Alumni Profiles

“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.

From “The Voice” to TCC to VCU

January 27, 2016

A year after taking classes at Tidewater Community College’s Visual Arts Center, blues singer Bria Kelly was accepted into VCU’s graphic arts program. The national sensation from "The Voice" credits the portfolio she completed as a TCC student.

The Kerley family has made TCC a family affair.

January 11, 2016

Rick and Sandra Kerley graduated from Tidewater Community College together and now they have two sons working toward degrees of their own.

A TCC first: 4 siblings to graduate on the same day

December 18, 2015

Geri Guzman has five children, and four of them will walk across the stage on Dec. 19 at Tidewater Community College’s 61st Commencement Exercises at the Ted Constant Convocation Center.

Graduation speaker wants to make life better for others

December 18, 2015

By involving himself in student organizations on Tidewater Community College's Portsmouth Campus and engaging in the classroom with peers and professors, student graduation speaker Justin Ross has thrived.

From the high seas to an engineering degree

December 17, 2015

“I’ve built such a strong foundation here, and I believe I’ll excel wherever I go,” said Lionel Brookins. “TCC is a great launching pad, and now the sky is the limit.”

Future crystallized for twins graduating from TCC glass program

December 16, 2015

Twins Riley and Carly Koenig plan to open their own glassblowing studio and would like to continue their education at VCU after graduating from Tidewater Community College. Said Riley, "After our first class, we decided this is what we want to do."

Army veteran zips through coding, earns TCC computer science degree

December 15, 2015

Army veteran Harrison Hornsby needed a plan after separating from the Army and found it by earning his Associate of Science in Science with a Specialization in Computer Science at Tidewater Community College. This fall, he attended TCC and Old Dominion University concurrently.

Interior Design student to be awarded posthumous degree

December 14, 2015

Jacqueline Brunberg of Chesapeake will be posthumously awarded her Associate of Applied Science in Interior Design at Tidewater Community College’s 61st Commencement Exercises to be held Dec. 19.

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