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Faculty Feature: Teaching is the Finest Contribution I Can Make to Society


If you think pulling all-nighters during finals week is something only college students do, think again. John Sullivan, who has been teaching at Front Range Community College since 1988, pulls an all-nighter or two every semester.

Yes, more than a dozen years beyond earning his Ph.D. from the National University of Ireland, John is up all night grading papers and preparing for class. That’s commitment to the job, and, some would say, being in solidarity with his students. He is working while they are studying.

FRCC Faculty Signs for President Obama in Denver

Photo by Joe Amon, Denver Post

Susan Faltinson has been a freelance interpreter for the deaf in many settings and on many stages, but never before has she interpreted for the President of the United States. Until now. Susan, who is on the Interpreter Preparation Program (IPP) faculty at the Westminster Campus at Front Range Community College, was President Obama’s interpreter

Of Plumbers, Philosophers, and the Dignity of Work


I’ve long been taken by this observation: “The society which scorns excellence in plumbing as a humble activity and tolerates shoddiness in philosophy because it is an exalted activity will have neither good plumbing nor good philosophy: neither its pipes nor its theories will hold water.” John W. Gardner, the founder of Common Cause, and

Harrington named dean of instruction at Boulder County Campus


David Harrington has joined Front Range Community College as a dean of instruction at the Boulder County Campus. Harrington will oversee academic faculty and programs in science, mathematics, and the career/technical programs of business, information technology, health, and nursing. “Dr. Harrington impressed a broad swath of the campus community with his calm demeanor, his thoughtful

Attorney Turns to Teaching


Gerald is an attorney, a paralegal, and a teacher. Since the time he was attending Smiley Middle School in Denver, he wanted to teach in the legal field. “I’ve always liked to read cases,” Gerald says. “The Constitution always got my attention. I like the process of passing laws, and the interpreting of laws…

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