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The Norfolk resident is first to hold new position

NORFOLK , Va. (Aug. 9, 2005) Tidewater Community College is pleased to announce that Kellie Crawford Sorey has been appointed to the newly established position of TCC registrar.

In this position, Sorey will serve as chief student records officer for the college. She will manage the functions and staff of central admissions and records, as well as electronic self-service functions for students, college-wide.

As part of the larger college-wide reorganization, the registrar supports TCC's vision as the new millennium's strategic community college by providing strong student-focused leadership in the areas of admissions and records.

Sorey was promoted to registrar from her position as coordinator of enrollment services for TCC. She has 13 years of experience in college administration, including two years as director of training and faculty support for distance learning at Old Dominion University . She also was regional director of Teletechnet, a distance-learning program that partners ODU and all Virginia community colleges.

A Norfolk resident, Sorey holds a master of education degree, with an emphasis in student personnel administration, from Virginia Polytechnic and State University . Furthering her education, she is a Ph.D. candidate at ODU in community college administration.


Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 36,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation’s 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit