October 17, 2011

5 Steps to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter

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The days are getting shorter and cooler, geese are flying, and leaves are crunching underfoot. It’s my favorite time of the year. Fall is wonderful, but that means winter is just around the corner. Now is the time to get your car ready for winter. Don’t panic, it’s not too hard. Cars today are wonderful […]

October 12, 2011

Great Skills and Traits to Have in Any Job

Successful-transition

Whether you’re an accountant, a writer, a teacher, a scientist, or something else, I think there are a handful of skills and traits that are invaluable to have no matter what you do. Here is my top eight must-have abilities and qualities that will help you in every area of your life. Critical thinking. It’s […]

October 10, 2011

You Never Stop Learning with Continuing Education

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I once had a coworker who was always in school. He earned a master’s degree (night classes) during the time we worked together, but once he finished that, it was pottery classes, automotive classes, and wine classes at the community college near his house. Learning doesn’t stop when you grow up. It was inspiring to […]

October 7, 2011

Faculty Feature: Teaching is the Finest Contribution I Can Make to Society

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If you think pulling all-nighters during finals week is something only college students do, think again. John Sullivan, who has been teaching at Front Range Community College since 1988, pulls an all-nighter or two every semester.

Yes, more than a dozen years beyond earning his Ph.D. from the National University of Ireland, John is up all night grading papers and preparing for class. That’s commitment to the job, and, some would say, being in solidarity with his students. He is working while they are studying.

October 5, 2011

Students Tell how Gateway to College Transformed their Lives

Alexa Craft

When six people shared their inspirational and compelling Gateway to College stories, there were more than a few tears welling in the eyes of members of the audience, including my own. Three of the people are students in the program at Front Range Community College’s Westminster Campus. The other three are graduates of the program. […]

October 3, 2011

Art can be Inspiring when Concrete is Your Canvas

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Art doesn’t have to last a long time to be inspiring. I saw a lot of smiles on the faces of artists and pedestrians alike when the Art Club at the Boulder County Campus sponsored a Sidewalk Chalk Art Event on Sept. 22. Students and instructors came outside into the beautiful end-of-summer weather to help […]

September 29, 2011

FRCC Faculty Signs for President Obama in Denver

Photo by Joe Amon, Denver Post

Susan Faltinson has been a freelance interpreter for the deaf in many settings and on many stages, but never before has she interpreted for the President of the United States. Until now. Susan, who is on the Interpreter Preparation Program (IPP) faculty at the Westminster Campus at Front Range Community College, was President Obama’s interpreter […]

September 28, 2011

A Student’s Perspective: My Community College Experience

Student's-perspective

When I graduated high school in the spring of 2010, I had absolutely no idea what I wanted to do. After speaking with my parents, I decided that I wanted to get some kind of higher education. With still no direction, I decided that it would work well to do general education classes at Front […]

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