April 2, 2014

Raising the Bar: Redesigning Developmental Education

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A funny thing happens when you raise the bar. People find a way to get over it, once they realize it’s expected. Human beings can do amazing things – if they’re asked to. ~John Powers, author, playwright, actor, teacher Statewide Redesign This quote describes the philosophy behind the newly redesigned Developmental Education English and Math […]

March 31, 2014

Student Success: Reinventing Yourself as a 40-Something

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Gerry Cordutsky was in his early 40s when he was laid off from his job as an electrical engineer. “There were not a whole lot of opportunities in my niche area,” he says. “I needed to reinvent myself. I wanted something I would be interested in and that there was a market for.” Pharmacology fit […]

March 26, 2014

Letting Go of Your Fear of Returning to School

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I once had an algebra teacher in high school say to me, “If you haven’t figured it by now then you don’t get it and you never will.” Consequently, I gave up on algebra, without ever having a chance of getting anywhere with it, or achieving my dreams that required it. After that, I drifted […]

March 24, 2014

Cleanliness: The Cornerstone of Good Patient Care

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Does anyone know a clean-freak? Maybe you are one. Cleanliness is important for many reasons – most notably because it helps us avoid illness. We have learned a great deal about prevention of illness and infections through proper methods of cleansing and sanitation. Global sanitation prevents premature death According to the Centers for Disease Control […]

March 19, 2014

Women Warriors: A Documentary of Incredible Stories

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During the summer of 2013, Rep. Ed Perlmutter’s office asked FRCC to produce a documentary on woman war veterans that would span from WWII to the present. This documentary would be added to the Library of Congress as part of their Veterans History Project, which hopes to collect and preserve stories from our war veterans. […]

March 17, 2014

3 Good Reasons to Keep Reading

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The time for spring break is upon us. Some will travel and some will stay put. But nearly all of us will take a break from the near-endless engagement with our textbooks.  While this break from school may be much needed, a break from reading is not.  Here are a few reasons why: Reading is […]

March 12, 2014

How to Get an FRCC Scholarship with a Killer Essay

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The FRCC Foundation is giving away $500,000 in scholarships! When it comes to writing the perfect scholarship essay, a great deal of advice and resources are available, especially on the Internet. However, when it comes to writing your essay for an FRCC Foundation scholarship, there are three specific questions that must be answered. A killer […]

March 10, 2014

Calling All Mathletes: Front Range Regional Math Contest

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We all have a story or two about how we ended up working in the work we do. For me, it was a job during high school. The short story is I lucked into a job writing and preparing advertising for a Sears store in Malone, N.Y. I’m still in the communication business. For you, […]

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