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Winston-Salem chronicle. (Winston-Salem, N.C.) 1974-current, October 13, 2016, Page B7, Image 17

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Forsyth Tech Foundation announces major strategic initiatives , SPECIAL TO THE CHRONICLE Representatives of the Forsyth Tech Foundation has announced three major strategic initiatives designed to create a foot print for the future of Forsyth Technical Community College. Capital campaign update Forsyth Tech President Gary Green opened the 5 event by providing back ' ground on the Foundation's capital campaign, 5 Pathways to Possibilities. 'The campaign launched in 'the spring of 2015 and is ' designed to raise funds for f technology improvements at the college to keep pace 1 with evolving and innova tive workforce training demands. Green then introduced Susan Cameron, president and CEO of Reynolds American, Inc., who is serving as honorary cam paign chair. "I signed up as hon orary chair of this cam paign for several important reasons," Cameron said. "As many of you know, I work in a very dynamic business environment. I've seen first-hand the transfor mative role that technology has played in the success of my company. "Embracing innovation is just the first step. You also have to drive change as well as keep pace with it. To do that, you have to invest in the ongoing devel opment of your employees. I've seen firsthand the powerful role that Forsyth Tech's customized training has played in our success." Cameron explained that the financial goal of the Pathways to Possibilities capital campaign is $18 million. While acknowl edging the ambitious tar get, she announced that, with support from the cam paign's co-chairs, Ed Welch, president of I. L. Long Construction and cur rent Forsyth Tech Board of Trustees and Foundation Board member, and Heather Robinson, regional operations manager for Caterpillar in Winston Salem, the campaign has already raised $14 million, including a contribution of $2.5 million from the Reynolds American Foundation as well as a commitment by RJ. Reynolds Tobacco Company to provide $500,000 in training. "Nearly 60 donors have brought us this far," said Cameron. "We still have a ways to go to meet our tar get, but I'm confident other contributors will join us in making this investment in both Forsyth Tech and our community's future." New Forsyth Tech Foundation Executive Director Following Cameron's remarks, Green introduced the new executive director of development and Forsyth Tech Foundation, Dr. Corey Miller. Miller comes to the Forsyth Tech Foundation from Ids previ ous role as director of phi lanthropy at Crisis Control Ministry in Winston-Salem where he fostered a culture of philanthropy and invest ment to support the short term emergency needs of Forsyth County residents in financial crisis. "What attracted me to Forsyth Tech was the qual ity of talented staff mem bers, President Gary Green's visionary leader ship, a strong and diverse Foundation Board of Directors, and the rele vance of Forsyth Tech's mission," Miller said. "I know that commitment to give people opportunities through education and training is the cornerstone of Forsyth Tech - provid ing pathways to possibili ties. I believe that there has never been a more impor tant time for a more impor tant role for this unique institution." Miller is an ordained United Methodist minister. He received his Master of Divinity from Duke University and a Doctor of Ministry from Drew University. Miller assumed his new role with the Forsyth Tech Foundation on Oct. 10. Bond Referendum Campaign announcement Following brief remarks by Miller, Green introduced Alan Proctor, chair of the Forsyth Tech Board of Trustees and sen ior vice president. Wells Fargo. Proctor announced the Forsyth Tech bond for improved and expanded facilities where the training and education of students take place. "In November, Forsyth Tech will propose a $65 million bond for multiple capital projects," Proctor stated. "These funds are critical to our capacity to meet 21st century expecta tions and to remain in good standing with our accredit ing body, The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. "I am here today to say that I strongly endorse this bond measure, and I urge you to vote your support for it on the November 8 ballot, because this bond will transform our college and our community." . For more information about Forsyth Tech's bond, visit: www.forsythtech The Measure of Success: a student's per spective The event concluded with remarks by student Irene Bantigue who is the current President of the Student Government Association. Bantigue was bom in the Philippines and raised in Birmingham, UK before moving to Winston Salem. She plans to trans fer to a four-year university following graduation next spring to pursue a degree in International Affairs. "My financial circum stances may have led me to discover Forsyth Tech, but Forsyth Tech's diversity is what captivated me to stay," Bantigue said. "Thanks to unselfish dona tions to the college, stu dents like me have had the chance to begin their col lege education free of financial constraints. Forsyth Tech clearly excels in its mission to provide flexible educational path ways to a competitive workforce." Green Cameron Rel. Cal from page B5 The Pilgrim Rest Missionary Baptist Church, 1905 N Jackson Ave., will cele brate the 56th Church Anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. at the worship service. The guest speaker for the event will be Evangelist Mattie Young, a mem ber of the Bethlehem Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome to share in the cele bration. Oct. 16 Women's Day and Men's Day Service The Mt. Glory Missionary Baptist Church, 214 N. Dunleith Ave., will be hav ing a Women's and Men's Day Service with Bishop J.R Stowe on Oct. 16. The speakers of the service will be Anita Dean Amette at 11 a.m. and Rev. Jerry Arnette at 2:15 pm. Oct. 16 102nd Church Anniversary Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1075 Shalimar Drive, will celebrate the 102nd Church Anniversary on Oct. 16 at the 11 ajn. worship service. The guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. T. DeWitt Smith of Atlanta, Georgia. The public is invited. The Rev. Dr. John Mendez is the pastor. For more information, contact the church office at 336-788-7023. Oct. 16 Ministry Event The 3rd annual Greater Is He Mime Ministry Explosion under the direction of Janet Terry will be held on Oct. 16 at 5 p.m. at New Direction Movement Cathedral, 3300 Overdale Dr. The public is welcome to attend. For more information, call 336-771-2111. Oct. 16 Worship Service and Forum The Unitarian Universalis! Fellowship of Winston-Salem, 4055 Robinhood Road, will have worship services on Sunday, Oct. 16 at 9 and 11 a.m. The Rev. Lisa Schwartz will speak on "We Have Nothing to Lose But Our Chains." At the Forum, 9:15 a.m., Michael Hentschel, son of a man credited with saving 3,000 Jews from the Holocaust, will speak on "Saving the Universe." At Explorations, 9:15 a.m.. Dr. u V Gloria Wright, a management consultant, will speak on "Workaholics and Peak Performers: The Difference." Oct. 19-21 Board of Presbyters Revival The Greater Higher Ground Ministries, 4175 Moat Dr., Board of Presbyters and Senior Pastor Janice O. Heath will hold the 2016 Board of Presbyters Revival on Oct. 19-21. The services will start at 7 p.m. The speaker on Wednesday will be the sons and daughters of Greater Higher Ground Ministries. The anointed man of God, Apostle Ronnie Moore of Carthage, will speak on Thursday and Friday. For more information, call the church administration office at 336-725-1125. Oct. 20 Praise On Concert The aitist Canton Junction will per form music at Oaklawn Baptist Church, 3500 Kernersville Road, from their "Get Your Praise On" tour on Oct. 20 at 7 p.m. Gordon Mote, ACM award-winner will be joining them as a special guest. There will be a "Meet & Eat" food truck at 5:30 pm. to allow individuals to purchase food and share a meal with the artists before the concert. The concert is free, with donations accepted for Sanctuary of Hope, for unwed mothers and orphaned children. For further information, visit or turningpoint Oct. 21 Poverty Workshop Workshop centered on the book "Bridges Out of Poverty" will be held at The Windsor Room at the LJVM Coliseum, 2825 University Parkway, on Oct. 21 at 8:30 am.-12:30 pjn. The work shop is for nonprofit employees, social workers, pastors, teachers or anyone who wants a better understanding of the issues surrounding poverty. There is no cost for the workshop. 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