Building Capital Partnerships

Building Capital Partnerships

Building hope, opening doors, changing lives…that’s Forsyth Tech’s mission. To produce the highly skilled employees the market demands, however, requires financial support above and beyond the support we receive through the state and county. Forsyth Tech is in the early stages of launching a new capital campaign, Pathways to Possibilities, a fundraising effort focused on updating ...

Read more

Teaching Teachers

Teaching Teachers

Mary Tucker doesn’t remember exactly when her passion for Forsyth Tech was first kindled, but as a one-time teacher of middle school science and the daughter of a mother who taught language, she has always believed in the power of education to change lives. From her first association with Forsyth Tech, she was inspired by ...

Read more

Overcoming Obstacles, One Student At A Time

Overcoming Obstacles, One Student At A Time

Global Logistics students Calissa Hooper and Stacy Bradley were this close to graduating. They both needed one final course, Math 110, to earn their degree. When Demetria Ledbetter, program coordinator, Global Logistics, Business Administration – Logistics Management, Import/Export Compliance, noticed that months had gone by and neither had taken the class, she contacted them to ...

Read more

Cultivating A Sustainable Future

Cultivating A Sustainable Future

Growing up in a small New Hampshire town, Chantal Mullen had one goal – to become an artist. But when she received early admittance to the Art Institute in Boston, she realized that her family could not afford the six-figure tuition. Suddenly, she was at a loss about what to do with her life. She tried ...

Read more

Ranked Among the Best…Again

In August, Newsweek named Early College of Forsyth one of the top high schools in the country in its 2015 High School Rankings. It ranked 103rd out of more than 16,000 high schools, placing it in the top .6 percent of all U.S. high schools. To celebrate, an event was held on Thursday, October 1st, ...

Read more

Feature: Impacting The Now

Feature: Impacting The Now

If you were to create an illustration showing Forsyth Tech’s links with the community, you’d probably end up with something like an airline map, with lines going every which way. But even if you managed to create that diagram, it still wouldn’t tell you the impact of those many connections. Forsyth Tech students, teachers, staff ...

Read more

The Art Of Diplomacy

The Art Of Diplomacy

Richard Jaworski has an interesting world view. He recently completed an assignment as minister counselor for Management Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. And before that, he held posts in Turkey, London, Warsaw, Tel Aviv and Helsinki. In September, Mr. Jaworski spoke to a group, including 28 international business students, in the Oak ...

Read more

Desmarais Named Forsyth Tech COO

Desmarais Named Forsyth Tech COO

It’s a big job, but one for which she’s well prepared. In July, Dr. Rachel M. Desmarais was named Forsyth Tech’s executive vice president and chief operating officer (EVP/COO). In her new role, she is responsible for overseeing the college’s leadership team as well as day-to-day operations. She brings a unique perspective to the position. For ...

Read more

Agreeing To Agree

Agreeing To Agree

In August, the North Carolina Community College System and North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities opened up new pathways of opportunity for community college students. They were joined by 22 of the state’s 36 independent colleges and universities in signing the Independent Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (ICAA), which increases access for community college students at institutions ...

Read more

NC Poet Laureate’s Wit And Wisdom Inspires Students

NC Poet Laureate’s Wit And Wisdom Inspires Students

Troubadour, storyteller, perennial teacher, 76-year old Shelby Stephenson, North Carolina’s poet laureate, transfixes audiences. Alternately reading from his lyrical poems about a childhood spent “Down East” on a North Carolina farm and singing soulful renditions of Hank Williams’ ballads, Mr. Stephenson shared his passion for words with Forsyth Tech students, faculty, staff and the public ...

Read more