Beaufort, S.C – The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host its annual Mather School alumni reception and bell-ringing ceremony Friday, February 15, in the MacLean Hall Student Center on the Beaufort campus at 921 Ribaut Road. A reception will begin at noon, and the formal program will begin at 1 p.m. Mather alumni and their guests are asked to RSVP to 843-525-8294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Mather School Coastal/Lowcountry Alumni and Associates Chapter is sponsoring its eighth annual Founder’s Day Luncheon at noon, Saturday, February 16, at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Beaufort. Mr. Emory Campbell, President of the Gullah Culture Consulting Services and Executive Director Emeritus of Penn Center, will be the keynote speaker. An advance donation of $35 is requested. Proceeds will go toward the TCL Student Yearly Scholarship Fund and provide funds for The Mather Museum, which will be located in Moor Hall, the only original Mather School building left on TCL’s campus. To reserve a luncheon ticket or for more information, please contact Alvesta Robertson at 843.524.6123; Charliese Rogers-Jackson at 757.490.9190; or Vernell T. Young at 757.420.1727
The Mather School was located on what is now TCL’s Beaufort campus and was established by Rachel Crane Mather in 1868 to educate the daughters of freed slaves and to prepare young black women as teachers. In 1881, the school became part of the New England Baptist Missionary Association and continued educating area African-Americans until 1968. In the early 1970s, the school became part of the South Carolina Technical College System.
For more information visit www.tcl.edu/mather.
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