August 15, 2012

My Experience Going Back to School as an Adult

Back-to-school

I still remember starting my first day of class during the spring semester of 2010. I wanted to “get my feet wet” and started by taking one class while also working 20 hours a week. I enrolled in Computer Information Systems 118. I did not have any idea what I was getting myself into. In […]

August 13, 2012

Instructors Get Pumped for Starting School Too

Adjuncts

Students aren’t the only ones with butterflies at this time of the year. My fellow instructors and I also are eagerly anticipating the fall semester at Front Range Community College. It is around this time in the summer when we start calling and emailing each other, meeting for coffee, and talking about our summers. My […]

August 8, 2012

From Biostatistics to Equine Management

Bill-Pelkey-blog

Well rounded might be the term to describe Bill Pelkey, but others might call him a jack of many trades, a guy who craves learning, and above all, an interesting and interested person. By the time Bill came to FRCC in 2009, he had already had several careers—as a police officer, police academy director, university […]

August 6, 2012

6 Tips to Get You Mentally Prepared for College

mental-checklist

If you’ve chosen the school, are set on a major, and already have your financial aid all squared away, you might think you’re 100% ready for college. But are you mentally prepared for what is to come? During this last month of summer, review this final off-to-college checklist with a few things you may have […]

July 30, 2012

Tips for New College Students: What I Wish I Knew 10 Years Ago

wish-I-knew

Ten years ago I was finishing up my first semester in college. I still remember how I felt that first semester – excited to be entering this new stage in my life and anxious to get to know new people and try new things but at the same time super nervous and full of questions. […]

July 23, 2012

Student Loans: Be Careful What You Borrow

Student-Loans

When you get your financial aid award notice, isn’t it tempting to “accept” the entire amount of your loan? For just a moment, you can imagine all the things you could do with the extra loan money. You could buy a new laptop. Work fewer hours. Fix your car. But wait—someday you will have to […]

July 9, 2012

Local Artist Captures Classic Cars on Canvas

Jon-Eggers

I’ve been obsessed with drawing and painting classic cars and motorcycles since I was a kid. I guess all those bright colors, shiny metal and chrome just grab my attention at a car show, whether it’s a fully restored 1932 Ford or if it’s an abandoned truck rusting away in the prairie. Most of my […]

July 2, 2012

Passion for Art Fuels Enthusiasm to Teach

Lydia-Brokaw-blog

Lydia Brokaw grew up knowing art would be her life’s work—and it didn’t take long for her to discover teaching, too. “I knew from the time I was a very young person I was going to be in the arts in some way,” says Lydia. In the 1970s, she began her education at the University […]

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