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TCC PORTSMOUTH CAMPUS WELCOMES NEW DEAN
Kimberly Beatty to oversee languages, mathematics and sciences
PORTSMOUTH, Va. (Aug. 23, 2006) – Tidewater Community College’s Portsmouth Campus welcomes its newest dean, Kimberly Beatty, a former associate professor at Cypress College in California. She will serve as dean of languages, mathematics and sciences at the Portsmouth Campus.
An associate professor of English, composition, literature and critical thinking at Cypress College from 1996 to the present, Beatty developed and taught curriculum for African-American studies courses; worked closely with several college committees that spearheaded diversity involvement in the Cypress community, and won the Regina Standback-Stroud Award for commitment to diversity in higher education via the California Academic Senate, 2006.
Beatty earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in English from Morgan State University and received her certification in education courses from Sojourner-Douglass College.
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,