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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 ...

Education will open doors

Jim Gisondi was born and raised in Gloversville and graduated from Gloversville High in 1963; the same year Fulton-Montgomery Community College was established. “I saw the possibility of staying home and saving money to continue my education, eventually transferring to a four-year ...

Why literature matters

One of the classes that virtually everyone who receives an FM degree takes is English II. The purpose of English II is to read, analyze, discuss, and write about literature. Often, students ask those of us who teach the course why they are “being forced” to take it. They wonder why ...

Colleges teach leadership

By Dr. Dustin Swanger As I have written before, from the inception of the university model, higher education has tried to prepare students for work, to be good citizens, and to be leaders. Leadership is a very important aspect of college life and sorely needed in the United States today. ...

It’s time to make those big decisions

I remember my junior year at SUNY Oswego and interning in the Career Center.  There were shelves of career search books and tests we could take to help us score our interests and strengths.  Looking back, I wish I had visited that space when I was a freshman, rather than become a Political ...

TEDxFMCC

JOHNSTOWN — For the second year in a row, speakers took to the stage at Fulton-Montgomery Community College to discuss ideas that could help revitalize communities. This year’s TEDx event, held Wednesday, was titled “Recycling the Past, Repurposing Energies and Repositioning for the ...

Take part in second annual TEDxFMCC

Locals in upstate New York have names for their hometown cities; names that can’t be found on a map. Whether it’s Schenectady as the Electric City; Troy as the Collar City; Gloversville as the Glove City; or, Amsterdam, as the Rug City, the names behind the city reveal the foundational ...