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Adapting to change – teaching nurses virtually

The current pandemic threatening our world is profound. This has affected every aspect of our lives, including our educational system. As of April 1, Fulton-Montgomery Community College began providing all college classes and student services remotely. The college experience that many of our ...

The value of thinking creatively

Years ago, I took a call from a parent of one of my students who was taking a design class asking me to please talk their child out of pursuing a career in the visual arts. “I don’t want to see them become a starving artist” they explained. As a parent myself, I could appreciate ...

Preparing high school juniors (and parents) for cost of college

As an Academic Advisor at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, I’m always meeting new students and interviewing them about their reasons for attending college and what concerns they may have. It has surprised me over the years to hear that so many young adults are worrying about the cost ...

FMCC and ivy leagues colleges now teach financial literacy

Financially speaking, there are two Americas. While estimates vary a bit, it is generally accepted that between 6 and 12 percent of U.S. families are millionaire households—meaning that if you do not count the value of their homes, after you subtract all their debt from what they ...

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. ...