TCC Today

Author: Vicki L. Friedman

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Karen Kee

“A civil engineering degree is a game changer,” says TCC alumna from VDOT’s Richmond Division

Karen Kee had a slate of marketable skills. She just needed the college degree to go with them. So she turned to Tidewater Community College, earning...

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TCC announces class of 19 for its second STEM Promise Program scholarship

Sumner Darling mapped out the entire Earth in elementary school. Jena Essary taught herself coding shortly after her 10th birthday. Breiten Liebell...

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Need $$$$ for college? Avoid these pitfalls when applying for financial aid

Stressed about paying for college? If you’re planning on college, don’t overlook the important step of applying for financial aid. You might qualify...

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New Technical Studies program bridges gap between workplace skills and college degree

Back row, from left: Thomas Stout, TCC’s dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics; Todd Estes, director of TCC’s Apprenticeship...

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A celebration of multiple firsts and a memorial for a special grad part of TCC’s spring commencement

During a Saturday afternoon of milestones and remembrances, Tidewater Community College celebrated the spring class of 2018 at its 66th Commencement...

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She came to TCC without a plan but will leave with an associate degree, a full-time job and no student debt

When Christine Dela Cruz immigrated to this country five years ago from the Philippines to join her father in Virginia Beach, she didn’t know what...

Linda and Danielle Owens

Mom and daughter earning same associate degree on same day

Linda and Danielle Owens close up the Joint-Use Library almost every weeknight. They’re not staff, they’re late-night study partners who will be...

Governor's Medallion winners Gabrielle Hutchings, Brandi Porter and Jaylyn Richard.

Trio of Portsmouth high-schoolers bound for college as juniors thanks to dual enrollment

Gabrielle Hutchings, Brandi Porter and Jaylyn Richard trade stories about night classes, chemistry homework and not enough hours in a day to complete...

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Joint-Use Library on TCC Virginia Beach Campus is changing hours

Effective Monday, May 14, the Joint-Use Library on Tidewater Community College’s Virginia Beach Campus will have new weekday hours. The library hours...

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Earn an associate in one year at TCC’s Norfolk or Portsmouth Campuses

Students who want to fast track their education by earning an associate degree in just one year can take advantage of an accelerated degree option on...

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TCC to celebrate spring commencement on May 12

Del. Cheryl Turpin will be the keynote speaker for Tidewater Community College’s 66th Commencement Exercises on May 12 at the Ted Constant Convocation...

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TCC, HRUHCA partner to deliver pipelayer training program

Tidewater Community College will graduate its inaugural pipelayer training class in May. The training stems from a partnership between TCC and the Hampton...

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VAC exhibition features artist from Wabash College

Tidewater Community College’s Visual Arts Center (VAC) will host the solo exhibition “Over and Over: Sculpture & Photographs by Doug Calisch”...