Rudy Wingate on TCC's Norfolk Campus.

After learning he could learn at TCC, alumnus wants to teach others

Rudy Wingate could have become another statistic – another special-education student left behind in life. Instead, he is a college graduate working...

Jason Stick

A whole building dedicated to art? Photographer finds his time at the VAC illuminating

Jason Stick went from snapping photos of friends snowboarding to becoming an award-winning photographer thanks to the foundation he got at Tidewater...

Whitney Regan

After flipping careers, alumna living Happily Ever Now

Whitney Regan never thought she’d flip houses. Nevertheless, the hair-stylist-turned-interior-designer is doing just that. “I’m using my degree...

Amanda Mills

An associate degree is all she needed to land dream job at Armada Hoffler

Amanda Mills didn’t want to cripple herself with student debt and needed a flexible class schedule to balance three kids, two jobs and a husband on...

Jared Cotton

Back to school with TCC Alum Jared Cotton, superintendent of Chesapeake Public Schools

Great Bridge High graduate Jared Cotton could have attended some of the commonwealth’s best universities after high school, but he chose to start...

Ann Scott

How a personal training certificate turned Navy vet’s passion for fitness into a dream job

At 38 years old, Ann Scott retired from the Navy and needed a new career. GI Bill benefits in hand, she explored a plethora of options at Tidewater...

Kenneth Moody

Hokie engineer with TCC roots bound for Taiwan

Kenneth Moody is a graduate of Virginia Tech’s engineering program headed for a transformative year in Taiwan. His road started at Tidewater Community...

TCC Chesapeake Alumnus Hezroy Hammil

Computer-savvy alum at work for IBM

Hezroy Hammil identifies as a Virginia Tech Hokie thanks to starting at Tidewater Community College. Now he’s putting his education to work at IBM’s...

Coby Dillard poses for a photo on the Norfolk Campus.

Navy veteran paying it forward

Coby Dillard stumbled into college one sunny afternoon while walking down Granby Street in Norfolk. The Navy veteran had just completed work with Gov....

Chad Oxton

“TCC got me where I wanted to be”

On Dec. 15, 2005, Chad Oxton was not qualified for an engineering technician opening with the City of Suffolk. That changed on Dec. 16, 2005, the day...