Media contacts & experts

TCC Today is a product of the Office of Interactive Communications, which is a unit of the Office of Institutional Advancement.

We tell the TCC story of open access, breadth and diversity of programs, educational excellence, student success, business partnerships and support for military-related students.

Our staff of communications professionals provides timely responses to print, broadcast and online media. We also report and write news releases and media advisories.

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Media contacts

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TCC Marian AnderfurenMarian Anderfuren
Vice President for Communications and Enrollment Management
Public Information Officer
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Officer
757-822-1940 (office)
757-663-2383 (mobile)

Areas of coverage: Institutional questions, higher education, President’s Office, general inquiries and requests

TCC Vicki FriedmanVicki Friedman
Campus Communications Officer
757-822-1078 (office)
757-373-0477 (mobile)

Areas of coverage: Portsmouth Campus, Visual Arts Center, Center for Workforce Solutions, Virginia Beach Campus, Center for Military and Veterans Education


TCC Laura SanfordLaura Sanford
Campus Communications Officer
757-822-1602 (office)
757-287-7506 (mobile)

Areas of coverage: Norfolk Campus, Roper Performing Arts Center, Chesapeake Campus, Regional Automotive Center, Intercultural Learning

Looking for an expert?

Tidewater Community College faculty and staff can provide timely commentary and insights in many topics in the news today. Call or email one of the college's media contacts for assistance.

Topics include but are not limited to:

Current issues
  • Climate change
  • Cyber security
  • Gender equality
  • Homeland security
  • Profiling
  • Local economy
  • Racial equality
  • Terrorism
Higher education
  • Admissions
  • College readiness
  • Cost of education and financial aid
  • Curriculum
  • Dual enrollment for high school students
  • Open-educational resources (OER)
  • Textbook-free education
  • Transfer students
  • Veteran and military education
Workforce development
  • Apprenticeships
  • Maritime trades
  • Workforce education
Arts & humanities
  • American Sign Language
  • Art (painting, drawing, multimedia)
  • African American history and literature
  • American history and literature
  • Ceramics and sculpture
  • Foreign languages and literature
  • Glassblowing
  • Performing arts
  • Philosophy and religion
  • Women’s studies
Information technology
  • Cloud computing
  • Computer-aided design
  • Cyber security
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Geospatial intelligence
  • Virtualization
  • Web development
Science & technology
  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Automotive technologies
  • Civil engineering
  • Engineering
  • Firefighting safety and management
  • Geology
  • Mammography and ultrasound
  • Maritime technologies
  • Mechatronics
  • Nursing education
  • Oceanography
  • Paramedics and EMTs
  • Physics
  • Port operations
  • Renewable energy
  • Seismology and earthquakes
  • Shipbuilding trades
Additional topics
  • Business and economy
  • Criminal justice
  • Culinary and hospitality
  • Early childhood education
  • Electronic health records (EHR)
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Occupational safety