Alumni Profile: Katy Henthorne
Dec10

Alumni Profile: Katy Henthorne

Katy Henthorne is a producer, entrepreneur, and visionary. She attended SUNY Finger Lakes Community College (FLCC) to study mass communication and speech and was launched to Emerson College in Boston, where she completed her undergraduate education with a bachelor’s degree in science. Henthorne is the co-owner of Crew Company, a crew coordination company for production studios. Henthorne began her television career in Hollywood...

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Let’s call them visitors – not tourists
Feb09

Let’s call them visitors – not tourists

The writer is Jeanne Fagan, Professor of Business Administration at Finger Lakes Community College. Fanny packs. Loud clothes. Goofy behavior. Somehow our notion of a tourist went sour. Blame it on Chevy Chase? It hardly matters. I say we junk the term and use only the word “visitor.” Think about it. When you have a visitor, you clean the house, you buy flowers, you buy the gourmet coffee. The image of the tacky tourist has...

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All she could think of in class was — chocolate
Dec13

All she could think of in class was — chocolate

Chocolate. Jasmine Mead thought about chocolate in her Marketing class. She thought about it some more in her Retail Business Management class. And again in Small Business Management. She didn’t so much want to eat it as make it – and make it in a way no one else has. Homeschooled and exceptionally driven, Jasmine entered Finger Lakes Community College at age 16 with a plan to use every class in her marketing major to turn her concept...

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Cattails, construction, creativity
Nov16

Cattails, construction, creativity

If you’re lucky, you’ll catch sight of a great blue heron from the small wooden deck at the edge of the cattail marsh at Finger Lakes Community College in upstate New York. More likely you’ll frighten a few northern leopard frogs. It’s a quiet spot on FLCC’s 250-acre campus, but it’s not just another pretty place. This marsh and two neighboring wetlands play a key role in the ongoing construction to accommodate the College’s...

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Black Bears: The John Waynes of the Woods
Oct19

Black Bears: The John Waynes of the Woods

As a camp counselor in the Adirondacks, Alyssa Johnson sees black bears as vagrants, nosing into trash bins for something a picky camper left behind. But at Finger Lakes Community College, Alyssa has seen another side of the forest-dwelling Ursus americanus: the cowboy side. It seems that every so often black bears will purposely mosey through the woods with a bit of a swagger, kicking their legs out to make their trail wider. Then...

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