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Khadijah Peak-Brown on Norfolk Campus.
Connect2TCC coordinator selected for global Emerging Leaders program

Tidewater Community College Coordinator Khadijah Peak-Brown was selected for the 2022-2024 Class of Emerging Leaders by NACADA: The Global Community for Academic Advising. Peak-Brown is one of ten advising professionals selected from an international pool of candidates. The two-year Emerging Leaders program enables participants to work closely with mentors to enhance their skills and knowledge […]

Annette Mewborn on the Virginia Beach Campus.
English professor awarded college’s MLK service award

Annette Mewborn is passionate about bringing people together and serving the community. She is the recipient of TCC’s 2022 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Service Award, which will be presented during a virtual ceremony on Feb. 25. “I’m overwhelmed by this award and know that my service to the community stems from a passion […]

English Professor Thomas Geary on the Virginia Beach Campus.
TCC Professor Thomas Geary awarded Outstanding Faculty Award by SCHEV

Tidewater Community College Professor Thomas Geary, Ph.D., was recognized with the 2022 Outstanding Faculty Award by the State Council of Higher Education and Dominion Energy. Geary is one of 12 recipients in the Commonwealth and will receive a $7,500 gift from Dominion Energy at a ceremony on March 1, 2022. Geary is a professor of […]

James Tom Riffe at TCC's Truck Driver training program site in Suffolk.
Remembering trucking instructor James Tom Riffe

Tidewater Community College remembers one of its own. James Tom Riffe joined TCC as a mechanic for the Truck Driver program in 2007. For four years he maintained TCC’s fleet of trucks to ensure they were road-ready for student drivers. In 2011, he became a trucking instructor bringing decades of experience to the classroom and […]

TCC annual award winners on campuses.
TCC annual award winners go the extra mile during COVID-19 pandemic

Tidewater Community College recognizes five faculty and staff members from across the college with annual special awards on Aug. 19. Selected by their peers, the honorees will receive their awards at TCC’s 2021 Fall Convocation to be held at the college’s Chesapeake Campus. Professor of the Year Kimberly Jones, 52, is the Professor of the […]

Dr. Megan Taliaferro at TCC's Virginia Beach Campus.
Veterinary Technology program head receives Batten fellowship for technology and leadership

Tidewater Community College Professor Megan Taliaferro, DVM, is the recipient of the 2021-2023 Batten Fellowship for Technological Innovation and Leadership.  A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Taliaferro is program head for the Veterinary Technology and Veterinary Assistant Programs at the college.  The Batten Fellowship is funded by a 2005 gift to the TCC Educational Foundation from Frank Batten Sr. […]

Gabriela Toletti
“I can’t think of anything that means more to me” – Professor Gabriela Christie Toletti

Professor Gabriela Christie Toletti, Ph.D. was profoundly affected by the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. as a student of English and American culture in her native Uruguay. As a young adult she recalls memorizing King’s “I Have a Dream” speech and taking to heart his message of justice and equality for all people. […]

Jaedda Hall
Celebrating TCC’s own Jaedda Hall and her student-first approach

Tidewater Community College offers congratulations to Jaedda Hall, named a 2020 Millennial on the Move by The Business Magazine of Coastal Virginia, CoVaBIZ. The Millennial on the Move award recognizes an established leader with a strong record of innovation, outstanding performance and meaningful community involvement. Hall serves as coordinator of TCC’s Women’s Center STEM Promise […]

Take pre-calc with Mr. Z and you’ll learn more than numbers

Take pre-calculus from Tidewater Community College’s Aziz Zahraoui and you won’t just learn about numbers. You’ll learn how they apply to life. The adjunct instructor on the Portsmouth Campus is one of two Virginians to receive a Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. In addition to teaching at the college, Zahraoui has […]

TCC Award Winners
TCC announces annual award winners

Tidewater Community College recognized four faculty and staff members from across the college with annual special awards on Aug. 20. Selected by their peers, the honorees received their awards at TCC’s 2020 Fall Convocation, which was held virtually this year due to COVID-19. Professor of the Year David Wright, 69, is the Professor of the […]