Student Newsletter
May 2013
In This Issue
See you at Commencement!
A message from the President
Study Fest 2013
American Idol Parade
Quick Links
Please remember that
Cabbie Cuisine will NOT be serving breakfast or lunch in the Beaufort Student Center again until summer classes start May 20, 2013. Visit to place lunch and dinner orders for delivery from various local restaurants.
This option is also available at the New River Campus.  

See a complete list of Summer & Fall 2013 classes using the  
Register by May 9 for Summer Classes!!!

Building 2 Room 121
or Contact Melanie Gallion @ or 843-525-8224

Statement of Non-Discrimination

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.


We hope that you will enjoy this special graduation edition of our Student Newsletter!
Commencement 2013

The 2013 Commencement Ceremony will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 10 at the All Weather Facility on Parris Island.
Grads must arrive by 5pm! Congratulations to Ms. Takiya L. Smith for being selected as the 2013 student speaker!  


All graduates and guests are encouraged to display a vehicle hang tag from TCL to provide access to Parris Island through the main gate (get your hang tag from the TCL Bookstore). Please allow ample time to clear the main gate security area. You may also be required to show current vehicle registration, proof of insurance, and driver's license.

just for graduates 

REHEARSAL for all graduates participating in Commencement will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 8 at the All Weather Facility on Parris Island. Please take a look at this important Fact Sheet for Graduates for a full list of information on rehearsal and the commencement ceremony. Visit for details.   


A Message from President Dr. Tom Leitzel to the Class of 2013:  

Commencement represents the ultimate culmination of efforts. It's the pinnacle moment in the life of an academic enterprise. To our graduates, we wish you a most heartfelt congratulations. 

Our students bring life to our institution. As employees organized to serve them, commencement becomes a very sacred time, and we relive precious moments as we reflect fondly on our own graduation events. We also intentionally preserve culture and honor tradition through planned celebrations of accomplishment. Students and guests alike who participate in the formal commencement  exercises 
will see symbols, and those symbols have deep meaning. For example, symbolism occurs in the colors of the faculty's commencement hoods, which convey academic programs and disciplines. Symbolism shows in the bands that surround our college mace, which represents the four counties we serve. Tradition is proudly reflected in our own college seal as we honor our founding dating back to 1868.

Consider this charge: Let your symbol be honorable. Let it emanate from your heart, a heart dedicated to serve others through the knowledge you acquired. Become benevolent and reflect proudly on your dedicated TCL faculty who shaped your mind and challenge you to seek truthful ways of acquiring  knowledge. We salute all graduates and wish you Godspeed!




Help Represent TCL at the American Idol
Candice Glover
Hometown Hero Parade!

When: May 4, 2013

Where: Downtown Beaufort


Contact Mackenzie Mcgrew for further details:  | 843-525-8218

TCL Offers Free Counseling Services!  


Ms. Diane McCarl has joined the TCL staff to offer personal counseling services to all TCL students FREE OF CHARGE.



Please contact or visit for further details.