May 1, 2024

Forsyth Tech is thrilled to announce that Rusty LaRue, COO of Dairi-O Restaurants and a former professional athlete, will deliver the keynote address at its commencement ceremony on May 8, 2024.

LaRue, a standout multi-sport athlete and former NBA player, will bring his wealth of experience and knowledge to the graduates. A native of the Triad area, LaRue’s distinguished career in sports and business embodies the commitment to excellence and leadership that Forsyth Tech instills in its students.

After an impressive collegiate career at Wake Forest University and a successful stint in the NBA, LaRue transitioned to coaching and ultimately to the role of Chief Operating Officer at Dairi-O Restaurants. His journey from the sports arena to the boardroom provides a compelling narrative for students preparing to embark on their own career paths.

The commencement ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. at the LJVM Coliseum. The college is excited to provide a platform for Rusty LaRue to share his insights and stories of overcoming challenges, setting goals, and achieving success through determination and hard work, as the campus community prepares to begin athletic programs in the near future.