Colorado Northwestern Community College Bookstore Manager Chris Herrera helps a group of dental hygiene students with their book purchases Monday.

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Colorado Northwestern Community College Bookstore Manager Chris Herrera helps a group of dental hygiene students with their book purchases Monday.

Fall semester kicks off at CNCC

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Thursday and Friday marked the official beginning of the Colorado Northwestern Community College's Fall 2008 semester. Two days of orientation and registration activities took place at the Rangely campus Thursday and Student Orientation Advising and Registration events were in full swing.

"Following an orientation and welcome, the two days were packed with activities, including student information sessions, financial aid workshops, and placement testing, which is mandatory for all new students registering at CNCC," the college reported in a news release. "The results of the testing assist academic advisers in selecting classes that will ensure student success."

On Friday morning, students met with academic advisers and began registering for classes.

First day of classes began Monday.

"We've got a great group of kids coming in," said John Boyd, CNCC president. "Enrollment is up, and the semester looks like it's really heading for a very promising year to come."

John Bottelberghe, new assistant director of Residence Life for CNCC, introduced "Kick Off Week" at the Rangely campus this year. The event began with an introduction to housing, sports and other activities on campus and was followed throughout the week with a game night, a student senate-sponsored Karaoke Night, a CNCC barbecue at the lake, a Night at the Movies in Vernal and Paintball Games by the Climbing Gym. A trip to Dinosaur National Monument wrapped up the week.

All activities will conclude with Septemberfest activities in downtown Rangely.

The period to add or drop classes ends Sept. 10. Look for more information on community and continuing education classes in the Fall 2008 course schedule. For more information on late-starting classes, call Peggy Walla at 970-675-3224.

Course schedules are available at www.cncc.edu. For registration information, call Lisa LeFevre at 970-675-3206.

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