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The college wins southeast and state marketing/communication awards

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Oct. 6, 2005) – Tidewater Community College stood in the winner’s circle 21 times for two contests this fall to accept awards for excellence in communication and marketing.

TCC won 12 Medallion Awards from the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations, Region 2 - which covers community colleges in 12 states. TCC took three golds (brochure, newsletter, radio spot), five silvers (brochure, feature article, homepage, logo, print ad) and four bronzes (brochure, feature article, print ad, poster). The next highest number of awards went to Miami Dade Community College with eight winners.

The Virginia Community Colleges Association’s Excellence in Communications Competition 2005 awarded TCC five first-place, two second-place and two third-place awards, with the college sweeping the brochures, bookmarks and flyers category. The contest received 116 entries from 14 colleges and the Virginia Community College System central office. Among the competition’s 13 categories, top place went to TCC for booklet, brochure/bookmark/flyer, feature writing, poster, and newsletter.



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