History Making Graduate

History Making Graduate

As a May graduate of Forsyth Technical Community College with a degree in Early Childhood Education, Mary Coleman is not at all shy about telling you her story, especially her age. At 77 years old, she is the oldest graduate in the history of Forsyth Tech. And that’s just the beginning of her story. Coleman had nine ...

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Medical Assisting Students Brought Blended Cultures to Class

Through their differences, four of the recent graduates in the Medical Assisting program at Forsyth Technical Community College had more in common than their classes. Three are first in their family to graduate from college, three are first generation American citizens and one migrated to the United States from Nigeria. All of them give kudos ...

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Honoring Adult High School Students

On May 2, four students in the Adult High School at Forsyth Technical Community College were the first to be inducted into the National Adult Education Honor Society (NAEHS) at the college. The Forsyth Tech chapter began in April of 2018 to motivate and reward students for their outstanding performance and persistence in their classes. “Continuing education ...

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Discovering His Tech Talents Early

Discovering His Tech Talents Early

After Obed Cahua graduated from high school, he decided to pursue a degree from a technical college.  Cahua is autistic and learns differently than his classmates.  Taking advantage of the educational options at Forsyth Tech, Cahua explained, “I really appreciated my school counselor who took time to share with me how I could take courses ...

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Making the Climb, One Step at a Time

Confronting challenges head-on is what law enforcement officers are trained to do in Forsyth Tech’s Basic Law Enforcement Training (BLET). Yet, few have faced as many uphill battles outside of the academy as Cadet Sam Shamel. Shamel shared some of his hardships before he decided to attend BLET. Twelve years ago, his mother passed away, and ...

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Restored, Refurbished and Renewed

Restored, Refurbished and Renewed

Interior Design Students Volunteering in the Community  For an interior designer, not only do you need a lot of creative talent, you need project management, leadership and teamwork skills, along with a lot of patience and persistence. That’s exactly what Forsyth Tech interior design students experienced in April working on projects for Habitat ReStore of ...

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Chase What You Believe is Right for You

Chase What You Believe is Right for You

Parkland High School alumnus, David Vergara Salgado, had a couple of career ideas in mind while in high school so he decided he would gain more exposure in one area and see if he enjoyed it. “I knew that I either wanted to go into computers or cars,” Salgado said. “Then my uncle opened an automotive ...

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Journey from Forsyth Tech to China – What One Alumnus Learned

Journey from Forsyth Tech to China – What One Alumnus Learned

In early March, Forsyth Tech graduate, Bradley Krae, met with students in the Humanities 120: Cultural Studies on China class. He shared his personal experience of life after graduation, traveling abroad and experiencing another culture. After completing his degree in 2015, Brad wanted to explore other parts of the world but did not want to ...

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A Noteworthy Graduation

A Noteworthy Graduation

Graduation is a time to look back at all you have accomplished and look forward to the future. However, the graduation ceremony itself is a moment you will always remember with your family and friends. On Saturday, February 23, at 4 p.m., Forsyth Technical Community College held a special graduation ceremony at St. Clement’s Episcopal Church ...

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Breaking Down Barriers Through International Study

Breaking Down Barriers Through International Study

More than 4,000 miles from home, her worldview was expanded through spiritual and cultural diversity in a warm environment surrounded by baobab trees and friendly people. Dr. Stephanie Lovett, adjunct instructor, Humanities, Communication, Fine Arts, Humanities and Social Science Division was in Senegal, West Africa, in January attending a two-week conference on Diversity, Religion and Migration. ...

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