TCC Today

Author: Vicki L. Friedman

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...

Happenstance art exhibit

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”

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...