Institutional Advancement Team
We welcome your thoughts and questions. If you would like more information about investing in Tidewater Community College, please contact us:

Mailing Address:
Tidewater Community College Educational Foundation
121 College Place, Suite 622
Norfolk, VA 23510
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Phone: (757) 822-1080

Fax:     (757) 822-1975
Email:   foundation@tcc.edu

Click on a member of our team to learn more:

Felicia Blow - Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the TCC Educational Foundation

LaVerne Ellerbe - Interim Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs

Betsy Foushee - Grants Office/Writer

Abigayle Hacker - Director of Development and External Relations

Donna Henderson - Events Manager

Michael Maurice - Grants Coordinator

Sue McKenzie - Grants Office Manager

John Mogk - Director of Development Operations

Olga Gonzalez Nichols - Database Administrator

Tamara Poulson - Alumni Relations Manager

Alexandra Rice - Development Officer, Norfolk and Virginia Beach Campuses

Sheri Watts - Executive Assistant

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

 

 

 

 

Institutional Advancement

Felicia Blow, APR - Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the TCC Educational Foundation

Felicia oversees all fundraising and other advancement operations for Tidewater Community College and the TCC Educational Foundation through the departments of annual giving, alumni relations, external relations and grants.

Over her 25-year career, Felicia has provided strategic counsel in such areas as community engagement, philanthropy and public relations. Her past experiences include work with Paul D. Camp Community College, Cox Communications and the Southeastern Public Service Authority.

Felicia is also active in many professional and civic organizations throughout the Hampton Roads region. Among them are the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce, the Franklin-Southampton Economic Development Inc., and past member of the Southampton Memorial Hospital Board of Directors. Felicia earned her bachelor of arts in mass media arts from Hampton University and her M.B.A. from Strayer University.

Felicia Blow
Vice President for Institutional Advancement and Executive Director of the TCC Educational Foundation
(757) 822-1422
fblow@tcc.edu

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Abigayle Hacker- Director of Development and External Relations

Abbie joins TCC Educational Foundation with over four years of development experience in annual giving at Eastern Virginia Medical School and major gifts at Operation Smile. She has experience in program growth, developing comprehensive direct mail campaigns, coordinating volunteer fundraiser activities and solicitations, building a culture of philanthropy through employee giving, student fundraising, planning and executing events and more. She is a member of AFP, CASE and the Portsmouth Service League. A Hampton Roads native, she currently resides in Norfolk with her husband.

Abbie received a Bachelor of Arts in Merchandising Management and Business Leadership from Virginia Tech in 2009. She is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree at Old Dominion University and plans to graduate in December 2015.

Abigayle Hacker
Director of Development and External Relations
(757) 822-1082
ahacker@tcc.edu

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Donna Henderson - Events Manager

With over 25 years experience in events management and planning, Donna has worked on a wide range of corporate events and fundraisers in Washington, DC, across the country, and around the world. These events ranged from intimate gatherings to gala dinners in exclusive settings and has hosted U.S. Presidents, Senators, Congressmen, Governors, foreign diplomats, top corporate CEO’s, celebrities, and major donors in many cities. Donna and her husband reside in Norfolk.

Donna Henderson
Events Manager
(757) 822-1898
dhenderson@tcc.edu

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John Mogk - Director of Development Operations

John brings over 20 years of experience in higher education and customer service to the Foundation. As the Director of annual giving, alumni affairs and student life programs, he provided growth, innovation and increased engagement for his communities. John also has enjoyed a broad range of life experiences including working in Europe and Asia, serving in the U.S. Naval Reserves and appearing as a presenter on the Travel Channel. He is also a graduate of LEAD Hampton Roads Class of 2015.

John Mogk
Director of Development Operations
(757) 822-1642
jmogk@tcc.edu

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Olga Gonzalez Nichols - Database Administrator

Olga brings 12 years of experience in managing donor databases in both non-profit and higher education settings. Her experience includes events, volunteer management, newsletter writing and donor stewardship. She holds a BS in Journalism from John Brown University. Olga is a native of Costa Rica and recently moved to Norfolk from western New York.

Olga Gonzalez Nichols
Database Administrator
(757) 822-1086
ogonzalez@tcc.edu

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Alexandra Rice - Development Officer, Norfolk and Virginia Beach Campuses

Allie comes to TCCEF with two years of fundraising experience with annual giving, leadership giving, benchmarking, and strategic planning with the YWCA South Hampton Roads. As Development Associate and Event and Communications Manager, she was responsible for the growth of the annual giving program, corporate stewardship and the coordination of large fundraising events. Additionally, she was instrumental in the implementation of a social network philanthropy program and revitalizing the employee giving campaign.

An alumna of Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Allie moved to Norfolk in 2010 to pursue a master’s degree in International Studies at Old Dominion University.

Alexandra Rice
Development Officer, Norfolk and Virginia Beach Campuses
(757) 822-1647
arice@tcc.edu

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    Sheri Watts - Executive Assistant

After attending TCC, Sheri earned her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Marketing and Management from Norfolk State University, with honors. Sheri has previously served in the development arena at Norfolk State University for over 25 years. During her time there she spent 16 years with the finance department, and 2 years as a member of the support team for the President of the University. Sheri also worked with Norfolk State University Advancement where she helped administer a major gifts campaign as well as several fundraising and community initiatives.

Sheri Watts
Office Manager
(757) 822-1079
swatts@tcc.edu

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Alumni Relations

Tamara Poulson - Alumni Relations Manager

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Tamara Poulson
Alumni Relations Manager
(757) 822-1209
tpoulson@tcc.edu

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Grants and Sponsored Programs

LaVerne Ellerbe - Interim Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs

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LaVerne Ellerbe
Interim Director of Grants and Sponsored Programs
(757) 822-1994
lellerbe@tcc.edu

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Michael Maurice- Grants Coordinator

Prior to joining TCC's Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs in 2014, Michael worked as a Project Manager at the Institute for Innovation in Health and Human Services at James Madison University. He brings over six years of experience in grant proposal development, program design and evaluation, budget development and project management.

Michael is a "Double Duke" alumnus of James Madison University earning a B.A. in justice studies and spanish in 2008 and his M.A. in public administration in 2013. He currently resided in Norfolk.

Michael Maurice
Grants Coordinator
(757) 822-1730
mmaurice@tcc.edu

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Sue McKenzie- Grants Office Manager

Sue provides more than 15 years of experience in customer and technical support, office administration, systems analysis and project management. Prior to joining the grants office, she served as the Program Specialist on a Department of Labor grant at TCC. She holds a B.A. in communications from James Madison University and computer information science from the University of Maryland. Sue anticipates completing her graduate certificate in public administration from the University of Virginia in December 2015.

Sue McKenzie
Grants Office Manager
(757) 822-1946
smckenzie@tcc.edu

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    If you have general questions about the college, your student records, or other questions, please contact the TCC Information Center: 757-822-1122 or TCCinfo@tcc.edu