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(Answers to the previous day’s post are added here daily on weekdays (except Labor Day), so be sure to check back tomorrow for the answer to today’s trivia question.)

TCL Trivia runs through Sept. 7.

How many programs does TCL offer?

TCL offers more than 60 programs across a variety of career pathways. Our college-level associate degree, diploma and certificate programs provide hands-on education for high-skilled, in-demand jobs, and our two-year Associate of Arts and Science degrees are transferable in full to many four-year institutions in and out of the state — including Clemson, University of South Carolina and South Carolina State University. In addition, our Continuing Education & Workforce Training division offers the quickest paths to a new career. Learn More

What are the two bodies of water on either side of the Beaufort campus?

The Beaufort Mather Campus is flanked on either side by two bodies of water – to the east is the Beaufort River and to the west is Battery Creek. The Spanish Moss Trail, which connects to the TCL campus, provides breathtaking views of the marsh and creek.

When will the culinary school open?

While the Culinary Institute of the South at the Technical College of the Lowcountry is set to open to students in October, an official grand opening with a look inside for the public is in the works for November. The 29,000 square-foot facility will feature six academic classrooms, two teaching kitchens, two baking labs, a lecture theater and a teaching restaurant, but students can enroll now. Learn More

Who painted the tunnel that runs beneath Ribaut Road on the Beaufort Campus?

The “tunnel project” as it was called when it launched in 2017 was truly a collaborative effort. Many local artists contributed to the project which was supported by the Beaufort Arts Council and TCL.

Local artists Hank Herring, John Bradley Jr., Kevin Hopkins and project manager Kim Falls spearheaded the project which was completed in 2019.

The tunnel’s murals depict notable Beaufort County residents and scenes from the region’s rich history.

When did TCL’s New River Campus open?

The New River Campus opened in 2006 and is located at 100 Community College Drive in Bluffton. View our other campuses here.

What’s the story behind the bell tower in the center of the Beaufort Mather Campus?

The tower was built in 2001 in honor of the Historic Mather School. It is dedicated to “all Lowcountry citizens seeking better lives through education.”

When did TCL’s Hampton Campus open?

TCL’s Hampton campus was established in 1974. In 1991, it was renamed the H. Mungin Center in honor of Halbert Mungin, who served as Hampton County’s representative on the TCL commission from 1987-1990. View our other campuses here.

How does TCL’s Alma Mater go?

TCL’s Alma Mater, written by S.C. native and area performing artist Mahoganee Amiger, is quite beautiful if we do say so ourselves. Here are a few lines:

Born by the water Taught by the sea

TCL TCL We honor thy creed

Born by the water Taught by the sea

Technical College of the Lowcountry

Listen to the full version here.

When was TCL founded and why is the Beaufort campus referred to as The Mather Campus?

The Technical College of the Lowcountry traces its origin to The Mather School, a school for the daughters of newly freed slaves founded in 1868. The Mather School would go on to become an industrial school and a co-ed institution in the mid-1950s, eventually becoming part of the South Carolina Technical College System. Its name was changed to Technical College of the Lowcountry in 1988. Learn More