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

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

Veteran's-Day

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

Food-Bank

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

Flu

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 […]

November 2, 2011

Nutrition for Your Health: Put Your Diet on a Budget

Nutrition

If you had to pay 1 cent for each calorie you ate, would you have enough money to visit Chipotle? Let’s do the math: A chicken burrito would cost you $10.30 (hold the guacamole!), or 1,030 calories. Add those salty lime chips with guacamole and a 16-ounce bottled tea, and you’d be at $19.50 or […]

November 2, 2011

Community College Renovation Supports Student Success

I’ll be at Front Range’s Boulder County Campus at 4 today for a ribbon cutting that will mark the completion of a $1.98 million renovation intended to support student success and sustained enrollment growth. I asked our Institutional Research office for some enrollment reports to find out just how much enrollment has grown. Between fall […]

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