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

Hello students,

I hope you enjoyed a couple of days of rest during your fall break! It’s an understatement to say the school year looks a bit different this year, nonetheless, your Forsyth Tech faculty and staff are working together to not only help students survive this pandemic, but also to do whatever we can to help our students thrive at Forsyth Tech!

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

Be sure to check Techlink for a variety of drive-by events and virtual on campus!

Vote for the Mascot!

After surveying students, faculty, and staff about potential mascots, we narrowed the options down to three.

  1. Tiger – Forsyth Tech’s previous mascot was the “Tech Tiger”
  2. Fox – Begins with an “F” and foxes are native to NC
  3. Bluebird – Our color is blue and bluebirds are native to NC

Now, we want everyone to vote for their favorite and help us choose!
Thank you all so much!

Rising number of COVID-19 Cases

With the number of cases of COVID-19 rising in Forsyth County and in North Carolina, we must continue to be cautious and careful in our efforts to maintain safe practices on campus. Thank you for helping us continue to stay safe by following the three W’s – wearing a face covering, waiting six feet apart, and washing your hands often – to protect yourselves, our campus, and our community.

SlowCOVIDNC Exposure Notification App

In light of continued efforts to keep us safe at the state level, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services has a new way to help slow COVID-19 in North Carolina — SlowCOVIDNC, the official Exposure Notification app from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Service (NCDHHS).

SlowCOVIDNC works by proactively and anonymously notifying users of potential exposure to COVID-19. It provides a way for app users to protect their privacy and identity, while also slowing the spread of COVID-19, SlowCOVIDNC does not collect or share personally identifying or location information. The more people who participate, the more effective the app is at slowing the spread of COVID-19.

What do you need to know about the app? Here’s a SlowCOVIDNC introduction video.

  • It’s free to download
  • It never collects or shares personally identifiable information
  • It uses Bluetooth technology to minimize battery use
  • It’s 100% voluntary to download and use
  • It can help keep our campus safe and protect your friends and family
  • An app demo
  • To learn more about SlowCOVIDNC and how it works, access the FAQs.

SlowCOVIDNC is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play store today.

Facebook Live with me, tomorrow, Tuesday, October 20 at a new time, 1:30 p.m.!

We will be Live tomorrow, Tues., October 20, a half hour earlier at 1:30 p.m.  Please join me if you can on our college’s Facebook page to talk with all of you. 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!

What if?

“Rather than being disheartened by the uncertainty of life, what if we accepted it and relaxed into it? What if we said, yes, this is the way it is; this is what it means to be human, and decided to sit down and enjoy the ride?”

Pema Chodron

The last seven months has impacted all of us differently and some have had a more difficult time than others. At the President’s Advisory Council (PAC) meeting on Friday, one of the faculty used the analogy that we have all been riding out the same COVID-19 storm, but each of us has been in a different boat.

I believe the challenges, disruption, and uncertainties we have experienced this year, have perhaps given us a new perspective on what it means to be human, and helped us all be a little more accepting, empathetic, and compassionate towards one another. We are all in this together, and I am confident will come out stronger on the other side, together.

Take care and stay safe!

Warm Regards,

Dr. Janet Spriggs