School of Technology: Alumni and Community Engagement
Alumni: Where Are They Now?
Successful and Paying It Forward
Geoff Foster is a graduate of the Applied Engineering Technology program (formally known as Manufacturing Systems) in the School of Technology. In 2006, Geoff took the entrepreneurial route and started a plastic injection molding solutions company. His company became certified as a Minority Business Enterprise by the Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. In 2007, Foster went into a joint venture with bright Plastics and formed Core Technology Molding Group, LLC where he is the Chief Executive Officer and President.
In August 2009, Core Technology Molding Corp. was named the Minority Supplier of the Year-Class I at the Business Opportunity Conference in Charlotte, NC by the Carolinas Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. Foster is the MBEIC Chair of the TRAC (Triad Region-Greensboro, Winston Salem and High Point) and has held a seat on the CMSDC Board of Directors since 2009.
Geoff Foster believes in reaching back and paying it forward, and he did just that with newest employees and former student Clarence Smalls.
Today Smalls was recently promoted from Quality Auditor to Supplier Quality Engineering at Core Technology Molding Group and says he owes it to Geoff Foster. Smalls stated “Professor Foster is that rare teacher willing to come early and stay late to make sure my classmates and I really ‘got it’. More than anybody else, he equipped us to compete in the global market.”
Fred Morris & Kimberly Forbes
School of Technology Graduates Fred Morris and Kimberly Forbes were named Teacher of the Year
Fred Morris and Kimberly Forbes were named North Carolina’s Technology Teachers of the Year at the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association’s Annual Conference in Long Beach, California.
Fred Morris received his MA in Teaching from the School of Technology. Mr. Morris teaches Technology and Pre-engineering students at Richmond Senior High in Rockingham, NC. Mr. Morris is also a Kennan Fellow with North Carolina State University.
Kimberly Forbes received her MA in Teaching from the School of Technology as well. Ms. Forbes teaches technology Education at Ferndale Middle School in High Point, NC.