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Ann Ambrose focuses on business technologies

Ann Ambrose


SOUTH HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Aug. 11, 2006) – A Tidewater Community College dean and professor has another book and a new edition on the racks, published by Thomson South-Western Learning.

Ann Peele Ambrose, dean of business, public services and technologies at TCC’s Portsmouth Campus, co-wrote Spotlight on Input Technologies and the third edition of Computer Concepts Basics.

Ambrose, an author for more than 20 years and a past president of Virginia Business Education Association, also wrote The Candidate: A Beginning Word Processing Simulation, which is now in its second edition for students and instructors. The Chesapeake resident has focused her books on high-school and post-secondary computer education, but her most recent publications are appropriate for the middle grades.

In addition to Thomson South-Western Learning, Ambrose’s books can be found (for purchase) on sites such as Barnes & Noble or




Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College is the second largest of the 23 community colleges in the Commonwealth of Virginia, enrolling more than 37,000 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