Kelly Craynak, criminal justice portsmouth

New criminal justice program head on Portsmouth Campus shows students the real side of law enforcement

Kelly Kraynak’s introduction to law enforcement started when she was 16. “I had my wallet stolen out of my car,” she said. The ensuing conversation...

TCC faculty speaks his truth through poetry

Tidewater Community College English instructor Daniel “D.L.” Pearlman has a way with words. In the last two years, his poetry has received five...

David Wright Erica Church Kierra Brothers

Going viral with David Wright

Tidewater Community College students have always known how special physics Professor David Wright is. Now the rest of the world knows, too. Less than...

TCC annual award winners to be honored on Aug. 23

Tidewater Community College will recognize five faculty and staff members from across the college with annual special awards on Aug. 23. Selected by...

Kia Hardy

A conversation with Kia Hardy

Get to know Kia Hardy, dean of student services at the Norfolk Campus. What is your favorite thing about your job? I enjoy working with adult learners,...

Amanda Leo

Candy Land in college? You’ll get creative and be inspired by occupational therapy program

Don’t be surprised to walk into Amanda Leo’s college classroom and see Candy Land along with Twister and Bopit and some Legos scattered on the floor....

Christina Jackson

Knowing this code can get you a job – fast. Meet the TCC instructor who teaches it

If learning building codes sounds dry, you’ve never taken Christina Jackson’s class at Tidewater Community College. The code team leader for the...

Alejandra Diaz-Rangel

Want to FastForward your career? Talk with career coach Alejandra Diaz-Rangel

Alejandra Diaz-Rangel planned to be a Spanish teacher but after attending community college discovered something she enjoyed even more: helping others...

Valerie Sharer Rodriguez in the Chesapeake Campus Student Center.

Meet Valerie Sharer Rodriguez

Meet Valerie Sharer Rodriguez Valerie Sharer Rodriguez joined Tidewater Community College in January 2018 as the program head for American Sign Language...

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...