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TCL to host Annual Mather School Alumni Reception and ceremony

 The Technical College of the Lowcountry will host its annual Mather School alumni reception and bell-ringing ceremony Friday, February 15, in the MacLean Hall Student Center on the Beaufort campus at 921 Ribaut Road. A reception will begin at noon, and the formal program will begin at 1 p.m. Mather alumni and their guests are asked to RSVP to 843-525-8294 or rsvp@tcl.edu.  

The Mather School was located on what is now TCL’s Beaufort campus and was established by Rachel Crane Mather in 1868 to educate the daughters of freed slaves and to prepare young black women as teachers. In 1881, the school became part of the New England Baptist Missionary Association and continued educating area African-Americans until 1968. In the early 1970s, the school became part of the South Carolina Technical College System.

For more information visit www.tcl.edu/mather.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo courtesy Beaufort 300