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AT&T State President Pamela P. Lackey, will deliver Tri-County Technical College's spring commencement address Tuesday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center.
AT&T State President Pamela Lackey to Deliver Spring Commencement Address
CONTACT: LISA GARRETT, 646-1506
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 4/21/2011
PENDLETON --- AT&T State President Pamela P. Lackey will deliver Tri-County Technical College's spring commencement address Tuesday, May 10, at 6 p.m. at the Anderson Civic Center.
Approximately 581 students will be awarded degrees, diplomas and/or certificates. In addition to families and guests of the graduates, alumni and other friends of the College are invited to attend the ceremony.
Ms. Lackey is responsible for the company's regulatory, economic development, legislative and community affairs activities in the state. She works closely with state and community leaders to help bring new technology and jobs to the state and improve the quality of life for all South Carolinians.
She brings a diverse background to her position, having joined AT&T's predecessor company, BellSouth, in 1997. She initially served in the business marketing group, where she was the company's primary interface with education and government customers. In that role, Ms. Lackey was instrumental in establishing the state's first broadband network to provide high-speed Internet service to all schools and libraries. She was subsequently promoted to the position of director-government relations, where she worked directly with members of the S.C. General Assembly on public policy matters. She was named to her current position in October 2007.
Prior to her telecommunications career, Ms. Lackey was a professional educator. She most recently served as the senior executive assistant to the state superintendent of education, where she directed a division with responsibility for technology, curriculum standards, testing and professional development for teachers and administrators. Before being named supervisor of library media programs for the S.C. Department of Education, she began her career as a school library media specialist.
She has been involved in leadership roles in many community and civic organizations, including the Junior League of Greenville and Columbia, the ETV Endowment of South Carolina and the Palmetto Center for Women's Business Advisory Committee. She serves on the boards of the Central S.C. Alliance, the South Carolina State Chamber of Commerce, Governor's School for the Arts, Hollings Cancer Center Advisory Board, Palmetto Business Forum and the United Way of the Midlands. She was appointed to the Research Centers of Excellence Review Board by Senator Glenn F. McConnell, president pro tempore for the South Carolina Senate, which she chairs. She most recently served on Governor Nikki Haley's Transition Team Executive Committee.
A native of Meridian, MS, she attended the University of Alabama, where she was awarded a bachelor's degree in education and a master of library science and an Ed.S. in school media supervision. She moved to South Carolina in 1980.
In her faith community, Ms. Lackey is a member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, where she serves on the Altar Guild. She and her husband, Gary, have two children and five grandchildren.