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,...

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...

Governor's Medallion winners Gabrielle Hutchings, Brandi Porter and Jaylyn Richard.

Trio of Portsmouth high-schoolers bound for college as juniors thanks to dual enrollment

Gabrielle Hutchings, Brandi Porter and Jaylyn Richard trade stories about night classes, chemistry homework and not enough hours in a day to complete...

Dakota Bernacki

Perseverance pays off for TCC scholarship recipient

Dakota Bernacki always knew he would be paying his own way through college. So when the time came for him to consider his educational options, Tidewater...

Dual Enrollment Welding Students

Dual enrollment program sparked high school buddies to embrace welding

When Alyssa Shepherd and Christopher Newbill graduate from Wilson High School in June, they will have a credential in hand and a leg up on a promising...