August 12, 2013

Changing Careers without Going Back for a Bachelor’s Degree

Change-career

If you’ve ever thought about changing careers to chase a dream – or are thinking of doing so to pursue a better paying, more reliable line of work – one thing that’s likely prevented you from making the leap is the idea of going back to school. Totally understandable. You have bills to pay, after […]

August 5, 2013

See the Payoff for Higher Education

Chart showing median first year earnings for different degrees. A.A.S. earns the most at close to $60,000.

New research shows earning an associate degree here in Colorado is a great investment. A new website, Colorado’s Economic Success Measures, allows students to examine the earnings of graduates from Colorado colleges and universities. With a few clicks, you can see what your degree might yield (from a salary perspective) immediately after graduation – and […]

July 31, 2013

FRCC Tutor Helps Students Learn, Grow, and Achieve

Kathryn Beisner

In 2003, Kathryn Beisner gave herself a birthday present. She began studying Spanish at Front Range Community College’s Westminster Campus. “The world is a big place and I realized that learning another language really mattered to me,” she says. Over the next few years, she continued to progress in her Spanish studies and eventually, an […]

July 29, 2013

How to Find a Holistic Practitioner

Holistic Health

Have you considered using alternative and complementary care for yourself, a family member, or animal companion? Alternative and complementary practitioners are part of a very diverse group of health care systems, practices, and products that are not considered part of conventional medicine. What’s the Difference? Practitioners who practice complementary medicine also use it along with […]

July 22, 2013

Things You Didn’t Know About Community Colleges

Community Colleges

Did you know that the first community college was founded in 1901 in Joliet, Illinois? Or that 40 percent of community college students are first-generation college students? Community colleges are to thank for educating the nation—almost half of all undergraduates in the U.S. are enrolled in community colleges—but here are some other interesting tidbits you […]

July 15, 2013

Summer, Sun and…Scholarships?

summer scholarship prep

Aw, summer. Time to relax, soak up the sun, and enjoy taking a break from the everyday routine. Rarely do you hear someone mention they plan to spend their summer prepping for scholarship applications. Well, here are three reasons why you may want to consider doing just that as you grab the sunblock and head […]

July 10, 2013

Precision Machining Student Builds on Legacy

Sheri Dron

Sheri Dron is building a legacy as she improves her skills in precision machining. A look at the modern Okuma Howa Knee Mill and Mori Seiki CNC Mill, high-quality precision machines in the machine shop at her acreage, shows the progress toward her goal. The photo of her late husband on a shelf in the […]

July 8, 2013

Congrats to the Scholars on the 2013 PTK All-Colorado Academic Team

PTK-team

I always enjoy celebrating our students at Front Range Community College. Last month, I had the opportunity to share a table with the five FRCC students who were named to the 2013 Phi Theta Kappa All-Colorado Academic Team—an impressive group of individuals: Joseph Bellis returned to college after a serious surgery inspired him to change […]

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