When I moved to Colorado, I had no clue what I was going to do. I came here in March 2007 from a small town in North Dakota. I was in the workforce for 12 years, getting my first job right after high school. I had worked up the corporate ladder, landing a job as […]
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – The Front Range Community College Foundation raised more than $60,000 for scholarships for FRCC students at its 28th annual Create a Future Golf Tournament on June 11 at the Omni Interlocken Resort Golf Club. “The funds we raise at this event directly impact the lives of many students who need financial […]
Westminster, Colo. – Today, Dr. Nancy McCallin, president of the Colorado Community College System released a study detailing the economic impact the Colorado Community College System’s 13 colleges have on their local communities and on the state as a whole. This study documents the vital role community colleges play in the economic future of Colorado […]
James Lesco, 2012 FRCC graduate, has been named an Undergraduate Transfer Scholar by the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. The accompanying scholarship is worth up to $30,000 per year. The foundation awards scholarships to the nation’s top community college students who have financial need. The selection process is rigorous and highly competitive. Lesco was one of […]
What good is an associate degree? Plenty. Here are my five top reasons to get that associate degree: The bottom line: money The résumé line: accomplishment The employment line: credible, certified, job-ready skills The transfer line: Can you say “junior?” The life line: Nobody can take it away from you 1. The bottom line: money […]
CJ Kolberdanz’s agricultural roots go deep. A great-grandfather was the right-hand man for W.C. Harris, a “cattle baron” in the 19th century.
CJ herself is partial to horses, learning to ride almost as soon as she learned to walk.
I once had a coworker who was always in school. He earned a master’s degree (night classes) during the time we worked together, but once he finished that, it was pottery classes, automotive classes, and wine classes at the community college near his house. Learning doesn’t stop when you grow up. It was inspiring to […]
When six people shared their inspirational and compelling Gateway to College stories, there were more than a few tears welling in the eyes of members of the audience, including my own. Three of the people are students in the program at Front Range Community College’s Westminster Campus. The other three are graduates of the program. […]