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FM has the benefits of a four-year institution

For many students and families, the decision on where to attend college is huge.  There are many factors to take into consideration such as academic programs, tuition and fees, housing options, location, etc.  Attending a four-year institution may be what the student wants because they ...

Spoken-word poet to be at FM Thursday

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton Montgomery Community College will be hosting to spoken word poet, musician and alumni of Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 during two special event on Thursday. Wali “Flo” Shah will be speaking at 12:30 p.m. at the FMCC Theater. Shah will be also speaking at the FMCC ...

Cancer awareness and perserverance

When I awoke in the recovery room, my oncology surgeon told me things went well and that she had reassured my very large family contingent that I was okay.  I immediately told her she had no idea how large my family really was; as an employee at Fulton-Montgomery Community College, my family ...

Advance in your career or get started on one

With the expanding role and responsibilities of an Administrative Assistant in today’s modern office environment, have you ever thought about working in a busy medical office or in a bustling business setting? Fulton-Montgomery Community College has the programs and courses needed to start ...

Need financial aid? FM has you covered

Do you have a child who is thinking about attending college in the fall of 2018?  Are you in need of help trying to navigate the financial aid process necessary to get money to help cover the cost of college? Well, great news.   Over the next few months, the financial aid experts at ...

The business of show business

In “As You Like It,” William Shakespeare famously wrote, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” With respect to The Bard, I’d like to expand the metaphor. We men and women may also be directors or stage managers or ushers, scenic or lighting or sound ...

White Supremacy and the college campus

Recent events on the University of Virginia Campus in Charlottesville illustrated the divide that is happening in our country. White Supremacists marched across the campus shouting racist, homophobic and anti-Semitic chants. This group was met with many individuals who were protesting the White ...

Mentors make a difference

Through basketball recruitment, Al Green of Brooklyn, New York, came to FM. In his first semester, he had a tough time juggling school and athletics and it showed through his grades. He decided to put all of his focus and energy into his school work but he needed some guidance — enter ...

Addressing student’s mental health needs

Nineteen year-old Nicole had never had any prior symptoms of mental illness when she announced to her parents that she “felt there was too much going on in [her] head.”  Nicole’s mom shrugged off her daughter’s comment as that of a normal first semester college student feeling ...

Reinvention: FM-style

Trying to schedule a meeting with FM student Catalina (Cat) Lange can be challenging. She might be able to fit you in before her work-study position, or after her student club meeting, or maybe she can squeeze you in between her meeting with the Communications Club and writing her article for ...

Addressing the workforce shortage

I have attended numerous meetings in our region where employers have shared the difficulty in finding employees to work. Similar conversations are taking place all across the state and country as well. While we may not be alone in this issue, we cannot accept it. It seems natural that employers ...

In pursuit of an elusive peace

“We are not at peace with others because we are not at peace with ourselves.” — Thomas Merton It has been almost seven years now since the concept of the Think Peace Club was developed at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. A group of students and their advisor began to discuss the ...

Being part of the community

Two years ago, the Evans Library embarked on a journey that sought to bring additional library and college resources to the FM community.  Through the American Library Association and FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) smart investing @ your library® grant, the library was ...

On social media, context is key

On June 11, Fox News Insider (the official blog of Fox News Channel) posted a story with the headline, “NYC Play Appears to Depict Assassination of Trump.” The first line of the article, which is still available online, reads, “A New York City play appears to depict President Trump being ...

Peers engaged in reinforcing your knowledge and skills

The Carl D. Perkins grant, designed to support college students in vocational majors, is currently providing funds to provide tutoring for students in Criminal Justice, Digital-Media Technology, Electrical Technology, Health Studies, Nursing, and Radiological Technology at Fulton-Montgomery ...

What career will be in your future?

What are you going to be when you grow up? In my role as an academic adviser here at FM, I have asked this question more times than I can count. This question is meant to make the student think about what type of career they would like to pursue. Their answer guides us in the advice we ...

Free speech on campus at FMCC

There has been a lot in the media recently about speakers with a conservative message who were scheduled to speak on college campuses, but through one action or another were not able to speak. Whether these speakers were canceled by the administration or whether they were not allowed to speak ...

We don’t need more Lebron James’

Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend the sixth annual STEM Solutions National Leadership Conference in San Diego, Calif. Professionals from academia, private and public sectors, and government agencies shared initiatives and best practices for STEM (science, technology, engineering ...

Valuable lessons learned at computing conference

Each year, the Association for Computing Machinery-Women promotes the academic, social and professional growth for technical women. ACM-W, with the help of generous sponsors such as Google, Oracle, Microsoft Research, Wegmans, CDPHP, RIT and others, unites a diverse population to celebrate ...