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Finding My Place at Community College

Kathryn Howarth

As a second year student at Front Range Community College, I love my school, and I’m proud to be in college. I am a very active student on campus from being in Student Government, Leadership groups, and Ally clubs. This was not always the case for me, and I had to overcome some very large […]

Honored to be a Product of Community College

Elizabeth Grant

A few months after I turned 17, I became pregnant, and very soon after married. From that moment, I became convinced that the likelihood that I would earn a college degree was nearly impossible, despite the fact that I always imagined myself going to law school. While other 18-year-olds were packing for college and spending […]

4 Good Study Habits for 2015

Man studying

As you dive into a new semester, it’s a great time to think ahead about how to make the most of this school year. One great exercise: think about what kind of a person and student you are. How do you learn? Ask yourself some questions, like: Are you a procrastinator? A thinker who likes to […]

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 […]

From Teen Mother to College Graduate

FRCC graduate, Michelle Finch

At the age of 16, Michelle Finch had her first child. It was the best thing that ever happened to her. “I was going down a bad path, and having a child truly changed my life for the positive,” says Michelle. “I started thinking about my baby and what I wanted for our future.” Michelle’s […]

Believe it: You CAN Go Back to College!

Text that says, Yes! you can.

As we approach a brand new semester, you might have some concerns about returning to school, whether you’re starting up this month or are thinking about doing so in the near future. I know how scary it can be for students to go to college, but I have seen so many students overcome big obstacles […]

The Joy of Being Non-Traditional

Hello, my name is Kaia and I am a “non-traditional” student. Doesn’t that sound just awful? I have never met a phrase with such inherent judgment as “non-traditional student.” Even when I hear it from others it leaves me wondering what mistakes were made to land here, in a community college, non-traditionally. This stigma is, […]

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