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VTC's Educational Opportunity Center (EOC)

The Virginia Tidewater Consortium for Higher Education (VTC) sponsors the federally-funded TRIO-Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) providing free academic, vocational, career and financial aid information to first generation college students wishing to pursue a college degree.

Since 1979, VTC's EOC has served over 130,000 clients in Hampton Roads. The VTC's TRIO-Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is a community-based program with support from secondary, postsecondary, community and government agencies.

The VTC's EOC provides the following services:

  • Academic advice and assistance in course selection
  • Assistance in completing college admission and financial aid applications
  • Guidance on entering a GED program
  • Career assessment, exploration, counseling and workshops 
  • Financial aid workshops and counseling services 
  • Loan default counseling
  • Interest/aptitude testing
  • Personal counseling and referral services
  • Scholarship Search
  • Veteran Educational Services

All EOC services are free.

Click here to register for services
Click here to download the brochure

Educational Information

  • Referrals to Adult Basic Education and GED classes
  • Information on a wide variety of community agencies
  • Catalogs and brochures on local colleges, universities, and adult education centers
  • Assistance in completing admissions applications
  • Institutional fees and tuition information

Financial Aid Information

  • Information on federal and state financial aid programs
  • Assistance in completing the federal grant applications
  • Private scholarship information
  • Group presentations
  • Resource Library
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Resume Writing Tools
  • Career guidance materials
  • College information
  • Scholarship sources for disadvantaged, minorities, women, low income, those with disabilities and other specific

Career Planning

  • Interest Inventories
  • Aptitude Testing
  • Computerized Vocational Information (VA View)
  • Referral to numerous community agencies

EOC Partners

  • Anti-Poverty Agencies
  • Chesapeake Social Services
  • Eastern Shore of Virginia Social Services
  • Franklin Workforce Development Center
  • Hampton Social Services
  • Isle of Wight Social Services
  • Local Jails and Correctional Institutions
  • Local School Divisions
  • Military Installations
  • Newport News Social Services
  • Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing
  • Norfolk Social Services
  • Norfolk Virginia Employment Commission
  • Norfolk Workforce Development Center
  • Opportunity Inc., (Regional Workforce Development Centers)
  • Other TRIO Programs
  • Portsmouth Social Services
  • Public Television
  • Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing
  • Suffolk Social Services
  • Virginia Beach Higher Education Center
  • Williamsburg/James City County

Educational Opportunity Center Locations
Main Office
861 Glenrock Road, Suite 135
Norfolk, VA 23502
Phone: (757) 683-2312
Fax (757) 683-2315

For appointments at all Southside locations call the Main Office at 683-2312. Southside includes: Chesapeake, Norfolk, Franklin, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach.

For appointments at Peninsula locations call the Peninsula Office at (757) 926-6107. Peninsula includes: Hampton, Newport News, Williamsburg and York County.

Click here for a complete listing of office locations, contact information, and schedules.

EOC Counselors

Name Title Phone Email
Tyrone Davis Director 757-683-2312
Kathryn Jesusa Educational Counselor 757-683-2312
Darryl Greenwell Educational Counselor 757-683-2312
Marianne Mckay Educational Counselor 757-683-2312
Alexis Alarcon Educational Counselor 757-683-2312


EOC Staff

Name Title Phone Email
Jeannette McClellan Office Manager 757-683-2312


Mr. Darryl Greenwell was awarded the VA-ACME President's Award