May 30, 2013
Throughout the academic year, Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Admissions and Enrollment Management Assistant Mimi Eglin visited Park Terrace kindergarten students to teach them the importance of higher education while assisting with monthly educational activities as part of the “FM Bound Program.” Recently, the students took a field trip to visit the College’s campus and learn about quilts.
“Most of the kindergarten students have never been to our campus, or to any college campus for that matter,” stated Eglin. “This field trip put a place to the name for them. We also did a quilting activity with Early Childhood Education Professor Sheryl Seppa. She read them the book, The Quilt Maker’s Gift, followed by an activity where each child created their own square which will be made into a quilt and given to Park Terrace Elementary.
FM Bound is a program focusing on Park Terrace Kindergarten students and their parents, instilling the belief that all children can learn college and career readiness skills and attend college. FM Bound includes partnering with FM to provide monthly literacy activities. Funds are currently being raised in order to offer students who start at Park Terrace in 2012 and graduate from the school’s fifth grade a free college education at FM, pending the student meets scholarship criteria. This endowment is created through a partnership with FM’s Foundation. Anyone interested in making a donation or for further details should contact FM’s Foundation Office at (518) 736-FMCC (3622), ext. 8020.
“The Park Terrace FM Bound program is one that I am so grateful to have been a part of this year,” says Eglin. “This program has made a lasting impression on the FM Bound Class of 2025!”