man and woman smiling

Emanuel Chestnut Jr.

Patron |

Dean of Student Services, Norfolk Campus

“I have a passion for our students. The scholarship that I helped create was the Mae McNeil Chestnut Scholarship, in honor of my mother, because I wanted to find a way to give back and keep my mom’s memory alive.


I was raised in a very impoverished background. As I look across the landscape at TCC, and as I engage with our students and their families, I can relate to many of them. I want to be able to pay it forward.”