Chad Oxton

“TCC got me where I wanted to be”

On Dec. 15, 2005, Chad Oxton was not qualified for an engineering technician opening with the City of Suffolk. That changed on Dec. 16, 2005, the day...

Christy Carroll-Hendricks at the Virginia Beach Community Garden.

TCC alumna’s green thumb feeds a community

Christy Carroll-Hendricks was in fifth grade at Indian Lakes Elementary when she planted her first vegetable garden. Today, she is the team horticulturist...

Daniel Destefano - TCC EMS alumnus and instructor

Alumnus flying high thanks to EMS degree

From here, Daniel DeStefano has soared. The Smithfield native earned Tidewater Community College’s Associate of Applied Science in Emergency Medical...

Grace Richardson: Graphic Design/Multimedia alumna

Salem High grad has a designer future in mind after completing TCC program

At Salem High, Grace Richardson was the PowerPoint queen. But she didn’t consider a career in interactive design until sitting in a class at Tidewater...

Karen Kee

“A civil engineering degree is a game changer,” says TCC alumna from VDOT’s Richmond Division

Karen Kee had a slate of marketable skills. She just needed the college degree to go with them. So she turned to Tidewater Community College, earning...

Melissa Strong at the Norfolk Campus.

In her own words

Melissa Strong, 28, came to Tidewater Community College to train for a career. Two years later, she is a systems and network engineer with General Dynamics...

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Women should consider a future in funeral service industry. Just ask alumna Sterling Oliver

Sterling Oliver is accustomed to the surprise she is frequently met with when she walks into a room where a family is grieving. The 26-year-old, named...

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From here, they didn’t just get degrees. They also got married

What started as a chance meeting at a bench on the Virginia Beach Campus blossomed into a May wedding for two Tidewater Community College graduates...

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TCC degree put her on the path to be a Designing Woman

Melody Morris was working in her home office, doing medical billing and coding when she had her aha moment. An HGTV and do-it-yourself enthusiast, Morris...

Trisha McPherson

From here to the Founders Inn

When Trisha McPherson started Tidewater Community College, it was without an idea of how she would secure a future for herself and her twin daughters....