Chef Sheila Beckley’s recipe for helping students succeed is to combine her real-world experience with her academic background. Beckley teaches the Culinary Arts-Chef Program in Front Range’s College Now-Career Pathways program. College Now is Front Range’s college program for high school students.
I’ve been filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for eight or nine years now, but I remember the first one. There I was sitting at a computer at home. All by myself. Do I have everything? Can I navigate the system? Is this the right browser? Boy, I better not forget […]
Since I’ve had kids, I’ve cleaned up my act. OK—my act was never that unclean to begin with, but what I mean is that just about everything I do or say in front of my two impressionable young ones first starts with me asking myself these two questions: If either of my kids repeats this/retells […]
Front Range printmaking students and their instructor have created works of art for an online gallery that stems from a unique perspective: veterans returning to college. Yvette M. Pino, an Army veteran who returned from duty in Iraq and enrolled as an art student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, founded the Veteran Print Project. She found herself becoming
The Front Range Community College campus in Westminster opened a new front door to students this year, and students like it. One new student, in fact, took the time to email our president, Andy Dorsey, about the new Westminster Campus Student Services Center. “I was very pleased to discover the new ‘admin hub’ that you […]
We live on a hill surrounded by beautiful mountains but the 2 ½ hour commute to and from work every day is a killer. Although we love our surroundings we know we have to move. We’ve moved before and have always taken our precious stuff with us. This time, it’s different. Retirement and Downsizing We […]
A few years ago, I moved to Australia, dreaming of adventure and an eternal summer. That fantasy was short lived when I became homesick and realized how difficult it would be to make Australia my permanent home only obtaining a one-year visa. Feeling defeated, I returned to Chile and decided to move to Ft. Collins, […]
Steve Dirmeyer, GED teacher at Front Range Community College’s Center for Adult Learning in Fort Collins, is the Colorado Adult Educator of the Year. The Colorado Adult Education Professional Association recognized Dirmeyer at its annual convention. In his more than 21 years of teaching GED classes at FRCC, Dirmeyer has helped hundreds of students pass […]