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TCL graduation features astronaut as keynote speaker

NASA Astronaut Capt. Winston Scott will deliver the keynote address at the Technical College of the Lowcountry’s graduation ceremony, which begins at 6 p.m Friday, May 13, 2016, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island’s All-Weather Training Facility. Scott, a former naval aviator, was selected by NASA in 1992. As a mission specialist he logged a total of 24 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes in space and made three space walks.
NASA Astronaut Capt. Winston Scott will deliver the keynote address at the Technical College of the Lowcountry’s graduation ceremony, which begins at 6 p.m Friday, May 13, 2016, at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island’s All-Weather Training Facility. Scott, a former naval aviator, was selected by NASA in 1992. As a mission specialist he logged a total of 24 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes in space and made three space walks.

The Technical College of the Lowcountry will graduate 379 students at its annual commencement ceremony, which will be held Friday on Parris Island.

Astronaut Capt. Winston Scott will deliver the keynote address at the ceremony, which begins at 6 p.m at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island’s All-Weather Training Facility.

Scott, a former naval aviator, was selected by NASA in 1992. As a mission specialist, he logged a total of 24 days, 14 hours and 34 minutes in space and made three space walks.

Student Shadena Myers will also address the graduates. The Georgetown native is also a Navy veteran, having been honorably discharged in 2014. Myers served three tours of duty in the Navy, including a stint in Bahrain in direct support of Operation Enduring Freedom. She most recently served at U.S. Naval Hospital in Beaufort. She pursued a degree in general technology at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, and she plans to pursue bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science.

The Technical College of the Lowcountry is one of 16 colleges comprising the South Carolina Technical College System. The college traces its origins to the Mather School, founded in 1868. The two-year college serves Beaufort, Colleton, Hampton and Jasper Counties.

For more information about Friday’s ceremony, visit the school’s graduation website or call 843-525-8211.

Wade Livingston: 843-706-8153, @WadeGLivingston

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