Forsyth Tech prepares for virtual graduation

This is a big week for some graduates here in the Triad. More than 1,700 students are graduating from Forsyth Tech.
That is one of the largest groups in the school’s history. Over half are receiving degrees or certificates in the medical field. Forsyth Tech President Dr. Janet Spriggs says the students are excited about getting on the front lines to help patients impacted by the coronavirus.
The graduation this week won’t be like the ones students have experienced in the past. This time it will be a virtual live stream. The community can watch it on Forsyth Tech’s YouTube channel at 5 p.m., May 7.

Free mask deadline approaching for Forsyth Tech employees

Friday is the last day for employees at a local community college to get their free face masks. This is part of Winston-Salem’s Mask the City campaign.
Forsyth Tech purchased 11 cases with a thousand masks to protect its faculty and staff. The school started handing then out on Monday.
Employees are encouraged to drive up to the Allman Center, stay in their cars and roll down their windows. A mask will be handed to them. The distribution time is 10 a.m. to noon until the masks are all gone.