From the President

Dr. Gary Green

Progressive manufacturing technology education was one of the essential foundations of Forsyth Technical Community College at its inception in 1960. It remains true today as we are in the era of advanced or digital manufacturing—manufacturing driven by science and technology—which will continue to progress or evolve to meet the standards for the industry. That is one ...

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In Memoriam

Gordon Pfefferkorn; April 13, 1921—May 27, 2017 Mr. Pfefferkorn made education a reality for dozens of Forsyth Tech students, and even after his passing, continues to create opportunities for generations to come. He established The L. Gordon, Jr. and June D. Pfefferkorn Scholarship through the Winston-Salem Foundation for students attending or enrolling at Forsyth Tech. Following ...

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Inaugural Recipient Chosen for Mazie S. Woodruff Scholarship

Scholarship recipients

This September, Vernell Springs was chosen as the first recipient of the Mazie S. Woodruff Scholarship. Forsyth Tech announced the establishment of this scholarship at the Mazie Woodruff Center’s Black History Month Celebration on February 23. The new scholarship honors the life and legacy of Mazie Spencer Woodruff, the first African American elected to the Forsyth ...

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Medical Assisting Program Reaches Ultimate Achievement in Student Pass Rate

medical students

Forsyth Tech’s Medical Assisting program is one example of how the college is preparing students to enter the workforce as productive members of the community. This year, all of the program’s graduates passed the Certified Medical Assistant examination of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). In addition to the 100 percent pass rate, program ...

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Competition Garners National Awards for Forsyth Tech Students

Skill Group Competitors

Since April, Broadcasting and Production Technology students have been awarded state and national awards from SkillsUSA. SkillsUSA is a national nonprofit partnership of educators, students, and industry representatives committed to serving high school and college students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled service occupations. Their mission is to empower its members ...

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Small Business Launch Challenge Inspires Local Entrepreneurs

Launch Challenge Meeting in Progress

Forsyth Tech has good news for recent graduates and area entrepreneurs. Last April, the college joined forces in support of small business with the five other colleges and universities in Winston-Salem—Piedmont International University, Salem College, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Wake Forest University, and Winston-Salem State University. The coalition was a result ...

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Dental Hygiene Program Places in List of Top 50 Programs

Dental Hygiene Students practicing

Forsyth Tech’s Dental Hygiene Program recently garnered national attention when it was recognized among’s list of Top 50 Dental Hygienist Programs in the United States. The program ranked 38th on the list that included both public, private, four-year, and two-year institutions. This recognition results from continued achievement in the program. For 11 consecutive years, Forsyth ...

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Board of Trustees Welcomes Dr. James D. Branch and Mr. Ronnie Mendenhall

Dr. James D. Branch An ophthalmologist, philanthropist, mentor, husband, father and author, Dr. James D. Branch is now a member of Forsyth Tech’s Board of Trustees. A native of East Orange, N.J., Dr. Branch graduated from Franklin College and earned his medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine. Moving to Winston-Salem in 1977, he has practiced ...

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Dedicated to Service

Ed Welch

With sincere gratitude, Forsyth Technical Community College would like to thank Mr. Edwin. L. Welch, Jr. president of I.L. Long Construction, for 14 years of combined service to the Foundation Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees. Mr. Welch first joined the Foundation Board in 2003 for a three-year term. In 2004, he was the ...

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Feature: Manufacturing a Stronger Community

students learning about manufacturing

New Technologies Shape the Future A vision that was nearly a decade in the making came to fruition this fall for Forsyth Tech faculty, students and local employers when the doors opened to the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at Forsyth Technical Community College. Following years of progressive training in many of the latest technologies and processes, Forsyth ...

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