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TCC's use of high-end patient simulators in health-professions education synced with beta testing needed for new diagnostic software. The tests begin this fall at TCC.

It’s a Family Affair

Mother-daughter team studies at TCC, one for nursing, the other as a biology major.



                          Photo by Jerry Altares                                      Photo by Jerry Altares                                       

TCC alum Rich-Joseph Facun (left) has made a life of photography, most recently winning first place in the general news reporting category in the 65th Annual Pictures of the Year International Competition. Fellow Virginian-Pilot photographer and Visual Arts Center instructor Stephen M. Katz won the competition's top honor - newspaper photographer of the year.


Figuring the Formula – Class Crunches Mortar

Photo by Bradley Smith

Instructor Bill Denison (left) works with student Joseph Nate Ward to prepare mortar samples


Mary Gainer, civil engineer at NASA Langley Research Center, works with intern Maria Suba



JSTP Cited for Innovative

Approach by National Alliance

Photo by Bradley Smith

Job Skills Training Program Coordinator Leslie Boughton (left) works with Courtney Blum, program counselor



     Photo by Jerry Altares

Leah Newman and Derek Proctor started their collegiate Army-ROTC experience at TCC. The ROTC journey involves real-world military training and an array of exercises.


              Photo by Jerry Altares                                                                               Photo by Bradley Smith

Left, Susan Uremovich, laboratory director of the Virginia Department of Forensic Science, gives an insider’s tour of the ballistics lab at the Norfolk facility to TCC students Mindy Russell, Tara Hagedom and Erin Jacobs.


Right, TCC student Emily Ansel job shadows Sue Kriebel, civil engineer with Clark Nexsen. The day included a tour of the civil engineering department and discussions with engineers on projects from land development to utilities and transportation.


Videocalling Iraq . . . from TCC

Photo by Jerry Altares       Photo by Jerry Altares         Photo by Jerry Altares      

Left, 10-year-old Dajuan Tramble talks to his father, Patrick. Right, Amber Nelson talks to husband Shawn with their son, Steven, who – non-stop – showed his dad months of saved artwork and new videogames.


                    Photo by Jerry Altares         Photo by Jerry Altares        Photo by Jerry Altares                            

Left, TCC student Jason Fundy swabs a family car to test for bacterial growth. WAVY reporter Stephanie Harris

views – and reacts to – results.

Nicole Michael loves the one-of-a-kind opportunity to work on 1930s images and documents for Norfolk Southern.


TCC Auto Program Wins 2nd Toyota Recognition

Photo by Bradley Smith

Under construction: TCC’s Automotive Advisory Committee had a rainy January day to tour the Regional Automotive Center with program head Walter “Bud” Brueggeman. A well-established model for industry partnerships, TCC’s 32-member automotive advisory board includes regional dealerships.
Africa bound: Professor Geraldine Wright develops HIV/AIDS awareness service-learning project for TCC students.


Commencement Student-Speaker Nominees

Photo by Jerry Altares

Kimm Hall, chosen as May graduation student speaker, tried out for the honor with four other students.


Photo by Bradley Smith

DOLPHIN WORKS . . . Mirroring the mermaids in Norfolk, distinctive dolphin sculptures – including one designed by TCC student Ali Frazier-Brown – will soon grace lawns and walkways throughout the city of Virginia Beach. Among the first sculptures installed will be a piece marking the entrance of TCC’s Virginia Beach Campus. Frazer-Brown’s entry was selected as “best of class” through a project of the fall 3-D Design class taught by Dianne Hottenstein at the Visual Arts Center.


Photo by Bradley Smith

3-D SIMULATION STIMULATES CAREER INTEREST. . . TCC’s Tech Prep Consortium and Norfolk Technical Center (NTC) recently gave about 60 teens a chance to play with and hear about work in modeling and simulation (M&S), thanks to Northrup Grummann. The company brought its ROVR Simulation technology to NTC students, joined by TCC M&S instructor Jody Strausser. Skilled employees in this field are in great demand in a variety of industries.


Photo by Jerry Altares                                                Photo by Jerry Altares

EARTH DAY LIVES YEARLONG . . . TCC took advantage of a state reforestation project in spring 2008, accepting expert guidance to plant native saplings on the Chesapeake Campus, which earned citation as an International Audubon Sanctuary last year. Staff, students and faculty members gave up a Saturday to plant the trees with protection from hungry deer.   


Five Students Nominated for All-Virginia Academic Team 2008




Educators Reach Across the Seas


Cool Blog! Helping a Cambodian School "Log On"

TCC Webmaster Tom Feist, above left, took leave for a month in summer 2008 to help a school in Cambodia with Internet connection. His blog and photos, linked above, offer insights into the culture, terrain and people he meets. The project began last summer with a unique class trip abroad - part of his MBA pursuit at William & Mary.