2 The Front Page
June 4, 2013
New Student Orientation
Amy Rosdil welcomes new students. Photo by Robin OConnell
Kathy Bellis Managing Editor
On Wednesday May 22, 2013, New Student Orientation for the summer semester was held at the Westminster campus. After checking in new students received a goody bag filled with a FRCC water bottle, candy, note pad with a pen, and a packet of very helpful information that will surely make the transition to FRCC easier. New students were given a ton of information, like what to expect on their first day of classes, how to read and use a syllabus, and some great tips on time management. Student volunteers lead the new students on a tour of the campus, pointing out some very important locations like the math lab, writing center, and welcome center. New students were able to ask many questions about classroom policies, how to use their Wolf cards, and how to register for classes online. Attendees left the orientation feeling a little less anxious about this upcoming semester. The Front Page staff would like to say, “Welcome” to all of the new students!
FRCC Awards Ceremony
The Student, Faculty, and Staff Awards Ceremony took place on Wednesday, May 15, 2013, in the Student Center Rotunda at the Westminster Campus. Some of the winners included: Sara Foley for Outstanding Student Employee, Richard Browne for Outstanding Graduate, Rudolfo Tapia for Diversity Ally of the Year, Jonathan Martinez (Psychology) and Tami Reilly (English) for Scholastic Achievement Award, James Thomas, Winta Abraham, and Cole Carey for Student Challenge Award(s), April Zimmerman, Kris Nyquist, Laura Rutz, and Rudolfo Tapia for Vice President’s Service Award, Jason Wright for Outstanding Administrator, Leysa Brown for Outstanding Classified, Bobbie Jo Stoffregen for Outstanding Employee of the year, Marty Gonzales for Master Teacher, and Student Life took home the Department of the year award. For FRCC student April Zimmerman, being nominated for the Vice President’s Service Award was an acknowledgement of all her hard work. Zimmerman said, “I have maintained a 4.0 [GPA], perfect attendance, and I adopted my nephew, who is a special needs child, this year. So it has been a big challenge but really rewarding.” Student Life Director, Amy Rosdil could not have been more proud of her Student Life staff for receiving the award for Department of the Year. Rosdil said, “Award season is one of my
favorite times of the year – it’s always so great to celebrate some of the amazing people we get to interact with during the year, and it was extra special to have Student Life be honored this year as the department of the year! I’m very thankful for the staff I have, and the awesome department I get to work with as the director.” One of the best parts of the ceremony came from watching the audience reaction to all of the winners. Jason Wright received a heartfelt standing ovation while retrieving his award for Outstanding Administrator. And there wasn’t a dry eye in the room while a teary eyed Monica Geist read the nomination letters for the awards she was in charge of presenting. Congratulations to all of the amazingly talented, hardworking, and committed students, faculty, and staff. Front Range Community College is a truly remarkable community because of your dedication to excellence.
Left: Jonathan Martinez accepting the Scholastic Achievement Award Right: April Zimmerman winner of the Vice President’s Service Award Photos by Robin OConnell
Kathy Bellis Managing Editor
Published on Jun 4, 2013