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Suffolk resident receives Dr. Wolfgang Pindur Award

SOUTH HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (July 10, 2009) – Calvin Scheidt Jr., associate vice president for military programs at Tidewater Community College, has been recognized with the Dr. Wolfgang Pindur Award for Distinguished Service in Academia and Practice in Public Administration. He received the award from the Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration.

The Dr. Wolfgang Pindur Award for Distinguished Service in Academia and Practice is awarded to a Hampton Roads academic, recognizing outstanding service in the area of public administration education. The award honors Dr. Pindur, an academic whose lifelong efforts sought to bridge the worlds of the academic and the practitioner, seeking to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of public services.

Scheidt, a former Navy officer who came to TCC after service retirement, also directs and teaches strategy and policy for the Naval War College, Fleet Seminar Program, and business management and political science for several local universities and colleges. He holds an M.P.A. (public administration) from Troy State University and a Ph.D. in political science from Columbus University.

The recipients for the Pindur Award award meet the following criteria:

•             Record of outstanding performance in public service research or education.

•             Commitment to linking the academic world to the world of practitioners.

•             Dedication to the democratic ideals.

•             Dedication to conducting research that will directly benefit the public.



Laurie White
Media Relations

Celebrating its 40th year, Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - enrolls nearly 40,000 students and has the second largest undergraduate student body in Virginia. The 23rd highest producer of associate degrees in the nation, and the 35th largest community college, TCC is among the 20 fastest-growing large two-year institutions in the United States. 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 and a regional 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