April 11, 2012

Talk with Working Writers to Learn about Publishing

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As a child I wrote all the time. A passion for the power of the word born initially out of reading, and being read to by my mother, translated into writing stories, plays, and poetry. My obsession persists to this day. However, as I begin to make forays into the world of publishing I quickly […]

April 9, 2012

How to Prepare for a Research Assignment

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First sponsored in 1958, National Library Week is a national observance sponsored by the American Library Association (ALA) and libraries across the country each April. This week in April is often a time when college students across the country are working on writing and research projects. If you’re working on a research project, the College […]

April 4, 2012

Associate Degree: What’s the Point?

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What good is an associate degree? Plenty. Here are my five top reasons to get that associate degree: The bottom line: money The résumé line: accomplishment The employment line: credible, certified, job-ready skills The transfer line: Can you say “junior?” The life line: Nobody can take it away from you 1. The bottom line: money […]

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 […]

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