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President’s Speeches & Writings

A Message to Our Veterans
A message from President Conston

Dear TCC Family, On Sunday, we remembered the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting in VirginiaBeach. While I was not here during that tragic time, I mourned the loss of those 12 individualskilled in a senseless act of violence. Just last week, we witnessed another tragedy in our nation, the death of Mr. George Floyd […]

TCC, Norfolk State working to address racial inequality

As presidents of two public institutions of higher education in our Hampton Roads region, we stand together in solidarity, committed to making a difference for the African American students we serve.

TCC Nurse Pinning

President Conston delivered the welcome address at the May 2020 TCC Nurse Pinning, which was held virtually. The pinning ceremony honors and celebrates students of TCC’s Beazley School of Nursing who have completed their Associate of Applied Science in Nursing.

Updates/Organizational Changes

May 8, 2020 Dear TCC Faculty and Staff, During recent Town Hall meetings, questions were presented about my plans to permanently fill interim positions and potential organizational changes.  I responded that plans, with a focus on ensuring a structure to effectively provide consistent services to all students across the College, were forthcoming.  Based on a […]

OP-ED: Tidewater Community College offers hope in crisis

We are amidst an unsettling time when, every day, headlines remind us of soaring unemployment as more businesses close their doors because of COVID-19. Economists expect there will be a recession, if not a depression. It is at times like this that community colleges offer hope. Across Virginia, our community colleges are open. Classes are […]

Op-Ed: Tuition assistance program a ‘game-changer’

As Tidewater Community College’s new president, I would like to tell you why the “Get Skilled, Get a Job, Give Back” (G3) initiative, which represents a fraction of Gov. Ralph’s Northam’s proposed $135 billion budget, has my full support. Hampton Roads already feels like home to me after moving here just a few weeks ago. […]