Hello Forsyth Tech faculty and staff,
Last Thursday was an exciting day at Forsyth Tech to reveal our new brand!
While this wasn’t exactly the launch event we had originally envisioned, we are excited to share our new brand with the college and community in a fun, but safe way. The Forsyth Tech brand that is conveyed through our marketing communications should reflect both who we are and who we want to be as an institution. We will work to protect, cherish and respect this new brand. We may do some things differently and that’s ok, it will be exciting for all of us.
We were thrilled to share this with everyone in this college and community-wide celebration!”
Forsyth Tech revealed the college’s new brand and logo with a “drive-through brand launch party” During the drive-through, Forsyth Tech partnered with Second Harvest Food Bank to help end hunger especially in these difficult times.
We will hold sessions this summer to learn more about how we arrived at the brand, how we chose the logo and brand guidelines. Watch Techlink for dates and times to register.
Thanks to all of you who participated yesterday!
Our Commitment to a Culture of Belonging
At Forsyth Technical Community College, equity is grounded in a culture of belonging. We intentionally design the college experience to ensure that each learner receives what they need to be successful. Keeping with this equity statement that we affirmed during our Visions 2025 strategic planning work, we are hosting a series of Courageous Conversations to Acknowledge the pain caused by the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, MN, to Affirm our commitment to Black students, faculty and staff, and to Act on the national calls for justice.
We’ve had two calls and have had a great turnout and comments. Here is the last call in this series. Please join us!
Can We Talk? Hearing the voices of our students, faculty and staff during this time of racial unrest.
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As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in North Carolina we have decided not to bring online classes back face-to-face. Those will continue to be held remotely for the remainder of the summer session. Only hands-on labs are being held in person. We want everyone to both be safe and feel safe and we will listen to all concerns and take as many safety precautions as possible.
Effective Friday, June 26, 2020. the state Executive Order 147 requires face covering in public places with some exceptions. Forsyth Tech’s policy is that face coverings will be mandatory at all Forsyth Tech owned facilities, with some exceptions related to certain medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations will be made for those with disabilities. More information is on Techlink (will add link when it’s posted). Facemasks are provided in Human Resources. Face shields for some hands-on lab classes will be distributed appropriately by faculty Both the face shields and cloth masks will be distributed by Human Resources. We have posted a form on Techlink to order masks and shields.
I encourage all of you to continue to follow precautionary steps to keep us all safe, including wearing face coverings, practicing social distancing and using proper hand-washing protocols.
We ask all employees and students to complete the Self-Monitoring and Personal Protection Guidelines before returning to campus. You must answer “no” to all the questions to be able to return to campus. Remember, if you are feeling sick, please stay home.
Here is some guidance on what to do in the event you know of a COVID-19 confirmed case with an employee or student.
If you have any questions or concerns, please send an email to email@example.com.
We are also continuing to discuss how to effectively manage fall semester and will continue to provide updates as we have them.
Announcement of New Vice President of Business Services and new CFO
I am pleased to announce we have completed our search for Forsyth Tech’s next Vice President of Business Services and Chief Financial Officer. Effective August 3, 2020, Ms. Kizzy N. Lea will join our Forsyth Tech team as our new VP/CFO. Read more about Kizzy on TechLink.
Next Facebook Live – Tuesday, July 7, 2 p.m.
I have been enjoying engaging with our students and with so many of you in the Facebook Live sessions each week. I look forward to continuing these engagement opportunities with our next FB Live on Tuesday, July 7 at 2 p.m. Please join me if you can – I look forward to talking with you and answering your questions.
A Kind Gesture
“A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”
During these times especially, we’ve learned that kindness and compassion makes such a difference for others.
I am grateful for all of you. Stay safe and stay well!
Dr. Janet N. Spriggs
Forsyth Technical Community College