Forsyth Tech Kicks Off 50th Anniversary Celebrations with Dedication of Alumni Oval

Forsyth Tech will be kicking off its 50th anniversary celebrations tomorrow on Sept. 14. with the dedication of its just-completed Alumni Oval. The ceremony will take place at 2 pm on Main Campus (2100 Silas Creek Parkway). The Alumni Oval is situated in the courtyard area, between Allman Center, Admore Hall and the Tech Building (you can view images of the oval here: This event is free and open to the public.

The Alumni Oval, which was designed by Herb Burns, Department Chair, Architectural/ Construction Technologies at Forsyth Tech, was 10 years in the making and will serve as a gathering area for students on Main Campus. It features a water wall and bricks inscribed with dedications that honor faculty, staff and students, past and present.

Forsyth Tech chose to combine the dedication of the Alumni Oval with a kick-off of its 50th anniversary celebration. Tomorrow’s 30-minute ceremony will include remarks from:

  • Dr. Gary Green, President, Forsyth Tech
  • Joyce E. Glass, Forsyth Tech, Board of Trustees
  • Dave Plyler, Forsyth County Board of Commissioners
  • Dan Besse, Southwest Ward Council Member, who will read a proclamation from Mayor Joines’ office that honors Forsyth Tech’s 50 years in the community
  • Steve Plemmons, President, Forsyth Tech Alumni Association

For more information about Forsyth Tech’s 50-year history in the community and planned 50th anniversary events, please visit a newly established 50th anniversary section on the college’s website: