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

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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

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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 […]

June 25, 2012

My Time at Front Range Community College

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When I moved to Colorado, I had no clue what I was going to do. I came here in March 2007 from a small town in North Dakota. I was in the workforce for 12 years, getting my first job right after high school. I had worked up the corporate ladder, landing a job as […]

June 18, 2012

7 Tips to Make the Most of Your College Visits

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I’ll never forget the weekends I spent visiting CU, CSU, Colorado School of Mines, and Colorado College. I remember driving around the state with my mom, taking tours, checking out the dorms, and the like. There’s a way to make those college visits count, and it starts with this: plan ahead. Make a list of […]

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