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NORFOLK, Va. (Nov. 16, 2009) – Tidewater Community College celebrates International Education Week, Nov. 16-20. The celebration includes events on each of TCC’s four campuses including two public happenings.

On Wednesday, Nov. 18, the college is hosting an International Student Alliance Showcase. Beginning at 7 p.m. in the TCC Roper Performing Arts Center, student performers will join professional artists to present a culturally rich evening.

The event includes singer Narissa Bond, The Urban Arts Center Steel Band and dancers from Belly Dance VA.

On Thursday, Nov. 19, at 12:30 p.m., the Norfolk Campus welcomes the public to a talk about service learning in Ghana, West Africa. Visiting professor Gail Della Piana will share her rich experiences from 12-plus years of travel with students to Ghana; Norfolk Campus Learning Resource Center (LRC), first floor, Martin Building, 300 Granby St. Piana, a recently retired professor of architecture from Miami University in Ohio, has a passion for service learning.

Following the lecture at about 1:15 p.m. in the LRC Reading Garden, students will gather with members of the International Student Alliance to paint a large canvas mural to show their interpretations of the importance of global awareness.


Laurie White

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