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TCC FACULTY TEAM TAKES A FIRST PLACE IN WORLD QUEST – TWO YEARS IN A ROW
More than 38 teams involved in the 10th annual brain game
HAMPTON ROADS, Va. – (Nov. 24, 2009) – For the second year running, Tidewater Community College’s faculty team took the top spot in the World Quest competition, sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Hampton Roads. With more than 38 teams competing in this jeopardy-style brain game, TCC earned first place in the college faculty category, followed by Old Dominion University and Christopher Newport College in second and third place, respectively. The competition was held Nov. 19 at the Chesapeake Conference Center.
Led by Bill Rodner, TCC’s faculty answered questions from myriad categories including faces and places, geography, general knowledge and current events. TCC’s team members were Dixie Dickinson, Kevin McCarthy, Bonnie Startt, Tom Startt, Laetitia Stone and Cindy Welch.
World Quest in Hampton Roads has tested faculty and student cerebral mettle for 10 years, with more than 300 people competing in recent competitions. Held in many U.S. cities every November, World Quest strives to engage grassroots America in world affairs.
Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - will serve a projected 47,000 students in 2009-10. The 15th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling & simulation, network security, nursing, and automotive technology. Among the fastest-growing two-year institutions in the United States, TCC was 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, the Regional Automotive Center in Chesapeake, and the 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 www.tcc.edu.