The Technical College of the Lowcountry Commencement will be held at 6 p.m., Friday, May 11 at the All Weather Training Facility on Parris Island. This year’s event will honor more than 300 graduates and will also mark the first year the college will present its prestigious Presidential Medallion award.
Former Lt. Governor W. Brantley Harvey, Jr., of Beaufort, has been selected as this year’s recipient.
“Brantley Harvey is a champion for higher education and a true ambassador for the Lowcountry,” President Dr. Thomas Leitzel said. “It is fitting that he receive the TCL Presidential Medallion for his visionary work in framing the legislation for South Carolina’s technical colleges.”
TCL Area Commission Secretary and Treasurer Patricia Green agrees. “Brantley is dedicated to his community, his state, to education in general, and to TCL in particular. He is ‘what we’re all about,’ ” she said.
TCL Announces Commencement Speaker
The Technical College of the Lowcountry is pleased to announce that Clifton Taulbert,
entrepreneurial leader and Pulitzer-nominated author, will deliver the 2012 Commencement address. “Taulbert’s powerful and encouraging message will surely inspire the Class of 2012 to continue to achieve and excel as they enter their professions,” TCL President Dr. Tom Leitzel said. “Taulbert’s story will resonate with our graduates who, like him, have succeeded through their commitment, hard work and determination.” He has been recognized by Time Magazine as one of the nation’s outstanding entrepreneurs. Before his present role as a seminar leader and keynote speaker, Taulbert, in 1989, gained international recognition with the publication of the best-selling memoir, “Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored.”