November 4, 2013

Faculty Feature: From Horse Training to Sociology

Kelly Mason-Davis

Kelly Mason-Davis has taught others throughout much of her life—but she didn’t set foot in the traditional classroom until 2007, at the age of 31. The Boulder Native’s First Love was Horses Her father ran a ranch and her mother was a horse enthusiast. Although Kelly started out at Colorado State University and completed several […]

October 30, 2013

What’s on the November 5th Ballot?

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Yes, we are having an election this year! Although we are not electing a President, Congress, or Colorado state officials, we do get to weigh in on several important issues. And, it’s an entirely mail-in ballot election, so all you have to do is drop your ballot in the mail (don’t forget postage) or drop […]

October 28, 2013

My Three Lives: An Older Student’s Perspective

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So I figure that I’m now living what I like to call my “third life.” These aren’t the same as the nine lives that death-defying felines allegedly possess. My First Life — At Home with My Parents I couldn’t wait to go to college the first time around. Back in the “old days” of the 90’s, […]

October 23, 2013

The Benefits of Going to a Commuter College

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My first year of college, I went to a private school and lived in a dorm. This had many positive aspects. For one, it was convenient to get anywhere and if I was doing homework in my dorm room I could easily get to my instructor’s office across campus. It was also convenient to hang […]

October 21, 2013

FRCC Halloween Carnivals in Ft. Collins & Westminster

Halloween costumes

Even as my kids start their teenage years, they still get excited for Halloween. As a family we’ve always been about do-it-yourself (DIY) costumes. As the kids have gotten older the process of creating a costume has turned into something I didn’t expect—quality family time. We spend time brainstorming our ideas at the dinner table, […]

October 16, 2013

Planner Apps for Students

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As a student, the importance of managing your schedule, organizing your life, and staying on task cannot be understated—but putting those good habits into practice may be a little easier said than done. The good news? We live in the digital age, where technology makes so many things easier, including time management. Here are a […]

October 14, 2013

Student Success: Living the American Dream

Roberto Arrece-Toro

Roberto came to the United States from Peru in 2002 to live the American Dream. “Since I came to this country,” he says, “I’ve moved up. I’m trying to be a professional and get a decent job.” Studying CIS To live the American Dream, Roberto learned English through the adult education program at the St. […]

October 9, 2013

Repaying Student Loans

Repay-loans

Almost 60% of students today have borrowed an education loan to help pay for college. Currently, there is between $902 billion and $1 trillion in outstanding education loan debt among American students. If you or someone you know has participated in the Federal education loan program(s), you’ve come to the right place to learn about […]

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