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Bi-annual lectures feature military history relevant to the region

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (Oct. 15, 2010) – Tidewater Community College welcomes William B. Cogar, president and CEO of The Mariners’ Museum, as he speaks about the Maritime War of 1812. Part of the John R. Moore Memorial Military History Lecture Series, the free talk will be held on Friday, Nov. 12, at 5 p.m. in the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, room 4234.

Cogar joined The Mariners’ Museum staff for the first time in 1998, as vice president and chief curator. He worked to make the collection accessible both on-site and online. He later joined Mystic Seaport Museum in Connecticut, where he worked as president for collections and research. He returned to The Mariner’s Museum in 2007 as vice president of museum operations.

Well versed in maritime history topics, Cogar holds a doctorate in modern history from Oxford University. He has served as history professor at the U.S. Naval Academy and lectured at the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth, England. He is a published author of several works including Dictionary of Admirals of the U.S. Navy.

For more information about the lecture series, contact the TCC Information Center at 822-1122 or For TCC Roper location, visit


Laurie White

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - topped 45,000 students in 2009-10. The 16th 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