The apprentice mindset

Tidewater Community College is proud to recognize four apprentices on track to becoming certified journeymen in their trades. A journeyman is a worker...

TCC alum Tanya Mills at Regent University Law School.

From TCC to Regent Law School

Tanya Mills remembers how her mom struggled when she emigrated to the United States from Cuba. Mills was 10 years old then. Now at 44, she is a Tidewater...

TCC alum Jamie Farris on Norfolk Campus.

“I was a student in the worst of circumstances. But I had people who believed in me.” — Jamie Farris, TCC alum

TCC is proud of all of its alumni. But for Norfolk Campus staff alum Jamie Farris holds a special place in their hearts.  Jamie had a challenging...

Juanica and Gianni Walker on TCC's Norfolk Campus.

“I tell everyone looking to go to college to start at TCC” — Juanica Walker

Juanica Walker came to Tidewater Community College to train for a new career. Her goal was to be able to provide a stable life for her special needs...

Student Speaker earns associate degree at 17

Allison Wilson got her start at Tidewater Community College while still in high school. She participated in Early College and was part of the cohort...

TCC student Kristen McCombs

Grad finds purpose in the health professions

When Kristen McCombs dons her cap and gown for Tidewater Community College’s Commencement Exercises, her five-year-old son, Lincoln, will be wearing...

SaNayah Hill and Marvin Fletcher at TCC's Chesapeake Campus.

Father and dual-enrolled daughter graduate together

Marvin Fletcher and his daughter SaNayah Hill were surprised to find out they are graduating from Tidewater Community College at the same time. “I...

Broolk Ogden at Chesapeake Campus

Grad finds path to new career in genetic counseling

Brook Ogden says the TCC tagline, ‘From here, go anywhere,’ rings true. “I was in a job I didn’t enjoy. Now I’m on a path for a career I’m...

Katherine Guevara, TCC grad, on the Virginia Beach Campus.

“College was hard sometimes, but I was fully supported as a student. What could be better?” — Katherine Guevara, TCC graduate

Katherine Louise Guevara has lived in the United States for just three years. In that time, she has adjusted to a new culture and earned a college degree....

Rickkita Riddick

From TCC to the Ellen Show to serving women and families

In the early days of the pandemic in 2020, Rickkita flew to Hollywood to appear on the Ellen Show. Not only did she get to meet Ellen DeGeneres, the...