Hospital Auxiliary presents scholarship funds to TCL

Hospital Auxiliary presents scholarship funds to TCLFor the 21st consecutive year, The Hospital Auxiliary has generously presented scholarship funds for Technical College of the Lowcountry health sciences students.  The Hospital Auxiliary presented a $21,000 check to the TCL Foundation in June.

Pictured from left to right are Tracy Biel, TCL Nursing Student;  Susan Silver, Auxiliary President; Dr. Glenn Levicki, TCL Health Sciences Division Dean; DeAnne Johnson, TCL Nursing Program Interim Director; Jessica Bridges, TCL Assistant Vice President for Institutional Advancement; Marty Eidemiller, Auxiliary Scholarship Chairman and Lew Wessel, Chairman of the Annual Auxiliary Golf Tournament.

Established in 1974 and celebrating the success of its 29th scholarship fundraising golf tournament, The Auxiliary has given TCL over $500,000 to help students in the Nursing, Radiologic Technology, and Physical Therapist Assistant programs succeed. In the last five years, TCL has graduated more than 500 health care professionals, many of whom are now employed right here in the Lowcountry.

In other recent Technical College news….

The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) recently renewed its accreditation of the Technical College of the Lowcountry Massage Therapy certificate program through the year 2023. TCL has the only COMTA-accredited Massage Therapy program in the state of South Carolina and was awarded the maximum seven years renewal.

tclmassageIn addition, Program Director Denise Van Nostran has been appointed to a four-year term as COMTA commissioner, a member of the panel responsible for evaluating accreditation applications from massage therapy programs across the nation.

“Because of COMTA accreditation and the success rates of our graduates, students have relocated to our area to participate in the TCL Massage Therapy program,” Van Nostran said.

Over the past 10 years, the TCL Massage Therapy program has graduated 90 students. In the last five years, 100 percent of the program graduates have passed the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) and obtained licensure.

The three-semester certificate program includes 31 credits (750 hours) of in-class instruction and hands-on clinical practice in TCL’s lab and in partner sites across the Lowcountry.