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HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Jan 31, 2005) –Tidewater Community College will host Transitions, a free conference for women in Virginia Beach on Friday, Feb. 25, and in Chesapeake on Thursday, March 3. The conference focuses on women who are considering a return to school for further education, to improve job-related skills or change careers.

Both programs include a variety of motivational speakers, a career workshop and representatives from TCC to discuss enrollment, financial aid, placement testing and academic counseling for questions and answers.

Participants will have the opportunity to discuss their concerns about balancing family, work and school and find out more about financial aid and testing. Transitions is co-sponsored by The Women’s Center and Student Activities on the Virginia Beach and Chesapeake campuses.

Interested women are encouraged to register for the conference that best fits their schedule.

The Virginia Beach Transitions Conference will be held on Feb. 25 at the Pungo Auditorium from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Refreshments will be provided by Student Activities. Reservations should be made by Feb. 18 by calling 822-7363.

The Chesapeake Transitions Conference will be held on March 3 from 6:00 p.m. to 9 p.m. in room 2057. Refreshments will be provided by Student Activities. Reservations should be made by Feb. 24 by calling 822-5133.


Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 35,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit