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December  2013
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Center for Military and Veterans Education (CMVE)
Virginia Beach Campus
1700 College Cresent
  Bldg. D, Room D100
  Virginia Beach, VA 23453

 
(757) 822 - 7777
  Monday - Friday
  military@tcc.edu
Naval Air Station
Oceana
Cassandra Harris Bldg. 531, Room 100    (757) 491 - 4385
  Tuesday & Thursday
  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 
  Charris@tcc.edu
Naval Station Norfolk
Lauren Rappold 
& Willa Engel
  Bldg. CEP-87, Room 210
 (757) 822-1683
  Monday - Friday
  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  lrappold@tcc.edu   wpriest@tcc.edu
Joint Expeditionary Base - Little Creek & Fort Story
Priscilla Johnson 
  Bldg. 3016, Room 252      (757) 363 - 3939
  Monday - Thursday
  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  pxjohnson@tcc.edu
Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
Cassandra Harris
  Bldg. 272, Room 103
 
(757) 953 - 6007
  Monday/Wednesday
  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Tuesday/Thursday
  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Greetings TCC Student!

It's hard to believe another year is drawing to a close, but we have a lot to look forward to in 2014. We want to help you wrap up this year and get started on the right foot for next year, so please take a look through this month's newsletter with important upcoming information, events, and a student success story that will inspire you! 
 
Please take a look at the calendar for important holiday closure dates and tuition and registration deadlines. 
 
We also want to wish all of our students a wonderful holiday season and a healthy, happy new year! 
 
Have a great TCC Day!

Sincerely,

TCC CMVE Staff

December 2013   
Important Announcements 
TCC CMVE is on Facebook! 
Connect with the CMVE and others in the TCC military student community. 

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Receive up-to-date information tailored to TCC military-related students, including:

        • Campus and community events
        • Important announcements, dates, and reminders
        • Education and career information
        • Scholarship and employment announcements

Friend us today!  www.facebook.com/TCCMilitary

 

*Please note that "Liking" the CMVE Facebook page WILL NOT make your private Facebook page visible or searchable by TCC, the CMVE, or the general public.

 

Tuition Deadline is Approaching:  

December 16th is the tuition deadline for Spring 2014 classes. Before you leave for the holiday break, make sure your classes are paid for or you will be dropped from them. If you are using TA or GI Bill benefits, contact your CMVE counselor for more information about how to make your payment.  

 

Register for Spring 2014 classes: 

Registration for the spring 2014 semester has started and it is in your best interest to get registered for classes and pay for them before leaving for the holiday break. Classes start January 13th. 

Don't know what classes to sign up for? Make an appointment today with your base counselor or CMVE representative. Enroll now! 

Meet TCC workstudy student and December graduate, Roshell Swann-Worthy
 
When Roshelle started at TCC in 2011, she was practically homeless - going from friend's house to friend's house, living out of her car. But when she decided to pursue her passion - her education, things started to turn around. 

What program did you pursue at TCC?

At first I just wanted to get my Associates Degree in General Studies, until I became an intern at Thomas and Associates Law Firm. I worked under 20 attorneys who encouraged me to change my degree to Litigation, so I enrolled in the Legal Administration Program (Paralegal Studies).  I always had a passion for studying law and while the program was a challenge,  the long hours of studying and researching cases was worth it in the end. As a result I finished the Paralegal Program  as well as General Studies, along with all with the certificates that came with it.


What is your connection to the military?

I am a dependent. My father Rick Vick retired from the NAVY in 1992.  

 

Did this influence your decision to work at TCC CMVE?

I decided to apply for the work-study program in the Veterans Affairs Department at Tidewater Community College to serve the veterans by helping not only them but their love ones get into college. With the added benefit that it helps pay my tuition! But the job is bigger than just helping veterans get into school. We help them find homes, employment, along with going to the VA hospital to assist them with medical and dental care. This has been by far one of my best jobs.

 

You are graduating in December - what is your plan after graduating? 

My plan is to complete undergrad school at Regent University and then go straight to law school. I am currently in my first semester at Regent to obtain my Bachelor's Degree in Government with Pre- Law Emphasis. Never in a million years did I imagine that I would be a student at Regent University. But with faith and hard work everything will fall in place. Five years from now I plan to be working as a Prosecuting Attorney for a Prestigious Law Firm or a Judge on the Federal Level. Who knows what God has in store? But for now I am just enjoying the journey.

 

In what ways did CMVE help you achieve your educational or career goals? 

CMVE is more than just a building full of random people. They are my family. The faculty, staff, and veterans have helped me achieve my educational and career goals tremendously. Each day someone is always asking me how my courses are coming along and making sure that I am studying so that I would not get distracted by all the curve balls that life throws at you. I have become more disciplined and mature while working at CMVE. I am forever thankful. Not everyone can say that they love their job but I can honestly say that I love mine. I look forward to coming to work every day to see my coworkers and chat for a while. Then off to what we do best  - serve the VETERANS.

 

What advice do you have for other students looking to get their education? 

My advice that I would give to other students that are attending and plan on attending college in the future is '' Never give up on your Dreams.'' Yes, it may be a challenge as a college student but here at Tidewater Community College there are so many people, resources, and leaders that are always ready to assist students on their journey from the beginning to the end. With that being said, "Put your pride aside and ask for help." The statement "From here go anyway" is very true. So step out in faith and invest in your future.

Fall 2013   
Important Dates 
16, 12 and 8 Week Sessions
2013 FALL SEMESTER ~ SIXTEEN-WEEK REGULAR SESSION
December 9Last day of instruction
December 10 - 16Final examinations
December 16    Tuition due for Spring 2014 classes
December 20     Graduation

December 24 - December 31, 2013 and

January 1, 2014

Holiday Break (college closed)

(Web registration is available for the Spring 2014 Semester.)

December 27
Special Enrollment Day (Campuses open for enrollment activity.)

2013 FALL SEMESTER ~TWELVE-WEEK SESSION
December 14Last day of instruction (includes examinations)
December 16    Tuition due for Spring 2014 classes

December 20

Graduation

December 24 - December 31, 2013 and

January 1, 2014

Holiday Break (college closed)

(Web registration is available for the Spring 2014 Semester.)

December 27
Special Enrollment Day (Campuses open for enrollment activity.)


2013 FALL SEMESTER ~ SECOND EIGHT-WEEK SESSION
December 14Last day of instruction (includes examinations)
December 16    Tuition due for Spring 2014 classes

December 20

Graduation

December 24 - December 31, 2013 and

January 1, 2014

Holiday Break (college closed)

(Web registration is available for the Spring 2014 Semester.)

December 27
Special Enrollment Day (Campuses open for enrollment activity.)

 

Note:  Students who wish to withdraw without academic penalty should contact a counselor to determine the appropriate procedure and date. Withdrawals through completion of sixty percent of a session will result in a W grade. After sixty percent of a session is completed, a withdrawal will result in a grade of F in a credit course or a grade of U in a developmental course, except under mitigating circumstances that must be documented by the instructor and approved by the academic dean.

 

**Dynamic Session classes have unique refund and withdrawal dates. Please contact the Enrollment Services Office for procedures and dates.

Spring 2014    
Important Dates 
16, 12 and 8 Week Sessions
2014 SPRING SEMESTER ~ SIXTEEN-WEEK REGULAR SESSION
November 2 - 8, 2013

Returning students register for Spring classes*

November 9, 2013 -

January 12, 2014

New and returning students register for Spring classes*

December 16Tuition due for Spring 2014 classes
January 13Classes begin
January 15

Spring 2014 Graduation Application Deadline

(Applications not received by the deadline will be processed the following term.)

January 17Last day to add or change for a sixteen-week course
January 20Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (college closed)
January 30Last day to drop for tuition refund from a sixteen-week course
March 10 - 16Spring Break (no classes - college open)
March 27

Last day to withdraw without academic penalty from a sixteen-week course

(See Note)

May 8Tuition due for Summer 2014 classes
May 12Last day of instruction (includes examinations)
May 14 - 15Professional Development Days
May 16Graduation
  

 

2014 SPRING SEMESTER ~TWELVE-WEEK SESSION
November 2 - 8, 2013

Returning students register for Spring classes*

November 9, 2013 -

February 9, 2014

New and returning students register for Spring classes*

December 16Tuition due for Spring 2014 classes
January 15

Spring 2014 Graduation Application Deadline

(Applications not received by the deadline will be processed the following term.)

February 10Classes Begin
February 17

Last day to add or change for a twelve-week course

February 24Last day to drop for tuition refund from a twelve-week course
March 10 - 16Spring Break (no classes - college open)
April 8

Last day to withdraw without academic penalty from a twelve-week course

(See Note)

May 8Tuition due for Summer 2014 classes
May 9Last day of instruction (includes examinations)
May 14 - 15Professional Development Days
May 16Graduation

 

2014 SPRING SEMESTER ~ FIRST EIGHT-WEEK SESSION
November 2 - 8, 2013

Returning students register for Spring classes*

November 9, 2013 -

January 12, 2014

New and returning students register for Spring classes*

December 16Tuition due for Spring 2014 classes
January 13Classes Begin
January 15

Spring 2014 Graduation Application Deadline

(Applications not received by the deadline will be processed the following term.)

January 20Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (college closed)
January 21

Last day to add or change for a first eight-week course

January 22Last day to drop for tuition refund from a first eight-week course
February 17Last day to withdraw without academic penalty from a first eight-week course (See Note)
March 10Last day of instruction (includes examinations)

 

2014 SPRING SEMESTER ~ SECOND EIGHT-WEEK SESSION
November 2 - 8, 2013

Returning students register for Spring classes*

November 9, 2013 -

March 16, 2014

New and returning students register for Spring classes*

March 10 - 16Spring Break (no classes - college open)
March 17Classes Begin
March 24

Last day to add or change for a second eight-week course

March 25Last day to drop for tuition refund from a second eight-week course
April 18Last day to withdraw without academic penalty from a second eight-week course (See Note)
May 8Tuition due for Summer 2014 classes
May 9Last day of instruction (includes examinations)
May 16Graduation

Note:  Students who wish to withdraw without academic penalty should contact a counselor to determine the appropriate procedure and date. Withdrawals through completion of sixty percent of a session will result in a Wgrade. After sixty percent of a session is completed, a withdrawal will result in a grade of F in a credit course or a grade of U in a developmental course, except under mitigating circumstances that must be documented by the instructor and approved by the academic dean.

Dynamic Session classes have unique refund and withdrawal dates. Please contact the Enrollment Services Office for procedures and dates.


We'd love to hear from you!
Have questions, comments, suggestions, concerns?
Email us and let us know: military@tcc.edu.

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Center for
Military and Veterans Education Staff
Tidewater Community College


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