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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 […]

Kimberly Flores-Aguilar
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 […]

Kimberly Flores-Aguilar holding a sign that says Class of 2024
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. […]

Shelves of food items available at the food bank
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 […]

TCC Theatre actors in "The Red Lamp."
Calling all actors

Tidewater Community College Theatre will hold open auditions for the fall production of “Inherit the Wind.”  When:  Sept. 6 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre, room 4102, on the Chesapeake Campus, 1428 Cedar Road.  Callbacks: To be determined. The story: Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee wrote “Inherit the Wind.” This lively courtroom […]

VP Karen Campbell on TCC's Norfolk Campus.
A lifetime of service to students and leaders

When Karen Campbell, Ph.D., was working on her bachelor’s at the University of Richmond, a mentor there suggested she look at higher education as a place where she could make a difference. Campbell took that advice to heart and has spent 30 years helping students find their paths to success. After working in area universities […]

Juanica and Gianni Walker on TCC's Norfolk Campus.
“I tell everyone looking to go to college to start at TCC” — Juanica Walker

Juanica Walker came to Tidewater Community College to train for a new career. Her goal was to be able to provide a stable life for her special needs son, Gianni. She found her calling while working as a nurse aide and medical technician in private homes and facilities for the elderly and those with intellectual […]

Merchant of Venice cast at TCC
TCC Theatre presents Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice,” April 8-16

For the first time since the start of the pandemic, Tidewater Community College is offering the community live theatre in its Black Box Theater on Chesapeake Campus, 1428 Cedar Road. TCC Theatre brings “The Merchant of Venice” to the stage for six performances, April 8-16. As in the original production, “The Merchant of Venice” features […]

TCC District Building
State Board for Community Colleges to Consider 2020-21 Fees at May Meeting

In accordance with Section 23.1-307 (D) of the Code of Virginia, the State Board for Community Colleges provides notice that it will consider tuition and mandatory fee increases for Virginia’s Community Colleges, effective fall 2020, at 9 a.m. on May 21, 2020, via a virtual meeting. The address for that meeting will be posted on […]