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Students Win National, State Academic Honors

Jeff Brewer, a student at Front Range Community College’s Boulder County Campus, is a national Silver Tier Scholar on Coca-Cola’s 2015 Community College Academic Team. Five other FRCC students join Brewer on the All-Colorado Academic Team. The national and state teams recognize high-achieving students who demonstrate academic excellence and intellectual rigor, combined with leadership and […]

What is an A.A.S. Degree?

Another acronym, right? Yes—but we’re going to break it down so you know what it means to you! It is one of four degree types offered at a community college – and one of the most popular. It stands for an Associate of Applied Science degree. Now let’s break it down. Associate: 2-year degree An […]

Returning to College for a New Career

Grace Beal

Grace Beal earned a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the University of Texas and worked for such high-tech giants as AT&T, Wang Laboratories, and NBI. But that was before it was time to be at home to raise three children. “My computer degree was from a long time ago,” she says. True enough, at […]

Disabled and Not Giving Up

Photo of Cynthia Dietrich on a sled with hand skiis at the top of a mountain with an assistant behind her

Cynthia Dietrich might have been born with spina bifida – a defect in which the vertebrae do not close around the spinal cord – but she hasn’t let that stop her from living a full and active life. The 26-year-old Missouri native moved to Boulder, Colorado, during high school and has since taken up a […]

Living the American Dream

Roberto Arrece-Toro

Roberto came to the United States from Peru in 2002 to live the American Dream. “Since I came to this country,” he says, “I’ve moved up. I’m trying to be a professional and get a decent job.” Studying CIS To live the American Dream, Roberto learned English through the adult education program at the St. […]

Precision Machining Student Builds on Legacy

Sheri Dron

Sheri Dron is building a legacy as she improves her skills in precision machining. A look at the modern Okuma Howa Knee Mill and Mori Seiki CNC Mill, high-quality precision machines in the machine shop at her acreage, shows the progress toward her goal. The photo of her late husband on a shelf in the […]

Student Success: A Desire to Make a Difference

Jamese Coker

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 […]

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