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TCC COMMEMORATES HISPANIC MONTH, SEPT. 15-OCT. 15
TCC international faculty to share life stories

HAMPTON ROADS, Va, (Aug. 24, 2006) – Tidewater Community College celebrates National Hispanic Month, Sept. 15-Oct. 15, around the national theme of Hispanic Americans: Our Rich Culture Contributing to America’s Future. The keynote speaker, Walter Tejada, a member of the Arlington (Va.) County Board will talk about immigration and its impact on Virginia.

Featuring life stories of TCC professors from Argentina, El Salvador, Cuba/Puerto Rico and Uruguay, all four of TCC’s campuses will host activities beginning on Thursday, Sept. 14, and running through Thursday, Oct. 12. For questions, contact TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122. For campus locations, maps and driving directions, visit http://www.tcc.edu//welcome/locations/index.htm.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

~ Thursday, Sept. 14 -                 Noon – 2 p.m., Norfolk Campus, on the Plaza (300 Granby St. area)
Fiesta -                                        Refreshments and salsa dance lessons

~ Friday, Sept. 15 -                     11 a.m. – 1 p.m., Virginia Beach Campus, Cafeteria
Fiesta                                       Refreshments and salsa dance lessons

~ Monday, Sept. 18 -                  Noon – 2 p.m., Portsmouth Campus, Waterfront Conference Room
Fiesta                                       Hispanic music, dance and refreshments

~ Wednesday, Sept. 20 -            Noon – 1:30 p.m., Norfolk Campus, Martin Bldg.,
                                                     5th floor, room 2502
Presentation by TCC faculty member -
                                                     Silvina Doncel, of Argentina - Her Story

~ Thursday, Sept 21 -                 12:30 – 2 p.m., Chesapeake Campus, Student Lounge
Fiesta -                                       Refreshments and salsa dance lessons

~ Tuesday, Sept. 26 -                 12:30 – 1:30 p.m., Virginia Beach Campus, Pungo Auditorium
Presentation by TCC faculty member -
                                                      Veronica Bradley, of El Salvador - Her Story

~ Thursday, Sept. 28 -                 7 – 9 p.m., Chesapeake Campus, Chesapeake Theatre
Film -                                            María, Full of Grace, followed by discussion

~ Wednesday, Oct. 4 -                 7 – 9 p.m., Norfolk Campus, TCC Roper Performing Arts Center
KEYNOTE SPEAKER -
Walter Tejada, member of the Arlington County Board
Topic: Immigration & its Impact on Virginia
Followed by reception

~ Monday, Oct. 2 -                        1 – 3 p.m., Norfolk Campus, TCC Roper Performing Arts Center
Film -                                            Real Women Have Curves, followed by discussion

~ Tuesday, Oct. 10 -                     5 – 7 p.m., Portsmouth Campus, Waterfront Conference Room
Film -                                             Como Agua Para Chocolate, followed by discussion and reception

~ Wednesday, Oct. 11 -                Noon – 1:30 p.m., Portsmouth Campus, Waterfront Conference Room
Presentation by TCC faculty member -
                                                       Gabriela Toletti, of Uruguay - Her Story: A Uruguayan American Story that                                                        Continues to Unfold, followed by reception  

~ Thursday, Oct. 12 -                   12:30 – 2 p.m., Chesapeake Campus, Whitehurst Building, Room 2057
Presentation by TCC faculty member -
                                                      Ana Gutierrez, of Cuba/Puerto Rico - Her Story, followed by reception

~ Thursday, Oct. 12 -                   7 – 9 p.m., Virginia Beach Campus, Pungo Auditorium
Film -                                             Motorcycle Diaries, followed by discussion


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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 37,000 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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