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TCC to welcome thousands to Dec. 19 commencement  


HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Dec. 4, 2007) – Virginia Gov. Timothy Kaine will serve as commencement speaker for Tidewater Community College’s 45th graduation exercises on Dec. 19.

The Wednesday evening ceremony begins at 7 p.m. at the Ted Constant Convocation Center, Norfolk. Approximately 1,400 students will receive associate degrees, certificates or diplomas at the ceremony.

Serving South Hampton Roads since 1968, TCC offers more than 150 academic programs that range from modeling and simulation to culinary arts to LPN and RN to engineering to computer-aided design and drafting to liberal arts and social science programs that transfer to baccalaureate institutions. 




Laurie White
Media Relations

Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - enrolls over 38,000 students annually, the second largest undergraduate student body in Virginia. The 35th largest community college in the nation, TCC is among the 20 fastest-growing large two-year institutions in the United States. 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-six percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit