February 13, 2012

8 Tips for Writing a Killer Scholarship Essay

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With many scholarship application deadlines around the corner (including the FRCC Foundation Scholarship), now seems a perfect time to offer tips for writing a compelling scholarship essay, which can mean the difference between getting a scholarship and not. I sat down with Ryan McCoy of the FRCC Foundation to get some of his dos and […]

February 8, 2012

Colorado Garden & Home Show Helps FRCC Horticulture and Landscape Design Students

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Attention all gardeners and gardening lovers: The annual Colorado Garden & Home Show arrives at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver Feb. 11-19. Think, Act Locally. So, why the blatant advertisement for the show as a lead sentence of this blog post? Well, simply put, buying a ticket to the show is a great way […]

February 6, 2012

Applying for Scholarships: Worth the Effort

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Returning to school as an adult learner and a mother of two young children offered up a host of challenges I would need to overcome if I was to succeed. Along with the academic anxiety I was already feeling, the cost of tuition, books and supplies was a huge concern for me. I assumed I’d […]

February 3, 2012

Culinary Arts Faculty Profile: Chef Beckley Reveals Her Recipe for Success

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Chef Sheila Beckley’s recipe for helping students succeed is to combine her real-world experience with her academic background. Beckley teaches the Culinary Arts-Chef Program in Front Range’s College Now-Career Pathways program. College Now is Front Range’s college program for high school students.

February 1, 2012

College Goal Sunday Takes Stress out of Filing FAFSA

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I’ve been filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for eight or nine years now, but I remember the first one. There I was sitting at a computer at home. All by myself. Do I have everything? Can I navigate the system? Is this the right browser? Boy, I better not forget […]

January 30, 2012

Mom or Dad as College Student: Why You’re a Great Example for Your Kids

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Since I’ve had kids, I’ve cleaned up my act. OK—my act was never that unclean to begin with, but what I mean is that just about everything I do or say in front of my two impressionable young ones first starts with me asking myself these two questions: If either of my kids repeats this/retells […]

January 25, 2012

Community College Art Students Team With Veterans Returning to College

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Front Range printmaking students and their instructor have created works of art for an online gallery that stems from a unique perspective: veterans returning to college. Yvette M. Pino, an Army veteran who returned from duty in Iraq and enrolled as an art student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, founded the Veteran Print Project. She found herself becoming

January 23, 2012

Renovation at Community College in Westminster Gives Students Easy Access to Services They Need

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The Front Range Community College campus in Westminster opened a new front door to students this year, and students like it. One new student, in fact, took the time to email our president, Andy Dorsey, about the new Westminster Campus Student Services Center. “I was very pleased to discover the new ‘admin hub’ that you […]

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