TCL to honor 53 health sciences graduates Thursday

01 Aug TCL to honor 53 health sciences graduates Thursday

PRESS RELEASE: July 31, 2017
Media Contact: Leigh Copeland | 843.525.8231 | lcopeland@tcl.edu
TCL to honor 53 health sciences graduates Thursday

The Technical College of the Lowcountry will recognize 53 health sciences graduates during a ceremony set for 1 p.m., Thursday, August 3 at the Beaufort Campus Auditorium in MacLean Hall. The ceremony will honor graduates of the massage therapy, medical assisting, surgical technology, radiologic technology, practical nursing and associate degree nursing programs.

The special ceremony allows students to receive the respective pins for their professions while being recognized by faculty, staff, friends and family. The ceremony also includes pinning, pledges and graduation traditions unique to each program. For example, the nursing tradition involves lighting of a lamp, a nod to Florence Nightingale who carried a lamp to light her path as she cared for the sick and dying soldiers during the Crimean War.

In the last five years, TCL has graduated nearly 500 health care professionals. After completing these programs, graduates will pursue licensing and become healthcare professionals in Lowcountry hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, physician offices, assisted living facilities, schools and more. Others will choose to continue their education.