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Lara S. Overy comes to TCC from William & Mary

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (July 19, 2011) – Lara S. Overy has been named director of development at Tidewater Community College. She is responsible for overseeing the private funds development for the college.

Overy comes to TCC from The College of William and Mary where she served the Development Office in the Reunion Giving and Annual Giving programs. Prior work experience includes marketing, customer service, human resources and sales.

Residing in Williamsburg with her family, Overy shares her time as a board member with the Virginia Symphony Society of Greater Williamsburg; board member with Inclusion Inc., a non-profit that benefits children; troop leader with the Girl Scouts; citizen representative for the Regional Issues Committee, appointed by the James City County Board of Supervisors; and member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

“I am honored to be working with President DiCroce to raise the critical resources to support the important mission of TCC,” Overy said of the appointment. “As a graduate of the Virginia Community College System, I know what opportunities a community college can provide, especially in this economic environment.”

Overy holds a bachelor’s in history from The College of William and Mary, from which she received the Benjamin Stoddert Ewell Award for Public Service. She transferred to W&M after earning an associate degree at Thomas Nelson Community College.


Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - topped 45,000 students in 2009-10. The 16th 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-five percent of the region’s residents attending a college or university in Virginia last fall were enrolled at TCC. For more information, visit