Navy vet trains for solar energy career in just five weeks

Weston Craig found a new career after one phone call to Tidewater Community College. After being laid off from Norfolk Naval Shipyard two years ago,...

Lauren Lewis

Student speaker was always ahead of the rest

If you’re Lauren Lewis, why wait? That’s her secret to graduating from Tidewater Community College at 18 years old. A month after walking in the...

His “somewhere” was TCC. Now this first-generation grad can go anywhere

Lack of finances cost South Norfolk’s Taariq Brown his first shot at a college degree and left him depressed. Today, he’s a first-generation college...

TCC provides a second chance for Navy veteran

Navy veteran George Porzig never thought he’d be a college graduate. Now he’s determined to earn a doctorate. “For someone like me who barely...

Michael Humphrey-Sewell

Navy vet amasses multiple degrees at TCC

You might say Michael Humphrey-Sewell can’t get enough of Tidewater Community College. The Navy veteran already holds his Associate of Science in...

Cyber specialist on top of hacker threats thanks to classes from TCC

In the fast-paced, nonstop grind of television news, Keith O’Malley is charged with keeping all networks and computer systems operational and safe...

Jonah Mericle CAD

“TCC was the start to being successful in a position with zero experience”

Johah Mericle isn’t your traditional engineer. He doesn’t have a four-year degree or wear a suit and tie to work. He graduated in 2014 with a two-semester...

Monika Young, HIM

Navy wife found her future in TCC’s Health Information Management program

Monika Young longed for a career in health care that didn’t involve direct patient care. After 14 years of working as a dental hygienist, the Navy...

From here, go to work in advanced manufacturing

If you look at the fronts of McDonalds or Starbucks or even the student centers on Tidewater Community College’s campuses, you’ll see Alpolic®,...

Kylie Ross Sibert graphic design

“I tell people all the time about TCC,” says VP of corporate communications at Retail Alliance

Kylie Ross Sibert worked on multiple continents before moving to Virginia Beach from Shanghai in 2010. Despite more than a decade of work experience...