Department: Digital Media Technology & Design
Phone Extension: 8975
(518) 736-FMCC (3622)
Building: L 018
Joe Marcuccio, Professor of Digital Media Technology and Design and has over 30 years of teaching at FMCC. He grew up in Amsterdam, New York and he is a graduate of Amsterdam High School. He grew–up learning his father’s family printing business. “My dad started his ‘mom and pop letterpress print shop in 1950,” says Joe. “My dad ran the shop for 48 years. My brother and I would help my dad during summers and when it was busy. We printed and set a lot of type in our time.” Joe continued learning the trade at Amsterdam High School. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Navy.
Joe completed his tours of duty at Navy Publications and Printing in Guantanamo Bay Cuba and aboard the air craft carrier U.S.S. Independence CV62. Joe attended Rochester Institute of Technology and graduated with an A.A.S. in Graphic Arts and Photography and a B.S. in Print Management. Upon graduation from RIT Joe also worked as a Marketing support representative for AM International. Addressograph Multigraph manufactured and sold printing duplicators and supplies.
Joe maintained his status in the Naval Reserve and served aboard other ships and at various naval stations over a 20-year period. He received his retirement citation from the New York office of former Governor George Pataki and retired as Lithographer First Class in 1998.
Joe completed his Master’s degree in Curriculum Development and Planning at SUNY Albany in 2000. In 2013 he was awarded the Chancellor’s award for excellence in teaching. During the first summer terms of 2013-2015 Joe taught at the American University of Rome in Rome Italy.
Joe has helped many community organizations with graphic design projects. His graphic design students have designed logos, posters, and invitations. Because of Joe’s involvement with the industry he has raised over $13,000 in donations for the FM Graphic Arts Fund. As a result of these long-time relationships with the printing industry; a scholarship for graphic arts majors has been created.
“As a veteran I hold dear the US Marine Corp’s annual campus ‘Toys for Tots’ program,” says Joe, who serves on a variety of campus committees including Advisor to FM’s Graphic Arts and Photography Club.
Joe is a long-time member of International Association of Printing House Craftsmen and past president and educational chair of the Adirondack Club of Printing House Craftsman. He is a member of Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (PIA/GATF) of New York, the International Graphic Arts Education Association (IGAEA), Saratoga Arts /Arts Council. Professor Marcuccio is also a member The Photocenter of Troy New York and a member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals.
Joe is a fine art photographer whose work has been shown in local and regional venues. His work can be seen at http://www.josephmarcucciophotography.com/