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Steve Dirmeyer, GED teacher at Front Range Community College’s Center for Adult Learning in Fort Collins, is the Colorado Adult Educator of the Year.

The Colorado Adult Education Professional Association recognized Dirmeyer at its annual convention.

In his more than 21 years of teaching GED classes at FRCC, Dirmeyer has helped hundreds of students pass the GED test.

“Steve has an amazing ability to relate to people of all types, ages, and levels of ability,” said Margie Wagner, coordinator of the Center for Adult Learning. “It is not unusual to witness a room full of diverse individuals participating in a lively discussion, sharing their writings, helping each other with a math lesson, and having a good laugh together in Steve’s GED classroom. Steve combines a great sense of humor with a genuine respect for every person to create a safe and fun environment where students can relax and enjoy learning. Steve helps students believe in themselves because he believes in them.”

The Center for Adult Learning is located at FRCC’s Prospect Center, 1501 Academy Court, Fort Collins, near the intersection of Prospect and Timberline. The center offers GED Preparation classes and English as a Second Language classes. The telephone number is (970) 204-8181. The Center for Adult Learning in Loveland, 565 N. Cleveland Ave., can be reached at (970) 663-7111.

GED is the General Equivalency Diploma. The Colorado GED Testing Program is for candidates 17 years of age and older who have never been awarded a high school diploma or an equivalency diploma. Applicants must be Colorado residents, have Colorado mailing addresses, and must not be currently enrolled in high school.

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About Front Range Community College

FRCC offers nearly 100 degree and certificate programs from locations in Boulder County, Larimer County, Westminster, and Brighton, and online.

FRCC is a member of the Colorado Community College System, the state’s largest system of higher education serving more than 151,000 students annually. CCCS oversees career and academic programs in the 13 community colleges in Colorado and career and technical programs in more than 160 school districts and seven other post-secondary institutions.

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