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HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (April 7, 2005) – Tidewater Community College received four awards in the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) Paragon Awards competition. A gold award was presented to TCC for its outdoor advertising campaign, and two silver awards were presented for radio advertisement/public service announcement series. TCC also won a bronze award for color photography.

NCMPR received 1,753 entries from 286 two-year colleges across the US, Canada and a few from the United Kingdom.
NCMPR’s Paragon Awards recognize outstanding achievement in communications at community, junior and technical colleges. It’s the only national competition of its kind that honors excellence exclusively among marketing and PR professionals at two-year colleges. The 2004 winners were announced on March 15, 2005, at NCMPR’s annual national conference in Minneapolis.



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