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 […]

March 24, 2014

Cleanliness: The Cornerstone of Good Patient Care

Cleanliness

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

photo of students, faculty and staff who worked on Women Warriors video

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

Reading

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

FDN-essay

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

Math-contest

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, […]

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

Online-success

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 […]

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