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October 10, 2011

You Never Stop Learning with Continuing Education

Cont-Ed1

I once had a coworker who was always in school. He earned a master’s degree (night classes) during the time we worked together, but once he finished that, it was pottery classes, automotive classes, and wine classes at the community college near his house. Learning doesn’t stop when you grow up. It was inspiring to […]

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October 5, 2011

Students Tell how Gateway to College Transformed their Lives

Alexa Craft

When six people shared their inspirational and compelling Gateway to College stories, there were more than a few tears welling in the eyes of members of the audience, including my own. Three of the people are students in the program at Front Range Community College’s Westminster Campus. The other three are graduates of the program. […]

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September 20, 2011

Getting past test anxiety

Test-anxiety

True story: My freshman year at college, I almost passed out in the middle of my first statistics exam. It was a humongous lecture hall and my desk was approximately three inches from my neighbor’s. The teacher had a cough that day, and it annoyed me so much I couldn’t concentrate for more than four […]

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September 14, 2011

6 Tips for Achieving School-Life Balance

School-life-balance

So, you’re a full-time student. A parent. A spouse. An active volunteer. In other words, your plate is full. Let’s face it – doing well in college is a challenge all by itself, but when you add all kinds of other responsibilities (that most of us have), it’s even harder. How can you strive for […]

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