TCL announces 2014 Commencement speaker
The Technical College of the Lowcountry is pleased to announce Brigadier General Lori E. Reynolds, Commanding General of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and the Eastern Recruiting Region, will deliver the 2014 Commencement address.
Commencement will be held at 6 p.m., this Friday, May 9 at the All Weather Training Facility on Parris Island. TCL will honor nearly 330 graduates receiving associate degrees, diplomas and certificates in arts and sciences, business technologies, health sciences and industrial technologies.
About Brigadier General Reynolds:
Lori E. Reynolds is currently the Commanding General of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island and the Eastern Recruiting Region.
Brigadier General Reynolds was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in May 1986 upon graduating from the United States Naval Academy. As a Lieutenant, she served as a Communications Watch Officer at the Base Communication Center, and Communication Center Platoon Commander, Multichannel Platoon Commander, Operations Officer, and Radio Officer at the Division Communications Company. As a Captain and Major, she served with Marine Wing Communications Squadron 18, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing Okinawa, Japan as Detachment Executive Officer and Commanding Officer. She served with the Ninth Communication Battalion, 1st Surveillance, Reconnaissance, and Intelligence Group as the Assistant Operations Officer and Commanding Officer, Bravo Company. As a Lieutenant Colonel, she commanded Ninth Communication Battalion, I MEF, and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II in Fallujah, Iraq. As a Colonel, she commanded I MEF Headquarters Group and deployed to Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan.
In the Supporting Establishment, she has served as an Acquisition Project Officer at Marine Corps Systems Command; Candidate Platoon Commander at Officer Candidate School; Commanding Officer of Recruiting Station Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Action Officer and Deputy Division Head for Strategic Plans Division, Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) Department, Headquarters Marine Corps; and as Division Chief (J6) at the Joint Staff in the Pentagon.
Her professional military education includes the United States Naval Academy, The Basic School, the Basic Communication Officer’s Course, Command and Control Systems Course, the Navy War College and the Army War College. She has earned Masters Degrees from the Naval War College and the Army War College.
Her personal decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (with gold star), and the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (with gold star).
About the Technical College of the Lowcountry:
One of sixteen colleges comprising the South Carolina Technical College System, the Technical College of the Lowcountry traces its origin to the Mather School founded in 1868. TCL is a comprehensive, public, two-year college dedicated to serving the diverse educational needs of Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties. The College annually serves approximately 10,000 credit and continuing education students, a mix of traditional, non-traditional, full-time and part-time. TCL provides quality, affordable academic and technical programs leading to associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. For more information, visit www.tcl.edu or call 843.525.8211.
The Technical College of the Lowcountry is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all qualified applicants for admissions or employment without regard to race, gender, national origin, age, religion, marital status, veteran status, disability, or political affiliation or belief.