July 8, 2013

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

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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 […]

July 1, 2013

When to Start Talking to Your Kids about College

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I started talking to my kids about the importance of a college education when they were about, oh, ten days old. That’s an exaggeration, of course, but not a huge one. Pretty much around the time my kids started preschool, my husband and I began sharing with them our own college experience as well as […]

June 24, 2013

How to Choose a Massage Therapist

Massage

Picking a massage therapist can be daunting, if you are searching for someone for a long-term therapeutic relationship. Here are some ideas to get you started. Look at Qualifications. Education: In Colorado, massage therapists are required to have a minimum of 500 training hours from a nationally credentialed school. You can check licensing by visiting […]

June 17, 2013

Top 5 Ways to Minimize Student Loan Debt

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As of February 2013, there are some 37 million Americans who owe some kind of education loan. For this reason, student debt is a hot topic on the press. At FRCC, the most common education loan students utilize is the Federal Direct Stafford Loan. Without going into the nitty gritty of what qualifies you for […]

June 10, 2013

Summer Reading List: Cool Reads for Hot Days

Summer-Reads

Of all the joys that summer brings including ball games, gardening, and swimming, one of my favorites is quietly relaxing and slowing down with a good book, preferably in the shade of a tree. Like me though, you’ve likely heard the saying, “So many books, so little time” and you wonder not only when you’ll […]

June 3, 2013

How to Fuel Your Body for Endurance Events

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Spring and summer brings not only warmer weather to Colorado but also the opportunity to participate in many fine local endurance events offered to challenge your fitness, and of course to promote worthy causes. Events such as the Bike MS 150 for multiple sclerosis and Tour de Cure for diabetes provide a physically challenging hurdle […]

May 31, 2013

Student Success: A Desire to Make a Difference

Jamese Coker

Jamese Coker can recall the teachers who made a difference in her life, and now she wants to make a difference in the lives of other young people. Great Teachers Inspired Her. Mr. Fair and Miss Vanderstein, for instance. Mr. Fair’s mantra was from “The Little Engine That Could” – I think I can, I […]

May 29, 2013

Campus Construction: Front Range Community College Gets a Makeover

Groundbreaking

In March, FRCC students voted to repurpose existing student bond fees and add some new fees for parking and student center improvements at Westminster and for new, renovated, and expanded classrooms and student space at Larimer. On each campus, over 80% of the voting students approved the fees—saying “yes” to a safer, better learning environment […]

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