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Public invited to share momentous event with TCC community members

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Dec. 19, 2008) – In this historic time for the nation, Tidewater Community College opens its downtown-Norfolk theater – the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center – for a free, live webcast of President-elect Barack Obama’s Jan. 20 inauguration.

From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., anyone who would like to witness the event – as it occurs in Washington, D.C. – from the comfort of the Roper, a restored 1926 Loew’s Theater, is welcome on a first come, first served basis. The TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, 340 Granby St., can seat upwards of 800 people.  


For more information, call the TCC Information Center, 822-1122. (Note: The times of inauguration activities are posted at various sites on the Internet.)


Laurie White
Media Relations

Celebrating its 40th year, Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - enrolls nearly 40,000 students and has the second largest undergraduate student body in Virginia. The 23rd highest producer of associate degrees in the nation, and the 35th largest community college, TCC is among the 20 fastest-growing large two-year institutions in the United States. 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 and a regional 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