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...

Don’t let COVID-19 sidetrack your college plans

“Don’t put your education on hold! Consider community college.” That’s the message from Tidewater Community College alumnus Matt Zimmerman,...

Alumna gives back by designing The Community Feed at TCC

Step inside The Community Feed at TCC, and you feel welcomed. An inviting farmer’s market shows off the colors of the season — bright red apples...

From TCC to the Ivy League in just two semesters

Lauren Harrell dreamed of attending an Ivy League school. When the rejections poured in for the Granby High School graduate with a 4.86 GPA, she wasn’t...

Laid off after two decades, first-generation graduate finds a career and a future at TCC

Linda Stokes has a message for students learning remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic. “Online learning may be the new norm, but don’t be discouraged...

Nehkonte Adams

Navy’s director of Tropical Medicine considers TCC her springboard

Standing by her bedroom window, Nehkonti Adams didn’t know why. Later, the 11-year-old realized it was to avoid getting shot due to the civil unrest...

TCC graduate hopes to pay it forward with a human services degree

Even before the COVID-19 crisis, William Toncray was spending a lot of time at the hospital. As a Child Life department volunteer, Toncray provides...

Stephanie Overfelt

Navy wife fulfills life goal with nursing degree

Fashion model in Milan? Stephanie Overfelt did that as a teen. Bachelor’s in Mandarin Chinese? Accomplished. Snowboard instructor on a mountain? “Park...

Christian McClenney

Performing artist & STEM Promise Scholar bound for Virginia Tech engineering

Christian McClenney grew up belting out Aretha Franklin tunes and starring in Hurrah Players productions. With a sister who sings on cruise ships and...

From the mission field in Lebanon to college grad

Chris Rugh spent his early 20s working with a Christian missionary group in Lebanon, helping Syrian refugees with their basic needs. “That was a very...