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The allen house features a small lounge area at the rear of the entrance hall. Pictured on march 15. The building also has a board room, event room and kitchen and now serves as the offices for the college president, provost and FM foundation executive. (the leader-herald/ashley onyon)

“we’re in the allen house,” swanger said. “it’s a wonderful facility, I’m very happy with what’s happened, where we are. We’ve had a few events, a few meetings in here already, I think it’s making the impact that we had hoped to make for our community.”

Staff began moving into the allen house on feb. 22, roughly eight months after construction on the new building began. The allen house now serves as the offices for the college president, provost and FM foundation executive.

FMCC staff have officially taken occupancy of the allen house, pictured on march 15.Ashley onyon minor work on the interior of the building continued after occupancy, with exterior painting and landscaping planned in the spring. (the leader-herald/ashley onyon)

Ground was broken on the new building in june. Minor work on the interior of the building continued after occupancy, with exterior painting and landscaping planned in the spring.

It was constructed in part through a donation by the late george and frances allen of amsterdam. The couple left FMCC $2 million. The state provided a matching grant to help with construction.

“this really is an opportunity in this building to bring our community on campus for academic discussion, for various events on campus, in an attempt to try and bring our campus closer with our community,” swanger said.

Community members will get a chance to come together at the new building for a discussion on the nationwide opioid crisis as part of the next fifth friday speaker series event on friday.Allen house

Guest speakers include fulton county sheriff richard giardino, NYS office of alcoholism and substance abuse services general counsel rob kent and st. Mary’s healthcare addiction services medical director dr. Bruce maslack.

FMCC president dustin swanger addressed the board of trustees in their new meeting space for the first time on march 15, approximately two weeks after staff finished moving in. (the leader-herald/ashley onyon)

The fifth friday speaker series is sponsored by the FM foundation featuring guests seeking to educate students and community members on emergent topics through public discourse. The event is normally held on the fifth friday of the month, but was moved to the fourth friday in march in observance of good friday on march 30.

The allen house will also facilitate closer relations between the boards of FMCC when the first annual joint meeting is held there on april 19 at 5p.M.Leader-herald ashley

The board of trustees, FM foundation board of directors and fulmont college association board of directors will begin holding annual meetings at the recommendation of auditors from west & company cpas of gloversville.

Auditors examined the relationship between FMCC, the FCA and the FM foundation at swanger’s request in light of recent visits by the state comptroller’s office to other community colleges. The auditors’ findings were positive, but they recommended that the three organizations meet once a year to discuss individual plans and to determine a structured path for the coming year.

The FCA consists of the bookstore and student housing and oversees the school’s food service provider, chartwells. The FM foundation supports the college by offering programs and services, facilitating upgrades to the campus facilities and technology and through fundraising initiatives.Ashley onyon

Donald baker of the fulton county antique car club and director of its planned fourth of july car show and parades at the county airport displays his 1972 dodge charger that he restored over three years. (photo submitted)

A close up shot of the artwork hanging above the fireplace in the foyer of the allen house at FMCC. Pictured on march 15. (the leader-herald/ashley onyon)

The new allen house at FMCC includes a large foyer capable of hosting upscale events, featuring lounge seating and a fireplace. According to FMCC president dustin swanger, the building will serve as a meeting space to bring students, the college and the community closer together through events on campus. (the leader-herald/ashley onyon)

The allen house features a small lounge area at the rear of the entrance hall.Ashley onyon pictured on march 15. The building also has a board room, event room and kitchen and now serves as the offices for the college president, provost and FM foundation executive. (the leader-herald/ashley onyon)

FMCC president dustin swanger addressed the board of trustees in their new meeting space for the first time on march 15, approximately two weeks after staff finished moving in. (the leader-herald/ashley onyon)

FMCC staff have officially taken occupancy of the allen house, pictured on march 15. Minor work on the interior of the building continued after occupancy, with exterior painting and landscaping planned in the spring. (the leader-herald/ashley onyon)