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Women's Center receives gift from National Association of
Women Business Owners - The check was presented by Dyanne Walker (left), president of the local chapter, to Mary Pat Liggio (right),
college-wide coordinator for TCC's Women's Center, at the association's
meeting at Chesapeake General Hospital Lifestyle Center.

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (April 4, 2005) – Recognizing the value of providing crucial services to women, the local chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) has given $6,000 to Tidewater Community College's Women's Center. The funds, raised at the organization's winter social event and silent auction, will support student emergency assistance at the center.


“We're pleased to accept this generous donation from NAWBO,” says Mary Pat Liggio, college-wide coordinator for the Women's Center. “It will be used to assist women in crises and will provide financial support for school-related needs such as tuition, books, transportation and child care.”

Each year, NAWBO selects a beneficiary for the proceeds from their annual silent auction.

NAWBO, headquartered in Mclean , Va. , is known as the only dues-based national organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs in all industries. The association has more than 8,000 members in nearly 80 chapters nationwide, and is affiliated with Les Femmes Chefs d'Entreprises Mondiales (World Association of Women Entrepreneurs) in 35 countries.



Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 35,000 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