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TCC WELCOMES FIRST MATH HONOR SOCIETY
First community college in Virginia to install Mu Alpha Theta chapter
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (July 28, 2010) – Tidewater Community College is the first community college in Virginia to install a Mu Alpha Theta chapter, the math honor society for two-year colleges. The college inducted its first 10 charter members on
TCC Mu Alpha Theta members and sponsors shown here are Taylor Roy, Darrell Poff,Julia Arnold, Steve Buski, Michael Babcock, Gloria Wigfall, Joe Joyner, Judy Gill and Richard Gill.
The selected TCC students for Mu Alpha Theta qualified for membership by completing one semester of college algebra, precalculus or higher level math and earning a grade of B or better. Members are eligible for scholarships and have the opportunity to participate in society-sponsored math contests and conferences. High schoolers who were active in Mu Alpha Theta at their schools qualify for membership in the TCC group when they enroll at any TCC campus.
Charter members and officers include Michael Babcock (secretary), Stephen Buski (treasurer), Nina Dennis, Mark Doolan, Laura Jarrad, Kate Nobles, Darrell Poff (president), Taylor Roy (vice president), Jasmine Viges and Gloria Wigfall.
TCC sponsors of Mu Alpha Theta are math professors Julie Arnold, Judy Gill, Richard Gill and Joe Joyner.
Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and workforce development services in Hampton Roads - topped 45,000 students in 2009-10. The 15th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling & simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was 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 Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six 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.