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March 31, 2014

Reinventing Yourself as a 40-Something


Gerry Cordutsky was in his early 40s when he was laid off from his job as an electrical engineer. “There were not a whole lot of opportunities in my niche area,” he says. “I needed to reinvent myself. I wanted something I would be interested in and that there was a market for.” Pharmacology fit […]

March 26, 2014

Letting Go of Your Fear of Returning to School

Photo of shuttle heading into space. Booster rockets are labelled FRCC.

I once had an algebra teacher in high school say to me, “If you haven’t figured it by now then you don’t get it and you never will.” Consequently, I gave up on algebra, without ever having a chance of getting anywhere with it, or achieving my dreams that required it. After that, I drifted […]

March 7, 2014

From Teen Mother to College Graduate

FRCC graduate, Michelle Finch

At the age of 16, Michelle Finch had her first child. It was the best thing that ever happened to her. “I was going down a bad path, and having a child truly changed my life for the positive,” says Michelle. “I started thinking about my baby and what I wanted for our future.” Michelle’s […]

January 22, 2014

How to Get the Most Out of Your FRCC Education


Welcome to a new semester at Front Range Community College! If you’re a new student, you’re probably experiencing a range of emotions. It’s an exciting (and overwhelming) time, and you want to get off on the right foot. Here are eight tips to help you make the most of your college experience 1. Meet with […]

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