JOHNSTOWN -- Fulton-Montgomery Community College has added two full-time faculty members to their teaching roster this semester; chemistry instructor Laurie Lazinski and nursing instructor Andrea Palerino.
Prior to joining F-M's full-time teaching faculty, Lazinski was an adjunct chemistry instructor at the college and also taught seventh grade life science at Gloversville Middle School. She earned a B.S. in chemistry with a biology minor from the State University of New York at Oneonta, an M.S. in chemistry from the Ohio State University, and an M.S. in education from the State University of New York at Albany.
A resident of Gloversville, she enjoys reading, watching movies, baking, taking pictures, and is learning how to take care of the plants in her new yard. She is also a big sports fan and says she will be keeping a close eye on "her" Ohio State Buckeyes and looks forward to attending F-M sporting events.
Palerino is the newest member of the nursing faculty at F-M. She has worked as a travel nurse for various hospitals on the east coast, working as a pediatric nurse practitioner, and teaching nursing at Hudson Valley Community College. She loves reading and watching the Syracuse Orangeman on television when she has free time; however, being married with a young child keeps her very busy she states.
Andrea resides in Clifton Park. She earned a B.A. in biology from West Virginia University and both a B.S.N. and M.S.N. from Syracuse University.