Dedicated to Service

With sincere gratitude, Forsyth Technical Community College would like to thank Mr. Edwin. L. Welch, Jr. president of I.L. Long Construction, for 14 years of combined service to the Foundation Board of Directors and the Board of Trustees.

Mr. Welch first joined the Foundation Board in 2003 for a three-year term. In 2004, he was the chair of the Resource Development Committee. In 2005, Mr. Welch was co-chair of Forsyth Tech’s first capital campaign, the Momentum campaign and helped raise over $13 million for the college. That year, he also joined the Board of Trustees. In 2006, he served the Foundation Board for another three year term. After his Foundation Board term was completed, Mr. Welch became the Board of Trustees representative on the Foundation Board in the 2009-2010 term. He was also instrumental in launching the Early College at Forsyth Tech. Mr. Welch served as vice chair of the Board of Trustees from August 2007- August 2012, and from August 2012 – August 2015, he served as chair of the Board of Trustees. Most recently he served as co-chair of the Pathways to Possibilities Capital Campaign which began in 2015.

“Mr. Welch has a remarkable history of selfless and tireless service to many organizations in our community,” said Alan Proctor, chair of the Board of Trustees. “Forsyth Tech has also been blessed by his vision and phenomenal leadership.  From the Capital Campaigns to the Board of Trustees, Ed Welch has made a lasting positive difference in our campus, staff, faculty and most importantly our students.” 

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