Letter from the President

Dr. Janet N. Spriggs

Forsyth Technical Community College has proudly served the citizens of Forsyth and Stokes Counties for almost 60 years. Being named the seventh President of Forsyth Tech on October 19, 2018 was one of those truly once-in-a-lifetime moments and the professional opportunity of a lifetime. My predecessor, Dr. Gary Green, led Forsyth Tech for 17 of those ...

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Investing in the Future: EdNC, Belk Endowment Visit Campus

McCart and Belk laughing with Dr. Green during the EdNC/Belk Endowment Tour.

With an investment from the John M. Belk Foundation, EducationNC (EdNC) is taking an in-depth look at how they can support community college development in the state. Both organizations are dedicated to the betterment of North Carolina education, as well as students’ access to meaningful employment. In an effort to understand the integral role of ...

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Welding Together: Couple Embarks on New Career

John Belk and Sam McCart, Forsyth Tech alumni and husband and wife

After nine years of working a minimum-wage, fast food job, Sam McCart was looking for a new career. McCart tried her hand at welding and discovered she had a natural talent. Self-taught in the basics, she knew she needed to learn the science and art of welding if she wanted to make it her career. ...

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New UNCG Co-Admission Program: Fosters Student Success

Signing the UNCG and Forsyth Tech co-admission agreement are Dr. Joel Welch, vice president of instructional services, Forsyth Tech; Dr. Gary Green, president of Forsyth Tech; and Dr. Dana Dunn, provost and senior vice chancellor, UNCG.

On July 24, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) announced a new co-admission agreement with Forsyth Tech. This partnership aims to help students succeed by improving access to undergraduate educational resources, university facilities, and support systems. “We’re excited to collaborate with UNCG through the ‘Spartan Passage’ partnership,” said Gary Green, president of Forsyth ...

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Good Energy: Congrats to the 40th Class of Line Workers

Electrical Lineman students

The next time you see linemen restoring power after a storm, they just might be graduates of the Electrical Lineman program at Forsyth Technical Community College. This past August, Forsyth Tech congratulated the 40th class to graduate from the nine-week electrical lineman program at the Northwest Forsyth Center in King. The program was a success; ...

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Big Brother of the Year: Makes a Big Difference

Jolen and Murray at BB&T Field

Having a mentor can make a huge impact in the life of a child, giving them confidence to reach their potential and shape a positive future. That’s what Jolen says about his mentor, Murray Miller. The two were matched by Big Brothers Big Sisters in Winston-Salem six years ago. “After I met Mr. Miller, I ...

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It’s a Win-Win: Student Government Association Enriches Students and Campus Life

Students at the Chinese Moon Festival

Student Government Associations for both Forsyth Tech and Forsyth Tech Stokes County Center offer events and celebrations throughout the year for students to meet others and have fun! Both associations also teach leadership, teamwork, and organizational skills.   Forsyth County SGA By Ajah Harold, a Forsyth Tech Fine Arts student scheduled to graduate in May 2019 The Student Government ...

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Toyota T-Ten Certification Program Praised

students and alumni of the Toyota T-ten program with Virginia Foxx

On May 31, U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta and U.S. Representative Virginia Foxx visited Forsyth Tech to learn more about the Toyota Technician Training and Education Network (T-TEN) program at the Transportation Technology Center. Representatives from Toyota and Forsyth Tech leaders discussed the partnership, which lets students graduate in two years with Toyota and ...

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Treehouse of Dreams: Amos Cottage’s New Addition

Phil McKinney, vice president, Venture Construction and Forsyth Tech Architecture alumus; Debra Allred, Amos Cottage staff psychologist; M. Todd Shoaf, Forsyth Tech Architecture program coordinator; Rachael Due, Furnitureland South/and Forsyth Tech Interior Design graduate; Daniel Turick, Walter Robbs Architecture and Forsyth Tech Architecture graduate and Mary Dame, Program director of the therapeutic day program at Amos Cottage.

Imagine designing a treehouse that would shape the future for children and bring the community together for a good cause. That’s what Forsyth Tech Architecture students Daniel Turick and Rachael Due began in the summer of 2017. Architecture Program Coordinator Todd Shoaf asked Turick and Due to work on the treehouse after Phil McKinney, Forsyth ...

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Mazie S. Woodruff’s Legacy Takes Flight

Fleming El-Amin

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Mazie S. Woodruff Center on September 20, 2018, Forsyth Tech announced the Woodruff Center will be home to its new aviation program scheduled to open in late 2019. Woodruff ’s family members expressed their excitement and gratitude—sentiments shared by the community at large. “On behalf of my ...

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