James Read at Norfolk Campus

“I had an advantage coming to TCC with a degree, but the classes I took there built skills I didn’t have.” – James Read

James Read came to TCC as an adult learner with a computer science degree from James Madison University. “I came to TCC looking for a career transition...

Karen Etulle on TCC's Norfolk Campus.

“I knew I had to reinvent myself to make a life for my family.” – Karen Etulle, TCC alumna

Karen Etulle came to the United States in 2014 seeking a better life.
The mother of four faced domestic violence and went into hiding for three...

Mekhi Moore at rest on a bench on TCC's Norfolk Campus.

Accelerated Degree student now has open door to VCU

Accelerated Degree student Mekhi Moore now has open door to VCU.
“If you are serious about school, I encourage you to sign up. I give TCC a...

Shannon O'Hara Wiora

TCC alumna earns summer internship at the National Institutes of Health

Tidewater Community College alumna Shannon O’Hara Wiora is getting an insider’s look at working for the National Institutes of Health. As a summer...

Monica "Mo" Jones at her candle shop in Virginia Beach.

TCC alumna turns candle making hobby into a new business

Monica “Mo” Jones never planned on starting a business during the COVID-19 pandemic. Today she is glad she did as everything is coming up smelling...

TCC STEM Promise scholar gets the surprise of a lifetime

It was just a month ago when Jaidan Williams welcomed President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden during their stop at Tidewater Community College’s Portsmouth...

Dasha Chaney

TCC grad has cyber security career within her reach

Dasha Chaney is well on her way to a career in cyber security.
And this May, she is achieving a major milestone by graduating with an Associate...

Emmanuel Abuah at TCC's Norfolk Campus.

TCC grad hopes to one day explore space

Emmanuel Abuah emigrated from Nigeria to the United States with his family about a year before the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
He set his...

From home care worker to federal lobbyist and now college grad

Athena Jones will share a message of hope and encouragement as a student speaker during Tidewater Community College’s Virtual Commencement to be held...

TCC graduate Debbie Gilbert on Norfolk Campus

TCC grad achieves lifetime goal of a college education

Debbi Gilbert has worked as a bookkeeper for 25 years. She came to TCC to train for a new career and this May earns her associate degree.

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