As a Marine, Jason Sydoriak served two deployments in Iraq and one in Afghanistan, where he was wounded when an improvised explosive device struck the vehicle in which he was riding. The explosion shattered his left heel bone. His ankle now is fused. As a student at Front Range, Jason still has a call to […]
A decade after graduating high school, Marie Teto was working in a job she loved for a government-funded program that helps low-income individuals pay their heating bills. But some life changes caused her to re-evaluate her life and career goals. “I realized I wanted to do something more with my life, and education seemed like […]
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 […]
Starting at community college but have your sights set on a four-year degree? Think you’ll take a few courses then transfer? Then read this—there are at least five reasons you should reconsider and get an associates degree before you transfer.
The Murray family has always been close, so when second-to-youngest Courtney couldn’t stop talking about the fun she was having at Front Range Community College, it rubbed off on her siblings. Courtney (age 24), her sister, Chelsea (31), and her brother, Logan (18), were all homeschooled growing up. For Courtney, the flexibility was ideal because […]
Life hasn’t always been easy for Nate Saam. Nate spent his formative years roaming the gang-ridden neighborhoods of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Memphis, Tennessee. Without family support at home, Nate got into trouble. By high school, he was rebelling against any and all teachers and other authority figures. “I was suspended 15 times one year,” […]
A.A., A.S., A.A.S., A.G.S…talk about a lot of acronyms! What do they all mean? Hopefully this will help you break it down. In most cases, it’s easy peasy: if it’s got 2 letters, it’s a transfer degree. If it’s got 3 letters, it’s a technical degree. Basically, we separate it into those two tracks. I […]
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 […]