NC Governor Pat McCrory will be the speaker at Forsyth Tech’s commencement exercises on Thursday, May 7. The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. at Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem.

“We are honored to have Gov. Pat McCrory accept our invitation to address our 2015 graduating class,” said Forsyth Tech President Gary Green. “We know he will inspire our graduates with words of encouragement as they prepare to enter the local workforce or transfer to a four-year college or university in pursuit of the additional educational opportunities available in our great state.”

Approximately 1,100 Forsyth Tech students will earn associate’s degrees, certificates and diplomas that signify completion of their programs of study during the 2015 commencement exercises, an increase of more than 10 percent from 2014.

Forsyth Tech offers credit programs in Math, Science and Technologies; Business and Information Technologies; Engineering Technologies; Health Technologies; and Humanities and Social Sciences.

The graduation ceremony is open to the public at no charge, and there will be no charge for parking at the Coliseum.

The media is invited to cover the graduation ceremony.

About Forsyth Tech

Forsyth Tech ( provides students with flexible educational pathways to a competitive workforce for the community and global economy. The college offers associate degrees, diplomas and certificates in more than 200 programs of study, including programs that promote personal and professional development through non-credit courses and seminars, as well as customized training for business and industry. Forsyth Tech is the fifth largest community college in North Carolina and serves more than 35,000 students with approximately 1,500 full and part-time faculty and staff.