Joseph Baca

TCC provided a compass for Class of 2020 grad Joe Baca

For a long time, Joe Baca searched for a direction. He didn’t apply himself in high school. He traveled after that only to realize rest stops aren’t...

Maya Johns and family

TCC grad passionate about helping teens in trouble

Maya Johns dreams of opening a youth center for troubled teens. And with her TCC degree, she is one step closer to making that dream come true. Johns,...

Gracey Motley

TCC grad has a message for women in STEM

“You have what it takes. You can do it. Start now.” Gracey Motley offers those encouraging words for women considering STEM. A Women’s Center...

Elissa Sanford

From a TCC commercial to Juris Doctor

Whatever happened to the girl in the Tidewater Community College commercial? Chances are you’ve seen the TV spot that first aired in 2016 featuring...

Rickkita Taylor on the "Ellen" show.

Ellen surprises TCC alumna dedicated to serving others

TCC alumna Rickkita Taylor says the three minutes she spent on “Ellen” were life changing. “Meeting Ellen and being in the room with all of that...

Kendall Shook

What started with a single TCC class grew into a cyber-security career for Air Force veteran

Air Force veteran Kendall Shook spent her career serving her country and community. Today, she is a cyber security specialist with an industry credential...

George Brockman

Army veteran continues to serve his country thanks to TCC grant

One-third of TCC’s students are military-related. This week we highlight some of them in honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11. When George Brockman talks...

Priority Technical Training Center

Priority partnership with TCC offers nonviolent offenders a second chance

Two years ago, TJ Sexton and Ahmad Bilal lived in jail. Today, both are employed full time making more than $50,000 annually. They are two of the inaugural...

Landon Elforsi, Leora Friedman

Dual enrollment students who took care of business at TCC now thriving at James Madison University

Leora Friedman and Landon Elforsi didn’t want to waste time or money in college given the daunting load both anticipated as undergraduates in James...

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...