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TRANSITIONS CONFERENCE HELPS WOMEN GO BACK TO COLLEGE

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Jan. 23, 2006) – Tidewater Community College will host Transitions, a free half-day conference for women, on Friday, Feb. 17, in Virginia Beach and Friday, March 17, in Portsmouth.

TCC’s Women’s Center offers the conference to assist women who want to return to college to gain or improve job skills or change careers.

Both programs include motivational speakers and TCC representatives who will answer questions and present information on enrollment, financial aid, placement testing, and what to expect when attending college. Participants are encouraged to discuss their concerns about balancing family, work and school. Interested women may register for the date that best fits their schedule.

The Virginia Beach Transitions Conference will be held Friday, Feb. 17, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Pungo Auditorium on the Virginia Beach Campus. Refreshments will be provided by the Student Activities office. To register, call 822-7363.

The Portsmouth Transitions Conference will be held Friday, March 17, from 6 to 9 p.m. on the Portsmouth Campus. To register, call 822-2160.

 

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Laurie White
Media Relations
757-822-1085

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 36,000 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 www.tcc.edu

 
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