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TCC Women’s Center hosts author/nurse, head of Volunteers without Boundaries



HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Feb. 28, 2007) Mary Lightfine, registered nurse and president of Volunteers without Boundaries, joins the Tidewater Community College Women’s Center series, Women Changing the World, as a guest speaker, Thursday, March 29, 7-8 p.m., at the TCC Virginia Beach Campus, Advanced Technology Center Auditorium.


A member of the Nobel Prize-winning organization, Doctors without Borders, Lightfine will talk about her diverse experiences traveling the world for more than a dozen years, giving humanitarian aid in dangerous and war-torn countries. Just released this fall, Lightfine’s new book, Nurses, Nomads and Warlords, chronicles her experiences in bringing medical help and hope to war-ravaged countries.


Lightfine will be available to sign her books after the talk.  


All events are co-sponsored by TCC Student Activities and are free and open to the public. For more information or a complete series listing, call TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122, or visit




Laurie White
Media Relations

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