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FOUR TCC STUDENTS HONORED AT SCHOLARSHIP LUNCHEON

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. - (Nov. 14, 2012) - Four Tidewater Community College students were honored Nov. 13 in Richmond in a luncheon ceremony that highlighted their academic achievement.

Chesapeake’s Taylor Dillow, Robin Jenkins and Andrew Xenos were part of this year’s group of 24 Commonwealth Legacy Scholars. Dillow and Xenos each received the Stephen B. Ballard Commonwealth Legacy Scholarship. Jenkins received the Kathy Camper Commonwealth Scholarship. Each scholarship is named for a philanthropy leader who has supported the Virginia Community College System.

In addition, Virginia Beach’s Danthanh Ho received the Valley Protein Fellowship. That scholarship, sponsored by Valley Proteins, Inc., provides a full year of tuition and fees plus access to leadership opportunities. Ho was one of 10 recipients of the prestigious honor.

Former Secretary of Education James W. Dyke, currently a board member of the Virginia Foundation for Community College Education, was the keynote speaker at the luncheon. Forty-four students representing the state’s 23 community colleges were recognized at the event.

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Tidewater Community College - the largest provider of higher education and Workforce Solutions services in Hampton Roads - served more than 46,000 students in 2010-11. The 16th highest associate-degree producer in the nation, TCC offers more than 150 programs including business administration, culinary arts, general studies, modeling and 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 Regional Health Professions Center and the Advanced Technology Center in Virginia Beach, as well as the Regional Workforce Solutions Center in Suffolk. 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 www.tcc.edu.

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