Faculty, Housing & Transportation


Pam Chew and ESL students at Global Fest

Pam Chew 
Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and ESL

Pam is the founding faculty member of both the ESL and Italian programs. She has taught at TCC since 1985. Pam holds an M.A. in French from the University of Missouri, Columbia and a Diploma of Critica d'Arte from L'Universita Internazionale dell'Arte, Florence, Italy where she studied as a Graduate Fellow of Rotary International. She holds the PLIDA Certificato de Competenza in Lingua Italiana (l'approvazione "La Sapienza" di Roma).

Pam was named a Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International in 2005 after serving as a Rotary University Teacher at the University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji in 2004. She was named "ESL Professional of the Year" in 2004 by Oklahoma Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (OKTESOL). Pam was an Oklahoma Territory Speaker for the Oklahoma Humanities Council. Pam is a member of ACTFL, TESOL, OFLTA, OKTESOL, the Italian-American Society of Tulsa, and Tulsa Global Alliance. She is included in Who's Who of American Women, Who's Who of Asian Americans and Who's Who of American Educators.

Tom Rowe and class

Tom Rowe
Assistant Professor of ESL

Tom has been with Tulsa Community College since 1995. He started at TCC as the Foreign Language Paraprofessional in the Multi-Cultural Language Center. He then became an adjunct instructor of ESL before becoming the ESL Coordinator/Instructor in 1998. Tom has an M.A. in English with an emphasis in Teaching English as a Second Language and a B.A. in French. Tom served in the U.S. Army as an Interrogator/Arabic Linguist. He came to Oklahoma from Pennsylvania when he was 6-years-old and on occasion a slight accent can be heard from him. Tom has served as the President of Oklahoma Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages.


ESL Students

Housing and Transportation
Tulsa Community College like many community colleges does not provide dormitories or housing to its students. Students must make their own arrangements for housing. Many students live with family, roommates or alone. Apartment locators are available online.

When searching for an apartment in the Tulsa area, it is important to know the location of the TCC Northeast Campus.

TCC Northeast Campus
3727 E Apache
Tulsa, OK 74115-3151

Tulsa Transit provides bus service to the Northeast Campus and a schedule is available online at www.tulsatransit.org. However, many students find that owning a car is the best way to get around town.