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TowneBank CFO made investment in himself at TCC

Long before Clyde McFarland became the chief financial officer of an $8 billion-dollar bank, he knew a thing or two about economics. Today’s chief...

Eli Kaplan

From TCC to UVa to William & Mary Law

Eli Kaplan didn’t have a direction when he started at Tidewater Community College. Now he’s a graduate of the University of Virginia and a second-year...

Kelly Hernandez

American Sign Language the catalyst for change for TCC alumna

Imagine trying to learn in a classroom when all you hear is silence. This was the reality for Kelly Hernandez who graduated from Kellam High with a...

Aric Justice

Alumnus says TCC was his second chance

Aric Justice always thought he’d go to college. But life spiraled out of control when his great grandmother died, leaving him without a home of his...

Jen Detlefsen

Artist alumna never dreamed she’d create #glasslikeaprincess

A stand-alone art school at a community college? “Get out! I couldn’t believe,” said Jen Detlefsen. But that’s exactly what she found in Tidewater...

Ashley Hernandez

Veterinary assistant internship lands TCC grad a job and a specialty

An internship that turned into a job has turned into a specialty for Tidewater Community College alum Ashley Hernandez. Hernandez graduated with a Career...

Elwin Hines

And the Grammy goes to . . . TCC graduate Elwin Hines Sr.

Elwin Hines dubs his most recent honor as the Grammy Award for trucking, and he gives full credit to Tidewater Community College. The Portsmouth resident...

Kenita Jackson

TCC alum earns master’s in surgical assisting despite the odds

Kenita Jackson proudly wears the white coat she earned at Eastern Virginia Medical School. A newly trained surgical assistant, she helps surgeons in...

Nicholas Clark

TCC culinary arts alumnus mixes up the ingredients for a successful life

Nicholas Clark found all the ingredients of a great education at Tidewater Community College. Now at the age 30, he is managing partner of The Butcher’s...

Dual Enrollment Alumni

High achiever thrilled with academics plus so much more at TCC

At 16 years old, Ashley Burcroff became a mom, so putting off a college education for a few years would have been understandable. But to her, it was...