The Technical College of the Lowcountry will hold the grand reopening of the Hampton Campus at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 10 at the H. Mungin Center, 54 Tech Circle, Varnville. The public is invited.
Tours of the facility will follow the ceremony. In addition, admissions representatives will be available until 4:30 p.m. to answer questions about academic and continuing education courses. Applications will be accepted.
The $1.2 million renovation project features a new façade and showcases new windows, HVAC system, electrical system, bathrooms, and flooring. The building interior has been reconfigured to accommodate new programs in areas such as welding and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine tool technology. In addition, the project upgraded equipment and increased capacity for existing programs in computer science, certified nursing assistant, and building construction technology.
“The completed renovation of this facility brings a much needed upgrade to accompany the high-tech programs that will be offered through the center,” TCL President Dr. Thomas Leitzel said. “We are excited about the new programs as they help support existing business firms and help us prepare the workforce for expanding growth and investment in the Lowcountry.”
Hampton county resident Dr. William Small Jr., vice chair of the TCL Area Commission, agrees.
“The Hampton campus renovation will go far in helping energize our entire community,” he said. “This enhanced facility will offer our residents a convenient place to learn using the latest technology and will equip students for jobs that are in demand locally and beyond. This is truly something in which we should all be proud.”
The renovation was funded by TCL, Hampton County, and by grants from the U.S. Department of Commerce – Economic Development Administration and the S.C. Department of Commerce – Community Development Block Grant program.
The Hampton Campus, one of five teaching locations for TCL, has been in continuous operation since its opening in 1974. The campus was named the H. Mungin Center in 1991 in honor of Halbert Mungin, who served as Hampton County’s representative on the TCL Commission from 1987 until 1990. The 16,000 square-foot facility is in Varnville on 15 acres between Wade Hampton High School and the county airport.
For more information, please call 843.525.8247.
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.