November 18, 2013

FRCC Career Pathways Grad’s Path to Zookeeping Goes Through Nepal

Lindy Gates

Lindy Gates was 8 years old when she decided she wanted to be a zookeeper. At age 13, she started volunteering at the Farm at Lee Martinez Park in Fort Collins, and she enjoyed the experience so much that she decided to apply to the Denver Zoo’s summer teen volunteer program, Zoo Crew. She started […]

November 13, 2013

What is a Learning Community?

Learning-Communities

Learning Communities (LCs) combine two regular classes into a single, shared, dynamic experience. LCs are taught by two instructors who work together to create connections between the classes. A blend of classes. My Learning Community, for example, blends College Composition and Reading (CCR 093) with Introduction to Philosophy (PHI 111). We improve our writing skills […]

November 11, 2013

Honoring Veteran Students at FRCC

Veteran to Student

In 1919, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the Allied nations and Germany finally agreed to an armistice after more than four years of fighting. Ninety-five years after the end of World War I, on November 11, we honor our American veterans who have served our country and fought […]

November 6, 2013

GED Changes: What to Expect in 2014

GED-clock countdown

The clock is ticking for people to earn their GED. Adults who have passed portions of the official exam but not all of it must finish by Dec. 31, 2013, or risk losing what they have completed. They will have to start over. If you’ve started the GED tests, keep going. You’re well on your […]

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?

vote-Nov 2013

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

My-three-lives

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

Commuting to College

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 […]

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