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JUDY WITT COMMONWEALTH LEGACY SCHOLARSHIPS ANNOUNCED


Samantha Cousin of Chesapeake

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (July 2006) -- Tidewater Community College announces that Samantha Cousin of Chesapeake has been selected as a recipient of the Judy Witt Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship and will begin classes at TCC this fall.

Cousin is among four from TCC and 40 first-time college students selected for the inaugural year of the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program, which provides up to $3,000 for a full year of tuition, books and fees at any of the 40 campuses of the 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). Students selected for the legacy scholarships have demonstrated academic excellence in high school and a commitment to developing their leadership skills.

A June 2006 graduate of Great Bridge High School, Cousin received an Advanced Studies Diploma, with a 4.0 GPA. A National Honor Society member, she was published in “Voices of the Future” in March 2006. She believes that, “a great leader does not have to run a country, or have the respect of people across the planet. What makes a great leader is how well he/she leads the people, no matter to what small degree.”

During her high school career, Cousin demonstrated her leadership as a Youth Camp Leader, as a Section Leader for her marching band and as an assistant director for an elementary school production of the Wizard of Oz. In her spare time, she swims and plays softball and field hockey.

The Commonwealth Legacy Scholars will be honored on Sept. 20 in Richmond at the Jefferson Hotel as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations for the VCCS, which was created in 1966. Each scholarship is named in honor of a philanthropy leader who has been a benefactor for that college.

“The Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program has been established through the generosity of a number of private donors to the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education,” says Jennifer L. Sager, VCCS vice chancellor for institutional advancement. “This program will designate scholarship recipients who in each successive year will become mentors to a new class of scholars - providing a legacy for years to come of community college graduates extending opportunity to future students.”

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Porsche Howard of Norfolk

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (July 2006) -- Tidewater Community College announces that Porsche Howard of Norfolk has been selected as a recipient of the Judy Witt Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship and will begin classes at TCC this fall.

Howard is among four from TCC and 40 first-time college students selected for the inaugural year of the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program, which provides up to $3,000 for a full year of tuition, books and fees at any of the 40 campuses of the 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). Students selected for the legacy scholarships have demonstrated academic excellence in high school and a commitment to developing their leadership skills.

A June 2006 graduate of Granby High School, Howard achieved a 3.79 GPA, graduating in the top 4 percent of her class. She was a member of the National Honor Society, the National Spanish Honor Society and received recognition by the W. E. B. DuBois Honor Society. She will pursue a degree in business at TCC.

Glenn DuBois, VCCS chancellor, in commending the 40 scholars, says, “I believe that all young people should be encouraged to go to college. The long-term goal is to expand the intellectual highways of Virginia. Our workforce, our economy and our quality of life depend on it.”

The Commonwealth Legacy Scholars will be honored on Sept. 20 in Richmond at the Jefferson Hotel as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations for the VCCS, which was created in 1966. Each scholarship is named in honor of a philanthropy leader who has been a benefactor for that college.

“The Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program has been established through the generosity of a number of private donors to the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education,” says Jennifer L. Sager, VCCS vice chancellor for institutional advancement. “This program will designate scholarship recipients who in each successive year will become mentors to a new class of scholars - providing a legacy for years to come of community college graduates extending opportunity to future students.”

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Amy Rodriguez of Virginia Beach

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (July 2006) -- Tidewater Community College announces that Amy Rodriquez of Virginia Beach has been selected as a recipient of the Judy Witt Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship and will begin classes at TCC this fall.

Rodriquez is among four from TCC and 40 first-time college students selected for the inaugural year of the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program, which provides up to $3,000 for a full year of tuition, books and fees at any of the 40 campuses of the 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS).

A National Hispanic Recognition Scholar, Rodriquez is a June 2006 graduate of Ocean Lakes High School, where she earned an Advanced Placement Studies Diploma with honors, and a 3.76 GPA.

Students selected for these legacy scholarships have demonstrated academic excellence in high school and a commitment to developing their leadership skills.

Glenn DuBois, VCCS chancellor, in commending the 40 scholars, says, “I believe that all young people should be encouraged to go to college. The long-term goal is to expand the intellectual highways of Virginia. Our workforce, our economy and our quality of life depend on it.”

The Commonwealth Legacy Scholars will be honored on Sept. 20 in Richmond at the Jefferson Hotel as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations for the VCCS, which was created in 1966. Each scholarship is named in honor of a philanthropy leader who has been a benefactor for that college.

“The Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program has been established through the generosity of a number of private donors to the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education (VFCCE),” says Jennifer L. Sager, VCCS vice chancellor for institutional advancement. “This program will designate scholarship recipients who in each successive year will become mentors to a new class of scholars - providing a legacy for years to come of community college graduates extending opportunity to future students.”

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Emily Smith of Portsmouth

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (July 2006) -- Tidewater Community College announces that Emily Smith of Portsmouth has been selected as a recipient of the Judy Witt Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship and will begin classes at TCC this fall.

Smith is among four from TCC and 40 first-time college students selected for the inaugural year of the Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program, which provides up to $3,000 for a full year of tuition, books and fees at any of the 40 campuses of the 23 colleges in the Virginia Community College System (VCCS). Students selected for the legacy scholarships have demonstrated academic excellence in high school and a commitment to developing their leadership skills.

Smith graduated in June 2006 from Churchland High School where she received an Advanced Studies Diploma. She was a member of the National Honor Society and participated in the Business and Technology and Administrative Systems programs while maintaining a 3.55 GPA and a class rank of 34 out of 377 students.

As a high school student, Smith demonstrated her leadership and mentoring skills through her extensive volunteer service both in her community and through mission trips to work with young children in inner city programs in Washington, D.C. and New York City. Smith plans to pursue an associate degree in business while also taking psychology courses at TCC. She says her goal in life is, “to become a counselor or mentor to abused children who are sent to recovery homes.”

Glenn DuBois, VCCS chancellor, in commending the 40 scholars, says, “I believe that all young people should be encouraged to go to college. The long-term goal is to expand the intellectual highways of Virginia. Our workforce, our economy and our quality of life depend on it.”

The Commonwealth Legacy Scholars will be honored on Sept. 20 in Richmond at the Jefferson Hotel as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations for the VCCS, which was created in 1966. Each scholarship is named in honor of a philanthropy leader who has been a benefactor for that college.

“The Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship Program has been established through the generosity of a number of private donors to the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education,” says Jennifer L. Sager, VCCS vice chancellor for institutional advancement. “This program will designate scholarship recipients who in each successive year will become mentors to a new class of scholars - providing a legacy for years to come of community college graduates extending opportunity to future students.”

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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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