November 28, 2011

Testing Jitters: Move from Anxiety to Confidence

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Does the very thought of taking a test make you want to turn and run? You are not alone. Most people feel nervous to some extent about taking tests. Anxiety can impair your performance on exams, so it’s important to turn anxiety into motivation. Here are some strategies to help you be well prepared and […]

November 23, 2011

Six Things You’ll Learn Working in Sales

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As Black Friday sales loom upon us with the droves of shoppers and seasonal workers, I got to thinking about my own experience working in sales. About five years into my career as an accountant,  an old colleague of mine called me about a job at her company—a recruiting firm for accounting and finance professionals. […]

November 21, 2011

5 Tips for Creating a Volunteer Program at Work

Volunteer-Program

Creating a volunteer program at your workplace is not only a fun way to promote a team environment; it’s also a great way to give back to your community. Here are 5 tips I’ve learned this past year from creating a successful program at work. 1. K.I.S.S. or Keep It Simple, Silly When you are […]

November 16, 2011

Faculty Feature: First Generation College Graduate becomes Certified Nurse Educator

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Patricia Graham, Nurse Aide Program director at the Boulder County Campus, has a career path that started out like many Front Range students. “I never thought I would be a teacher,” Patricia says, “In fact, I never thought I would go to college. I am a first-generation college graduate.

November 14, 2011

Volunteering and Kids: Raising Kids to Give Back

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Before I became a parent I imagined all of the ways I would volunteer once I had kids. I’d volunteer at school functions, help teachers out in the classroom, go on field trips, be a troop leader. Now that I have kids (ages 9 and 11), I’ve done those things. I enjoy having a presence […]

November 11, 2011

A Tribute to All Veterans Through the Ultimate Sacrifice of One

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In the 43-year history of Front Range Community College, it is thought that no honorary degrees have been awarded. Until Wednesday. And the recipient was a good one. A former FRCC student. Christopher A. Anderson attended FRCC in 2000 and 2001. In 2005 he enlisted in the Navy. He was the “honor graduate” of his […]

November 9, 2011

Hooked on Volunteering

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Some of my best memories from college are the volunteer projects I got to take part in. On a whim my freshman year at the University of California-Santa Cruz, I went to a meeting for a group called PRAXIS, which got students involved in service projects. Within a couple of weeks, I was painting a […]

November 7, 2011

Things to Do to Avoid the Flu: Start with Flu Vaccine

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I woke up, got the children ready for day care, and sped off to work. By the time I arrived, I felt terrible. My throat was scratchy, my nose was stuffy, it hurt to breathe, and I had a bad cough. I ached all over, and even my skin hurt. I had a fever but […]

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