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Linda Jacobs

Merrymaker

Linda Jacobs, a VA Benefits Advisor for the CMVE on the Portsmouth Campus, finds inspiration for charity work all around

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Karen Grunow - Team Player

Karen Grunow

Team Player

If you work at TCC’s district offices, you know Karen Grunow. She’s the administrative assistant to the director of Institutional

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Peter Shaw - Planner

Peter Shaw

Planner

Peter Shaw has been giving to Tidewater Community College since 1987, when, as assistant to the president, he helped oversee

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Beno Rubin - Patron

Beno Rubin

Patron

Automotive technology is Beno Rubin’s passion.   And he’s living it every day as the Director of the Regional Automotive

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Thomas Stout - Patron

Thomas Stout

Patron

As the mechatronics program head and dean of science, technology, engineering and mathematics at the Chesapeake Campus, Thomas Stout is

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Okema Bowers - Enthusiast

Okema Bowers

Enthusiast

As the First Year Success Coordinator at the Portsmouth Campus, Okema Bowers is dedicated to helping new students achieve academic

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Ivory Warren

Ivory Warren

Enthusiast

Ivory Warren is the Human Services program head on the Norfolk Campus, but her involvement at TCC extends far beyond

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Kevin McCarthy

Team Player

Kevin McCarthy (far right) didn’t really have a plan to volunteer when he became a full-time TCC employee 12 years

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Debra DeMills-Smith

Merrymaker

Since 1997, TCC Norfolk has participated in The Salvation Army Angel Tree Christmas fundraiser. Debra DeMills-Smith leads the effort –

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Marilyn Hodge

Adventurer

Students, faculty and staff (plus a few pets!) came together to represent Tidewater Community College at the Samaritan House Stop

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