January 13, 2014

Believe it: You CAN Go Back to College!

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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 […]

January 8, 2014

Faculty Feature: Molecular Biologist Finds Home in the Classroom

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When Ann Riedl graduated from Case Western Reserve University with her Ph.D. in genetics in 1994, she wanted to cure cancer. “I wanted to do research at that point,” Ann admits. She received a post-doctoral fellowship at Boston University, where she started doing molecular biology research. Soon, she was asked to teach medical courses, which […]

January 6, 2014

Cranknstein Perks Up Bicycle Shop Concept

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Bicycles, beer, and coffee. Sounds like a slam-dunk concept for business success, especially in a bike-friendly, beer-brewing, coffee-drinking city like Fort Collins. But for Evan Rau and Susan Dalke, Cranknstein, their business on North College Avenue, success is a journey two years after opening. Coffee + Bicycles = Community. Evan started thinking about a bike-and-coffee […]

December 23, 2013

Favorite Wintertime Activities

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With the winter weather upon us, we’ve turned to our FRCC faculty and staff for some ideas on favorite wintertime activities. Whether you’re itching to get out of the house or hunker down inside, these may give you some inspiration. Sandra Bergman: Each winter break while my kids are out of school we make a […]

December 18, 2013

The Joy of Being Non-Traditional

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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, […]

December 16, 2013

5 Tips to Writing a Convincing Scholarship Essay

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Writing a scholarship essay can put a lot of pressure on you as a student. Rather than receiving a grade in class, you are writing to potentially receive money to help pay for your college education. When starting down this path, it is important to keep your cool, write your essay well before the deadline, […]

December 11, 2013

PBS ‘Craft in America’ Features Couple with FRCC Connection

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The popular Public Broadcasting System series “Craft in America” will have a Colorado and Front Range Community College connection in December. Ceramicists Susan Garson and Tom Pakele will be featured on the “Holiday” episode of the Peabody Award-winning series. For Colorado viewers, the show is scheduled at 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 20, on Rocky Mountain […]

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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