veterinary technology pinning

TCC celebrates inaugural class of Veterinary Technology graduates with pinning ceremony

Landry Bernard weathered a three-hour roundtrip twice weekly to attend Tidewater Community College. Jessica Littlefield had a similar haul — an hour...

Pro surfer Rachel Wilson, a TCC student.

Surf’s up for TCC student

Rachel Wilson is making waves. At 17, she’s a pro surfer, but she’s also a college student. Wilson is getting a head start on a degree with dual...

Melissa Mason

FastForward program puts mom of two on the fast track to success

With two small children to support, Melissa Mason knew any job wouldn’t cut it. Mason, 30, always longed to be a nurse and even started a program...

TCC student Brooke Marcia

“I hope I can encourage more women to enter the STEM fields.”

“Why pay so much more for your general education when TCC is right in your own backyard?” That was the question high achiever Brooke Marcia asked...

Dylan Wilson

Animal lover found the veterinary career he wanted minus the student debt

Dylan Wilson considered a career in meteorology and then firefighting before he settled on veterinary medicine. The Kempsville High School graduate...

Oliver Grant

“I owe my success to TCC”

With no background in health care, Navy veteran Oliver Grant turned to Tidewater Community College in hopes of training for a career. “I knew I wanted...

Alyssa Beach

Save time and money by completing your associate degree in just 1 year

Between moves and mom life, Alyssa Beach never got around to college. When the Portsmouth resident finally carved out the time, she wanted to complete...

Shannon O'Hara Wiora

STEM scholar with autism found opportunity at TCC

Shannon O’Hara Wiora has Asperger syndrome, a developmental disorder characterized by difficulties in social interaction and nonverbal communication....

Scholarship student turning lifelong hobby of tinkering with cars into career

Talon Rodgers was one of those kids who liked to take things apart and put them back together. As a teen,  he worked alongside his father, a master...

Courtney Aristy

Short-term workforce program gave career-switcher a fresh start

With two children at home, Courtney Aristy didn’t want to work weekends anymore. She wasn’t about to go back to retail. She had limited experience...