Pay your fines with food for the needy at FMCC; HCCC students also give back

FMCC officer Michael Waldynski gathers donations.

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For the entire month of October, Fulton-Montgomery Community College’s Public Safety Department gave students an opportunity to make a difference in their community; in lieu of paying a parking fine, students could bring in non-perishable food items to be donated to those in need.

According to Public Safety Director Mark Pierce, students were thrilled to participate. “Not only were students excited about the opportunity, but they went above and beyond the amount of non-perishables we expected to receive.”  Pierce said that between 250-300 pounds of food items were collected and were delivered to the Gloversville Senior Center at the end of the month.

Also Giving Back

Herkimer College Physical Therapist Assistant students enrolled in Dr. Karen Jones’ senior neurology class recently visited Springbrook pediatric facility in Oneonta, NY. The students had the opportunity to observe treatments provided to children with developmental disabilities and to experiment with the therapy equipment used to help them.

The Physical Therapist Assistant program at Herkimer College prepares students to enter the healthcare workforce as a skilled health provider working under the supervision of a physical therapist. This program is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education and the hands on profession helps patients to preserve, develop and restore optimal functions.

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