Sandra Nwogu

From here, go to work: Fast track your career in health care with certified nurse aide training

Sandra Nwogu loves the idea of helping people but diving directly into a nursing program seemed like too big a step. By earning her Career Studies Certificate...

Kevin Zwerbe

His high school GPA wasn’t flashy. Now alum is on path to a doctorate

When Kevin Zerbe graduated Bayside High School, his GPA was 1.8. Today he is a PhD candidate at Montclair State University. Zerbe, 31, is grateful for...

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...

BIanca Wilson outside the Norfolk Campus Student Center

In crafting her own obit, alumna found her purpose

Bianca Wilson got stumped writing her own obituary. What sounds like an awkward college assignment turned into an enlightening moment for the woman...

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...

Vinnie Lanier tribute art

Remembering Vinnie Lanier, a TCC student for more than four decades

Vinnie Lanier started classes at Tidewater Community College in 1976. During her 40-plus years here, the Norfolk resident earned more than 128 credits,...

TCC Alum Alexis Knight

First generation alumna overcomes the odds to earn a second degree

A visit from a Tidewater Community College career coach resonated with Granby High student Alexis Knight. Growing up in low-income housing, Knight didn’t...

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...

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...

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....