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News Releases @ TCC picks up the phone for TCC’s Women's Center staffers, left to right, Monica Vollmer, Mark Anderson and Clarissa Lynch accept a token of TCC’s appreciation from Mary Pat Liggio, college-wide coordinator of the Women’s Center.

NORFOLK, Va. – (March 25, 2005) – Working the phones comes naturally to the phone-a-thon team at, as they recently talked up $2,145 in donations for TCC’s Women’s Center.

Through programming and counseling that range from career planning to parenting to budgeting, the Women’s Center helps women who are resuming or starting a college education. Through community partnerships, the center serves as a resource on women’s issues and works to promote an atmosphere where diversity, inclusiveness and equity are valued.

The group plans to make the fundraiser an annual event.


Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 35,000 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 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-four percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit