Alumni Profiles

Solar Ready vet earns job in the field after completing TCC program

August 1, 2016

TCC program for transitioning military provided the path for Navy vet Charles Hystad to find his place in a bright and burgeoning industry.  

“Don’t take your community college experience for granted because it will help you wherever you go”

June 24, 2016

Business major Stephen Harris could have gone directly to Old Dominion after graduating from Ocean Lakes High, but he made the choice that made the most sense for him both academically and financially: starting at TCC.

Computer science grad went from here to James Madison minus any debt

June 21, 2016

Kaleb Beasley earned a 4.0 GPA at Grassfield and even though he was accepted into James Madison, he decided to complete his first two years at TCC.

He’s 17, a graduate of TCC and headed to Regent

June 15, 2016

Ephraim Sy Palmero III really is a college graduate, though he’s only 17. Palmero earned his Associate of Applied Science in Criminal Justice from Tidewater Community College last May.

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 benefited 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.

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