Student Success Center Hours

Day Time
Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Phone: 336.734.7156

Advising and Registration

We encourage all current students to take advantage of Advising in October and March!
This is a time for you to meet with your advisor about your next semester courses and academic plans.
Current students will be able to register for Summer 2017 and Fall 2017 beginning March 2017! Registration times/dates are sent to your Techlink email account from the records office. All current students are expected to register online through

If you are a new student, please view our New Student Orientation and Registration information.

Personal Counselors

Personal counselors are here to help you deal with life issues that affect your progress at Forsyth Tech. The center also offers information and referrals for more intensive, specialized assistance, if needed. The counseling staff adheres to the ethical standards of the National Board for Certified Counselors.

While we can be contacted by phone or e-mail regarding personal concerns, it is recommended that Forsyth Tech students visit the Student Success Center in person, or visit a helping professional in their local area.  If you have an emergency, please call 911, or in Forsyth County call 336.725.7777.

Career Counselors

Career Counselors offer advice on finding the right career, getting a better job, preparing for interviews and other career-related areas. We provide career testing, counseling and information to prospective and currently enrolled students.

Services and Information for Students (including tips on interviewing, preparing a resume and cover letter, job listings and more).

Services and Information for Employers (including information about on-campus recruiting and participating in our annual Job Fair).

Academic Advisors

Academic advisors work with you to help with educational goal-setting and decision-making, college selection, college transfer and strategies for academic success.

Staff Listing

Student Success Center
Oak Grove Center, Room 2414
2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone: 336.734.7156
Fax: 336.757.3274

Name Title Phone Email
Allison Hairston Academic Advisor, Northwest Forsyth Center 336.734.7061
Dr. Bruce Shepherd Academic Advisor, Swisher Center 336.734.7923
Carrie Blaskowski Academic Advisor 336.757.3389
Cherise Velez Academic Advisor 336.757.3867
Cynthia Judge Administrative Staff Assistant 336.734.7156
Erica McMahon Counselor, Disability Services 336.734.7378
Gloria Maldonado Rivera Academic Advisor 336.757.3391
Herbert Ricks Academic Advisor, Transportation Center 336.757.3398
Jana Poplar  Academic Advisor 336.734.7248
Katie Waugh Counselor 336.757.3660
Kenyetta Richmond Counselor 336.734.7206
Krissie Webster Academic Advisor, Mazie Woodruff Center 336.734.7973
Laura Merritt Engagement Coordinator 336.734.7152
Masonne Sawyer Coordinator 336.734.7343
Melissa Rivers PT Counselor, Career Services 336.734.7518
Pam Vidal Administrative Staff Assistant 336.734.7226
Rex Hobson PT Counselor, Career Services 336.734.7368
Dr. Sarah Hawks Counselor, Disability Services 336.734.7155
Victoria Burgos Academic Advisor 336.734.7154
William Foster Administrative Staff Assistant 336.734.7479
Vacant Director, Student Success Center 336.734.7416 Vacant