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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...

Pictured, from left: Tina Stafford, Rebecca Smith and Elizabeth Paker

47th Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition award winners

Tidewater Community College’s Visual Arts Center (VAC) held its 47th Annual Student Art and Design Exhibition awards ceremony on March 31. Students...

Jeff Heiser

Meet the photographer with an epic beard who’s soon to be a TCC grad

After 12 years in the Navy, Jeff Heiser tried his hand at “a real person’s job” working as a field service engineer. He hated it, realizing he...

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From TCC to Antarctica

Tidewater Community College’s Zach Steinmiller is taking distance learning to a whole new level. As a diesel mechanic working toward his Associate...