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TCC will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

Global & Intercultural Learning Committee

The Global & Intercultural Learning Committee advises the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer on how TCC may best:

  • Infuse global learning across the college curriculum
  • Internationalize the college culture
  • Promote overseas study and service opportunities for students
  • Expand global learning opportunities for faculty

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To cultivate an academic culture of global citizenship in which teaching and learning reflect a commitment to examining, understanding, and engaging the world from multiple cultural perspectives.

  • Partner with the Intercultural Learning Center on the development and delivery of intercultural programs, aligned with the learning outcomes of courses and programs of study, including the signature Potlatch and TCC GPS programs
  • Engage a working group of faculty to continue collaboration with Intercultural Learning and the Grants and Sponsored Programs office to prepare and submit a Fulbright Group Projects Abroad application
  • Partner with the Intercultural Learning Center to create an intercultural certificate for students based on recurring global and intercultural events at TCC and throughout the Tidewater community.

The committee meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month, from 2:30-4 p.m. in Room 602 of the Green Administration Building.

Membership comprises the following Representatives:

  • 3 from Norfolk Faculty
  • 3 from Chesapeake Faculty
  • 3 from Portsmouth Faculty, including 1 from Visual Arts Center
  • 5 from Virginia Beach Faculty
  • 2 Librarians (Any Campus)
  • 1 from Student Services
  • 1 from Workforce Solutions
  • 1 Dean
  • 1 from Student Government Federation Council

Ex Officio:

  • 1 from Roper Performing Arts Center
  • 6 Academic Leads
  • 1 from the Women’s Center
  • Past Chair
  • Director of the Office for Intercultural Learning
  • Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer
  • President’s Chief of Staff

Current Members

  • Chair: Jessica Lynam
  • Vacant, Norfolk Campus
  • Ann Ambrose, Dean, Portsmouth
  • Susan Boland, English – Virginia Beach Faculty
  • Karla Guilford-Shipp, Humanities – Virginia Beach Faculty
  • Noreen La Piana, Adjunct ESL – Virginia Beach Faculty
  • Michele Marits, English – Virginia Beach Faculty
  • Jennifer Valentine, Social Sciences – Virginia Beach Faculty
  • Kevin Brady, History – Chesapeake Faculty
  • Paul English, Economics – Chesapeake Faculty
  • David Kiracofe, History – Chesapeake Faculty
  • Sarah DiCalogero, Mathematics – Norfolk Faculty
  • Manisha Trivedi, Biology – Norfolk Faculty
  • Shana Haines, English – Portsmouth Faculty
  • Angela Slaughter, Business – Portsmouth Faculty
  • Alexander Harrington, Librarian – Virginia Beach
  • Joy Yaeger, Librarian – Chesapeake
  • Michael Bounds, Student Representative – Virginia Beach

Ex Officio

  • Dr. Jeanne Natali, Director of The Office For Intercultural Learning
  • Dr. Gabriela Christie Toletti, Past Chair
  • Susan James, President’s Chief of Staff
  • Paul Lasakow, Director of Roper Performing Arts Center


  • Competency Certificates: Noreen La Piana, Jennifer Valentine
  • Study Abroad: Susan Boland, Noreen La Piana

Mid-Year Reports

Annual Reports

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Jessica Lynam