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

Hello students,

I hope all of you continue to enjoy an engaging start to fall semester 2020 and a new academic year. Despite our unusual circumstances this semester, we are still very engaged with students and working hard to help you adjust to this new normal.

If you have any questions about safety precautions, please check our webpage at covid-19 or if you have questions, email covid-19@forsythtech.edu. Remember, Forsyth Tech Cares! If you have needs for assistance or need to talk with someone, please email ftcares@forsythtech.edu.

Our Student Government Association has big plans for the fall, beginning with Constitution Day on September 17. See below for the link to the virtual event.

I’m also including a reminder about the 2020 Census. I cannot stress the importance of completing this survey to help our community secure additional federal legislative representation and increased funding for our community. If you or your family have not completed the census, please see the information below on how to complete the forms and be counted!

Constitution Day

Forsyth Tech’s Student Government Association is sponsoring a Constitution Day Virtual Event on September 17 starting at 10:30 a.m. with faculty and students and an informative panel discussion beginning at 11 a.m. The panel includes elected officials and speakers who will answer pre-scripted and live questions pertaining to voting, the Constitution and the political process. The goal of this event is to help students and employees understand the importance of the U.S. Constitution, our voting privileges, and the political process. Click Constitution Day to join the event. Click Ask a question if you would like to submit questions.

Have You Responded to the 2020 Census?

There is still time to respond to the 2020 Census! The deadline to respond to the 2020 Census is September 30, 2020. Not only does the Census determine our representation in Congress, but it also ensures that North Carolina and Forsyth County get our share in billions of dollars of federal funding for local programs like road construction, emergency services, Medicaid, school lunch programs, and housing programs. Nearly 40 percent of Forsyth County residents have not responded to the Census and this will have a significant impact on our local community. Again, the deadline to respond is September 30, 2020. You can go online to My 2020 Census or call 1-844-330-2020 and follow the prompts. Please answer the Census, because you count in Forsyth County!

Facebook Live with me – Wednesday, at 1 p.m.!

Next Wednesday, September 16, at 1 p.m., I’ll be hosting Facebook Live on our college’s Facebook page to talk with all of you, as well as Forsyth Tech faculty and staff. Note the new day and time for next week. It’s a great time for us to be together to talk about the fall semester and for you to ask any questions you may have. Hope to see you then!

Places worth going

“The struggles along the way are only meant to shape you for your purpose.”

Chadwick Boseman, In Memoriam.

Chadwick Boseman, the actor who grew to fame starring in several movies, Civil War, Black Panther, 42, Marshall, Infinity War, Endgame and 21 Bridges, lost his battle with cancer. He had suffered with that horrible disease for many years, yet he never publicly shared his struggles. He kept moving forward, leaving a legacy of strength and courage not only in the characters he portrayed, but also in reality. He lived life to the fullest.

We all have our own struggles, some even more so over the past months of the COVID-19 pandemic, and we never know what another might be going through. Thank you for continuing to give each other support and grace.

Take care and stay safe!

Warm Regards,

Dr. Janet Spriggs