Gordon Pfefferkorn; April 13, 1921—May 27, 2017
Mr. Pfefferkorn made education a reality for dozens of Forsyth Tech students, and even after his passing, continues to create opportunities for generations to come. He established The L. Gordon, Jr. and June D. Pfefferkorn Scholarship through the Winston-Salem Foundation for students attending or enrolling at Forsyth Tech. Following an initial grant for scholarships for two students, the Pfefferkorns extended their generosity in 2014 by providing nine full two-year scholarships to Forsyth Tech students. Mr. Pfefferkorn was the president of the Pfefferkorn Company, a community-oriented mortgage banking firm. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family.
Dewitt E. Rhoades; July 10, 1929—May 8, 2017
Mr. Rhoades was one of Forsyth Tech’s most dedicated supporters. Appointed to the Forsyth Tech Board of Trustees by Governor James Holshouser in 1976, he actively served on the board 38 years and became the longest serving Trustee in the school’s history. In 2015, in recognition of his long-time service to the College, the Conference Center located in the Oak Grove Center on the Main Campus of Forsyth Tech was dedicated and officially named the Dewitt E. Rhoades Conference Center. Mr. Rhoades was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine from the State of North Carolina for his lifetime service to the state and community. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family.