Small Business Lunch at Halls
The King Street Marketing Group and Halls Chophouse are pleased to welcome Dr. Mary Thornley, President of Trident Technical College, as our guest speaker Thursday, March 10.
Dr. Thornley has been president of TTC since 1991 and truly believes in the transformational power of education. She is passionate about the role of community colleges in making our communities and our nation stronger, more adaptable, and better able to face the challenges of the future.
Trident Technical College is a public, two-year, multi-campus community college that provides quality education and promotes economic development in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties.
Since the closing of Johnson & Wales University in Charleston, TTC's Culinary Institute of Charleston has stepped in to train tomorrow's culinary, hospitality and tourism professionals.
An open-door institution of higher education, the college serves approximately 16,000 traditional and nontraditional curriculum students who have a wide variety of educational goals, from personal enrichment to career development to university transfer.
To help students meet their goals, TTC offers university transfer associate degrees and applied technical associate degrees, diplomas and certificates. The curriculum includes programs in arts and sciences, agriculture, business, computer technology, engineering technology, health sciences, industrial technology, and public service.
TTC further promotes economic development through continuing education courses; customized education and training for business, industry and government; and a variety of employment training programs.
Dr. Thornley holds a doctorate of education in curriculum and instruction from the University of South Carolina; a master of arts in teaching English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and a bachelor of arts in English and French from Mars Hill College, North Carolina.
She has received numerous awards and recognitions including the Joseph P. Riley Leadership Award from the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, ThinkTEC Outstanding Leadership in Advancing the Knowledge Based Industry in the Region Award, The Citadel School of Business Leadership of Principal Award, the Charleston Regional Business Journals Influential Women in Business Award, and the Septima P. Clark Charleston Branch NAACP Education Award.
Each month, Small Business Lunch at Halls features a distinguished speaker from the business, civic or political arenas upstairs at Halls Chophouse with an imaginative three-course meal prepared by Executive Chef Matthew Niessner.
Tickets are $29 per person plus tax and processing fee for the luncheon. Doors open at 11:30 AM and lunch is served promptly at noon. Limited seating of 90 participants provides an intimate experience with each speaker.
Halls Chophouse is located at 434 King Street in downtown Charleston. Convenient parking is available at the Visitors Center Garage on Ann Street between King and Meeting Streets.
Halls Chophouse (View)
434 King Street Street
Charleston, SC 29403
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