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Part of TCC Norfolk Campus’s John R. Moore Memorial Military Lectures


HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Feb. 10, 2009) – Tidewater Community College presents the latest talk in the John R. Moore Memorial Military Lecture Series on Friday, Feb. 20, from 5 to 6 p.m.

From 2009-2012, the series will commemorate the upcoming anniversary of the War of 1812, beginning with a discussion about the USS Chesapeake and its strange odyssey as America’s first warship. 

The initial seminar features Chris Dickon, a writer and Emmy-winning former television and radio producer, reporter and writer for PBS and National Public Radio. Dickon, author of a book on the USS Chesapeake, will discuss the contributions of this renowned 38-gun sailing frigate.  

The lecture is free and open to the public, and will be held on the Norfolk Campus, Martin Building, fifth floor, room 2505. The series honors John Moore, a TCC history professor, for his contributions to education and his interest in U.S. military history.

For more information, call Michael Bales, assistant professor of history, 822-1308, or TCC’s Information Center at 822-1122.


Laurie White
Media Relations

Celebrating its 40th year, Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - enrolls nearly 40,000 students and has the second largest undergraduate student body in Virginia. The 23rd highest producer of associate degrees in the nation, and the 35th largest community college, 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 Norfolk’s theater district, 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