April 16, 2013
Over 16 Fulton-Montgomery Community College student clubs participated in the College’s first on-campus Culture Festival sponsored by FM’s Student Government Association (SGA) Cultural Affairs Committee. Throughout various parts of the Classroom Building, clubs and organizations presented themselves and the culture they chose to represent with demonstrations and interactive activities. Some of the representations included “Italy” sponsored by the Graphic Arts & Photography Club, “Pride Nation” sponsored by GLOW-Gay Straight Alliance, “Music Around the World” sponsored by the Musician’s Club, “Montgomery County, NY” sponsored by the Res Life Club, “World of Art” sponsored by the Art Guild, and many more.
Club members, faculty, staff, and volunteers also made and shared various authentic dishes for visitors to try. Food ranged from pierogies and sauerkraut to empanadas and Spanish rice and beans; from chourico and beef bourguignon to Cardimum Finish Bread and Italian cookies.
“Events like this really bring our residential students and commuters together. It’s a great opportunity to learn what makes each of us who we are and where we come from,” said SGA Vice President Ashley Horning, chairperson of the event.
Approximately 150 people enjoyed the evening festivities.