LeAnna Warren’s parents started home schooling her in fourth grade—but after her mom died, her dad wasn’t able to help her much with school. He was a manual laborer who worked a lot, so she had to fend for herself on the learning front. “Sixth grade was really the last time I had any formal […]
Now that the school year has ended, you’re probably ready for a break—and understandably! Summer is the time when college students can, and should, take a breather to recharge their batteries. Especially when you consider the ups and downs of the last year (which was probably the most unique school year in history). But if […]
Apples don’t fall far from their tree. Back in the 1960s, John Hill’s parents were involved in community theater in Fort Collins. His mother was president of the Fort Collins Children’s Theatre and designed costumes for local theater and opera companies. As a youngster, John participated in a summer theater production of “The Music Man” […]
When Ann Riedl graduated from Case Western Reserve University with her Ph.D. in genetics in 1994, she wanted to cure cancer. “I wanted to do research at that point,” Ann admits. She received a post-doctoral fellowship at Boston University, where she started doing molecular biology research. Soon, she was asked to teach medical courses, which […]
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 […]
Lisa Compton discovered a talent for teaching while working as an architect.
“I was working in private practice when computer-aided drafting (CAD) was introduced,” she says. “I ended up being the person to teach others in the firm. I found out I was good at explaining how CAD works, and I thought that teaching was fun.”