This week we celebrate the memory and legacy of a great American leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. His message continues to resonate with those committed to equity, inclusion, and social justice.
The MLK holiday also serves as a reminder of Front Range Community College’s own efforts to achieve our vision as outlined in our Philosophy of Inclusion: Front Range Community College is committed to inclusive excellence, educational equity, and advancing opportunity for all.
Celebrating and Remembering
FRCC is pleased to be one of the many sponsors of the MLK Day march and celebration in Old Town Fort Collins every January. This year’s theme is “Be the Catalyst.” The theme reminds us that we all have a role to play in achieving equity and inclusive excellence in our educational outcomes.
What “Inclusion” Means to Us
Yesterday, a crowd of students, faculty and staff from FRCC joined in the event to celebrate Dr. King’s legacy. Students and employees at Front Range Community College agree that inclusion evokes a sense of well-being, supports success, and fosters a sense of belonging in each person that says, “I matter.”
Inclusivity within our student and employee communities is critical to achieving our vision for students at the college: that all students accomplish their educational and career goals.
A Fresh Start
Dr. King stated, “Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” This Tuesday marks the first day of the spring 2019 semester. Our students are counting on each of us to help them see the “whole staircase” and to achieve their academic, professional, and personal enrichment goals. Let’s make the first day of classes this week—and every day—count!