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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 ...

An explanation of OER: Teaching, learning and research resources

Fulton-Montgomery Community College has been working with Open Educational Resources (OER) since 2015. As defined by the Hewlett Foundation: “OER are teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license ...

Preparing our future STEM leaders

In its inaugural year, the Future Women of STEM Conference was held at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. On May 23, over 150 middle school girls from 12 local school districts participated in their choice of three (of 12) hands-on workshops designed to inspire and encourage these young ...

The Allen House at FM: A new building; a new concept

JOHNSTOWN — As you drive along Route 67 in front of Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s campus, you can’t help but notice construction of the college’s newest building, The Allen House — named after Mrs. Frances Allen, who donated generously from her estate. As the first new ...

Travel and explore — Belize 2018

Do you have the desire to pack your bags and travel to a new country, meet new people and explore different cultures? If yes, then FM may have the answer for you! During the spring 2018 semester, fine arts Professor Joel Chapin, in conjunction with Mark Swain and the FM Biz Hub, are offering ...

Honoring our veterans — this week and always

I recently spent some time with our FM Student Veteran Club members. I admitted to them that I honestly didn’t know the history or the meaning behind Veterans Day (other than I knew we honor and celebrate our Veterans around this time of year). I did some research and spoke with our Veteran ...

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 ...