Katherine Guevara, TCC grad, on the Virginia Beach Campus.

“College was hard sometimes, but I was fully supported as a student. What could be better?” — Katherine Guevara, TCC graduate

Katherine Louise Guevara has lived in the United States for just three years. In that time, she has adjusted to a new culture and earned a college degree....

Rickkita Riddick

From TCC to the Ellen Show to serving women and families

In the early days of the pandemic in 2020, Rickkita flew to Hollywood to appear on the Ellen Show. Not only did she get to meet Ellen DeGeneres, the...

TCC alumna baking up sweet dreams in Virginia Beach

Walk into 17 Hands Coffee and you will be delighted by the smells and sights around you, from the glass cases filled with delicious baked goods, to...

Megan Pastore at TCC's Chesapeake Campus.

TCC student is published in national literary journal

Tidewater Community College student Megan Pastore discovered her passion for writing in Rick Alley’s creative writing class. She enjoyed the writing...

TCC graduates Shelby Ouellette at Norfolk Campus.

“Once I found my passion, my education became the most fascinating ride of my life.” – Shelby Ouellette

Shelby Ouellette was working at Starbucks when the store hosted “Coffee with a Cop.” She enjoyed the interactions with police officers and the community...

Alexis Murphy celebrates her success outside the Beazley Nursing school.

Nursing grad receives job offer and $5,000 signing bonus

Going to school during the pandemic was especially difficult for Alexis Murphy who lost her mom due to COVID-19 in January of 2020, mere weeks after...

Ayisha Muhammad at her home.

TCC grad aims to provide quality care and grow her business

Known as the “Amazing Ayisha” by her patients, Ayisha Muhammad is dedicated to caring for elderly and disabled clients as a certified nurse aide...

Tim and Lenore Slootmaker on TCC's Portsmouth Campus.

“I came to TCC because of the motto that said I could ‘go anywhere’ from here. And I think it’s true.” – Tim Slootmaker

Timothy Slootmaker has a motto for life, “I’ve got this!” And after seven years, Tim’s determination and can-do attitude are paying off as he...

Winsome Sears, Virginia's Lt. Governor.

TCC alumna Winsome Sears elected as Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor

Tidewater Community College alumna Winsome E. Sears is Virginia’s newly elected Lieutenant Governor. Sears is the first woman and first woman of color...

Paulette Chevalier in the Respiratory Therapy lab at the Virginia Beach Campus.

Respiratory therapy student lands full-time position with generous signing bonus

Paulette Chevalier spent two decades in the insurance business before pursuing a medical career as a respiratory therapist. Chevalier started with an...