Tidewater Community College

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Tidewater Community College
Tidewater Community College.svg
MottoFrom here, go anywhere
TypePublic community college
President Marcia Conston
Academic staff
294 (full-time faculty)
Undergraduates 34,000
Location, ,
United States
Campus Urban, Suburban
Colors Blue, White          [1]
Nickname TCC
Website TCC.edu

Tidewater Community College (TCC) is a public community college in South Hampton Roads, Virginia, with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach. It is part of the Virginia Community College System and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award the associate degree.



The school was founded in 1968, when a local philanthropist, Fred W. Beazley, closed the existing Frederick College and deeded the land to the Commonwealth of Virginia for the creation of Tidewater Community College. With the support of Hampton Roads' municipalities, TCC quickly expanded to Virginia Beach and Chesapeake, and in the 1990s, it helped revitalize downtown Norfolk by establishing a campus in former department store buildings. In 2010, the Portsmouth campus relocated to a new site within the city.

Edna V. Baehre-Kolovani took office as the college's fifth president in July 2012. [2] She succeeded Deborah M. DiCroce, who had served for 14 years. In early 2018, the college's faculty voted "no confidence" in Baehre-Kolovani as enrollments declined and the college announced another round of layoffs (following layoffs in 2017). [3]

Tidewater Community College's mascot is Storm [4] and the school colors are royal blue and white.


Tidewater Community College has four campuses:

Tidewater Community College also has several centers:

In addition, the Joseph N. Green Jr. District Administration Building houses TCC's administrative offices in downtown Norfolk. Classes are also offered at the Old Dominion University Tri-Cities Center.

Literary festival and journal

Tidewater Community College publishes an annual literary journal called the Channel Marker. Submissions are accepted in the fall semester and the publication is released in the spring (usually April) in conjunction with TCC's Annual Literary Festival. [6]

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