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January 15, 2014

Student Success: Disabled and Not Giving Up

Photo of Cynthia Dietrich on a sled with hand skiis at the top of a mountain with an assistant behind her

Cynthia Dietrich might have been born with spina bifida – a defect in which the vertebrae do not close around the spinal cord – but she hasn’t let that stop her from living a full and active life. The 26-year-old Missouri native moved to Boulder, Colorado, during high school and has since taken up a […]

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January 13, 2014

Believe it: You CAN Go Back to College!

Text that says, Yes! you can.

As we approach a brand new semester, you might have some concerns about returning to school, whether you’re starting up this month or are thinking about doing so in the near future. I know how scary it can be for students to go to college, but I have seen so many students overcome big obstacles […]

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December 18, 2013

The Joy of Being Non-Traditional

Non-traditional student

Hello, my name is Kaia and I am a “non-traditional” student. Doesn’t that sound just awful? I have never met a phrase with such inherent judgment as “non-traditional student.” Even when I hear it from others it leaves me wondering what mistakes were made to land here, in a community college, non-traditionally. This stigma is, […]

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December 9, 2013

Student Success: Musical Computer Enthusiast Blazes a Trail at FRCC

Bryson Leach

When Boulder native Bryson Leach was a senior in high school, he had his sights set on college, but his budget was his utmost concern. “I made it a goal of mine to get to college, but I knew I couldn’t afford tuition at an expensive university,” says Bryson, who has supported himself since age […]

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