George Brockman

Army veteran continues to serve his country thanks to TCC grant

One-third of TCC’s students are military-related. This week we highlight some of them in honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11. When George Brockman talks...

Priority Technical Training Center

Priority partnership with TCC offers nonviolent offenders a second chance

Two years ago, TJ Sexton and Ahmad Bilal lived in jail. Today, both are employed full time making more than $50,000 annually. They are two of the inaugural...

Landon Elforsi, Leora Friedman

Dual enrollment students who took care of business at TCC now thriving at James Madison University

Leora Friedman and Landon Elforsi didn’t want to waste time or money in college given the daunting load both anticipated as undergraduates in James...

Marc Steinberg

From here, he designed a future, Muggle Dreams and all

When 22-year-old Marc Steinberg showed up in Norfolk with only a duffel bag underneath his arm, he wasn’t exactly college material.   He...

Matt Zimmerman

Don’t let COVID-19 sidetrack your college plans

“Don’t put your education on hold! Consider community college.” That’s the message from Tidewater Community College alumnus Matt Zimmerman,...

Leisa Arrington

Alumna gives back by designing The Community Feed at TCC

Step inside The Community Feed at TCC, and you feel welcomed. An inviting farmer’s market shows off the colors of the season — bright red apples...

Lauren Harrell

From TCC to the Ivy League in just two semesters

Lauren Harrell dreamed of attending an Ivy League school. When the rejections poured in for the Granby High School graduate with a 4.86 GPA, she wasn’t...

Linda Stokes

Laid off after two decades, first-generation graduate finds a career and a future at TCC

Linda Stokes has a message for students learning remotely during the Covid-19 pandemic. “Online learning may be the new norm, but don’t be discouraged...

Nehkonte Adams

Navy’s director of Tropical Medicine considers TCC her springboard

Standing by her bedroom window, Nehkonti Adams didn’t know why. Later, the 11-year-old realized it was to avoid getting shot due to the civil unrest...

William Toncray

TCC graduate hopes to pay it forward with a human services degree

Even before the COVID-19 crisis, William Toncray was spending a lot of time at the hospital. As a Child Life department volunteer, Toncray provides...