FM & SUNY Cobleskill Create Weekend College Partnership

May 2, 2013

FM Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Greg Truckenmiller, FM President Dr. Dustin Swanger, Cobleskill Officer-in-Charge and President of SUNY Delhi Dr. Candace Vancko, and Director of SUNY Cobleskill Professional and Continuing Education Anita Wright sign the Memorandum of Understanding for Seamless Partnership Program at SUNY Cobleskill’s campus.

FM Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Greg Truckenmiller, FM President Dr. Dustin Swanger, Cobleskill Officer-in-Charge and President of SUNY Delhi Dr. Candace Vancko, and Director of SUNY Cobleskill Professional and Continuing Education Anita Wright sign the Memorandum of Understanding for Seamless Partnership Program at SUNY Cobleskill’s campus.

Fulton-Montgomery Community College representatives joined SUNY Cobleskill officials to sign the Memorandum of Understanding for Seamless Partnership Program, allowing FM graduates to enroll as students in baccalaureate degree programs offered by SUNY Cobleskill. The agreement provides an opportunity for FM grads to attend upper-division Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) courses on Saturdays on FM’s campus, if a minimum cohort number is achieved. Eligible FM students will also be able to attend the Weekend College cohort programs on the SUNY Cobleskill campus. Weekend College at SUNY Cobleskill offers courses leading to the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree completion for Early Childhood Studies: Birth to Age 5 and a BBA (Bachelor of Business) in Financial Services and Business Administration.

“Community college graduates, who are looking for an accessible face-to-face program that fits with career and family responsibilities, tend to thrive at SUNY Cobleskill’s Weekend College,” said Anita Wright, Director of SUNY Cobleskill Professional and Continuing Education. “Our weekend, cohort model, is a group of students who move through the classes and phases of the program together. This allows them to share their knowledge and experiences in a supportive, academic environment.”

This agreement will offer FM students the opportunity to participate in seamless partnership programs after graduating from FM providing they meet the admission requirements stated in the agreement. The cohort model on which these programs are based offer students the opportunity to move through the courses and phases of the program together. Classes will be offered on Saturdays in eight week blocks, which is ideally suited to working adults. Students accepted into a cohort will enroll as matriculated students in SUNY Cobleskill upper-level degree programs.

“I am very excited about this opportunity for our graduates to pursue a baccalaureate degree on the FM campus. I feel that SUNY Cobleskill is an ideal partner for FM and a great fit for our students,” states FM Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Greg Truckenmiller.

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