Forsyth Tech Fills Key Strategic Leadership Positions

Forsyth Technical Community College has announced it has filled three key senior positions, adding depth to the college’s leadership team. Chris Pearce has been promoted to Associate Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Information Technology Services. Anna Marie Smith has been hired as Associate Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. Linda Latham has been promoted to Dean for the Health Technologies division.
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Competing to Learn

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Many of the advantages of attending Forsyth Tech are well-understood—affordable tuition, small class sizes, program variety, and flexible class schedules that accommodate students with family and job responsibilities. Another often overlooked plus involves the quality of the Forsyth Tech faculty. Students gain real-world perspectives from their instructors who have practical work experience and subject and industry expertise. Instructors often bring another academic edge to the college: a keen understanding of the educational value of competitions that test students’ skills and knowledge and offer them life and educational experiences that can take them in new directions.
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“Don’t Let Anybody Tell You What You Can’t Do.”

Douglas Richburg

Douglas Richburg, GED, Associate Degree Student

Overcoming Challenges

Douglas Richburg never thought that he would go to college. In fact, he was discouraged from even trying. “I never had a strong support system and people in other educational settings told me that I would never amount to anything in life,” he recalls. “One person in a high position, someone that I would expect to get support from, even told other educators to let me leave the school system because I would never be anybody anyway.” Yet now Douglas is a student in Forsyth Tech’s Business Administration curriculum program, and is on track to receive his associate degree in spring 2017.
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Forsyth Tech Automotive Students Blow Out National Pass Rate on Industry Certification Exam

A class of 20 first-semester Automotive Systems Technology students at Forsyth Technical Community College has achieved a pass rate of 80 percent on the national Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Toyota T-TEN certification test. By comparison, the national average for first-time T-TEN students taking this exam is 30 percent. Dealership technicians with two or more years’ experience average a pass rate of approximately 40 percent on the ASE exam.
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A Whole New Life

Elke Ebhodaghe and Gary Green

Elke Ebhodaghe, AAS, Radiography

 

A New Country, A New Career

When Elke Ebhodaghe moved to Winston-Salem from Germany with her husband and daughter in 2006, she was hoping to continue her career as an optician, but unfortunately North Carolina’s licensing board did not recognize the undergraduate degree she obtained in Germany. She was told she could be re-trained, but the only college in North Carolina where she could get the training she needed was in Durham, and traveling back and forth from Winston to Durham for two-plus years just wasn’t practical. “So I started looking into other careers,” she remembers, “and I wanted something health related.”
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