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.

February 1, 2012

College Goal Sunday Takes Stress out of Filing FAFSA

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I’ve been filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for eight or nine years now, but I remember the first one. There I was sitting at a computer at home. All by myself. Do I have everything? Can I navigate the system? Is this the right browser? Boy, I better not forget […]

January 30, 2012

Mom or Dad as College Student: Why You’re a Great Example for Your Kids

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Since I’ve had kids, I’ve cleaned up my act. OK—my act was never that unclean to begin with, but what I mean is that just about everything I do or say in front of my two impressionable young ones first starts with me asking myself these two questions: If either of my kids repeats this/retells […]

January 25, 2012

Community College Art Students Team With Veterans Returning to College

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Front Range printmaking students and their instructor have created works of art for an online gallery that stems from a unique perspective: veterans returning to college. Yvette M. Pino, an Army veteran who returned from duty in Iraq and enrolled as an art student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, founded the Veteran Print Project. She found herself becoming

January 23, 2012

Renovation at Community College in Westminster Gives Students Easy Access to Services They Need

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The Front Range Community College campus in Westminster opened a new front door to students this year, and students like it. One new student, in fact, took the time to email our president, Andy Dorsey, about the new Westminster Campus Student Services Center. “I was very pleased to discover the new ‘admin hub’ that you […]

January 18, 2012

Letting Go: Getting Rid of the Clutter

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We live on a hill surrounded by beautiful mountains but the 2 ½ hour commute to and from work every day is a killer. Although we love our surroundings we know we have to move. We’ve moved before and have always taken our precious stuff with us. This time, it’s different. Retirement and Downsizing We […]

January 16, 2012

Depression Misdiagnosis: From Sweat Pants to Synthroid

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A few years ago, I moved to Australia, dreaming of adventure and an eternal summer. That fantasy was short lived when I became homesick and realized how difficult it would be to make Australia my permanent home only obtaining a one-year visa. Feeling defeated, I returned to Chile and decided to move to Ft. Collins, […]

January 11, 2012

It’s Never Too Late To Go Back to School, and Scholarships Help

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For years I thought perhaps my window of opportunity had passed to return to college and really finish my undergraduate degree. I had been dabbling in taking classes for a few years—one class here, another there—yet not making real progress toward a degree. Attend school and work full time?! My main reason for not committing […]

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