March 7, 2014

Student Success: From Teen Mother to College Graduate

FRCC graduate, Michelle Finch

At the age of 16, Michelle Finch had her first child. It was the best thing that ever happened to her. “I was going down a bad path, and having a child truly changed my life for the positive,” says Michelle. “I started thinking about my baby and what I wanted for our future.” Michelle’s […]

March 5, 2014

9 Ways to be Successful in Online Classes

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This should be my final term with FRCC. Having completed 5 terms prior to this one, with each one consisting of a minimum of one online course, I have the following advice to offer to online students: 1) Check D2L DAILY. Your instructors can, and some WILL, change due dates and assignment criteria. These updates […]

March 3, 2014

Our Campus Has Its Own Spin On TED Talks

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First came TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talks – events designed to showcase ideas from a broad variety of disciplines that matter to society as a whole. TED Talks allow speakers and attendees to interact, share ideas, and draw inspiration from each other. Now, we have FRED (Front Range Educational Discussions) Talks – designed to showcase […]

February 26, 2014

Why Commit to Complete Your Degree?

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If you’ve seen me around campus lately, you may have noticed that I’ve been wearing a green wristband with the word “Commit” on it in big, bold letters. What’s this all about? Three years ago, Phi Theta Kappa, an international honor society for two-year colleges, launched the Community College Completion Core (better known as C4). […]

February 24, 2014

Mobile Apps for College Students

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Here at FRCC, we are aware that it is, in fact the 21st century, and that your smartphone might be your only actual computer! So here is a list of apps you can use in college that make it possible to do a lot of coursework without being chained to a computer. Research and Citations: […]

February 19, 2014

4 Scholarship Opportunities

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Scholarship season is here! If you are planning to attend school in the 2014-2015 Academic Year, now is the time to start thinking about scholarships. Replace that feeling of anxiety with excitement by using the helpful resources available to you right here at Front Range Community College. Go to our Financial Aid Scholarships website at […]

February 17, 2014

Doping in Sports: Good, Bad or Ugly?

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Athletes use drugs in sport to improve their performance. It’s really as simple as that. In 100-meter track times at the elite level, times range from 9.77 seconds for first to 9.98 seconds for fifth. That is a difference of 2 percent. What might you do to make up 2 percent? The Bad There are […]

February 12, 2014

What is the FRCC Foundation Scholarship?

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I’ve talked before about the challenges that face new college students – from struggling with college-level course work to juggling family, work, and school. At Front Range Community College, we are dedicated to helping students accomplish their educational and career goals, and we work hard to support students however they need it. We Keep Students […]

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