Forsyth Tech Fall Semester Preview | Keep it Local Looking forward to the fall semester at Forsyth Technical Community College will be a mixture of reflecting on the past with gratitude to President Gary Green, while anticipating the fall semester with excitement. Earlier this year, Dr. Green announced he will retire in December 2018. This semester will conclude his seventeen-year tenure at Forsyth Tech. Tremendous expansion and growth occurred at the college since 2001 under Dr. Green’s esteemed leadership. In addition, the college developed several additional center locations and programs, along with hosting two visits from sitting U.S. Presidents: President George W. Bush in 2003 and President Barack Obama in 2010. The college is now in the process of a Presidential Search for his replacement. Co-Admission Agreements New this fall, Forsyth Tech is pleased to announce two new co-admission agreements: one with The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and another with Gardner-Webb University. These agreements will make college transfer more seamless into these two institutions. Forsyth Tech will continue to pursue co-admission agreements to ease student transition between schools. Welcome Week 2018 Beginning the first day of classes, Forsyth Tech gives a warm welcome back to new and returning students by hosting Welcome Week 2018, which begins August 20. Students will start the fall semester with a new program sponsored by Student Life and Engagement to help students find their way around campus and feel more at home at all eight Forsyth Tech locations. Several programs, open houses, socials, and events will provide students with resources, along with introductions to administrators, clubs and extra-curricular activities. Forsyth Tech wants students to survive and thrive in and outside of the classroom. Forsyth Tech Works To give back to the community, the staff and faculty of Forsyth Tech will participate in the second annual Forsyth Tech Works in September. Employees receive eight hours of community service to volunteer at non-profit agencies and help with special projects. Community Events Forsyth Tech will also put the community back into the college by offering free speaking events for students and the public: The Humanities Enrichment Series provides educational lectures that are engaging and informative about global and cultural issues. The SciTech Lecture Series, sponsored by the National Center for Biotechnology Workforce, combines the best of science and technology with speakers offering insights into the latest research and development from business and healthcare to academia. Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium Network In addition, as part of the Pulitzer Center Campus Consortium Network, Forsyth Tech is one of 30 national universities and community colleges to connect reporting on global issues with students, faculty and communities across the country. Forsyth Tech will host speakers from the Pulitzer Center during the fall semester. Take Another Look at Forsyth Tech This is only a preview…if you haven’t seen or heard about the programs at Forsyth Technical Community College lately, you might be surprised at what is available. Take a look at our website. Even if you haven’t been back to school in a while, you may find something that will draw you back this fall. The Chamber’s Keep it Local initiative promotes community support for local business ventures. Spending locally creates a strong economy and a sense of place which gives our town its unique lifestyle. The Keep it Local campaign will feature a different segment of businesses each month in 2018. August is Education Month.