FMCC column: Program a gateway to knowledge

By Tom Skowronek For The Leader-Herald On a pin board in my office, there is an old copy of the FMCC college newspaper, “The FM Gateway.” This copy has been hanging in my office for years now, and it has grown more discolored with each passing semester. This particular copy hangs open to a page with several articles written by a former student. I can still recall his excitement in showing me his newly published work. Like many FMCC newspapers of the past, it discussed current events on campus and beyond. His name is still boldly circled, and I often…
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FMCC column: FM alumna hired by Pfizer as scientist

By DANIEL FOGARTY For The Leader-Herald Denise Grimon has been hired by Pfizer as a Senior Associate Scientist. This position applies a variety of analytical methodologies to support physical and chemical characterization of drug substances and drug products. An FM graduate of 2018, Denise credits her path beginning as an FM early admit student. Grimon noted that “Looking back, I couldn’t be happier with my decision to go to FM. Towards the end of my junior year of high school I was still unsure of what I wanted to do. I knew I definitely wanted to go to college, but…
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FM accounting and business alumni have something to say

By MARK SWAIN For The Leader-Herald At FM, we pride ourselves on getting to know our students. The business division measures its success in many ways and the results of our students are paramount. Students come to FM for a variety of reasons and they usually fit into two main categories, first they want to get a job and/or, they want to transfer to a four-year college to further their education. Getting to know our students helps us better prepare them to meet their goals after their FM graduation. Staying connected with our students after leaving FM assures us that…
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Find your new career at FMCC

By Daniel Fogarty For The Leader-Herald Did you just graduate from college. Have you been working in different jobs since high school? Are you ready for a change? At FM, we can design an individualized path that fits your vision and career aspirations. Our Individual Studies certificates and degrees will focus on the individual, as each path for each student is different. We will look at your past education and/or work experience to build a certificate that enhances your ability to find employment. We work with area businesses to design programs that will turn you into a well-qualified applicant. Flexibility…
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FMCC to host speaker Friday

JOHNSTOWN — Fulton-Montgomery Community College will celebrate Constitution Day on Friday with a talk from the Fulton County historian at noon in the Rao Theater. Samantha Hall-Saladino, who is also the executive director of the Fulton County Historical Society, will present “The Hope of Liberty: Fulton-Montgomery Counties and the Legacy of the US Constitution.” Join Hall-Saladino in an exploration of the founding of America through the experiences of Colonel James Livingston, Revolutionary War veteran and politician, and his family as they navigated life through Revolutionary New York and Canada, their ultimate settling in Johnstown, and Livingston’s role in the new…
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Vaccine mandate in place, FMCC preps for classes

Vaccine mandate in place, FMCC preps for classes

JOHNSTOWN -- Fulton-Montgomery Community College begins its fall semester on Wednesday, but it remains to be seen how students attending class will comply with New York state’s 35-day window to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. FMCC President Greg Truckenmiller said the vaccine mandate is a real “wild card” in whether the college will meet its projection of gaining 157 full time equivalent students for the 2021-22 school year. “This has been one of the weirdest years in terms of projections because of the pandemic, but a couple of weeks ago things looked pretty bleak, and then in the last couple…
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