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Making the Invisible Visible

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Understanding the Student-Parent Experience One-fourth of all community college students are parents, and yet this large portion of our student population remains largely unseen. In addition to the usual challenges that college students face—homework, navigating schedules and paying for college—student-parents have the added challenge of securing affordable, quality child care. And they don’t just need […]

How Your Academic Advisor Can Help You

There’s so much to think about when you first enroll at a new college: what classes to take, what careers you’d like to explore, how to achieve your goals, and much more. An academic advisor can help you navigate all of these decisions and more. Here at FRCC, we call these folks Pathways Advisors—because they […]

Harben Named Administrator of the Year at FRCC

Mark Harben (MA), Director of Pathways Advising, Career Center and Testing Center at Front Range Community College’s Boulder County Campus, is the college’s administrator of the year. He was honored at a meeting of the State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education this month. Harben helps students figure out what they want to do […]

Six Things to Do When College Gets Hard

Nobody ever said college would be easy! There are times you will feel stressed, lost, and overwhelmed. Here’s the good news: You’re not the first student to have these feelings. And even more important, you can get through anything if you embrace the right mindset. Here are six tips on how to push through hard […]

What is an A.A. Degree?

It’s the first day of New Student Orientation, and as I look over the crowd of eager and excited students I can’t help but feel that a sense of anxiety sits on their minds. In fact, I can almost feel it as I remember what it was like to be in their shoes, not knowing […]

Why Meet with an Academic Advisor?

As a first generation college student, I did not understand the value of meeting with an academic advisor until I needed to declare a major and discuss my courses. Being first generation, I felt ashamed for asking questions and not knowing what I need to do. Not until I felt lost did I accept that […]

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