Distinguished Alumni Dinner will recognize inspiring FM grads

Alumni Invite

During its first year in 2007, the Distinguished Alumni Dinner recognized Donna Gatto Fraley, Dr. Donald F. Staffo, and Michael J. Pepe. Though each alumni took a different path after college, it is notable that each has maintained a commitment to educational advocacy.

Donna, who describes herself as a shy high school graduate, graduated from FMCC with the confidence and leadership skills to eventually establish her own consulting company Educational Planning and Consulting Services (EPACS).

Dr. Staffo, a first generation college student and a member of FMCC’s first graduating class, went on to become an advocate for disadvantaged, first generation, and ethnic minority students with multiple awards to his name for his professional accomplishments.

Mike’s time at FMCC’s Business Administration program opened up new pathways for him, and he more than repaid the college in his leadership roles on FMCC Foundation Board. During his two years as president, the Foundation received more than $310,000 in revenue and support.

Since that first year, the event has been an annual celebration of our most inspiring graduates, and 41 FMCC graduates have been recognized for their personal and professional achievements. Due to COVID-19, last year’s dinner was cancelled, but we are thrilled to announce the Distinguished Alumni Dinner is back on in 2021.

Here’s what you need to know about the Distinguished Alumni Dinner.

Who is invited?

The dinner is open to the public.

How do I purchase a ticket?

To reserve your seat at the table, call 518-736-3622 x8020.

Where will the dinner be held?

It will be at the Holiday Inn in Johnstown.

When is the dinner?

The dinner will be Thursday, November 4, 2021.

What can you do right now to support FMCC and our up and coming distinguished alumni?

We’re proud of all of our graduates. In particular, we’re proud of your commitment to ensuring current and future students have every advantage you did. Of course, time’s change, and the modern advantages that graduates need to succeed professionally are more costly than years past. To stay current with 21st century professions, we need to stay up-to-date with our technology from our Nursing and Radiology Labs to our Entertainment Technology program. We appreciate your continued support of the programs that have instilled our most distinguished graduates with confidence, competence, and compassion. 

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