Faculty & Staff Profiles

Three TCC professors honored with excellence award

March 6, 2013

Three faculty members from TCC — Don Averso, Peter Shaw and Gordon Whiteman — earned the inaugural 2012 John & Suanne Roueche Excellence Awards.

Azam Tabrizi: Instructor of Geology

February 27, 2013

Azam Tabrizi, geology instructor for the Chesapeake Campus, brings her love of science to the study of geology.

David Kiracofe: Professor of History

February 7, 2013

For the past 21 years, David Kiracofe has engaged students with his stories and open-learning style. He has taught in many settings from the College of Charleston to Grand Valley State to the U.S. Coast Guard Academy to Tidewater Community College.

Fran Jacobson: Professor of History

January 15, 2013

Tidewater Community College history professor, Fran Jacobson, is fascinated with history— and shares that fascination with students.

English professor finds niche at TCC

December 12, 2012

An advocate for first generation college students, Suki Tooley is quick to offer encouraging words to students new to academia. "For some of my students, this is a whole new world. Because of our small class sizes, I can work with them one-on-one to ensure success."

TCC recognizes annual VCCA Showcase winners

December 5, 2012

Five Tidewater Community College faculty and staff members were honored as Virginia Community College Association (VCCA) Showcase Award winners at the annual conference held at The Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va.

Five faculty have works selected for permanent collection

December 3, 2012

The winners were announced by President Edna Baehre-Kolovani at the 43rd Annual TCC Art Faculty Exhibition.

A conversation with Linda Rice

November 6, 2012

After 35 years working at TCC, Provost Linda Rice retires from the college, leaving behind a legacy of mentoring students and faculty.

Professor Peter Agbakpe

September 20, 2012

Looking for Peter Agbakpe? Peek into the Learning Assistance Center on the Portsmouth Campus.

David Wright: Professor of physics and astronomy

August 20, 2012

“I love trying to get everybody to understand science,” he says. “A lot of students end up coming up to me and saying, ‘I really dreaded taking this class, but I ended up enjoying it.’ That gives me great satisfaction. I love what I do.”

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