TCC Today

Author: Vicki L. Friedman

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”

Johah 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...

Monika Young, HIM

Navy wife found her future in TCC’s Health Information Management program

Monika Young longed for a career in health care that didn’t involve direct patient care. After 14 years of working as a dental hygienist, the Navy...

trucking and veterans

Federal grant will help TCC train more vets for trucking careers

Tidewater Community College received a fifth federal grant to help train military veterans and their spouses for careers in trucking. The U.S. Department...

presidential finalists

State Board Committee certifies three finalists for TCC presidency

The State Board for Community Colleges certified three finalists for the position of president at Tidewater Community College. The finalists were selected...

Kylie Ross Sibert graphic design

“I tell people all the time about TCC,” says VP of corporate communications at Retail Alliance

Kylie Ross Sibert worked on multiple continents before moving to Virginia Beach from Shanghai in 2010. Despite more than a decade of work experience...

DriveNow

On the road to success thanks to DriveNow program

Justin Winstead didn’t envision himself a bus operator. But free training, a good salary and a supportive environment helped the 27-year-old Norfolk...

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Agreement makes it even easier to transfer from here to ODU

Tidewater Community College President Greg DeCinque joined three other college presidents in signing an agreement that eases the transition for community...

TCC Perry Glass Arts Studio

Make sure you stop by TCC Perry Glass Wheel Arts Center during NEON Festival

Sample bourbon flamed apples and sway to jazz music under a fall night’s sky. Join Tidewater Community College at the 5th Annual NEON Festival in...

Olivia Hudson

Mural at Oceanfront designed by TCC student

As much as Olivia Hudson enjoys drawing and painting, she rarely shares her work. “Everything I do is for me to put on a shelf and really never look...

website win

Ready, set, liftoff for the new tcc.edu

Logon to www.tcc.edu and you’ll find a whole new world. Tidewater Community College launched an updated website on Sept. 4. Among the highlights:...

Secret Life of Birds exhibit at VAC

“THE SECRET LIFE OF BIRDS” OPENS AT TCC’S VISUAL ARTS CENTER

Tidewater Community College’s Visual Arts Center will host the invitational exhibition “The Secret Life of Birds” from Sept. 13 through Oct. 27....

SunTrust Foundation Lighting the Way Award

TCC awarded SunTrust Foundation 2019 Lighting the Way Award & $75,000 grant

Tidewater Community College’s Educational Foundation is the recipient of a $75,000 grant from the SunTrust Foundation. The 2019 Lighting the Way Award...

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New Certified Courtroom Technologist program at TCC takes just five weeks to complete

If you’re seeking a rewarding career in the courtroom, committing to law school isn’t your only option. Tidewater Community College’s inaugural...

Yes, fall classes started but you can still register through Aug. 26

Yikes! Fall classes started at Tidewater Community College, and you forgot to register. No worries. There’s still time to enroll in 16-week classes...

Health Information Management

TCC’s Health Information Management program awarded reaccreditation for 10 years

Tidewater Community College’s Health Information Management program has achieved reaccreditation for 10 years through the national governing body....

Chuck Thomas, Nora Kostyk

When you’re a student at TCC, the fitness center is yours, too

Drop that pricey gym membership if you’re a student at Tidewater Community College. The activity fee that you’ve already paid for fall classes gives...

REECH Foundation

TCC’s STEM Promise Program students to benefit from Don Carey REECH Foundation gift

Tidewater Community College’s Educational Foundation is the recipient of a $2,500 gift from the Don Carey REECH Foundation that will benefit students...

Timothy Raub

Navy vet-turned-trucker, a TCC alumnus, is finalist for national driving excellence award

Veteran Timothy Raub needed a new career after his retirement from the military and was asked on base if he ever considered becoming a truck driver....

MRI certificate

New MRI certificate starting at TCC this fall

Tidewater Community College will offer a Career Studies Certificate in Magnetic Resonance Imaging technology beginning in August to prepare students...

Nelly Zabala, Taniea Walton, Austin Bartlett and Robert Kinsman

Ready, set, get your associate in just ONE year with Accelerated Degree option

While night class right before a holiday isn’t enticing for everyone, Taniea Walton, Robert Kinsman, Nelly Zabala and Austin Bartlett wouldn’t consider...

Christian Martinez

From here, Marine veteran might be Ivy-bound thanks to new TCC partnership

When Marine veteran Christian Martinez graduates from Tidewater Community College this fall, he plans to transfer to Princeton University though he...

Jim Hixon

TCC receives another major gift to support culinary and visual arts center planned for Norfolk’s NEON District

Tidewater Community College’s new culinary and visual arts center planned for Norfolk’s NEON District received a major gift on Thursday from...

AJ Bafetti

Engineering student will graduate from TCC with an associate and a prosthetic arm he designed

Tidewater Community College student AJ Bafetti initially wanted to challenge himself with an engineering project that involved 3-D design. The end product,...

Becoming a parent motivated this dad to pursue his nursing degree

When Robert Carron needed motivation to complete Tidewater Community College’s nursing program, he found it in the blue eyes of his daughter, Ava...

TCC receives grant from TowneBank that will benefit visual, culinary, hospitality and automotive program expansion

The Tidewater Community College Educational Foundation is a recipient of a $500,000 grant from TowneBank. The funds will support the development of...