“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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