Nigel Tierney

From TCC to Hollywood and the American dream

Once upon a time, Nigel Tierney sat in a classroom at Tidewater Community College where he learned computer basics along with graphic design. Today,...

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....

Brett Wellington in the TCC kitchens.

From TCC to Sous-Chef at one of the best chop houses in Chesapeake

Many of Tidewater Community College’s certificate programs and associate degrees lead to immediate employment or, in some cases, employment while...

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...

Courtney Pierce at Samaritan House

From Cavalier Manor to TCC to leader with human trafficking task force

Growing up in Portsmouth’s Cavalier Manor, Courtney Pierce dreamed of working for a Fortune 500 company. Instead, after earning an Associate of Science...

STEM grads 2019

STEM Scholar Program grads on their way to four-year schools with associate degrees in hand

Robert Sutton found friends and resources at Tidewater Community College, but perhaps the best part of all is the passport his associate degree provided....

Charleston Yancey

From here, student speaker planning to aim high for next stop, Virginia Wesleyan

Charleston Yancey fell in love with Virginia Wesleyan University the first time he toured the campus. After graduating from Tidewater Community College...

Accelerated Degree helps mom-to-be earn degree in less than a year

Nargis Martin completed Tidewater Community College’s fastest track to earning an associate degree. The Virginia Beach resident came to TCC in the...

Boudnoma Convolbo

Norcom salutatorian, a TCC grad at just 17, bound for prestigious NSU program

Boudnoma Convolbo knows the road to be an orthopedist is a long journey. The West African native values expediency, the prime reason why earning an...