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Rear Admiral to serve as inaugural speaker on March 31

NORFOLK, Va. - (March 14, 2006) - Rear Adm. Donald P. Loren of the United States Navy will deliver the first lecture in the Col. John R. Moore USMC Memorial Military Lecture Series at Tidewater Community College’s Norfolk Campus.

The free public talk - at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 31 - will address the relationship between the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. It will be held in TCC’s Martin Building on the fifth floor, room 2502, 300 Granby St.

The new lecture series commemorates the late John R. Moore, a history professor at TCC for more than 15 years. Moore, an avid historian who believed strongly in the community college mission, died unexpectedly in 2005. His wife, Gay, has honored her husband’s support of TCC by establishing a scholarship in his name and by donating hundreds of books and materials from his extensive collection.

As inaugural speaker, Loren represents a long, successful and wide-ranging military career. A 1974 U.S. Naval Academy graduate, Loren has served in many positions including executive assistant to the Commander in Chief, U.S. Naval Forces Europe/Commander in Chief, Allied Forces Southern Europe/Commander, JTF Allied Force; and 2003-’05 deputy director, Strategic Plans and Policy Directorate, J-5, for Political Military Affairs (Europe, NATO, Russia, and Africa).

Loren has also received multiple awards including the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal and the Navy Achievement Medal.

The lecture series is sponsored by TCC’s History Department, Norfolk Campus. For more information, contact TCC’s Information Center, 822-1122.


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