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Presidents Deborah M. DiCroce and Roseann Runte executed a Transfer Agreement on
July 6 at the TCC District Office, 121 College Place, Norfolk.

Baccalaureate opportunities increase for career-occupational and general studies students

NORFOLK, Va. – (July 6, 2004) – Tidewater Community College and Old Dominion University formalized a Transfer Agreement on July 6 to guarantee admission of qualified TCC graduates to pursue a baccalaureate education at Old Dominion University. ODU President Roseann Runte and TCC President Deborah M. DiCroce signed the agreement at TCC’s District Office in Norfolk.

Highlights of the agreement are as follows:

• The Transfer Agreement provides guaranteed admission to ODU of TCC students in transfer programs who meet the applicable requirements and provides opportunities for students in career programs to transfer if they meet stated criteria.

• TCC students will be granted the same consideration as native ODU students with regard to academic program admission and course requirements.

• The agreement leads to increased pathways for TCC students in selected occupational/technical programs to transfer to ODU. (Such as information technology, health professions, hospitality management, and industrial technologies.)

• The articulation agreements will be reviewed every two years or whenever major changes, due to academic policy, are required.

This Transfer Agreement is part of a larger statewide strategy to link Workforce Solutions and community college education with opportunities to obtain a baccalaureate degree.

TCC graduates choose ODU most frequently for transfer into a bachelor’s degree program. In recent years, approximately 55 percent of TCC graduates who transfer went to ODU.

Laurie White
Media Relations

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 nationís 1,600 community-college network, TCC ranks among the 50 fastest-growing large community colleges. Founded in 1968 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, the Visual Arts Center in Olde Towne Portsmouth and a regional Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach. Forty-three percent of the regionís residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC.