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The FM Evans Library — how are we doing?

For some people, the idea of a college library still brings to mind columns of bookshelves and a stern — but helpful — librarian waiting in the wings to provide assistance as required. This quaint but inaccurate picture is not a vision which is in any way indicative of the academic ...

Choose education in the new year

Welcome to 2020! These milestone years tend to be a bit more reflective for individuals. Perhaps you are looking to change your career. Or, you are interested in starting your own business and need to identify the steps to get started. Maybe you walked away from a degree when you were ...

Understand these two things

I don’t want to sound like Chicken Little; but there is a big problem. Many of us are aware of it; but there are two important things that few people understand that can help us to work toward a solution. Google this: “crisis middle level skilled jobs” Go ahead, Google it, really. ...

Staying connected with FMCC alumni

One of my favorite sayings is “We are seeing the world one student at a time” and this is indeed true at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. I am very proud of our history as an institution in that we recognized early on the value it brings to classrooms to have students from both near ...

Exploring allied health through research initiatives

Research is an important part of a college student’s education, and generally, is considered to be one of the most hands-on ways for students to learn. Research may involve interpretive, descriptive, and artistic endeavors, which can be used to measure and test scientific hypotheses. Then, ...

Packaging and label design

Global markets today rely on a multitude of industrial packaging containers that protect manufactured goods during shipping and handling. In 2019 an estimated 56.1 billion worth of package containers were used for shipping. Highlights of the October 2019 study published by Smithers PIRA ...

FM honors veterans, past and present, remembers everyone who is deployed

Each year, during the month of November, it’s easy for most of us to get caught up in holiday preparations for Thanksgiving and the Holiday season. During times of peace, we often forget that America still has military men and women deployed in various countries all over the world. ...

Earn a marketing degree at FMCC

By MARK SWAIN Are you looking for an exciting degree that gives you a variety of career options? Then a marketing degree is for you. You can put your creative and communication skills to work with a marketing degree. Marketing graduates work as admissions representatives, brand and product ...

The Rao Theater at FMCC

Fulton-Montgomery Community College strives to lead our area in cultural and intellectual enrichment. Over many years, the college has been known for its commitment to theatrical productions on campus, producing all manner of classic and contemporary plays and musicals. Theater is alive and ...

Give students a pedestal and they will speak

“I think I want to present this year. I think I am ready.” These were the words from FM student Yamileth (Yami) Shaw. Yami heard from her advisor in TRiO, a federally-funded student support services grant available on the FM campus, that a conference at SUNY Cortland was accepting ...

Research issues, not opinions

By Dustin Swanger As I am sure we are all aware, our country is very polarized. We are polarized politically, socially, economically and, to a large extent, culturally. There are numerous factors that are contributing to this polarization, not the least of which is the leadership of our ...

Business programs at FM help students

By Mark Swain The business programs at FM are designed to develop students’ employability skills, One way to display the skills earned is in the form of a digital micro-credential, also known as a digital badge. The digital badge system represents a series of classes taken to obtain a ...

FM — a portal to new cultures

The African rains could do nothing to dampen the spirit and vibrancy of the traditional Rwandan wedding of FM alum, Grace Rutagengwa. Rwandan couples generally celebrate three different wedding ceremonies before formalizing their union. On this day I was being given the honor to not only ...

Course is life-changing

Before coming to Fulton-Montgomery Community College as a human service instructor, I worked for almost 20 years in the field of child welfare. My role and the agency that I worked for changed throughout that time, but my commitment to the provision of high-quality trauma-informed child ...

Take part in TEDxFMCC

With every New Year comes New Year’s resolutions and anticipated shifts in behaviors and habits we hope will move us towards becoming the best versions of ourselves. Sometimes the motivations behind these are self-generated and sometimes we get ideas and inspiration from outside sources. ...

A veteran’s perspective

Fulton-Montgomery Community College is a very welcoming campus to both veterans and current military members. Thousands of veterans are enrolled in the State University of New York (SUNY) system and FM is honored that so many students, like former FM student Gary Thompson, chose FM to pursue ...

What do you want to be when you grow up? ‘A Co-Pilot.’

“A co-pilot?” I responded with surprise to the 8th-grader. No disrespect to co-pilots; but who starts out wanting to be a co-pilot? It struck me as odd and a bit funny. I asked why and I learned a lot. To paraphrase what he told me: many commercial flight crews have three people. We ...

Giving Thanks

This is the time of year when we often reflect on the past year as well as look forward to a new one. It is a time when we wonder if we’ve accomplished what we hoped to; ponder what we can learn from our failures; and, perhaps in some way, think about how we can make our lives and the lives ...

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 ...