Veterans Services @ TCC

VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC)

The VetSuccess on Campus (VSOC) program is a partnership between the US Department of Veteran Affairs and Tidewater Community College.

The VSOC counselors at TCC are available to assist Veterans, Active Duty servicemembers, and eligible family members with:

  • Information on VA educational benefits
  • Applying for and understanding VA benefits
  • Career counseling and vocational exploration
  • Information and referrals for VA and community-based facilities


Contact one of the VSOC counselors or fill out the referral form to have them contact you.

Chesapeake Campus

Teri Nguyen, MS, CVRC

Phone: 757-822-5104
Hours: Thursday & Friday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: George C. Pass Building, Room157
campus map | driving directions

Norfolk Campus

Donecia Lawson, CRC, CVRC

Phone: 757-822-1085
Hours: Monday - Wednesday, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Andrews Building, Room 1104
campus map | driving directions

Portsmouth Campus

Teri Nguyen, MS, CVRC

Phone: 757-822-2673
Hours: Monday - Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Location: Building A, Room 151
campus map | driving directions

Virginia Beach Campus

Carla Riggins, MA, CVRC

Phone: 757-822-7239
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Location: Kempsville (Building D), Room 118
campus map | driving directions

Virginia Department of Veterans Services

The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (DVS) has Veterans Service Representatives available to connect veterans and their families to federal and state benefits, support, quality care, and recognition they have earned.

The DVS has an office on TCC’s Chesapeake Campus to assist you.

Chesapeake Benefits Office - Tidewater Community College Campus

George C. Pass Building
Room 158
campus map | driving directions

Phone: 757-822-5298

Lynette Hawk

Kristal Brooks

Visit the DVS website for hours and additional information.

CMVE Offices

Call us at 757-822-7645 or 855-399-7480 (toll-free if outside the U.S.)

Office hours:
Virginia Beach: Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Chesapeake: Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Norfolk: Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
Portsmouth: Mon - Fri: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

CMVE military base contact information

Virginia Beach (Main Office)

Building D (Kempsville)
1700 College Crescent
Virginia Beach, VA 23453

Phone: 757-822-7645

Fax: 757-822-7710


Pass Building
1428 Cedar Road
Chesapeake, VA 23320

Phone: 757-822-7645

Fax: 757-822-5014


Andrews Building
315 Granby St.
Norfolk, VA 23510

Phone: 757-822-7645

Fax: 757-822-1650


Building A
120 Campus Drive
Portsmouth, VA 23701

Phone: 757-822-7645

Fax: 757-822-2136

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