April 2, 2012

First Generation American Students

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Back in December, I wrote a post about my wonderfully diverse neighborhood and the interesting people of all different heritages who live around me. One of those families is from India, and they have a young son that my children enjoy playing with. As we ride scooters and play soccer in the yard, it’s been […]

March 28, 2012

6 Ways to Study Smarter – Not Harder

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When I was in high school, my dad was always telling me to “work smarter, not harder.” I rolled my eyes at this advice at the time, but now I see the wisdom in his words. If you’re going to spend two hours on a Thursday night studying for your history exam, doesn’t it make […]

March 26, 2012

8 Tips to Get out of College Debt Free

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Yes, it’s possible to get out college without student loans – if you’re willing to work, save, and be resourceful. Why am I so sure? Because I did it myself! When I went off to Colorado State, I was a practical, numbers-oriented girl (still am) and the word “loans” gave me cold sweats. As much […]

March 21, 2012

How a Young Family can Save for College

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I have two children, a 2 year-old and 3 month-old, so why am I already thinking about college you may ask. After all, I’m still 16 years away from my daughter stepping through the doors of higher education. I’ll tell you why. A highly competitive and educated workforce. Colorado is one of the most competitive […]

March 19, 2012

Grateful Alumnus Honors ‘Life-Changing’ Professor with Scholarship Endowment to FRCC Foundation

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A grateful Front Range Community College alumnus has contributed a $75,000 scholarship endowment in memory of the biology professor who gave direction to his life. Dr. David Davis, a dermatologist who practices with the Dermatology and Skin Cancer Center of New Mexico in Albuquerque, says the late Gerald R. Dotson, Ph.D., “was a very life-changing […]

March 16, 2012

Faculty Feature: Quest for Learning Spans Many Subjects

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It’s a special person who can master and teach several subjects and provide leadership in other areas of a college, and Mike Coste is such a person. Fresh from a Master of Arts in political science from the University of California-San Diego, Mike worked as the assistant director of the Colorado Dukakis for President Campaign.

March 14, 2012

St. Patrick’s Day: An American or Irish Holiday?

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St. Patrick’s Day, like the man it honors and the remembrance it serves, is complex. Patrick is Patron of Ireland and is both a Feast of Precept and a Solemnity — Catholics must attend Mass and avoid toil and all else that might hinder worship of God. But St. Patrick’s Day is much more than […]

March 12, 2012

Before Filing Your Tax Returns, Follow These 7 Tips

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The deadline for filing your 2011 tax returns is about a month away. If you haven’t started work on your returns or haven’t filed yet, it pays to keep in mind these important tax-saving, money-saving, and stress-saving tips: File electronically. Say no to money advances, refund anticipation checks, and other financial products with high fees. […]

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