October 3, 2012

The Value of a College Mentor

College-mentor

If you’ve ever had an influential teacher or coach, you know well the impact such a relationship can have on your life. And at college in particular—a major time of transition—it is so important to have a strong support system. Having a mentor-type figure in your life can mean the difference between a good college […]

October 1, 2012

Leonardo da Vinci: Art and Science in Florence

Peter-Beal-Magi

This summer I had the unique opportunity of going to Florence, Italy, and joining a group of other scholars to study the theme of art and science in the work of Leonardo da Vinci. National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute. This was a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, directed by Francesca Fiorani […]

September 26, 2012

A.A. vs. A.S vs. A.A.S: What Associate Degree Should I Get?

AA-AS-what

A.A., A.S., A.A.S., A.G.S…talk about a lot of acronyms! What do they all mean? Hopefully this will help you break it down. In most cases, it’s easy peasy: if it’s got 2 letters, it’s a transfer degree. If it’s got 3 letters, it’s a technical degree. Basically, we separate it into those two tracks. I […]

September 24, 2012

Top Allied Health Jobs in Colorado

Allied-Health-Careers

When you’re making decisions about choosing a career, either as a new high school graduate or a seasoned worker considering a career change, you want to know which fields are worth the time, money, and effort needed to enter them. The Office of Institutional Research at FRCC recently compiled a research brief detailing the current […]

September 21, 2012

81-Year-Old Turns to FRCC to Launch a New Career & Fulfill a Lifelong Dream

Donna-Anderson-blog

May 2012 was a big month for Donna Anderson. For starters, she turned 81. And to top that, she walked in Front Range Community College’s Larimer Campus commencement ceremony, receiving her Nurse Aide Certificate (and earning a 4.0 GPA). “I always wanted to be a nurse from the time I was a little girl,” says […]

September 19, 2012

Make Breakfast a Part of Your Day

Make-breakfast

September is National Breakfast Month, a good time to remember that eating breakfast is not only good for our health, but also beneficial to academic performance. Although I’m an avid breakfast eater, I tend to favor bountiful and rich breakfast fare, especially on days off and holidays. So, by the time the winter holidays are […]

September 17, 2012

How to be a Successful Student

Student-success

Over the last couple of years, I’ve asked several students what habits have made a difference for them, what has made them successful. Here’s what they said. Don’t get behind! This goes without saying, right? It’s also easier said than done. Make it a priority this semester to attend every class meeting (or check in […]

September 12, 2012

Former Student Schools Teacher on Oriental Medicine

Oriental-medicine

Have you ever been so tired of homework and reading and tests that you wished that you could make your teacher suffer just a little? That thought occurred to me as I was stretched out on a table with a former student sticking a number of needles into various parts of my body. Student Turned […]

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