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FRCC Hires New Dean of Student Affairs

Written by Ezra Ekman

After Aaron Prestwich’s September departure, FRCC sought a new dean of student affairs.  Student organizations were invited to join a forum of faculty and staff to interview three candidates for the role on November 7, 2019.  The forum was livestreamed so that students, faculty, and staff who couldn’t attend the forum could watch remotely.

Weatherman, Broadcast Journalist, and Teacher; Richard Ortner Feature

Written by Matt Cunningham

From being a weatherman on Denver7 news on ABC to being a public speaking instructor at FRCC, Richard Ortner has had numerous jobs and life experience that he enjoys to bring to each class that he teaches. Ortner is a Colorado native and has been teaching public speaking for about ten years. He has a master’s degree in both journalism and broadcast meteorology.

Lauren Schiller: Kids to Kinesiology

Written by Drew Lascot

Photo by Lindsay Brand

Walking into the office of the new Fitness and Wellness Coordinator, one is immediately greeted by the sign behind the desk: “Life is short. Don’t be lazy.” Lauren Schiller embodies this very quote, having found her new position at FRCC less than a year after graduating with her masters.

Dean Andrea DeCosmo, One Of FRCC’s New Deans

Written by Matt Cunningham

image by Ezra Ekman

FRCC’s new instructional dean Andrea DeCosmo’s path to becoming a dean involved a wealth of experience in higher education, the ability to learn challenging life lessons, and an extreme passion for education. DeCosmo started her new position on Jan. 7; she serves as the allied health dean for the Westminster campus and oversees the Brighton campus.