Erin Fitzpatrick in a chemistry lab.

TCC Women’s Center STEM Promise Program scholar snapshot

When Erin Fitzpatrick got accepted into Old Dominion University, she thought her college plan was set. Then she found out about Tidewater Community...

Anastasiia Melnikova

Computer science student earns prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship

As a youngster Anastasiia Melnikova delighted in her first train ride when she sipped tea while trekking south to the Black Sea in her native Russia....

Photo of Terrell Flowers in the student center.

From unemployed to employer

Terrell Flowers couldn’t find a job after high school. He filled out dozens of applications and never got a call back. So at the age of 20, he decided...

Danielle Eckstein

A warm office and an engineering degree in her future are what this mom loves about her shipyard apprenticeship

If your image of working in a shipyard is of a grizzled guy weathering windy waterfront conditions with dirty hands, consider Danielle Eckstein. The...

Paul Cage in the interior design lab at the Chesapeake Campus.

From around the world, across the states to TCC graduate

Veteran Paul Cage traveled the world during his 22-year Navy career and then transitioned to driving a tractor-trailer across all 50 states. Weary of...

Kayla Robinson on the Virginia Beach Campus.

Scholarship recipient set to launch a future that includes tuition at NSU, a stipend and a job waiting

Kayla Dio Robinson’s future is taking off, thanks to earning a scholarship opportunity that pays for her bachelor’s degree, provides a healthy stipend,...

Rom Imel on the Norfolk Campus.

Graduate has “High Hopes” for communication career

Ron Imel is one of the first Tidewater Community College graduates to earn an Associate of Science in General Studies with a Specialization in Professional...

Jeanine Anderson

She didn’t have a bed, enough food or even a car. At TCC she found a home and a future

Jeanine Anderson isn’t going to walk at Tidewater Community College’s graduation. “I’m going to dance,” she says jubilantly. On Dec. 17, she...

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...