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

Jaedda Hall

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 Program,

She earned a master’s in urban education and community counseling and a bachelor’s in mass communications, both from Norfolk State University.

Hall is the current president for TCC’s chapter of the American Association for Women in Community Colleges.

TCC’s STEM Promise scholars offered these comments about the mentor they call “Ms. Jaedda”:

“Ms. Jaedda encourages students to do their best. She meets with her students monthly to check their progress with grades and classes. Actions speak louder than words, and I can tell that she genuinely cares about her students and mentors them toward their goals and success. She even encouraged me to apply to the Virginia Department of Transportation summer internship, and I was honored that I was able to participate in this experience. Ms. Jaedda is a true asset to this wonderful program. She has helped mold me into the person that I am today. — Katie Synowiec, an alumna from the inaugural class of STEM scholars, who is now at Old Dominion.

“Jaedda has helped me so much. The scholarship I was just awarded from WTS (Women’s Transportation Seminar), I wouldn’t have received if it wasn’t for Jaedda sending the information. She said she thought it would be a good opportunity for me. She was right! 

“Jaedda gets to know all of us as a group and individually. We had one-on-one meetings to see how we were doing and if she could help us in any way. She kept us updated on STEM program information and many other opportunities we could take advantage of outside of the program. She’s not just a great coordinator and mentor, she is a super nice person who will help you anyway she can. — Alumna Kellie Burchfield, senior engineering technician for the City of Suffolk

“She has supported me a lot through my academic journey and has always been there when I needed help. She is amazing and I am glad to have her at TCC.” — current STEM Promise Program student Shannon O’Hara Wiora

“I love Ms. Jaedda; she is the absolute best. I remember feeling so comfortable and ready to transition from high school to college. For starters she set us up with people who have walked the 2-year engineering path already so you can ask questions and have someone to talk with that understands your predicament. Then there were sessions where we talked about classes, professors, study habits, and where to get extra help if you need it. I didn’t really have to come out of pocket for anything because she is constantly sending scholarships and paid internships your way.

“She keeps track of your progress in classes, making sure you’re on track and aren’t struggling. She took us places of interest where we could talk to other engineers, see the workplace, and potentially get our foot in the door for an internship/job. If we didn’t have transportation to an event, she would drive the bus to take us there and back.

“Whenever I had a question, she would hunt down the answer or point me in the direction to get it myself. Most importantly she was always updating her methods whether it be conducting meetings or helping students with classes. She always asked what she could do better and how she could better help us. Honestly, she’s the best. — STEM Promise Program alumna Christian McClenney, now at Virginia Tech