Student Profiles

Fall 2013 Commencement: TCC grads, families celebrate achievements

December 23, 2013

Nearly 800 of Tidewater Community College's more than 2,000 graduates walked across the Ted Constant Convocation Center stage on Dec. 20, 2013 to receive their degrees and certificates.

Commencement speaker blossomed at TCC

December 20, 2013

In her last three years at TCC, Catara Dillard has blossomed from a shy, reticent kid to a confident, mature woman – one who doesn’t hesitate to give classroom presentations, campus tours or even the graduation address for TCC’s 57th commencement on Dec. 20.

From TCC to veterinary school

December 19, 2013

Kyla Jackson will graduate with her Associate of Science and transfer to the College of William & Mary to study biology in January. “The college’s Guaranteed Admissions programs work. This time, I was accepted at both William & Mary and University of Virginia," she said.

Future teacher finds his calling at TCC

December 18, 2013

Will Miller enrolled in TCC in 2007 after graduating from the Friends School in Virginia Beach. He didn’t have a direction and dabbled in classes in search of a career path.

TCC adds a dash of confidence to graduate’s recipe

December 17, 2013

Melvin Cheeks chose TCC because, he says, he wanted more than a culinary degree.

Nurse found her calling during the holidays

December 16, 2013

While walking the hushed halls of a hospital, Debra Hazlett felt her “ah-ha” moment. “I felt like I was home and that nursing was to be my life’s work," she says.

TCC student one of 10 community college winners in the nation

November 5, 2013

Michelle Walker is one of 10 community college recipients of a Coca-Cola/Tom Brokaw Military Veterans scholarship, awarded to a returning military veteran or active-duty service member.

TCC student honored as a Valley Proteins Fellow

September 18, 2013

Volunteering changed his perspective. A scholarship from the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) changed his future.

RAC student finishes second in the nation in marine technology contest

July 11, 2013

Sanchez took second in the nation this summer in the Marine Service Technology contest of the National Leadership Skills Conference held in Kansas City, Mo.

Siblings perform and study together

July 10, 2013

The Hunts, an indie folk band from Chesapeake with Tidewater Community College roots, has signed a six-record deal with Cherrytree Records, a division of Interscope Records.

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