CHEERS - To genuine enthusiasm. Fulton-Montgomery Community College President Dustin Swanger, FM Foundation President Del Salmon and others unveiled plans this week to build on a 145-acre tract of land just east of the college campus. Phase 1 of the three stages will be The Global Village, which will combine student housing, public housing and retail outlets. There will be much more reported on what could be an incredible project for our region, but today, we aim this cheer directly at the faculty and staff of the college. They made up the majority of the people attending the announcement. They weren't told to be there, it wasn't mandated; they were invited and they came. They sat in an audience that was 110 percent engulfed in what was being said and presented. And when all was said and done, they liked what they heard. As with any business or large project, it is imperative that those who will be directly affected take a positive ownership to help ensure success. The vast majority of the FM family is filled with a new anticipation of excitement over The Global Village. We foresee them being supportive before and after the ribbon-cutting ceremony is held.