April 21, 2014

How to Balance School, Work and Life

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The sound of the alarm rings at 6 a.m. There are children to feed, schedules to consider, and homework to be turned in before midnight. The laundry is piling up as the memory of the project at work that is due on Friday comes to mind. This is a typical morning of many non-traditional college […]

April 16, 2014

Own Your Health: 9Health Fair at Front Range Community College

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If you watch 9 News, I am sure you have heard of the 9Health Fair. But did you know that last year 9Health Fairs had 72,000 participants in 140 locations with 16,000 volunteers which donated 3.1 million worth of time and talent? Did you also know that Front Range Community College hosts 2 of those […]

April 14, 2014

How to Sell Yourself in 60 Seconds

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“So, tell me about yourself.” This is often the first question asked in many interviews. Do you know your response? Do you feel overwhelmed with how to begin to answer a question like this? How much do you disclose? If you have ever struggled with how to answer this question, think about coming up with […]

April 9, 2014

Student Success: Returning to College for a New Career

Grace Beal

Grace Beal earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Texas and worked for such high-tech giants as AT&T, Wang Laboratories, and NBI. But that was before it was time to be at home to raise three children. “My computer degree was from a long time ago,” she says. True enough, at […]

April 7, 2014

Is It a Good Idea to Retake a Class?

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As a FRCC Foundation Fellow and the Student Government President on the Boulder County Campus, I am a part of many conversations. One in particular that I often hear is about students retaking classes. Not only do students take classes for a second time, but for a third or fourth time even. The most common […]

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

Photo of shuttle heading into space. Booster rockets are labelled FRCC.

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 […]

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