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FMCC

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 ...

Are the graduates ready?

By DUSTIN SWANGER FMCC President On Friday, May 19, Fulton-Montgomery Community College held its graduation ceremony for the class of 2017. This year, FM had 508 graduates who have met their degree or certificate requirements and will be transferring to a university or entering the ...

Radiologic tech class attends seminar in New Mexico

This month, the radiologic technology class of 2017 had a career changing opportunity by being able to visit our professional society — the American Society of Radiologic Technologists — in Albuquerque, N.M. As a class, we were able to raise $10,000 in six months to be able to attend this ...

The oath of the health professional

On April 12, FMCC held its first Radiologic Technology White Coat Ceremony. The event provided recognition of the radiologic technology program’s success having graduated 10 classes of clinically trained and ARRT board certified radiologic technologists (2006-2016). In addition, it served ...

Creative thinkers get the job done

Earlier this year, Mark Cuban (owner of the Dallas Mavericks and top predator on ABC’s Shark Tank) sat down with Bloomberg Television’s Cory Johnson to discuss a variety of issues having to do with the new Trump administration. During the interview (which is available to view on ...

Save money, give FM a look

The other day, when I was registering a brand new student for her fall semester courses, I asked her why she chose FM to start her college career. She told me that her parents do not want her taking on large student loans and debt before she decides where and what she wants to do for a major ...

FM program to focus on immigrants’ stories

On Monday, Searching for Sanctuary kicks off a new initiative of the recently created President’s Diversity Council at Fulton-Montgomery Community College. This event will focus on sharing various immigrant and refugee stories from the area. This topic is controversial and incredibly ...

Barto lecture program brings scholars to FM

∫ James Howard Kunstler, author of “The Geography of Nowhere,” which critiques the suburbanization of America. Amazon ranks it as its No. 2 book in the Engineering and Transportation category of Pollution, No. 3 in the Criticism subsection of Arts & Photography, and No. 7 in Ecology ...

Take time to prepare for job fair at FMCC

On April 19, from noon to 3 p.m. in the Raiders Den (Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s gymnasium), all are invited to our campus to take part in the annual job fair. In collaboration with the FMS Workforce Solutions Center and the Fulton and Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce, we ...

Public budgeting: The ultimate statement of values

As a public two-year institution of higher education, Fulton-Montgomery Community College is steeped in the state budget process. For its entire existence, FM, (like our sister institutions,) has had to lobby, negotiate, beg and defend its need for public funding to support students. When ...

International students at FM are teaching us many lessons

Fulton-Montgomery Community College has a long history of enrolling international students — more than 100 each year, representing 25 countries and six continents. In a 2015-16 report from NAFSA, the Association of International Educators, the economic impact of international students ...

Raiders’ inaugural season finishes at National Tournament

BUFFALO — The Fulton-Montgomery Community College bowling team completed its inaugural season on Saturday with a respectable finish at the NJCAA National Tournament held in Buffalo. The Raiders co-ed team finished 13th out of 19 teams bowling against only men’s teams. “I thought they did ...