Spring and summer brings not only warmer weather to Colorado but also the opportunity to participate in many fine local endurance events offered to challenge your fitness, and of course to promote worthy causes. Events such as the Bike MS 150 for multiple sclerosis and Tour de Cure for diabetes provide a physically challenging hurdle […]
Student Success: A Desire to Make a Difference
Jamese Coker can recall the teachers who made a difference in her life, and now she wants to make a difference in the lives of other young people. Great Teachers Inspired Her. Mr. Fair and Miss Vanderstein, for instance. Mr. Fair’s mantra was from “The Little Engine That Could” – I think I can, I […]
Campus Construction: Front Range Community College Gets a Makeover
In March, FRCC students voted to repurpose existing student bond fees and add some new fees for parking and student center improvements at Westminster and for new, renovated, and expanded classrooms and student space at Larimer. On each campus, over 80% of the voting students approved the fees—saying “yes” to a safer, better learning environment […]
Veterans Returning from War and Going to School
More and more veterans are coming back from war and then signing up for school. With the Iraq war over and the War in Afghanistan coming to an end there is little room for service members to stay in as the military draws down. Thankfully with the educational benefits of the Post 9/11 GI bill […]
West’s Service to FRCC Earns President’s Award; Campus in Longmont Honors Top Performers
Nancy West, director of advising at the Boulder County Campus of Front Range Community College, is the winner of a President’s Award for Outstanding Service to FRCC. Her award was given at the campus’s annual awards event. Other award winners: Ronda Mitchell and Mary Torbett, Classified Staff of the Year Peggy Copeland, Administrator of the […]
Summer Learning Loss? Not in My House.
As the school year draws to a close my mind turns to my kids’ summer vacation. Summer conjures up a variety of things for me: summer camp, pool, ice cream, road trips, camping, hiking, ice cream truck, swimming, baseball, barbeques, ice cream, sprinklers, corn on the cob, popsicles and reading. (Did I mention ice cream?) […]
National Organization Recognizes Emerging Deaf Leader
Rudolfo Tapia Jr. is an emerging leader at Front Range, and he has a scholarship to prove it. A Pharmacy Technician student, Rudolfo received an Emerging Leaders Scholarship for $1,000 from the National Society of Leadership and Success for his established leadership ability and accomplishments. Planning Events for the Deaf Community. Rudolfo, who is deaf, […]
You Got the Job Interview, Now What?
As an instructor of Communication, I always find it humorous when students brag about winging an interview. My initial thought is always the same, why would you brag about being lazy? Interviewing is no different than playing an instrument, the more you practice the better you become. Your resume and cover letter brought you to […]