Alumni Profiles

UVA grad overcame homelessness and now plans to give back

June 3, 2016

“You are at a place to get the building blocks to go wherever you want to go,” said TCC alumnus Eli Stacy.

TCC alum selected for prestigious apprenticeship with Newport News Shipbuilding

May 31, 2016

“Everything I was interested in had engineering in the job title, so I took a leap of faith, quit my full-time lab tech position and started on this new path,” said Ian Lenda.

He planned to be a SEAL, but now he’s a Cavalier thanks to TCC

May 25, 2016

When a medical condition derailed Zachery Taylor's military future, he decided to go to TCC. Now he's on his way to the University of Virginia.

Marine vet finds new career on the road thanks to TCC trucking grant

May 18, 2016

Chris Gaillard benefitted from a federal grant awarded to the Center for Military and Veterans Education that allowed her to receive free training.

TCC alumna selected 2016 Virginia Small Business Person of the Year

May 4, 2016

Caroline Taylor, who earned her Associate of Applied Science in Nursing, founded Taylor Made Diagnostics in 1995 and today is its president. 

JMU grad stayed on track thanks to her time at TCC

April 28, 2016

Online classes at Tidewater Community College helped Chesapeake's Ashley Bradshaw stay on track when she had to take a break from James Madison University.

“A lot of who I am I found at Tidewater Community College”

March 21, 2016

Project executive for W.M. Jordan Company found his direction at TCC

New College Board member also an alumna of physical therapist assistant program

March 15, 2016

Recently appointed Tidewater Community College Board member Cindy Free is also an alumna, having been among the first graduates of the college's physical therapist assistant program.

“Why not phlebotomy?” Grad loved program that combines patient interaction with chemistry

March 2, 2016

Katryce Sykes-Williams earned her Career Studies Certificate in Phlebotomy and was hired immediately by a physician's group. She plans to use the paid health care experience to boost her application for the Physician Assistant Program at EVMS.

Jay Pharoah: From here to “Saturday Night Live”

January 28, 2016

 “If I did it, you can do it.” That’s the message comedian and Tidewater Community College graduate Jay Pharoah would tell students weighing the value of a college education.

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