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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 any resident of Hampton Roads pursuing postsecondary education.

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 governmental agencies.

The VTC's EOC provides the following services:

  • Academic advising 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 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
  • John Holland's Self-Directed Search (SDS)
  • Referral to numerous community agencies

EOC Partners

  • Anti-Poverty Agencies
  • Chesapeake Department of Human Services
  • Chesapeake Redevelopment and Housing Authority
  • Eastern Shore of Virginia Department of Human Services
  • Franklin Workforce Development Center
  • Hampton Department of Human Services
  • Isle of Wight Department of Human Services
  • Local Jails and Correctional Institutions
  • Local School Divisions
  • Military Installations
  • Newport News Department of Human Services
  • Norfolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority
  • Norfolk Department of Human Services
  • Norfolk Virginia Employment Commission
  • Norfolk Department of Economic Development, Norfolk Works
  • Opportunity Inc., (Regional Workforce Development Centers)
  • Other TRIO Programs
  • City of Portsmouth Department of Human Services
  • WHRO Public Media
  • Suffolk Redevelopment and Housing Authority
  • City of Suffolk Department of Human Services
  • Virginia Beach Higher Education Center
  • Virginia Beach Adult Learning 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 Main Office at (757) 683-2312. 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
Darryl Greenwell Educational Counselor 757-683-2312
Marianne Mckay Educational Counselor 757-683-2312
Alexis Alarcon Educational Counselor 757-683-2312
Tony Belk Educational Counselor 757-683-2312


EOC Staff

Name Title Phone Email
Latriska Burts Front Office Coordinator 757-683-2312


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