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TRANSITIONS CONFERENCE HELPS WOMEN GO TO COLLEGE
Counselors and speakers will be on hand to advise, support and explain
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Jan. 9, 2006) – Tidewater Community College welcomes women considering college to a free half-day conference called Transitions. The conference focuses on assisting women who are thinking about entering college for the first-time or returning to school to gain or improve job skills or change careers.
The program is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 6, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the TCC Chesapeake Campus, Whitehurst Building, Room 2057. The conference features motivational speakers and TCC representatives ready to answer questions and give information on enrollment, financial aid, placement testing and what to expect when attending college. Participants are encouraged to discuss their concerns about balancing family, work and school.
Pre-registration is recommended. Please call Janet Marvel, Women’s Center counselor at 822-5133 or JMarvel@tcc.edu, or call TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122.
For maps and directions to the college, visit www.tcc.edu and type in “campus maps” in the search box.
MEDIA NOTE: Past Transitions participants are available for interviews; call Laurie White at 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,