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Media Contact: Laurie White, Chief Communications Officer


Margaret Ballard, Retail Alliance Media Relations Manager



Greenbrier Invites TCC to Deliver Retail Operations Program on Site;

Retail Alliance Members Can Get 50% Tuition Scholarship

NORFOLK, Va. – (Dec. 17, 2003) – Two new facets have emerged in Tidewater Community College’s Retail Operations program, with spring classes starting Jan. 12:

~ Greenbrier Mall has welcomed TCC to deliver the Retail Operations program on site. The courses will be offered in the Cinema Cafe at Greenbrier.

~ Any member of Retail Alliance, the regional retail association serving 2,100 Hampton Roads business members, can obtain a 50-percent tuition scholarship offered by the Alliance for TCC’s Retail Operations program.

Designed in cooperation with Retail Alliance, the TCC program focuses on preparing skilled employees, future managers and leaders of the retail business sector. The   11-course career-studies program, launched in fall 2002, helps employers provide staff with technical skills for job entry, as well as educate and train current employees to upgrade their knowledge and advance their careers.

TCC, with more than 30 years in workforce preparation for South Hampton Roads, is uniquely qualified to provide training and services that organizations need to gain and maintain their competitive edge.

Retail Alliance, founded in Norfolk in 1903, is a regional retail association and Equifax sales agent offering 40 business service products to 2,100 Hampton Roads business members. Products and benefits include credit reports, pre-employment screening tools, collection services, workshops, and local and statewide lobbying.

To apply for the scholarship, contact Robert Camlin, partnership development director, Retail Alliance, at 455-9339 or .

Spring classes start Jan. 12 at the TCC Chesapeake Campus. For program information, go to .



Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 34,000 students annually. The 37th largest in the nation's 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1958 as a part of the Virginia Community College System, the college serves the South Hampton Roads region with campuses in Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach as well as the TCC Jeanne and George Roper Performing Arts Center in the theater district in downtown Norfolk and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-three percent of the region's residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC.

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Media Contact: Laurie White, Chief Communications Officer