Technical College of the Lowcountry's First-Generation College Celebration
November 8

2021 First-Generation College Celebration

The Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL) wishes to elevate the First-Generation College Celebration this year. Bringing all of the college's various entities who share the designation of first-generation students has worked wonderfully in the past, and the feedback received from students has been extremely positive. However, pizza was all that was provided at this luncheon. This year, TCL wishes to elevate the ceremony by not only serving a catered meal (dinner) but also to extend invitations to first-generation colleagues who are working in the community (especially those in the health, education, and tourism industries). Inviting the community will add yet another layer to this celebration because a bridge will form between first-generation students to possible future employment and mentors.

2019 First-Generation College Celebration

The Technical College of the Lowcountry (TCL) acknowledges all first-generation faculty and staff and invites students to join in at a luncheon. At the luncheon, first-generation college students discover that they have something in common with many of the leaders at TCL, including the president of the college, who gives a short speech explaining how he was the first in his family to go to college and the perils that he faced from not knowing how to navigate the higher education waters. Students, faculty, and staff are randomly assigned seats at a table and interact with each other discussing their experiences as first-generation students. At the end of the luncheon, all students and all first-generation faculty and staff get certificates and a small token of appreciation.

For the latest updates on this celebration, visit the Technical College of the Lowcountry's website to show your support!