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Don’t Miss the “Grand Opening” of the FAM Financial Technology Center

Thursday, September 22nd
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Fulton-Montgomery Community College
O’Connell Hall, Room C-123

Four in ten Americans have no savings at all, but it doesn’t have to be that way. “There’s a river of wealth that runs through this country,” according to FM Associate Professor of Business and Accounting, Laurence Zuckerman. “At FM, our goal is to help students wade in it and even swim in it.”

Zuckerman is convinced that financial literacy is the key to building financial security. For fifteen years in the classroom, he has been teaching students how to escape poverty and build wealth. Zuckerman has created two engaging courses; Personal Finance and Fundamentals of Investments. These courses serve to arm students with the knowledge and skills to achieve financial independence.

These two elective courses consistently outsell the core classes required of students. Because of this, Zuckerman envision an educational space dedicated to preparing students for financial success. On September 22, 2022, you will have the opportunity to share Zuckerman’s vision at the “Grand Opening” of the FAM Financial Technology Center which will be paired with the Fulton Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours sponsored by the FM Foundation.

Housed in room C123 on the first floor of O’Connell Hall, the center feels more like Zuckerman’s former stomping ground, on Wall Street, than a college classroom. It features a scrolling stock ticker, two large screen monitors, world clocks, and a complete bank of double computers. Each student using the facility has their own computer trading station loaded with the same simulated trading software used by Georgetown, Columbia, Yale, and other top universities.

This valuable project could not have been completed without generous donors like; Fenimore Asset Management (FAM), William and Roberta Winsman, Laurence Zuckerman, John and Sunday Blackmon, and John and Diana Marshall.

“We absolutely could not do this without the Foundation,” Zuckerman said.

The Community is invited to come out to see the new center, where the students at FM will have an opportunity to overcome economic limitations and learn financial independence.  When students succeed, they bring more wealth and opportunity to the community and they become the next generation of generous donors that help FM create more wealthier, happier individuals.

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