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...

Katherine Martinez

Student veteran honored by national magazine

Tidewater Community College student Katherine Martinez is one of 48 veterans nationwide  selected to receive the inaugural 2020 Student Veteran...

skilled trades academy

Inside the Skilled Trades Academy: Sheet Metal

Tidewater Community College’s Skilled Trades Academy offers hands-on, short-term instruction for in-demand trade jobs. This is the first part in a...

Interior Design student places in national carpet design competition

Tidewater Community College Interior Design student Colleen Garrettson recently placed in the top five in a student competition sponsored by Delos Custom...

From here to business owner in one semester

With just one semester at Tidewater Community College behind her, Nia Vargas, 21, is on her way to launching her very own business. Rollin Juices, a...

Brandon Umberger

Best in Show winner from Stockley Gardens graduating with two degrees from TCC

Brandon Umberger enrolled at Tidewater Community College to get a handful of basic college credits out of the way.  Then his art teacher recommended...