TCC Today

Author: Vicki L. Friedman

Mulberry Tree

Student Art & Design Exhibition opens at Visual Arts Center on March 23

Tidewater Community College’s Visual Arts Center will host the 48th Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition from March 23 through April 25. The event...

Sammi, Tyler Walker

From here, go to work: Hickory alums find good jobs and buy a home after earning associate degree

Husband and wife Tyler and Sammi Walker both got hired while they were still students at Tidewater Community College. Graduating with zero debt allowed...

Help for students facing hunger, anxiety, even homelessness

Homelessness. Hunger. Stress. Those are among the issues that impede many students at Tidewater Community College from completing their certificate...

AST students

From here, go to work in Administrative Support Technology

Many of TCC’s certificate programs and associate degrees lead to immediate employment or in some cases, employment while you’re still in...

TCC, Virginia Wesleyan formalize Fair Transfer Agreement

Tidewater Community College student Charleston Yancey has wanted to attend Virginia Wesleyan University since he was a kid. When he graduates with an...

SimMom

SimMom prepares nursing students for the real thing

When Amelia Sung gave birth, Tidewater Community College nursing students Kelly Kendall and Maggie Lane were right by her side for every contraction,...

Markeil Blow

Starting here paved way for Norcom grad to reach her dream school

A week into her dream school, Markeil Blow realized she wasn’t ready to be there. The Norcom High graduate missed home. She didn’t want to commit...

Anastasiia Melnikova

Computer science student earns prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship

As a youngster Anastasiia Melnikova delighted in her first train ride when she sipped tea while trekking south to the Black Sea in her native Russia....

Dana Singleton MLK

Finding a way to give back a way of life for Portsmouth’s dean of Student Services

Dana Singleton lives by a simple mantra. We can all get along, and we can all give back. Service to others isn’t reserved for the wealthy. If you...

Shanice Mills sitting on the seal in the Portsmouth Campus Student Center.

MLK scholarship winner’s history of giving dates back to kindergarten

For Shanice Mills, giving back isn’t an idea reduced to special times and holidays. It’s woven into her life, partly because that’s how her grandparents...

From millwright to webmaster thanks to TCC’s web development specialist certificate

Build a website or maintain one. Learn how to code, draw and animate web graphics and add audio and visual elements, too. The best part? You can get...

Danielle Eckstein

A warm office and an engineering degree in her future are what this mom loves about her shipyard apprenticeship

If your image of working in a shipyard is of a grizzled guy weathering windy waterfront conditions with dirty hands, consider Danielle Eckstein. The...

Alison Stinely

Solo program by Portsmouth artist to be featured at Visual Arts Center

 Tidewater Community College’s Visual Arts Center will host the solo exhibition “Alison Stinely: Gilded Splinters & Other Work” from Feb....

top 10

Counting down TCC’s 2018 milestones

What a year 2018 proved to be for Tidewater Community College, which marked its 50th anniversary with a number of milestones. A few highlights: The...

Mike Reyes

As an occupational therapist assistant, alum embraces watching his patients thrive

As an occupational therapist assistant, Mike Reyes finds joy in helping patients overcome tasks that most of us take for granted. Dressing. Bathing....

Graduates at the college's 67th Commencement.

Chesapeake Public Schools superintendent talks about purpose and passion at TCC’s 67th commencement

The newest Tidewater Community College graduates received warm congratulations and prudent advice from one of their own at the college’s 67th Commencement...

Kayla Robinson on the Virginia Beach Campus.

Scholarship recipient set to launch a future that includes tuition at NSU, a stipend and a job waiting

Kayla Dio Robinson’s future is taking off, thanks to earning a scholarship opportunity that pays for her bachelor’s degree, provides a healthy stipend,...

Jeanine Anderson

She didn’t have a bed, enough food or even a car. At TCC she found a home and a future

Jeanine Anderson isn’t going to walk at Tidewater Community College’s graduation. “I’m going to dance,” she says jubilantly. On Dec. 17, she...

skilled trades

Sen. Kaine, Rep. Scott join President DeCinque to dedicate TCC’s Skilled Trades Academy

Sen. Tim Kaine and Rep. Bobby Scott used reciprocating saws to slice the ceremonial ribbon of Tidewater Community College’s Skilled Trades Academy...

Belinda Drew

Norfolk student remembered as “ray of sunshine” to receive posthumous degree at TCC graduation

Belinda Drew immersed herself in life at Tidewater Community College, where she was two classes shy of earning an associate degree. Drew, 53, died unexpectedly...

Gabrielle Lozano

Find a TCC-inspired unique gift at NEON Holiday Market on Dec. 8

Tidewater Community College will bring its homemade gingerbread houses and student-created artwork to the NEON Holiday Market, a holiday shopping event...

december 1 open house

Start planning your new year by checking out TCC’s open house on Dec. 1

Even though the holidays are upon us, it’s the perfect time to plan for next year. Attend Tidewater Community College’s open house on Dec. 1 from...

Hackers space at the Virginia Beach Campus.

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...