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Tricia Hudson-Childers comes to TCC from Virginia Wesleyan


HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Feb. 7, 2008)Tricia Hudson-Childers has been named director of development for Tidewater Community College, effective Feb. 4.

Hudson-Childers joins TCC from Virginia Wesleyan College (VWC) where she consecutively served as director of annual giving and director of development. Prior to VWC she worked for the American Heart Association (AHA) including as regional director in New Jersey and director of development in Richmond. Before her AHA work, Hudson-Childers served as a development coordinator for the American Red Cross.

Her experience includes developing strategies for fund-raising campaigns and managing large portfolios of corporate, individual and foundation prospects. Hudson-Childers, who has won awards for her work from the American Heart Association, has volunteered as coordinator of the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots Drive since 2004.

Hudson-Childers holds a bachelor’s degree in government and politics from George Mason University and belongs to the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Junior League of Hampton Roads.

“TCC, with its crucial educational mission and outstanding reputation in Hampton Roads, will be an exciting institution to help advance,” says Hudson-Childers, a Hampton resident. “I especially look forward to working with the college community to complete the capital campaign.” The Campaign for TCC has drawn close to its $10 million goal, with over $7.5 million raised to date.




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