Phillip Le at the Advanced Technology Center on the Virginia Beach Campus.

TCC grad finds meaningful work in area shipyard

Tidewater Community College alum Phillip Le’s morning commute to Newport News Shipbuilding includes stunning sunrises over the HRBT. “Seeing the...

Rachel Roszko on TCC's Norfolk Campus.

STEM scholar overcomes many obstacles to earn degree

Rachel Roszko never thought she’d go to college. But when she took her son to tour Old Dominion University, she was inspired to pursue higher education...

Winsome Sears in front of the American and Virginia flags

From TCC to the State Capitol

By now, most people know that Winsome Earle-Sears is the first woman, and the first woman of color, to serve as Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor. But...

TCC alum expands successful business

For the past four years, TCC alumna Robin Simmons has been warmly greeting customers and neighbors at her business, 17 Hands Coffee.
The coffee...

Harvey Miller at his office for the City of Chesapeake Department of Elections.

Student Speaker has sights set on the U.S. Senate

Harvey Miller III found success at Tidewater Community College after failing at higher education the first time around. He calls himself the “Comeback...

TCC grad cooks up a successful catering business

Monika moved to Virginia Beach in 2016 and worked in the hospitality industry but longed to get back to the kitchens. She finally decided to do what...

Arlethia White-Farris on TCC's Chesapeake Campus.

Army veteran gets fresh start at TCC

Arlethia White-Farris does not like to talk about her military service. She will tell you that she’s a proud Army veteran who saw combat in Afghanistan...

Jared Cochran on the Virginia Beach Campus.

Computer savvy grad turns hobby into career path

When Jared, 21, started full-time at TCC after high school, he found the move to college to be seamless.
“It was a smooth transition and I’ve...

Silvester Wilkins on TCC's Norfolk Campus.

TCC grad overcomes great obstacles to earn degree

Sylvester Wilkins says his son Zione provided the inspiration for his return to school. “He told me to just do it,” Sylvester said. “It was the...

TCC nursing grads at Portsmouth Campus.

Nursing grads passionate about providing quality care

Jennifer Froscher and Tahani Amareen are soon to be proud Tidewater Community College Nursing graduates. They started in the program during the pandemic,...