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

Hello Forsyth Tech Students,

As we start our second week of classes during this COVID-19 crisis, I just wanted to say that I’m extremely proud of you for rallying to continue on your path and not letting this crisis derail your goals for your 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 that if you need assistance, whether it’s computer or technology access or financial assistance, go to the Forsyth Tech Cares webpage and tell us what you need. We are working on responding to all your requests. 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.

I’ll also remind you of our terrific 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 meals for families if your family needs assistance.

We want to make sure this crisis doesn’t deter you from achieving your dreams, because your dreams are important. 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 that we stay connected and keeping you moving forward toward the hope, toward your hope of building a brighter future. We know you are working hard to claim that future and we are not going to let you down, we are going to hold up, and see you through this.

We anticipate this crisis is sure to last for a while longer but we also know that this won’t last forever. At Forsyth Tech, we are focused on this as a marathon, and eventually there will be an end. We need to stay 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, staying hopeful and optimistic.

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!