Tech to bury time capsule

To celebrate its 50th year, Tri-County Technical College will bury a time capsule filled with items that will give future students and administrators a glimpse of the college and its important events of 2012. The capsule is a small cube containing symbolic items, ranging from graduation programs and college publications to presidential election bumper stickers to People magazine. It will be buried by President Ronnie Booth and student leaders Wednesday, October 24 during a ceremony outside the student center. The capsule will be unsealed in the year 2062. Fifty years ago, Tech made state history by becoming the first multi-county technical institute in the state. It opened its doors, in 1963, with fewer than 500 students in seven disciplines, but later attracted 919 students during its first year of operation. The public is invited to join the college for fun, food, and the burial of the capsule during the noon hour October 24 ceremony.