From The President

Dr. Gary Green

Community colleges are an American innovation. They grew out of the democratization of education in the late 19th century thanks to the Morrill Land-Grant Act, which President Abraham Lincoln signed into law on July 2, 1862. Up until then, a post-high-school education was available only through private colleges, universities and military academies, which were quite ...

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Playing To Learn

The Forsyth Tech LAB School play room

Keep your eyes open for a new child care program that stimulates growth and development on Forsyth Tech’s main campus. The Early Childhood LAB School in the Oak Grove Center welcomes preschoolers aged 3 to 5. Operating Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to noon, the program provides Forsyth Tech early childhood education students with observation ...

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Science Skills Lab Expands In Space And Time

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Forsyth Tech has given new meaning to the term “group accom­modations” with the introduction of doubled capacity and increased hours in the college’s multidisciplinary Science Skills Lab (SSL). Located in the Oak Grove Center, the lab is open to students enrolled in biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology and biotechnology classes. “Our aim is to enable students to ...

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Welcome Joel Welch, Our Newest VP

Joel Welch

In January 2016, Joel Welch celebrated more than the new year – he also celebrated his new job as Forsyth Tech’s vice president for Instructional Services and chief academic officer. Joel came to Forsyth Tech from Greenville Technical College (GTC) in South Carolina, where he served as dean of the Business & Technology Division. He also ...

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Marketing The Best Community College In The Southeast United States

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Forsyth Tech recently updated its “brand” marketing by launching a series of billboards and retooling its website. The billboards, displayed throughout Forsyth and Stokes counties, underscore the quality of education at Forsyth Tech introducing programs such as the top-rated Digital Effects & Animation Program, the two-year Race Car Technology degree and the two-year Nanotechnology degree. The new ...

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Innovation Earns First-Place Win

The Forsyth Tech nanotechnology team

Many of us hope to change the world. Forsyth Tech nanotechnology students are well on their way to doing it. A Forsyth Tech team of six nanotechnology students won the second annual Community College Innovation Challenge. The competition – funded by the National Science Foundation in partnership with the American Association of Community Colleges – encourages ...

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A New Chapter In Mathematics

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When it comes to teaching mathematics, Dr. Sharilyn Owens is at no loss for words. In fact, the mathematics department chair, who is also Associate in Engineering Program Coordinator and Faculty Learning Communities Facilitator, is a co-contributor to the upcoming Handbook of Research on Transforming Mathematics Teacher Educa­tion in the Digital Age. She contributed an ...

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The Light Stuff

Theater students

Students enrolled in Scott Needham’s Lighting for the Theater, Lighting Design, and Stagecraft I and II classes in the Fine Arts department may not realize how much they’ve lucked out. An adjunct instructor, Scott couldn’t be better equipped to teach technical theater courses. His circuitous route to Forsyth Tech began in Pilot Mountain, where he grew ...

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The Drive For Success

Honk to congratulate 12 recent graduates from Forsyth Tech’s Diesel & Heavy Equipment program. The students, who earned their associate degrees in May 2016, each received a scholarship from the North Carolina Transportation Maintenance Council (NCTMC), a major sponsor of the college’s diesel program. The scholarship is awarded to students with a high GPA and a ...

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A Meeting Of The Minds On Cybersecurity

people at a meeting on cyber security

Forsyth Tech is forging a name for itself in the cybersecurity arena as a recipient of the prestigious Center for Academic Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Education designation from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The college’s Davis iTEC Center, under the leadership of Dr. Deanne Wesley, department chair, ...

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