JOHNSTOWN - The Foundation of FM hosted its Sixth Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on Friday.
The event at the Holiday Inn honored graduates Alexa Barnoski Serfis, Ph.D., from the class of 1986, Steven Serge from the class of 1993 and Albert Turo from the class of 1972.
Serfis has been a chemistry professor at Saint Louis University in Missouri for 18 years.
Distinguished Alumni Award recipients, from left, Steven Serge and Albert Turo, are shown at the Fulton Montgomery Community College Sixth Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner on Friday. Also shown is Faye Barnoski, who accepted the award on behalf of her daughter Alexa, who could not attend the event.
Association students who gathered with FMCC President Dustin Swanger after Friday’s event. From left are student Trustee Adam Shumway, Student Government Association sophomore Sen. Jeff Reed, Student Government Association Secretary Dana Stortecky, Swanger and Student Government Association President Aaron White.
Since 1995, Serge has served as chief executive officer for the Fulton County YMCA.
Turo is vice president of planning and development at St. Mary's Healthcare in Amsterdam.
The event included recognition of FM's Scholarship Program donors and student recipients. The keynote speaker was Jack Scott, president and general manager of radio station WENT-AM.
Scott is a past chairman of the college's foundation board and has served as a foundation board member since 2005. His speech focused on the effect FMCC has made on the surrounding area.
Approximately 125 guests attended the event, sponsored by NBT Bank, Pepsi, Walmart and Wells Fargo Advisors.