December 15, 2014

4 Great Gifts for College Students

Student gift

Winter break is right around the corner and many students are ready for the much needed break! The holidays and balancing a budget can be a challenging time for college students, whether at home or away from family. Finding a gift that helps reduce a student’s financial burden and is something they love can be […]

December 8, 2014

Meaningful Holiday Giving on a Student’s Budget

Holiday giving

As I write this on National Giving Day, a week ahead of Colorado Gives Day, the day after Cyber Monday, three days removed from Small Business Saturday, and Black Friday starting on Thursday and going into overtime for many businesses, I think of the casual conversations I’ve had recently with students who want to mark […]

December 3, 2014

Owners of Babette’s Feast Follow Sweet Path toward Success

decorated, tiered cake

What’s a CPA working as a health-care administrator to do for a second career? Follow his passion. What’s a nurse practitioner to do in her off hours? Dream up cake creations. Rudy Burns’s passion is to feed people, and his wife, Angi, has a creative side. While living in Arkansas, Rudy attended the Arkansas Culinary […]

December 1, 2014

Student Has Medallion Art Accepted by International Art Medal Federation

Nicolle Pratt

Who knew that taking an art course at FRCC could lead to international art exhibitions across the world—from New York City to Scotland to Bulgaria? For Nicolle Pratt, that exciting journey began two years ago, when her medallion art was accepted for exhibition by the International Congress of the Federation Internationale de la Medaille d’Art […]

November 19, 2014

FRCC Machining Apprentice Learns while he Earns

Oliver Henry

U.S. Secretary of Labor Tom Perez recently toured manufacturing sites in Germany to observe the way manufacturers there develop a technical workforce. German manufacturing is known for its apprenticeship programs. Learning while earning “I asked one apprentice what he likes the most about his job,’ Perez wrote in a blog, “and he told me it’s […]

November 10, 2014

What is Medical Office Technology?

Medical-Office-Tech

When you walk into your medical office or clinic, chances are you will be greeted by a member of the administrative support staff. And when you’re called into an exam room, you might see a medical assistant before you see the doctor, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner. And after you leave, someone will bill your […]

November 5, 2014

Alumnus Earns Pharm.D. from University of Wyoming

Sam Ihunwaeze

Ten years ago, Sammy Ihunwaeze was a student at the College of Health Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, in his native Nigeria when his name came up in the lottery for a U.S. visa. He uprooted his life and moved to Colorado, where he has extended family. After establishing residency, Sammy enrolled in FRCC’s nationally accredited […]

October 27, 2014

Is Grammar on Its Way Out?

Grammar

In case one hasn’t noticed, grammar seems to be on the way out. Instead of nice, clean and communicative sentences, readers of all kinds are met with piles of misspelled words, strange sentence fragments, and barely recognizable abbreviations. Occasionally, this causes much chagrin among those who consider themselves grammatically correct. The curse of the emoji […]

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