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TCC Today

Author: Vicki L. Friedman

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TCC invites the community to be part of unique arts, theater, music programming

Arts and theater faculty at Tidewater Community College will connect students and Hampton Roads residents this fall with diverse, eclectic programming...

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TCC celebrates inaugural class of Veterinary Technology graduates with pinning ceremony

Landry Bernard weathered a three-hour roundtrip twice weekly to attend Tidewater Community College. Jessica Littlefield had a similar haul — an hour...

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TCC introduces virtual fall enrichment camps for ages 8-14

Tidewater Community College’s enrichment camps this fall can supplement your children’s virtual instruction. TCC will offer the following virtual...

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It’s not too early to apply for spring scholarships

Tonia Smith feared the out-of-pocket costs associated with returning to college. So in addition to applying for financial aid at Tidewater Community...

Melissa Mason

FastForward program puts mom of two on the fast track to success

With two small children to support, Melissa Mason knew any job wouldn’t cut it. Mason, 30, always longed to be a nurse and even started a program...

TCC secures another federal grant aimed to help veterans transition to careers in trucking

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

Take Pre-Cal with Mr Z and you’ll learn more than numbers

Take pre-calculus from Tidewater Community College’s Aziz Zahraoui and you won’t just learn about numbers. You’ll learn how they apply to life....

STEM Promise Program

TCC Women’s Center STEM Promise Scholarship Program receives another gift from Elizabeth River Crossings

The Tidewater Community College Women’s Center STEM Promise Scholarship Program continues to benefit from the generosity of Elizabeth River Crossings....

Matthew Baumgarten, Marcia Conston, Andrew Wheeler

EPA Administrator lauds collaborative cleanup effort that will make way for TCC Real Estate Foundation to redevelop Suffolk site

Tidewater Community College Real Estate Foundation’s waterfront property in northern Suffolk received a visit from the Environmental Protection Agency’s...

Dylan Wilson

Animal lover found the veterinary career he wanted minus the student debt

Dylan Wilson considered a career in meteorology and then firefighting before he settled on veterinary medicine. The Kempsville High School graduate...

Marc Steinberg

From here, he designed a future, Muggle Dreams and all

When 22-year-old Marc Steinberg showed up in Norfolk with only a duffel bag underneath his arm, he wasn’t exactly college material.   He...

Oliver Grant

“I owe my success to TCC”

With no background in health care, Navy veteran Oliver Grant turned to Tidewater Community College in hopes of training for a career. “I knew I wanted...

Alyssa Beach

Save time and money by completing your associate degree in just 1 year

Between moves and mom life, Alyssa Beach never got around to college. When the Portsmouth resident finally carved out the time, she wanted to complete...

Shannon O'Hara Wiora

STEM scholar with autism found opportunity at TCC

Shannon O’Hara Wiora has Asperger syndrome, a developmental disorder characterized by difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication....

David Wright, Susan Dozier, Nita Wood, Al Koon

TCC’s professors who achieved emeritus status put students first

Four professors at Tidewater Community College recently achieved emeritus distinction thanks to their contributions to academia and student success....

Ralph Northam

Northam visits Skilled Trades Academy for bill signing

Tidewater Community College’s Skilled Trade Academy was the backdrop for Gov. Ralph Northam’s visit to Hampton Roads on Wednesday morning. Northam...

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Physical therapy students earn clinical hours needed via Zoom

Back in March, Cara Rosie’s semester got derailed. The second-year student earning her associate degree in Tidewater Community College’s Physical...

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TCC will resume full schedule of fall classes

Tidewater Community College will resume a full schedule of classes this fall with some face-to-face instruction in compliance with state and federal...

STEM scholars

Meet our diverse class of STEM Promise Program scholars

Emmanuel Abuah plans to transfer to either MIT or Virginia Tech’s engineering program. Julie Jackson fell in love with code the very first time she...

Courtney Aristy

Short-term workforce program gave career-switcher a fresh start

With two children at home, Courtney Aristy didn’t want to work weekends anymore. She wasn’t about to go back to retail. She had limited experience...

Siobhan Harris, Katrina Dash

Portsmouth biology professors get creative with virtual labs

What can you do with two pieces of bubble gum, two pieces of wax, 1 meter of string and a ruler? Demonstrate the scientific method, of course! Tidewater...

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Now you can earn your associate degree in computer science from TCC entirely online

Tidewater Community College’s associate degree in computer science is now offered 100% online. TCC designed its 61-credit Associate of Science...

Nehkonte Adams

Navy’s director of Tropical Medicine considers TCC her springboard

Standing by her bedroom window, Nehkonti Adams didn’t know why. Later, the 11-year-old realized it was to avoid getting shot due to the civil unrest...

Katherine Martinez

Student veteran honored by national magazine

Tidewater Community College student Katherine Martinez is one of 48 veterans nationwide  selected to receive the inaugural 2020 Student Veteran...

TCC marks 70th Commencement Exercises with first-ever virtual celebration

Tidewater Community College recognized its spring graduates with a first-ever virtual commencement on May 11. The 70th Commencement Exercises were streamed...

Stephanie Overfelt

Navy wife fulfills life goal with nursing degree

Fashion model in Milan? Stephanie Overfelt did that as a teen. Bachelor’s in Mandarin Chinese? Accomplished. Snowboard instructor on a mountain? “Park...

Christian McClenney

Performing artist & STEM Promise Scholar bound for Virginia Tech engineering

Christian McClenney grew up belting out Aretha Franklin tunes and starring in Hurrah Players productions. With a sister who sings on cruise ships and...

Taylor Moneypenny

Respiratory therapy grad ready to be on the frontlines of COVID-19

“Bring it on!” Taylor Moneypenny never imagined starting her career as a respiratory therapist during a pandemic caused by a virus that affects...

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TCC’s Veterinary Technology program earns initial accreditation

Tidewater Community College’s Veterinary Technology program has earned initial accreditation from the American Veterinary Medical Association. This...

Governor’s Medallion recipient en route to ODU for mechanical engineering

When Lauryn Thompson was in middle school, her load included introductory classes in Algebra and Spanish. So it was only natural that at Churchland...