February 22, 2012

Is Community College the Right Step Before Transferring to a University?

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I come from a small town – population 8,000 – in southeast Colorado. Colorado State University (CSU) has three times the number of students as my town has people, so I was a little hesitant to skip right onto CSU’s campus. FRCC Made Me Feel Welcome The smaller campus and intimate class sizes at Front […]

February 20, 2012

International Fair in Fort Collins Celebrates Diverse Heritages

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Last year I found myself dancing to Thai music in the middle of the Longs Peak Student Center along with students, faculty, and staff – not an everyday occurrence. Front Range students from Thailand were sharing music and dance from their country with us at the International Fair. I am not as much of a […]

February 17, 2012

Career Change from High Tech to Health Care

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Godwin Piyasena, a native of Sri Lanka, had a career in high tech, advancing to such positions as systems management engineer and software engineer. At his last high-tech company, he was asked to train the offshore engineers who would take his job.

Today, he has a job that won’t go offshore.

February 15, 2012

A Stupid Question: Is Smoking Bad for Your Health?

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We all know the answer to that one, so let’s discuss a really smart question: How bad is it? When people think of cigarette smoke, they don’t usually think of inflammation. But in my Pathophysiology class at Front Range Community College, understanding inflammation is so important we spend at least 4 to 5 hours of […]

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

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.

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