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For Journalists

TCC Today is a product of the Office of Interactive Communications, which is a unit of the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Our staff of communications professionals provides timely responses to print, broadcast and online media. We also report and write news releases and media advisories.

TV, Video, and Photos

  • If you plan to film on a TCC campus, schedule your visit through one of our media contacts
  • If you need a TCC photograph, contact

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We tell the TCC story of open access, breadth and diversity of programs, educational excellence, student success, business partnerships and support for military-related students.

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Media Inquiries

If you’re not sure whom to contact, email

Naima G. Ford
Director, Public Relations & Marketing
757-822-1460 (office)

Laura Sanford
Campus Communications Officer
757-822-1602 (office)
757-287-7506 (mobile)

Areas of coverage: Norfolk Campus, Roper Performing Arts Center, Chesapeake Campus, Regional Automotive Center, Intercultural Learning

Looking for an expert?

Tidewater Community College faculty and staff can provide timely commentary and insights in many topics in the news today. Call or email one of the college’s contacts for assistance with media inquiries.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Climate change
  • Cyber security
  • Gender equality
  • Homeland security
  • Profiling
  • Local economy
  • Racial equality
  • Terrorism
  • Admissions
  • College readiness
  • Cost of education and financial aid
  • Curriculum
  • Dual enrollment for high school students
  • Open-educational resources (OER)
  • Textbook-free education
  • Transfer students
  • Veteran and military education
  • Apprenticeships
  • Maritime trades
  • Workforce education
  • American Sign Language
  • Art (painting, drawing, multimedia)
  • African American history and literature
  • American history and literature
  • Ceramics and sculpture
  • Foreign languages and literature
  • Glassblowing
  • Performing arts
  • Philosophy and religion
  • Women’s studies
  • Cloud computing
  • Computer-aided design
  • Cyber security
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Web development
  • Cloud computing
  • Computer-aided design
  • Cyber security
  • Geographic information systems (GIS)
  • Geospatial intelligence
  • Virtualization
  • Web development