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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

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

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

Believe it: You CAN Go Back to College!

Text that says, Yes! you can.

As we approach a brand new semester, you might have some concerns about returning to school, whether you’re starting up this month or are thinking about doing so in the near future. I know how scary it can be for students to go to college, but I have seen so many students overcome big obstacles

The Joy of Being Non-Traditional

Non-traditional student

Hello, my name is Kaia and I am a “non-traditional” student. Doesn’t that sound just awful? I have never met a phrase with such inherent judgment as “non-traditional student.” Even when I hear it from others it leaves me wondering what mistakes were made to land here, in a community college, non-traditionally. This stigma is,

Honoring Veteran Students at FRCC

Veteran to Student

In 1919, on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the Allied nations and Germany finally agreed to an armistice after more than four years of fighting. Ninety-five years after the end of World War I, on November 11, we honor our American veterans who have served our country and fought

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