TCL celebrates 2020, presents annual awards | Technical College of the LowCountry

TCL celebrates 2020, presents annual awards

February 06, 2020

Corporate Partner of the Year

Philanthropists of the Year

Volunteer of the Year

Bud Mingledorff, Mingledorff’s Inc.

Regina and Harry Silletti

Chef Nick Unangst, SERG Restaurant Group


The Technical College of the Lowcountry recently held its annual President’s State of the College Address at its New River Campus in Bluffton.

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Community members joined faculty and staff to celebrate 2019 and to discuss plans for 2020. Guests toured the campus’s new culinary kitchen and HVAC lab.

“Both the kitchen and the HVAC lab are perfect examples of the community and college coming together to help meet important workforce needs in the Lowcountry and beyond,” TCL President Dr. Richard Gough said.

The state-of-the-art kitchen will allow students to start culinary classes now in preparation for the opening of the Culinary Institute of the South in 2021. The HVAC lab features the latest energy efficient models and was generously outfitted by Mingledorff’s Inc. of Savannah, the southeast’s largest distributor of heating, cooling and ventilation products.

In addition, TCL presented annual awards to:

  • 2019 Corporate Partner of the Year

Mingledorff’s Inc.

Mingledorff’s Inc., the southeast’s leading distributor of heating, cooling and ventilation products,  generously outfitted the school’s new state-of-the-art HVAC lab at its New River Campus. “Mingledorff’s Inc. is proud to partner with TCL in advancing our common goal of educating the future workforce,” said sales manager Joe Mingledorff. Previous awardees include Palmetto Electric, Thompson Turner Construction and Sodexo

  • 2019 Philanthropists of the Year

Regina and Harry Silletti

The Sillettis established the Regina and Harry Scholarship at TCL, the school’s first full-ride scholarship. Previous awardees include Frank and Stevie Raiti, Liz and Todd Clist and Malcolm Goodridge.

  • 2019 Volunteer of the Year

Chef Nick Unangst, SERG Restaurant Group

Chef Nick is a committed advocate of the food service industry and culinary workforce education. He generously contributed his time and resources to the development of the college’s culinary program. Previous awardees include Sue and Tom Potrykus and Katherine Parker.


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