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TCC OPEN HOUSE SET FOR JUNE 4, COLLEGE-WIDE – IN FOUR CITIES
Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Virginia Beach campuses to offer demos, tours, advising


SOUTH HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (May 19, 2005) – Tidewater Community College invites the public - including students graduating from high school - to a college-wide open house, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 4.

Each of the college’s four campuses - in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach - will open its doors for a range of activities, from facility tours and classroom demos to financial aid and academic advising. On top of information and advice, students can pick up assorted TCC memorabilia such as pens and key chains as well as take part in brief surveys and prize drawings.

Activities include:
Chesapeake Campus - examples of student work in theatre and an overview of the theatre program; demonstrations or displays in automotive technology, horticulture, information technology and biology

Norfolk Campus - tours of the culinary arts labs and science labs, dance demonstrations and information sessions on admissions, financial aid and College Placement Exams

Portsmouth Campus
- graphic design and art demonstrations by Visual Arts Center faculty; demonstrations in welding, heating, air-conditioning, ventilation, and Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD); truck-driving simulation; and open science labs

Virginia Beach Campus - demonstrations or displays in drafting, emergency medical technology, fire and police science, engineering, industrial technology, information technology and healthcare professions including a ventilator and other medical/diagnostic equipment; and electronics lab demonstrations in the Advanced Technology Center

Campus addresses, below, pinpoint where visitors should go to start their tours, meet TCC staff and faculty, and gather information.

CHESAPEAKE CAMPUS

1428 Cedar Road, Whitehurst Building, Lobby

NORFOLK CAMPUS

340 Granby St., TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, Room 4235


PORTSMOUTH CAMPUS

7000 College Drive, Beazley Building, Waterfront Conference Room (Room 520)

VIRGINIA BEACH CAMPUS
1700 College Crescent, Kempsville Building Cafeteria

For more information and driving directions, call TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122; for admissions information, visit TCC’s web site, http://www.tcc.edu/students/admissions.

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Laurie White
Media Relations
757-822-1085

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 www.tcc.edu

 
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