Martin Luther King Jr. Recognition Program

Each year, Tidewater Community College honors the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a distinguished service award to a TCC faculty or staff member, and provides a scholarship to a TCC student.

MLK Scholarship Program

The MLK Scholarship Program recognizes a student who best exemplifies the teachings and example of Dr. King; advocates a nonviolent approach to solving society’s problems; fosters positive race relations in our community; strives to remove the social, political, and economic barriers of inequality; and possesses a realistic optimism, based on faith, for a better future for all Americans.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. College Distinguished Service Award

TCC each year marks the anniversary of the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by presenting an award to a member of the TCC family who best exemplifies the teachings and example of Dr. King. Any individual employed by TCC is eligible to be nominated, and any TCC faculty or staff member may submit a nomination.

2018 Honorees

Thomas Chatman

Thomas Chatman

Distinguished Service Award

“Each of us has a duty to serve and not for our own needs, but for the greater good. My mission in life is to help others live the best life possible.”

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Johvanny Torres

Johvanny Torres

Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship

Computers for Student Success president emulates the life of King by giving back in big and small ways.

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See previous honorees