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Instructors Get Pumped for Starting School Too

Students aren’t the only ones with butterflies at this time of the year. My fellow instructors and I also are eagerly anticipating the fall semester at Front Range Community College. It is around this time in the summer when we start calling and emailing each other, meeting for coffee, and talking about our summers. My […]

From Biostatistics to Equine Management

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 […]

Student Loans: Be Careful What You Borrow

When you get your financial aid award notice, isn’t it tempting to “accept” the entire amount of your loan? For just a moment, you can imagine all the things you could do with the extra loan money. You could buy a new laptop. Work fewer hours. Fix your car. But wait—someday you will have to […]

Community College Professor Studies da Vinci in National Endowment for Humanities Institute in Italy

Peter Beal, an art history and humanities faculty member at Front Range Community College-Larimer Campus, took part in a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute titled “Leonardo da Vinci: Between Art and Science.” The program was in Florence, Italy. Beal researched the ways that Leonardo’s verbal and visual depictions of mountains expose his concepts […]

Local Artist Captures Classic Cars on Canvas

I’ve been obsessed with drawing and painting classic cars and motorcycles since I was a kid. I guess all those bright colors, shiny metal and chrome just grab my attention at a car show, whether it’s a fully restored 1932 Ford or if it’s an abandoned truck rusting away in the prairie. Most of my […]

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