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16th annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast to feature Newport News Shipbuilder Mary Cullen

Mary Cullen of Newport News Shipbuilding will be the keynote speaker for Tidewater Community College’s 16th annual Women’s Leadership Breakfast on May 8 at the Chesapeake Campus Student Center.

The annual event celebrates community leaders, mentors and TCC students dedicated to academic excellence and service. The breakfast begins at 8 a.m.

Cullen, vice president for nuclear propulsion, serves on the board of directors at BayPort Credit Union and volunteers with Smithfield High School’s Athletic Association.

Student Shorntail Goodrich will receive the Mary Pat Liggio Student Leadership Award for her work with Alliance of Excellence, a student organization that focuses on empowerment and community service. Goodrich, who will graduate with an Associate of Science in Business Administration in May, is a member of the Norfolk Campus Student Government Association and the college’s Web Advisory Council.

Dominion Energy is presenting sponsor for the event.

The breakfast is open to the public. Tickets are $40 and can be purchased at

The Chesapeake Campus Student Center is at 1428 Cedar Road.

For more information, call the Women’s Center at 757- 822-7296 or email