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He will donate the $1,000 award to an environmental council

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (May 19, 2010) – A long-serving Tidewater Community College employee and community volunteer has been awarded the 2010 WHRO Community Impact Award under the category of Environment. Roger Fuller, reference librarian/associate professor at TCC’s Norfolk Campus, joined other honorees at the awards luncheon on May 19.

Roger Fuller accepted the WHRO Impact Award with wife Nancy and daughters Jane and Emily.

The Impact Awards honor Hampton Roads’ “unsung heroes” – actively engaged citizens and organizations quietly and persistently working to better the community. Sponsored by WHRO and Dominion Virginia Power, the 2010 Community Impact Awards recipients were selected from more than 100 nominees in five categories. Along with recognition at the awards ceremony, each winner received a $1,000 award for the charity of his or her choice.

Fuller plans to donate his $1,000 award to the Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council, where he’s volunteered for over 20 years. “This is a wonderful community honor,to be the recipient of this award for 2010,” said Fuller. “But I’m just the front man for a team of hard-working people who try to make a difference.”

This past year, Fuller garnered two other awards, adding to many accolades received over the years. He received the ODU-Darden College of Education 2009 Blue Apple Award for his work with the College of Education Development Board and his 37-year career in education at TCC. And the Chesapeake Environmental Improvement Council (CEIC) awarded him the 2009 CEIC Pioneer Award recognizing his work over the past two decades in establishing the CEIC and leadership in the community to help “Keep Chesapeake Beautiful.”


Laurie White

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - will serve a projected 46,000 students in 2009-10. The 15th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling & simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was 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 Norfolk’s theater district, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit