Graduation 2016

a graduate from the class of 2013

Forsyth Tech’s Class of 2016 couldn’t have asked for a better day. May 14, 2016, was the perfect blend of comfortably warm, sunny weather, pomp, circumstance, dignity, sentiment and an inspir­ing commencement speech. But to make sure things didn’t get too serious – this was, after all, a celebration – graduates added just the right amount of hootin’, hollerin’, waving to family and whimsical mortarboards decked out with draw­ings, flowers, slogans and even a miniature laptop. The college’s administrators and faculty, dignified in their black robes, reminded the audience gathered in Winston-Salem’s Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum that it takes a corps of dedicated scholars to fill bright minds with useful knowledge that helps them navigate the world.
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Sharing The Joy

People at Forsyth Tech decorating the "Angel Tree"

Members of Forsyth Tech’s Student Government Association (SGA) and Alpha Mu Beta (AMB) service fraternity understand first-hand the joy that comes with helping those in need. Each December, the SGA and AMB organize the Angel Tree Project, which provides gifts to the children of students identified through Financial Aid records as being challenged by the need to balance academic, financial, work and family issues.
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Destination: Transformation

Krishauna Hines-Gaither

This year saw the launch of a new strategic direction for Forsyth Tech, one characterized as “Transformation.” Forsyth Tech President Dr. Gary Green described “Transformation” as a process the college must undergo to achieve the goal of being a place where any student can get the education needed to be successful. He also made clear that this is not a short-term strategy, but a long-term and on-going one. “In order to provide the best possible education to every student who passes through our doors, we must continually reassess and reevaluate every aspect of what we do,” he said.
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How To Grow Enrollment 100%

Rob Hinshaw

Rob Hinshaw likes helping people do their job better. A corporate trainer at Forsyth Tech, he specializes in leadership and soft skills training. It’s something he says he “fell into.” After earning degrees in Psychology and Counseling, Rob saw corporate training as a way to apply his skills in the workplace to help people become more effective.
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Forsyth Tech Recognized As Leader In Manufacturing Training

decorative image of stick figure people arranged in colorful circles

During a National Manufacturing Day stopover at Triumph Actuation in Clemmons this past fall, NC Governor Pat McCrory acknowledged Forsyth Tech as one of the top community colleges in the state, particularly around manufacturing training and education. The praise is well deserved. Forsyth Tech is emerging as a leader regionally and nationally when it comes to driving the process of determining what additional training must be integrated into the curricula of community colleges to meet the employment needs of area manufacturers.
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Moral Hygiene

Dental Hygiene Clinic

Approximately 175 Forsyth Tech students and faculty gave back to the community by volunteering at a free dental clinic held at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds on November 14 and 15. This group of students included all those in the college’s Dental Assistant and Dental Hygiene programs as well as Nursing and other Allied Health programs. The North Carolina Mission of Mercy and the North Carolina Dental Society ran the clinic, with the goal of treating those who can’t afford the cost of regular dental care. The dental students actually assisted with procedures, including X-rays, teeth cleanings and cap work, while other students assisted with patient check-in and other duties.
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