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.

The candidates were Larry Loften, Chico Garcia, and Erica Ingalls.  Each candidate described their experience, background, and process, and was asked how they believed they could best fill the role.  Ingalls was chosen as the new Dean of Student Affairs.

Ingalls was involved in college leadership since 2004, beginning as President, V.P., Treasurer, and Education Director at Metropolitan State College’s Sigma Sigma Sigma.  Later at Metro State, she served as a Hispanic Serving Institute Committee Member, Speaker for the Senate, Leadership Facilitator, and Student Travel Coordinator. She became an academic advisor at Front Range in 2011, then Assistant Director of Academic Advising & Retention Services, and finally the Professional Experience Director of the Pathways Advising & Career Center.

The role “Dean of Student Affairs” might sound like a role specific to issues faced by individual students.  However, it’s more about providing leadership and direction than handling individual student concerns. Danielle Boileau, Director of Student Success, was a part of another panel and asked different questions to the candidates.

“The forms were open, and anyone who attended could bring any questions with them that they wanted. There were no pre-scripted questions,” said Boileau.  “My panel was the student affairs leadership team, which was made up of coordinators and directors who lead the various offices that make up the division that is student affairs.”

Boileau confirmed that additional questions, such as how each candidate would connect with and support students, were asked during that panel.  Thus, it was a priority that candidates also possess skills addressing individual student concerns.

Andrea DeCosmo and April Menzies are instructional deans at FRCC who work with Student Affairs.

“I rely on my colleagues in student affairs,” said Menzies.  “I reach out for advice, probably most often in situations where students come with a particular request.  We also reach out when there are overlaps between both Instruction and Student Affairs.”

“We all serve on the Westminster leadership team, with the facilities director and the vice president, Cathy Pellish,” said DeCosmo.  “We meet weekly and we stay connected.”

Ingalls herself saw the Dean of Student Affairs role as covering everything outside the classroom.

“The Dean of Students is the person who supports students through their academic journey outside the classroom,” said Ingalls.  It’s all the other stuff: navigating processes, understanding resources that are available, connection to students and creating a community, from the time of inquiry to the time of completion.

Ingalls described her path in higher education as starting with student government.

“Voices in student government and advocacy is where I found my passion,” she said.  “I’ll be meeting with all of my departments to learn more about their roles, to gain a better understanding of what their history and culture has looked like on campus so far, and then learn from them where they see my role in supporting them.  I’d love to go sit with student government and learn more about the student organizations process. Student government gave me that connection.”

Speaking about student advocacy, Ingalls reflected on her past experience.

“My background is overseeing veteran advising and career services,” she said.  “That has allowed me great opportunity to advocate for students in those areas.  This new position allows me to broaden that to continue being a voice for students.”

 

Tamara White Feature

By Hayley Hunt

Tamara White was born in Denver, CO, but bounded around Arizona and Illinois for 10 years before coming back home. White accepted the position of assistant vice principal of student support and enrollment in May 2019. 

White decided to work with FRCC due to her interest in the pathways program and equity work, the smaller size of the institution and the “great staff and teams.” She also said that “the person that [was] in the role is someone that I have respected for years.”

“When the position became available, I… wanted to apply for that position because I have always wanted to do that role,” and “when I started doing research and saw the work that your institution was doing, I was definitely interested in the Pathways accomplishments that you all have done, interested in the equity work you all are embarking on, and interested in the size of the institution.” Working at FRCC is helping her get more experience in student affairs, registration, and financial aid.

Some hobbies of hers are crocheting blankets and scarves, reading, and watching The Princess Bride, directed by Rob Reiner. When she is not enjoying free time, White is writing her dissertation for her doctorate. She is working towards her Ph.D. in higher education with a focus on African American women in predominantly white institutions. 

What White looks forward to most about working at FRCC is the staff and the students, as well as how the people working in her department already know what they are doing and are focused on student success. Her daily schedule includes listening to a book on tape for the car ride, answering emails, going to meetings, speaking with her supervisor and, “spend(ing) at least one day a week at each campus,” to talk to the staff.

For college, White went to the University of Denver, where she began getting involved with the school programs such as resident assistant, orientation leaders, student organizations, and executive boards. She started as an accounting major but switched to marketing, with a minor in finance. After getting her bachelor’s, White went to Western Illinois University for her graduate degree in higher education.

White has had the experience of being a hall director, working in student activities, multicultural affairs and leadership, and the women’s resource center. She wrote policies for the state, and helped revise the admissions standard policy for the state of Colorado. Afterwards, she moved onto the Colorado Department of Higher Education. She was then able to apply her knowledge from the K-12 system to higher ed policy, where she was the liaison, a person who helps coordinate activities between two organizations, on graduation guidelines.  

White said, “It’s really cool now to see all the conversations around the graduation guidelines,” She went on to discuss how her previous work is making an impact today. “The policy work that I was doing then it’s just now having an impact, and to see how it impacts the work that we do now, but the work that happened then to lay the foundation for what’s happening now.”

With challenges that came up along the way leading White to where she is now, she simply said that, “there are always challenges, and I think that you have to use challenges to help you grow.” One example she gave was when she was in her last role, when she was supervising a department in student affairs, where there was a challenge with a student. White supported the director in the decision-making for the students future, but she did not do her fact checking and policy checking. This resulted in significant ramifications.  She took responsibility for it and stated,“When you make a mistake, take what’s yours, own it, and figure out how you can do better next time.” Thus, she ensured she would not make the same mistake again.

When asked what she is most proud of, White said there were two things.  One being the work that she did at UCCA surrounding the guided pathways, where the deans were asked to create meta majors.  White took the lead in designing how their guided pathways would look at that college. 

She is also proud of the work around inclusive excellence, where she was able to be a part of the starting group and committee. Now there is training for staff and faculty, including workshops that are designed to help them further their teachings. White helped build the programs and make them include people, as well as look at how students would respond to the program in a way that will make them feel included. 

White has accomplished many things in her years of teaching, and has always found a way to use past experiences to better her future endeavors. She continues to enjoy her position of assistant vice president of student support & enrollment services at Front Range Community College in order to help students as others have helped her.

Mark Reinholz Feature

 

Written by Joe Fisk

FRCC faculty Mark Reinholz teaches psychology, philosophy, and education. Reinholz has been with FRCC since 2007. 

“It never feels like work,” said Reinholz. “It feels natural. It feels effortless, meaningful, and important.”

Reinholz earned his bachelor’s in philosophy at the University of Northern Colorado, then received his juris doctorate at the University of Colorado Law. 

“Like many students, I took my first philosophy class with no idea of what to expect and fell in love with it,” said Reinholz. “I remember leaving class in total awe, like other dimensions were being unlocked for me. The next thing I knew, I was a philosophy major. I went to law school based on a vague notion of wanting to help people. It seemed like a ‘practical’ thing to do with my newfound philosophical skills.”

After working in the field, Reinholz returned to school. At Colorado State University, Reinholz received a Masters in philosophy and then a Masters in educational psychology at the University of Northern Colorado. 

“I returned to philosophy and got my master’s, started teaching, and absolutely loved it,” said Reinholz. “I later obtained a master’s in educational psychology out of personal interest, to improve my pedagogy, and to add a whole new set of classes to my teaching repertoire. I have always prioritized a diversified set of knowledge and skills; I don’t ever want to become too narrow.”

Reinholz is dedicated to both his own education and the education of others. However, he understands the value of self care and education as an experience.

“[My advice to students is] less is more,” said Reinholz. “Find time for self care. We should put a little less pressure on ourselves when we can. Treat school like an experience to be had rather than an achievement to cross off a list.”

Teaching provides Reinholz the opportunity to improve his life and others through growth and challenge. He finds teaching rewarding and meaningful.

“Teaching is an opportunity to improve lives,” said Reinholz. “I love that it always provides me with new challenges and opportunities for growth. I’m able to bring a lot of fun and personality to the table while still creating meaningful, transformative experiences for students. There’s nothing more rewarding than when they express gratitude for something you taught them.”

Reinholz will be returning this fall to teach intro to philosophy, intro to education, psychology 101, and psychology 102 classes. Fall semester starts August 19 and adding or dropping class deadlines will vary depending on the classes start date.

 

Dr. Heidi Strang; New CTAL Department Chair

Written by Joe Fisk 

This summer, FRCC’s creative and technical arts, humanities and languages department (CTAL) will introduce a new department chair, Dr. Heidi Strang. Strang has been working at FRCC since 2010 and currently teaches Artistry 1, Artistry 2, and an online art appreciation course. As the upcoming CTAL department chair, she will oversee 14 disciplines. 

“I remember when I was a little kid my dad use to always tell me, ‘Education is the one thing no one can ever take away from you,’” said Strang. “If you’re educated that will be with you for a lifetime. The more people know and the more they know about history, the more they will be empowered in their own lives.” 

Strang studied fine art with an emphasis in printmaking for her undergraduate degree at University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and then received her Masters at the University of Denver while studying artistry and museum studies. At the University of Colorado Denver, Strang received a Ph.D studying educational leadership and innovation with an emphasis in adult leadership and learning. Last year, at FRCC, Strang received the Teaching Excellence Award.  

Aside from teaching, Strang enjoys creating her own art from her home studio, using a variety of mediums.  She has one particular passion, however.

“Printmaking and acrylics,” said Strang, “Mostly at home, I do acrylic painting.” 

When Strang is away from teaching and creating her own prints and paintings, she enjoys traveling the world, having visited New Zealand, England, Fiji and many more. At home, Strang enjoys gardening.

“I have quite the flower garden, vegetables too,” said Strang. “I’m known to leave flowers  on all the neighbors stoops. It’s kind of fun.” 

Strang’s CTAL department works together to set up the student art gallery.

“Keep an eye on the gallery,” said Strang. “Same with the art building. People can go there to study, wander around, and see the program. We encourage that. If artists want to show work they’ve done outside of school, we have some display cases in the hallway. Just get in touch with me and we can show some work.” 

Since Strang will be taking the CTAL department chair next semester, she will only be teaching one class online.

Weatherman, Broadcast Journalist, and Teacher; Richard Ortner Feature

Written by Matt Cunningham

Photo by Ezra Ekman

From being a weatherman on Denver7 News to being a public speaking instructor at FRCC, Richard Ortner has had numerous jobs and life experiences that he enjoys bringing to each class that he teaches. Ortner is a Colorado native and has been teaching public speaking for about 10 years. He has a master’s degree in both journalism and broadcast meteorology. Ortner also recently won the Teaching Excellence Award at FRCC.

“At other colleges, I’ve taught weather reporting, broadcasting, video editing, advanced television production, broadcast writing, social media for news, electronic media, and much more,” said Ortner.

This wealth of experience is what Ortner says helps him bring “Real-life experience to [his] classes to make them relevant for students.”

He used his broadcasting degree to get a job at Denver7 News as a television editor. This was his first job at a broadcasting outlet. His career there lasted for 10 years before he moved on to FOX31 Denver news for two years.

“My favorite personal interview was interviewing [the actor] John Leguizamo,” said Ortner. “It was a fall-down funny interview, and it was so on the edge, that I thought I might be fired when it aired.”

Some notable stories that Ortner has covered include the 2008 Democratic Convention, several weather disasters, and interviews with various scientists. These were all during his job as a multimedia journalist. Ortner moved on from that and ended up becoming a broadcast meteorologist.

“I did this because I thought I had found my passion in life.” said Ortner  

“The most rewarding part of that job was bringing science to people,” said Ortner. “I think we have a science problem in this country, and bringing science to them felt extremely important.”

Ortner’s favorite story that he covered while being a broadcast meteorologist involved two women in an avalanche.

“There were two young ladies that got caught in an avalanche,” said Ortner. “Just based on watching a show on Discovery Channel, they built a fort to weather the storm with just ChapStick and snow to survive on.”

Ortner’s most memorable from being a meteorologist at the news station was his experience with the Overview Effect, a cognitive shift that astronauts experience when looking back at the Earth in outer space. When Ortner viewed the satellite images, he said it was “fascinating to see how small we are compared to the world.”

Ortner’s wealth of experience in the workforce and in life has created philosophies on life that he believed would help students in his public speaking class.

“I try to bring real-life experience, as well as academics, to my class,” said Ortner. “I think we can teach students how to bring these skills to life. If you can bring public speaking skills to everyday life, you will be much better off.”

The fear of public speaking tends to hold quite a bit of people back, but mastering those skills can be essential, according to Ortner. He has spoken in front of large crowds of up to a couple thousand people.

“The first time you walk into a room with a large crowd to speak, it’s an O.M.G. moment,” said Ortner.

His hilosophies on ‘the big picture’ have formed from his previous experiences as well.

“At any given moment, anyone you meet is probably going through some [emotional] stuff, whether it’s minor or major,” said Ortner. “We need to keep in mind that we are in this together.”

“When I was 23, my mom died. It hit me hard, and the outside world doesn’t necessarily see that. When I was 29, my daughter died. I put on a happy face for people, but I was truly hurting deep down. We have to remember to stay true to yourself, and chill out, and treat each other with respect.”

Ortner discussed the lessons he learned in college and why he feels it is so important. While Ortner claimed he has lost a lot of what he learned in college, he had one project stick with him. The project involved a heavy emphasis on using teamwork.

“My group was the one that was supposed to cooperate,” said Ortner. “We were the most diverse group, whereas other groups were homogeneous. Our group out-performed every other group, because we had the best sense of cooperation. Through our diversity we bring out our biggest strengths.”

Ortner has had a variety of jobs and has a wealth of advice to give to aspiring students in all fields.  He attempts to make his classes as relevant as possible, as he frequently said; “You have to practice what you preach.”

Ortner’s path to becoming an instructor at a community college may be unconventional, but he has used it for benefit in both his professional and personal life; he hopes to continue to use his variety of career experience in the classroom to benefit his students.     

Sydney True, Women’s Weights

 

Written By Joe Fisk

Photo By Lindsey Brand

FRCC student, Sydney True, created the Women’s on Weights class. She’s the only student instructing a fitness class and has been doing it for  three semesters now. The class is free to students and meets Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the fitness center.

True pursues a degree in business, as well as studying for a personal training certification. As the Women’s Weights instructor, she provides experience and knowledge. True has been involved with fitness her whole life.

“As a kid I was always in sports,” said True. “I was a soccer player and a cheerleader.”

She enjoyed dance and was raised with insight from her father, Olympic weightlifter Harry Lee True. He motivated her, taught her techniques, and instilled values in her that she applied inside and outside of the gym. Most important, he taught her to never quit.

“He always told me, ‘Once a quitter, always a quitter,’” said True. “I know that sounds harsh, but in a sense it’s true… Physically, it’s hard. Mentally, it’s hard. But you are capable.”

With a background in fitness and motivation from her father, True was inspired by a friend who introduced her to weightlifting. After lifting together, True hoped to bring a similar sense of community to FRCC.

 “About two years ago I started getting into weightlifting from a friend,” said True. “Ever since then it’s grown as a passion. I wanted to take that and bring it here.”

True’s favorite part of instructing is the opportunity to teach a lifelong skill. The lesson doesn’t stop after the class and the skills learned in class can be shared with others.

“I like teaching something that they can use for the rest of their lives and skills they can put towards themselves,” said True. “They may be able to take from me and show somebody else, too.”

Over the three semesters True has been instructing the class, some regulars have made a habit of going every week. However, this is not required, as the class has a “drop-in” style. The class utilizes the fitness center’s variety of equipment, utilizing exercises tailored to challenge all levels of gym experience.

“I’ll do basic skills that pertain to the motor skills you already know, and I’ll put in some things that are more advanced,” said True. “It caters to beginning and advanced people in the gym. There’s still plenty of equipment and space for everyone. And it’s not all cardio and weights; we also have a yoga studio for those who like to stretch or to dance.”

The fitness center is a free resource for all students. You will need a Wolf Card and can join by signing a waiver that can be found at the fitness center front desk. Information on fitness classes, including Women on Weights, can also be found here.

“The hardest part is starting, but it’s very beneficial, very rewarding,” said True. “So never be afraid to ask me any questions. Especially when it comes to fitness.”  

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.

Hailing from Wyoming, Schiller had an affinity for Colorado for quite some time; visiting Denver with her friends wasn’t uncommon before she moved.

“I’ve always seen myself living in Colorado,” said Schiller. “‘Cause being from Wyoming, we’d come down for weekend trips and hang out in Denver. I’ve always loved it down here; there’s always so much to do, and the weather’s beautiful. A lot less windy than Wyoming.”

Schiller attended Casper College for two years, then University of Wyoming to finish out her bachelor’s and earn her master’s in kinesiology and health, but that wasn’t always her aspiration. Growing up, Schiller had a plethora of interests: basketball star, veterinarian, optometrist, but one always stuck out.

“I wanted to be a teacher,” said Schiller. “My mom’s a teacher, so I always thought I might get into that. I love kids and would love to work with them. I went to school for that at first, then as I got into the studies a little more, I decided that may not be the place for me to be.”

It was Schiller’s older sister studying the same kinesiology major that steered her college education toward the body. Fitness has always been a key quality of Schiller’s life, with sports playing a big part of her childhood.

“I played everything…” said Schiller. “Basketball was my big sport, soccer, volleyball, I played softball, did some track in high school.”

FIFA Women’s World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Mia Hamm was a big source of inspiration as a kid.

“I wouldn’t say I necessarily look up to athletes these days, but my family is still a big inspiration for me,” said Schiller. “My mom has always been a very strong woman and has always been there for me and has always supported me in everything that I’ve done, as well as my sisters. I’ve kind of taken the same path as her. [Schiller’s older sister] She’s in the healthcare field, she’s an occupational therapist, so she kind of does similar things to what I do, as far as exercise science things. I look up to her in that way, her and I have a lot of the same interests. I can go to her whenever I have questions on anything I might be questioning about the field.”

Schiller spent her summer of 2018 relaxing and doing part-time work with some full-time job searching, before applying for her current position. She’s now settling in, noting the friendly staff, and the benefits of working not far from home. Despite her healthy habits and the sign above her desk, she concedes that she does enjoy being lazy watching Netflix “like probably everyone else,” having seen Friends all the way through several times.

Open to any and all questions regarding health and fitness classes, Lauren Schiller can be found in her office on floor B, room B0504.

Dean April Menzies, One of FRCC’s New Deans

 

Written by Matt Cunningham

Image by Ezra Ekman

Two new instructional deans were hired at the Westminster campus over Winter Break. April Menzies who has used her own personal experiences in life and education earn the title Dean Menzies.

Menzies earned her Ph.D. at Kansas State University. She began as an anthropology instructor at FRCC in 2006.

“I thought that [being an anthropology instructor] was too good to be true,” said Menzies.

Now, with 13 years of experience at the college, she has worked her way up to the dean position. This is vastly different than her childhood dream.

“I wanted to be an Olympic gymnast as a child. My favorite athlete as an adult is Simone Biles,” said Menzies.

As a kid, Menzies was able to see the World Elite Gymnast National Championship. This experience showed her that even professional athletes can make mistakes.

“I was able to see that even [they] are human, because I saw an elite gymnast fail mightily at the pole-vault,” Menzies said. ‘This taught me that regardless of where I am in life, I will have to continue to work hard.”

With much success in her educational career, Menzies offered some advice to aspiring educators at FRCC and beyond.

“Getting first-hand experience is the most important thing in education,” explained Menzies. “Making sure this is actually something you want to do and volunteering is very important.”

By the time Menzies was attending college for her educational degree, she knew that she did not want to be a traditional K-12 teacher, and that she wanted to be a part of higher education.

“I knew that I wanted to be involved in higher ed. I always appreciated what it had to offer.” said Menzies.

From a part-time instructor to one of the new instructional deans of the college, April Menzies shows that it’s possible for one to work their way up in the educational field. Her life lessons as a child contributed to her success, and she hopes to use them in her new job.

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.

DeCosmo frequently coordinates with the other deans across all campuses on budgeting issues and the faculty hiring process. An instructional dean will typically indirectly interact with the students by ensuring their instructors are doing their jobs properly.

DeCosmo discussed the various responsibilities of a dean. There isn’t one set responsibility that deans have, as they are required to oversee a variety of moving parts.

“Pointing [faculty] in the right direction” is essential, according to DeCosmo. DeCosmo discussed the oversight of the budget, and how the deans have to manage “multiple pots of money.”

DeCosmo majored in mathematics to earn her bachelor’s degree at Saint Mary’s college in Indiana, then went on to the University of Missouri to earn her master’s degree in mathematics and education. She taught about every level of math imaginable, from elementary algebra to integrated math II. She has also worked for other community colleges in Tulsa, Okla.; Oak Lawn, Ind.; and Hudson Valley, N.Y.

The new dean at FRCC has lived in a number of places. She did a lot of her moving when she was a child, which caused a lot of uncertainty in her life. Growing up in Southwest Michigan, living in upstate New York, DeCosmo’s path to Colorado led her all around the country.

“It was not easy being taken away from my friends all the time,” said DeCosmo. “This all taught me how to work hard for everything.”

Her childhood still had plenty of positive moments. From sports with her father to family vacations, she managed to find abundant enjoyment as a kid.

“I remember watching the Chicago Bears games, sitting next to my dad as he explained the rules of football to me,” said DeCosmo.

However, Decosmo’s favorite childhood memory was “the family vacations to Cedar Point. I enjoyed riding Blue Streak and Gemini the most.”

DeCosmo has some strong opinions on education in the state of Colorado.

“We, as a state, don’t value education enough to fund it properly,” said Decosmo. “I would like to see more transparency in the state budget and promote our own citizens more.”

DeCosmo is new to the position, but her experience in education has led to a high-level status. She hopes to use her opinions on education and leadership to bring a fresh perspective to the dean position.

Club for Student Musicians is in Perfect Tune

Written by Jeramey Reamer

An acoustic crescendo echoed down the hallways as the Guitar and Performance Club began strumming. This group of musicians play their instruments and sing while networking with other enthusiasts.

Front Range students Chris Gonzales, Madison Drake and Nick Chiovitti took center stage as the leaders of the organization. After a brief meet and greet, Gonzales opened the floor to students who were interested in performing in an open-mic style setting.  

Following a brief jam session including songs from The Beatles, Foo Fighters and Nirvana, chords were chiming and the guitar solos were shredding with enthusiasm. Yet, the club incorporates so much more than just rock n’ roll.

Guitar Club

Members of FRCC’s Performance club, left to right: Greg Lelle, Brian Satary

Photo taken by Jeramey Reamer

“All are welcome,” said Drake, one of the club’s student coordinators, “We have classical players, blues, rock and metal, while I play bluegrass.”  

This unique environment allows all musicians of various skill levels and interests to share their talents in a supportive environment.  

“We love playing with everyone,” said Drake, “Chris, Nick and myself will be able to pair one on one with students to go through the songs they want to learn.”  

The Guitar and Performance Club is now in its second semester and is under the guidance of Dr. Kevin Garry, the director of music at the FRCC Westminster campus. Garry’s dedication to the club and its students is apparent.

“I am always available, and will always be at the first part of the meetings for assistance,” said Garry.  

With this unwavering level of commitment from both FRCC faculty and the student leaders, it is no surprise that there was such a successful turnout for the first meeting.  

When asked about the direction that the group is headed, Garry showcased his passion to the development of well-rounded musicians.

“Let’s look at different styles,” said Garry. “I would like to see this group growing in it’s diversity. Let’s try to broaden our exposure to different types of music.”

It is from this foundation of exploring new musical genres that artistic growth truly flourishes.

The Guitar and Performance Club is ideal for students who are looking to learn the rudiments of playing music.  Not solely for beginners, the two-hour sessions are perfect for the more experienced players who want to grow creatively through live performance.  By affording its members the opportunity to step into the spotlight, each musician can develop critical skills such as stage presence and improvisation in front of a supportive audience of like-minded individuals.

If any student would like to join the group or become more involved in the campus arts scene, all are welcome to join on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month from noon to 2 p.m. in the campus recital room, C-1661.  

Until next session of the Guitar and Performance Club, keep on strumming!

Check out these links!

Facebook Page:  FRCC Guitar Club
Kevin Garry playing music: https://youtu.be/sXWsA-XYZA8