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State Budget Agreement Allows Virginia’s Community Colleges to Continue Providing Affordable Access to Higher Education 

~ Community Colleges are the Lowest-Funded Higher Education Institutions in Virginia ~  RICHMOND, Va. – Recognizing the additional funding approved by the governor and Virginia General Assembly, the State Board for Community Colleges voted today to limit base tuition increases to three percent for in-state students. A $4.79 per credit hour tuition increase for in-state […]

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A Head Start for College and Life – Graduates Reflect on Dual Enrollment at TCC

Watching our students officially become Tidewater Community College alumni this time of year and celebrate their accomplishments with family and friends brings us so much pride at TCC.  Some students are graduating with more than one degree this year.   Kimberly Flores-Aguilar is a graduating senior at Manor High School in Portsmouth who graduated from TCC […]

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LEAPing Into College: High School Students Add TCC to Their Summer Plans

Since the summer of 2021, the Tidewater Community College LEAP program has been helping high school students get a head start in transitioning to college life. While setting students up for success, the program also absorbs first semester college costs, allowing students to take 3 to 12 credits at TCC at no cost to them. […]

“Never doubt your success.” – Chiara Williams, Commencement Student Speaker

Chiara Williams, a graduate of Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake, is graduating from Tidewater Community College with an associate of science in Social Science and will serve as Tidewater Community College’s 78th Commencement Exercise Student Speaker. This fall, Williams plans to continue her education at Old Dominion University to complete her studies in clinical psychology. […]

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Elijah Kelly – From Studying on the East Coast to Teaching in East Asia

Portsmouth native Elijah Kelly always knew he wanted to work in Japan someday, and he began studying the Japanese language on his own during his freshman year at Tidewater Community College.  One day on campus, Elijah met a TCC student government representative who told him she was a former participant of the Japan Exchange and […]

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LaTonya Carraway-Snow: Paying Forward Her G3 Grant with a Life of Service to Others

As a Tidewater Community College student juggling the responsibilities of academics, entrepreneurship, and motherhood, LaTonya Carraway-Snow says it has been immensely challenging for her to make ends meet. The Hampton Roads resident first enrolled in the culinary arts program at TCC in 2014 but halted her studies to devote herself full-time to her own cleaning […]

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The Free Market at TCC: A New Chapter in Addressing College Student Food Insecurity

An official launch and ribbon cutting ceremony for The Free Market at Tidewater Community College was held on February 26 to celebrate the collaboration between the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore and TCC, as well as the commitment to eradicating food insecurity among college students. For more than three years, The Community […]

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Mike Paris – Full Circle Community Impact and Inspiration

Before Mike Paris became the bureau manager for the city of Norfolk’s Economic Development Department, he was earning his associate in general studies from Tidewater Community College. Originally from Massachusetts, Paris was unsure what his future career would entail but was advised the degree would transfer well to any four-year program he pursued in the […]

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Deborah Barnes – Associate of Science, General Studies (Dec. 2023)

Deborah Barnes’ graduation from Tidewater Community College has been 14 years in the making. Barnes started taking classes at TCC back in 2009 as a single mom of two kids. While Barnes was studying social sciences and general studies, she sought out academic counseling and tutoring help from the Open Door Project, where she met […]

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TCC Automotive Program Receives $50,000 Scholarship Donation From The Hall Charitable Foundation

Students, faculty, and instructors at Tidewater Community College’s Regional Automotive Center (RAC) gathered with members of the Kenneth A. & Patricia A. Hall Charitable Foundation to celebrate a life-changing new partnership. The Hall Foundation established a scholarship for the advancement of students looking to improve skills through continuing education and hands-on training in automotive maintenance […]