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Rachel Desmarais Receives Prestigious Distinction

Forsyth Tech’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Rachel Desmarais, has been chosen as a participant in the prestigious Aspen Presidential Fellowship for Community College Excellence. The highly selective leadership program is aimed at developing a new cadre of outstanding leaders capable of transforming community colleges to achieve higher levels of student success. Dr. Desmarais and the 39 other Aspen Presidential Fellows embarked on a year-long fellowship in July 2017. The Aspen Institute is a Washington, D.C.-based educational and policy studies organization.


Anna Marie Smith Named Outstanding Leader
Anna Marie Smith
Forsyth Tech’s Associate Vice President & Chief Human Resources Officer, Anna Marie Smith, has been named as a member of the Outstanding Women Leaders program. The award is given by Mayor Pro Tempore and Council Member Dr. Vivian Burke, the Outstanding Women Leaders Committee, and the City of Winston-Salem. It recognizes the accomplishments of women in the Winston-Salem community for significant contributions made through professional achievement and community service.

Graduation 2017

2017 Graduates

The Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum was full of pomp and circumstance on May 9, 2017, as approximately 1,160 Forsyth Tech graduates proudly made their way across the stage to accept the diplomas they worked so hard to earn. Family and friends cheered from their seats, carrying signs, flowers and cards to shower their loved ones with congratulations.
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