctorate at Johns Hopkins, the founder of two nonprofits credits TCC

Ateba Gaines didn’t think she was very smart, but Tidewater Community College’s Dr. Samuel Lamb told her she would one day have the title “Dr.”...

TCC earns Military Friendly distinction again

Tidewater Community College has earned a 2020-21 Military Friendly® Schools designation. In rankings released Tuesday, compiled by Military Friendly,...

MLK scholarship recipient: “TCC literally saved my life.”

Jacquelyn Boykins grew up appreciating Martin Luther King Jr. Today the 66-year-old Tidewater Community College student shares a bond with the legendary...

studio arts

From here, earn your BFA at Old Dominion seamlessly

Tidewater Community College arts students can now benefit from a new transfer agreement with Old Dominion University. TCC students who have completed...

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Inside the Skilled Trades Academy: Sheet Metal

Tidewater Community College’s Skilled Trades Academy offers hands-on, short-term instruction for in-demand trade jobs. This is the first part in a...

Nita Wood

English professor awarded college’s MLK service award posthumously

Nita Wood loved books and writing and treated her English students at Tidewater Community College as family. “She always had someone from TCC for...

Erica Church, Kelly Clarkson, Kierra Brothers, David Wright

From here to Hollywood

First trip to In-N-Out Burger? Done. Posing with Snoop Dogg’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Yep. Sitting alongside singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson...

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Norfolk photographer brings “Happenstance” to TCC Perry Glass Wheel

Tidewater Community College will feature “Happenstance: Southern Tour” from Jan. 18 through March 22 at the TCC Perry Glass Wheel Arts Center. The...

Marcia Conston, David Wright

A Top 10 look at a year to remember at TCC

A new president, a professor gone viral and a celebration of generous donors and collaborative partnerships are among a year of highlights for Tidewater...

Savoring milestones at the 69th Fall Commencement

The week before Christmas, Tidewater Community College celebrated its newest graduates at the 69th Fall Commencement Exercises at Chartway Arena inside...

Lauren Lewis

Student speaker was always ahead of the rest

If you’re Lauren Lewis, why wait? That’s her secret to graduating from Tidewater Community College at 18 years old. A month after walking in the...

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Going viral with David Wright

Tidewater Community College students have always known how special physics Professor David Wright is. Now the rest of the world knows, too. Less than...

Michael Humphrey-Sewell

Navy vet amasses multiple degrees at TCC

You might say Michael Humphrey-Sewell can’t get enough of Tidewater Community College. The Navy veteran already holds his Associate of Science in...

Brandon Umberger

Best in Show winner from Stockley Gardens graduating with two degrees from TCC

Brandon Umberger enrolled at Tidewater Community College to get a handful of basic college credits out of the way.  Then his art teacher recommended...

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Virginia Wesleyan president will be keynote for TCC’s 69th Commencement Exercises on Dec. 16

Virginia Wesleyan University President Scott Miller will deliver the keynote address for Tidewater Community College’s 69th Commencement Exercises...

Aminah McKenzie studio arts

We’re picturing a brilliant future for this TCC artist

“Can I borrow your camera?” eighth-grader Aninah McKenzie asked her mother one day. Who could have predicted where that would lead? @aminah_mck...

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Thanksgiving comes early to the Portsmouth Campus

Thanksgiving came a week early at Tidewater Community College’s Portsmouth Campus with a pop-up market full of everyone’s favorites for the holidays....

Kellie Burchfield STEM scholar

It’s never too late to be a STEM scholar

All Kellie Burchfield needed to do was enroll in one more class to complete her certificate in Geographic Information Systems. Instead, information...

TCC celebrates first-generation college students & graduates

First-generation college students often have no one in their household to help them overcome the educational challenges they face. “I almost quit,”...

TCC’s 50th Annual Art Faculty Exhibition opening Nov. 23 at Visual Arts Center

Tidewater Community College will hold its 50th Annual Art Faculty Exhibition from Nov. 23 through March 1, 2020, at the Visual Arts Center (VAC). The...

Virginia Beach Student Center

TCC inviting all to community night on its Virginia Beach Campus on Nov. 15

Tidewater Community College will host a community night on its Virginia Beach Campus on Nov. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. Festivities will take place all over...

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

Tidewater Community College was named the top two-year school in the Commonwealth by Military Times in its Best for Vets: Colleges 2020 rankings. Best...

Kendra Mack associate of science in science

“TCC came through for me at the last minute.”

Growing up, Kendra Mack wasn’t pushed to go to college. After graduating from Ocean Lakes High School in 2004, she worked a trio of low-wage jobs....

Jonah Mericle CAD

“TCC was the start to being successful in a position with zero experience”

Jonah Mericle isn’t your traditional engineer. He doesn’t have a four-year degree or wear a suit and tie to work. He graduated in 2014 with a two-semester...