Beaufort, S.C – The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host its annual Mather School Alumni Celebration and Bell Ringing Ceremony Friday, February 17, 2012, 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 1:00 p.m.
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, when it opened to all races. In 1972, the school became part of the South Carolina Technical College System.
Mather alumni and their guests who are interested in attending are asked to RSVP to 843-525-8294 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.