Forsyth Tech Community College. A place of promise. President's Message. Dr. Janet N. Spriggs.

Faculty Message

Hello Forsyth Tech Family,

We are in our second week of classes during this COVID-19 crisis and I just wanted to offer you a huge and heartfelt thank you! You have stepped up and proven that during times like this, times of great uncertainty, anything is possible. You are proving that we really are Forsyth Tech Strong.

You have been innovative and creative, and I’ve been simply amazed and grateful beyond measure for what you have done for students. You continue to love and serve our students and each other as we go through this most difficult time.

I’m extremely proud of our students for rallying to continue on their path and not letting this crisis derail their goals for their future. It is amazing to watch everyone coming together as the Forsyth Tech family and continuing to take care of each other.

I wanted to remind you and your students you may go to the Forsyth Tech Cares webpage and tell us what you need. So, whatever it takes, our Forsyth Tech family really does care. We’re not just saying that, we’re showing that by real, thoughtful compassionate actions. Contact us through Forsyth Tech Cares and let us know if you are struggling.

If you need additional resources, you may always contact MyGroupMyWay. Click on “My Portal Login,” then click on the “Work-Life” icon. Enter the Username: forsythtech, and Password: guest, and you will find resources you may need.

I’ll also remind you of our partnership with the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools for meals for students. Simply show your student identification at any of the school distribution sites and you may pick up free breakfast or lunch. We also have a list of community resources that are providing for meals for families in the community.

Just remember that nothing right now is normal. We are forging this “brave new normal” together. It’s almost like building the airplane while we’re flying it. We may not know exactly how things are going to work out, or precisely what the future looks like, but we’re making sure, we are staying connected and keeping students moving forward toward the hope, toward their hope of building a brighter future. We know you are helping our students work hard to claim that future and we are not going to let them down. We are going to hold them up and seen them through this.

Unfortunately, it looks like the next few weeks are going to be trying, and possibly some of the most difficult times that we as North Carolinians have seen in a very long time perhaps even in our lifetime. We anticipate this crisis is sure to last for a while longer but we also know that this won’t last forever and at Forsyth Tech, we are focused on this as a marathon, and eventually there will be an end. We need to stay optimistic, hopeful and confident.

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller

And until we get to the other side, we are remaining Forsyth Tech strong. We will get through this together.

I hope you will be able to join me for my another Facebook Live for you at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Please join me if you can so I can talk with you and answer your questions.

Stay positive, take care of yourselves, know that Forsyth Tech Cares and stay #ForsythTechStrong!