oni Anderson studying in the Chesapeake Campus Student Center.

ADHD didn’t prevent this student from succeeding. Now she’s helping others overcome disabilities at TCC

Toni Anderson spent the better part of the last decade as a gas station attendant, scraping to get by. Today at Tidewater Community College, she is...

Patrina Felts

Funeral service grad perseveres to realize her dream at TCC

Patrina Felts wants to help you through the worst day of your life. Felts will graduate with her Associate of Applied Science in Funeral Service at...

Ursula Jones

All the way in Alaska, meet the state’s first-ever cyber security apprentice

You’ve heard our expression from here, go anywhere? Ursula Jones is anywhere – i.e., Juneau, Alaska, to be exact. She’s also a Tidewater Community...

Emma Tracy - First TCC student to earn an Associate of Fine Arts in Music.

First AFA graduate on her way to VCU to study vocal performance

Emma Tracy started taking voice lessons at age 12. Today she is a college graduate who has parlayed her love of singing into a college degree. Tracy,...

Jordan McNair’s Honda PACT classmates who completed his project car are (standing left-right) Demian Rose, Demetrio Gallegos, Zack Kronske, instructor David Lee, Christian Benner, Dominique Martin and Eric Carmel. Not pictured, Drew Isom.

Honda PACT student’s memory lives on with completed project car and scholarship fund

Jordan McNair is fondly remembered as the “little brother” by his classmates in the Honda Professional Automotive Career Training (PACT) program...

Tony Sawyer was active in Phi Theta Kappa, serving as vice president of service.

Student speaker dedicated to leading a purpose-driven life

Tony Sawyer credits Tidewater Community College with his successful transition from high school dropout to college graduate. The student speaker for...

christine-dela-cruz

She came to TCC without a plan but will leave with an associate degree, a full-time job and no student debt

When Christine Dela Cruz immigrated to this country five years ago from the Philippines to join her father in Virginia Beach, she didn’t know what...

Shorntail Goodrich

TCC graduate found her passion to serve while in college

Shorntail Goodrich came to Tidewater Community College to retrain for a new career. She spent her 20s and 30s working as an apartment complex manager...

Jay Sellers

TCC’s Norfolk Campus awards its first Governor’s Medallion

Jay Sellers is the first Tidewater Community College student to earn his associate degree from the Norfolk Campus while still in high school. The homeschooled...

Linda and Danielle Owens

Mom and daughter earning same associate degree on same day

Linda and Danielle Owens close up the Joint-Use Library almost every weeknight. They’re not staff, they’re late-night study partners who will be...