As we celebrate our graduates this spring, we hear many powerful stories. This grad speaks about what she learned—and how she benefitted—from being vulnerable.
Giovanni Hernandez arrived in the US when he was in 10th grade. He had no trouble with the concepts he was learning in high school, but he struggled with learning English at first.
A couple of years—and lot of hard work later—he came to FRCC to prepare himself for a four-year university. His says those classes gave him the foundational support he needed to be successful in college. He’s now studying civil engineering at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and is set to graduate with his bachelor’s degree next year.
One-of-a-kind program trains managers around the country who oversee highway and road maintenance. More than 30 years ago, Don Strange dropped out of high school—due to the sudden death of his father and the medical condition of his mother. In order to help his family, he began his career as a city “pothole patcher.” A […]
This Nursing Alumna Can Do Anything When Amy Larabee was six years old, her dad had surgery. That’s when she decided to be a nurse. “I just knew,” she recalls. She remembers that she loved being in the hospital—the smells, the people, the uniforms—everything about it. She looked at the nurses and thought, “I want […]
We’ve seen firsthand in 2020 how important health care workers are. Health care is a high-growth industry across the United States, and at FRCC, we’ve noticed rising demand for our strong programs in several fields. There are many excellent health care programs offered at FRCC. We even recently opened a new Health Care Careers Center […]
FRCC alumnus Joel Bitler started his career in health care as a certified nursing assistant straight out of high school. But he never stopped learning—and Joel now proudly serves as the director of clinical services for Columbine Health Systems, managing the clinical teams at five nursing homes and three assisted living facilities. As COVID-19 challenged […]
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 […]
When someone calls 911, the call is answered by a public safety dispatcher who immediately becomes a lifeline to the caller who may be experiencing the worst day of his or her life. It takes a special person with special skills to be a public safety dispatcher. If you are that person, emergency services agencies […]