Markeil Blow

Starting here paved way for Norcom grad to reach her dream school

A week into her dream school, Markeil Blow realized she wasn’t ready to be there. The Norcom High graduate missed home. She didn’t want to commit...

From millwright to webmaster thanks to TCC’s web development specialist certificate

Build a website or maintain one. Learn how to code, draw and animate web graphics and add audio and visual elements, too. The best part? You can get...

Mike Reyes

As an occupational therapist assistant, alum embraces watching his patients thrive

As an occupational therapist assistant, Mike Reyes finds joy in helping patients overcome tasks that most of us take for granted. Dressing. Bathing....

Tasha Roberts

Lifelong cook perfected her craft at TCC

Growing up while her cousins played in the back yard, Tasha Roberts cooked in the kitchen with her mother and grandmothers. Now she’s a professional...

Michelle Wharton

Her first geology class was at TCC. Now licensed in the field, alumna a shareholder in her company

As a licensed geologist and shareholder for Kimley-Horn & Associates, Michelle Wharton enjoys helping people meet their goals. Tidewater Community...

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...