Forsyth Tech opened in 1960 as the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Industrial Education Center, and we want you to help us celebrate our golden anniversary throughout the 2010-2011 academic year. We invite you to:
- Send us your memories of our school, including stories and photos, so that we can add them to our website
- “Forsyth Tech Yourself” on our website to see what your graduation picture might have looked like 50 years ago, and
- Join us at special events like those listed below.
It’s going to be a great year at Forsyth Tech, and we want you to be part of it!
Celebrate with us by visiting this 50th anniversary section of our website often—we’ll be updating it on a regular basis!
50th Anniversary Events
- January 20, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
Richard Childress, for whom the College’s Race Car Technology program is named, will be honored at a dinner hosted by The Foundation of Forsyth Tech. Call 336.734.7521 for ticket information.
- January 26, 2011, 4 p.m.
As part of our SciTech Lecture Series, Dr. Anthony Atala, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, will speak on the topic of “Regenerative Medicine: New Approaches to Healthcare.”
- February 1, 2011
This month, we are rolling out the "Oral Histories" section of our 50th anniversary website. Listen to our alumnus and retired faculty and staff, including the colleges previous presidents, share their stories and memories about Forsyth Tech. Check back frequently to hear new stories, which will be added throughout the month.
- February 24, 2011, 4 p.m.
Our SciTech Lecture Series starts out the new year with Dr. Frank Carver, Coordinator, Environmental Sciences, Forsyth Tech, addressing “Environmental Health Science Curriculum Development in Liberia, West Africa.”
- March 17, 2011, 4 p.m.
This SciTech Lecture Series event features Dr. J. Donald deBethizy, CEO, Targacept, speaking on “The Targacept Story: From the Bench to the Clinic.”
- April 2011
New additions to the Benefactors Plaque in Ardmore Hall will be unveiled in a public ceremony.
- April 21, 2011, 4 p.m.
The final lecture in our SciTech Lecture Series features graduates of Forsyth Tech’s Biotechnology program speaking on “Tech Life Post Graduation.”