Alumni Profiles

Father, two sons all earn degrees from TCC

May 16, 2012

Family from Thailand learns that educational opportunities abound at TCC.

Graduating as a pair

May 7, 2012

Mother and son took different roads but arrive at the destination together.

Mary Parzynski, motivated by veterans’ success

April 23, 2012

As the Veterans Benefits Advisor for the Chesapeake Campus, Parzynski spends her days preparing veterans and retiring military members for the work ahead.

TCC degree helps ex-mill worker achieve

April 4, 2012

These days Billy Duke works at the Newport News Shipyard as an electrician, and credits his education at TCC for his new job.

From TCC Storm to Player of the Year

March 19, 2012

Byron Carpenter got his start playing college basketball at Tidewater Community College..

From TCC to attorney at law

March 7, 2012

A Virginia Beach native, Wanda Cooper began her education at a four-year university, but it was not a good fit. She returned to Hampton Roads and pursued a general studies degree at TCC.

From here to the moon

January 13, 2012

Jennifer Walker hopes to be launched into space soon; she recently submitted her second application to NASA.

TCC graduate finds animation work in Hollywood

November 16, 2011

 "Shrek" yeah! Computer science graduate works for Dreamworks.

From TCC to fighting terrorism

July 13, 2011

Naval officer's TCC degree in information systems technology jump-started his anti-terrorism career.

Award-winning photographer got his start at TCC

July 3, 2008

Rich-Joseph Facun began his relationship with TCC as a “young punk and teen father” – to use his own words. But, feeling responsibility to support his child, he left college to work, trying a range of jobs, always interested in learning something new. Now he describes himself as a “photographer who makes his living as a photojournalist.

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