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February 27, 2012

How to Talk with Your College Instructors

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When I was a faculty member, some of the most important conversations I had with students didn’t happen in the classroom; they happened during my office hours, in the hall, or even the cafeteria. But I am always surprised by how often students never asked me, or other teachers for help, even when they really […]

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February 22, 2012

Is Community College the Right Step Before Transferring to a University?

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I come from a small town – population 8,000 – in southeast Colorado. Colorado State University (CSU) has three times the number of students as my town has people, so I was a little hesitant to skip right onto CSU’s campus. FRCC Made Me Feel Welcome The smaller campus and intimate class sizes at Front […]

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February 17, 2012

Career Change from High Tech to Health Care

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Godwin Piyasena, a native of Sri Lanka, had a career in high tech, advancing to such positions as systems management engineer and software engineer. At his last high-tech company, he was asked to train the offshore engineers who would take his job.

Today, he has a job that won’t go offshore.

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February 6, 2012

Applying for Scholarships: Worth the Effort

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Returning to school as an adult learner and a mother of two young children offered up a host of challenges I would need to overcome if I was to succeed. Along with the academic anxiety I was already feeling, the cost of tuition, books and supplies was a huge concern for me. I assumed I’d […]

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