The Palmetto Electric Trust recently presented a $50,000 check to the Technical College of the Lowcountry Foundation to establish The G. Thomas Upshaw Endowed Scholarship Fund, which honors recently retired Palmetto Electric President and CEO G. Thomas Upshaw. The scholarship will support students residing in Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties in South Carolina who attend TCL, and preference will be given to United States active-duty military members and veterans and their families.
Pictured from left to right are Berl Davis, Palmetto Electric Cooperative President and CEO; Mary Lee Carns, TCL Executive Director of Institutional Advancement; Dr. Vicki Leitz, TCL Foundation Chair; Joan Heyward, TCL Commissioner; and Dr. Richard Gough, TCL President.
“TCL is proud to be a part of Tom Upshaw’s legacy,” TCL President Dr. Richard Gough said. “This endowment perfectly demonstrates the Lowcountry’s support and appreciation for those who work so hard serving and protecting our country. We are extremely grateful for Palmetto Electric’s support and look forward to putting the fund to work and helping students succeed.”
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.