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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 […]

Erica Church, Kelly Clarkson, Kierra Brothers, David Wright
From here to Hollywood

First trip to In-N-Out Burger? Done. Posing with Snoop Dogg’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Yep. Sitting alongside singer-songwriter Kelly Clarkson on her very own talk show? That’s another boxed checked for Tidewater Community College students Erica Church and Kierra Brothers, who went all the way from here to Hollywood for a special […]

Virginia Beach Student Center
TCC inviting all to community night on its Virginia Beach Campus on Nov. 15

Tidewater Community College will host a community night on its Virginia Beach Campus on Nov. 15 from 6 to 9 p.m. Festivities will take place all over campus that evening, including planetarium shows starting every half hour in the Science Building. Here’s a sampling of the offerings, which begin at 6 p.m. unless otherwise noted: […]

A veteran
Military Times ranks TCC best two-year school for vets in Virginia

Tidewater Community College was named the top two-year school in the Commonwealth by Military Times in its Best for Vets: Colleges 2020 rankings. Best for Vets ranked TCC seventh overall among two-year institutions in the United States and No. 1 in Virginia. “TCC is honored to be chosen again as a Best for Vets college,” said Batanya Gipson, interim […]

Kendra Mack associate of science in science
“TCC came through for me at the last minute.”

Growing up, Kendra Mack wasn’t pushed to go to college. After graduating from Ocean Lakes High School in 2004, she worked a trio of low-wage jobs. Aspirations? “My family never talked about that,” Mack says. In a few weeks, Mack will graduate with an Associate of Science in Science from Tidewater Community College. She’ll walk […]