May 2012 was a big month for Donna Anderson. For starters, she turned 81. And to top that, she walked in Front Range Community College’s Larimer Campus commencement ceremony, receiving her Nurse Aide Certificate (and earning a 4.0 GPA). “I always wanted to be a nurse from the time I was a little girl,” says […]
Well rounded might be the term to describe Bill Pelkey, but others might call him a jack of many trades, a guy who craves learning, and above all, an interesting and interested person. By the time Bill came to FRCC in 2009, he had already had several careers—as a police officer, police academy director, university […]
If you’ve chosen the school, are set on a major, and already have your financial aid all squared away, you might think you’re 100% ready for college. But are you mentally prepared for what is to come? During this last month of summer, review this final off-to-college checklist with a few things you may have […]
Lydia Brokaw grew up knowing art would be her life’s work—and it didn’t take long for her to discover teaching, too. “I knew from the time I was a very young person I was going to be in the arts in some way,” says Lydia. In the 1970s, she began her education at the University […]
I’ll never forget the weekends I spent visiting CU, CSU, Colorado School of Mines, and Colorado College. I remember driving around the state with my mom, taking tours, checking out the dorms, and the like. There’s a way to make those college visits count, and it starts with this: plan ahead. Make a list of […]
In 1987, Dave Skiles took a leap of faith and transitioned from his career as a research engineer with Gates Energy (and previously, the Bureau of Reclamation) to work with one of the first commercial geographic information systems (GIS) products. He developed a systems integration startup from the ground up, traveling between international business centers […]
Recruiting gave me a lot of insight on what it takes to interview well. While I do think some people are naturally better at interviewing than others, my recruiting experience taught me some major dos and don’ts when it comes to interviewing.
When her children were young, Marty Gonzales was an avid volunteer in her daughters’ school and numerous activities. But it was her work with the Mile High Girl Scouts Council that made her realize she wanted more schooling than the bachelor’s degree in business she’d earned a decade earlier at the University of Colorado at […]