An early stint at a private college landed Emily Kramer in serious debt. FRCC helped her find a new path to becoming a research scientist.
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 […]
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 […]
Katie Ellington’s journey to college hasn’t been without its bumps, ups, and downs. The native of Oklahoma graduated high school and went to Tulsa Community College but stopped after one semester. “I was just burned out on school and, quite honestly, I wasn’t ready to go to college,” she says. She quit school and worked […]
Back-to-school season is looking very different for children—and their parents—in 2020. And for parents who are also students themselves, this fall is looking particularly complicated. Many school districts throughout the state are starting the semester with online classes only—or offering an online option for families who prefer it. Front Range Community College (FRCC), along with […]
In June 2014, Rose Marie Tornes had her world turned upside down. “It was right before my senior year of high school in Indiana,” she recalls. “Indiana has a great program called 21st Century Scholars, where students who maintain a ‘Scholar Pledge’ and do well in school receive a scholarship for 100 percent tuition at […]
When Bronwyn Burman earned a Bachelor of Science in development studies from the University of California at Berkeley in 2010, she thought she’d end up working in a developing country building hydration and sanitation systems. But her part-time college job working for UC-Berkeley’s outdoor boating program turned into a professional opportunity, and Bronwyn managed the […]
David Thompson knew as he wrapped up his senior year of high school in 2016 that he wasn’t quite ready for higher education. “I just wasn’t in a place to succeed in college, so I decided to move out, start working, and pay rent—just to see what life on my own was like,” says David, […]