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NORFOLK, Va. (April 6, 2005) – Tidewater Community College is pleased to announce that Rebecca K. Yingling has been appointed director of continuing education. Yingling will oversee the design and implementation of continuing education programs in the region including professional development and enrichment courses offered to the general public.

The position supports the vision of TCC as the new millennium’s strategic community college—a national model of a comprehensive community college in the 21st century. Its purpose is to better market, promote, develop and implement continuing education activities to meet the professional and personal needs of the South Hampton Roads community.

Yingling has more than 18 years of experience administering educational programs at the post-secondary level. She has managed a wide array of programs from Kid's College and an Older Adult Institute to seminars for professional groups as well as corporate training. Most recently, she was the director of continuing studies for five years at Otterbein College in Ohio.

Yingling has a masters degree in adult continuing education from Northern Illinois University.



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