Virginia Beach Student Leadership

L.E.A.P.

The L.E.A.P. program is a leadership initiative that assists students of outstanding scholastic ability with their academic and professional development. Virginia Beach Campus students will receive guidance as they embark on a pathway towards advancing their educational goals and transfer to selective four-year colleges and universities.

What does L.E.A.P. stand for?


  • eadership Development
  • ducational Transfer
  • dvising
  • reparation

For further information about the program, contact Emily Hartman
Co-director of Student Activities (Operations & Student Leadership)
Room K216
757-822-7705

L.E.A.P. is a comprehensive advising and support initiative. Through the L.E.A.P. Program, TCC Virginia Beach students will receive mentoring and guidance as they embark on the pathway to furthering their higher education.

Services provided by the L.E.A.P. Program include:

Student Ambassador Program

The Student Ambassador Program at Virginia Beach Campus of TCC provides an opportunity for students to develop their leadership skills while working directly with faculty, staff and other students. Students chosen for the program have shown either noteworthy scholastic ability as outstanding high school scholars or are returning adults, possibly first-generation, who have excelled academically and, by virtue of their life experiences, serve as positive role models.

Student Ambassadors provide assistance with our Orientation program and other campus events, and act as college-recruiting representatives in at their former high schools. The Student Ambassadors set an academic standard for other students to follow. They are closely supported through their college transfer process to senior colleges and universites. In all instances, the Student Ambassadors distinguish themselves as role models to all students, both new and returning. We encourage our Student Ambassadors to become active members of the L.E.A.P. program as well as Phi Theta Kappa National Honorary Society. For additional information, please email Emily Hartman, Co-Director of Student Activities, Operations & Leadership, or call 757-822-7705.