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Black History Month Celebration on Friday, Feb. 23

NORFOLK, Va. - (Feb. 9, 2007) - On Friday evening, Feb. 23, Tidewater Community College, in cooperation with the Urban League of Hampton Roads, invites the community to a public celebration of Black History Month featuring a keynote address by Maurice A. Jones, vice president and general manager of The Virginian-Pilot, at the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby St. in downtown Norfolk.

Jones holds a law degree from the University of Virginia where he was a Hardy Cross Dillard Scholar. Prior to that, he earned a master of philosophy degree in international relations from St. John’s College, Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Jones, valedictorian for the class of 1986 of Hampden-Sydney College, was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and a Truman Scholar.

The 6:30 p.m. Black History Month celebration, Legacies: The Dream Lives On, includes musical offerings and the presentation of the Urban League’s Silver Star Awards.

The Silver Star Awards go this year to: Carlos J. Clanton, director, Norfolk Division, Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce; Dreamkeepers Academy - Norfolk Public Schools; Rev. Kevin Swann, Pastor, Ivy Baptist Church, Newport News; Wachovia; and Beating the Odds - Portsmouth Campus, Tidewater Community College.

Dreamkeepers Academy will perform “I Have a Dream,” a tribute to Martin Luther King Jr.

Musical offerings such as “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” will feature the talents of Youth Entertainment Studios.

The celebration is free and open to the public. For more information, call TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122.




Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 37,000 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