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TCL to kick off year-long anniversary celebration

January 23, 2018

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2018 Anniversaries LogoHonoring the 150th Anniversary of The Mather School & 50 Years of Community College

Technical College of the Lowcountry students and staff will kick off the College’s year-long anniversary celebration at 11 a.m., Monday, January 29 with a cake cutting at each of its campuses in Beaufort, Bluffton and Hampton.

TCL shares its mission of education with The Mather School, which opened in 1868 to educate the daughters of freed slaves during Reconstruction. For 100 years, this extraordinary establishment educated and empowered countless individuals. In 1968, the property was given to the state of South Carolina and eventually became TCL, your community college.

Over the last 50 years, TCL has welcomed more than 85,000 students from Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton, Jasper and beyond.

“These diverse and driven students have filled our halls and our hearts, giving us purpose and passion,” President Richard Gough said. “Our vision is to continue to elevate each student and every community we serve, no matter what.”

The public is invited to the President’s State of the College Address at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, February 8 at the New River Campus in Bluffton. Also, tickets are now available for purchase for the Mather School Alumni sesquicentennial celebrations in February.

Please visit for details.

2018 Anniversary Events

  • Anniversary Cake Cutting11 a.m., Monday, Jan. 29, All Campuses
  • President’s State of the College Address5:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, Bluffton New River Campus
  • Mather presents An Evening of Jazz with the Earl Fleming Trio featuring Marlena Smalls7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22, TCL Beaufort Campus | Click here for tickets.
  • Mather History & Education DayFriday, Feb. 23, TCL Beaufort Campus
  • Mather presents the Sesquicentennial Semi-Formal Gala with the Lavon Stevens Band7 p.m., Friday, Feb. 23, Beaufort Holiday Inn | Click here for tickets.
  • Mather presents the Sesquicentennial Luncheon CelebrationNoon, Saturday, Feb. 24, Beaufort Holiday Inn | Click here for tickets.
  • College Commencement6 p.m., Friday, May 11, Beaufort Waterfront Park
  • 50th Anniversary Dinner & GalaThursday, Sept. 20
  • Oysters, BBQ and Friends by the BayOctober, TCL Beaufort Campus
  • Community Christmas Concert

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