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FMCC to hold open house

A college open house is a unique opportunity for you to learn more about a college campus. During a campus visit, you are able to discover all the wonderful academic and student support services that a college offers, giving you the knowledge to make the best decision in choosing the college ...

Student nurses go to fair

On Aug. 27, four members of the Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Student Nurses Association volunteered to work at the Great New York State fair in Syracuse. The day was spent at the “Future of Nursing” booth which represents the national initiative to find solutions that will lead ...

Prejudice in the United States

So now that I’ve made you uneasy with the title of my article this week, let’s explore this topic as rational adults. Prejudice exists in the United States; it exists in the world. It has always existed; and while we have made some progress from decades ago, we have taken a big step ...

My journey in becoming a radiologic tech

For as long as I can remember, I knew healthcare was my calling. I needed to be an active part in today’s multifaceted healthcare system to help change the field for the better. Fulton-Montgomery Community College helped me do just that. Right out of high school I obtained an hourly ...

FM at p.m. — open mic night

Fulton-Montgomery Community College, like most community colleges, offers open enrollment, which means anyone can attend as long as she or he has a high school degree or has (or is working towards) a G.E.D. But, FM is open in many other ways to the communities it proudly serves. The ...

Summer learning for students

Computers, robotics, arts, games, Legos, music, theater and much more. Top that off with the friendships made at summer camp and top notch instructors and that’s what you get for six weeks at FM Summer Academy. All that for a reasonable price tag. For several years, FM has offered our ...

Funding community colleges

Community colleges are relatively new institutions in the fabric of higher education. While the oldest community college, Joliet Junior College in Chicago, is over 100 years old, most of the community colleges in the country had their start in the 1960s and 70s. Designed to be colleges of ...

Community colleges provide diverse educational needs

Lt. Col. (ret) Robert Kruger, MD, is one of only three geriatric internal medicine physicians with the U. S. Air Force. He began his education at Fulton-Montgomery Community College and says going to community college for him was the best way to start his academic career. Kruger ...

FMCC tours Philadelphia

Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Wall Street Club, in conjunction with the College’s BizHub Club, sponsored their fourth annual bus trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this spring. The walking tour, led by professors Frank Yunker and Larry Zuckerman, was centered on the old colonial ...

A two-year degree holds a lot of value

Ken Ponte graduated from Johnstown High School in 2006 and enrolled at FM that fall semester. Not yet ready for college, he withdrew and traveled the Northeast with a four-piece electronic rock band. Eight years later, a more mature Ken decided he was now ready for FM with a desire to work ...

A heartfelt message

Fulton-Montgomery Community College faculty receive updates and emails from former students all the time. However, some of these updates truly affirm that what they do matters — teach, listen, and support their students. Following is an update to Robert Warner, director of nursing at FM, ...

The benefits of a college education

On Thursday, May 24, 2018, Fulton-Montgomery Community College held its commencement ceremony at Proctor’s Theatre in Schenectady. It was truly a wonderful ceremony celebrating the achievements of 428 graduates (approximately 240 participated in the actual ceremony) witnessed by close to ...

Journey’s beyond excellence

Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program (CSTEP) program was able to take six students to spend a weekend at the Sagamore Resort in Lake George to network and attend research presentations. CSTEP is a grant funded New York state program that ...

Paying it forward is the way to be

Fulton-Montgomery Community College is guided by 12 core values; one of these values is civility. We believe a culture that emphasizes treating others with courtesy and respect permits an individual to reach his or her full potential. A few years back, FM’s college Senate created a ...

Education — Defense from tyranny

Whether you are a Republican, Democrat, liberal, conservative, moderate, or any other label to describe your general political thinking, it is clear that our country is currently divided along party lines. While this is certainly not new, the divide is perhaps farther apart — and fought ...

Addressing the opioid crisis

Beginning in the fall 2018 semester, students may enroll in the new chemical abuse counseling A.A.S. at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. This new program will allow students to both obtain their associates degree and complete the 350 hours of course work necessary to become a Credentialed ...

A career in healthcare is possible with HPOG 2.0

The U.S. Department of Labor projects that over the next decade healthcare occupations will grow faster than any other field. As the need for these professionals grows, experts predict there will be more jobs available than there are qualified individuals to fill them. More than ever, we need ...

Wanted: Millennials

There’s no doubt that millennials have a bad rap when it comes to communication and face-to-face socialization. I’ll admit, there have been times when I am walking down the hallway on our campus and I have to swerve out of the way of a texting millennial, but I’ve also seen quite the ...

The future of our community

One of the jobs of a college president is to spend time thinking about the future of the college, including what could happen long after he/she has left the institution. What are the factors that will affect the college? How can the president prepare the institution to handle those factors? Can ...

Individual studies at FM

Ever wonder what it takes to become a phlebotomist? Community health worker? Dental assistant? RV maintenance technician? Automotive services employee? How about an advanced manufacturing technician? The Individual Studies program at FM has the ability to help you fast track your career into ...