From TCC to head chef at Aldo’s in Virginia Beach

Steven Dunbar remembers a time when he was playing a pick-up game of basketball near ODU. Between shots, the guys he was with were talking about their...

Marguerite Bates-Frier and Nadia Frier

Mother and daughter both got their start at TCC

Marguerite Bates-Frier got her start at TCC when she was a stay-at-home mom with her infant daughter Nadia. Today mother and daughter are both TCC alumni,...

TCC alumna Kathryn Hart at work

TCC alumna building a life she loves

“I started at TCC because I knew I’d get a good education and save money,” Hart said. “But the real benefit was finding my way into a career...

From TCC to working around the world

A day at the office is never the same for Austin Burrow. He travels around the world working for the State Department. The Navy veteran is an electrical...

Jena Essary and Deven Singleton outdoors togehter.

TCC alums become friends and valentines

It took more than two years for Cupid’s arrow to hit Deven Singleton and Jena Essary. But this year the two Tidewater Community College alums are...

TCC alum Justin Jeffrey at UVA.

Accelerated degree launches alum into the entertainment industry

Justin Jeffrey earned an Associate of Science in General Studies in 2017, one year after graduating from high school. He transferred to University of...

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...