Alumni Advisory Committee

In 2021 the Foundation sent a survey to former FRCC students and found that there was a desire to bring FRCC alumni together. In 2022 the Alumni Advisory Committee was established. The committee is a group of engaged and passionate FRCC alumni working together to engage and support Alumni and current students while also advising the Foundation team. If you are an FRCC alum interested in being a part of this committee please email Megan Taub or call 303-404-5464.

Alumni Advisory Committee Members

Ryan Davidson 

I came through Front Range Community College looking to pursue a path to Civil Engineering. During my time there, I found academic success that carried me on into the graduate program at the University of Colorado Boulder. After graduating with my Masters of Science in Civil Engineering with a Graduate Academic Excellence award, I pursued a career in Bridge Engineering. I’m currently providing Structural Engineering services for various governments across the world at Parsons, ranging from pedestrian, traffic and railway bridges. I’ve decided to come back to Front Range Community College to teach in the engineering program part-time and guide students toward that same success that I had found during my time there. 

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Michelle Ellison

Michelle Ellison graduated from FRCC in 2015 as a first generation, non-traditional student with her AA in Business. She then transferred to the University of Northern Colorado and went on to earn her BS in Business Administration with an Accounting concentration. After graduation Michelle went to work in public accounting at Moss Adams as an assurance associate, but quickly realized her true passion was recruiting. She shifted gears and began working at CFS, a staffing agency, where she placed accounting and finance professionals in roles across Colorado. Michelle then transitioned to her current role, recruiting for nine states as a Senior Talent Acquisition Advisor at CLA, which ranks among the top 10 public accounting firms in the country. Michelle credits much of her success to her experience at FRCC, and she believes the small class size, one-on-one attention students receive from instructors, combined with the inclusive community environment at FRCC pave the way for students to take the first steps toward achieving their goals. 

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Megan Grass

Hello Friends, my name is Megan Grass. I graduated from Front Range in 2016 with my Associate of Arts Degree with a History Designation. I then went on to get my Bachelor’s Degree in History from Metropolitan State University of Denver. I am currently the Director of Events and Marketing at Oxotic Supercar Driving Experience and I have three business ventures of my own. I love making connections with other industry professionals and working together to create something magical. Aside from work I love photography, reading all the books I can get my hands on and finding new projects and ventures to become part of! 

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Robin OConnell

Robin is an alumnus of Font Range Community College, she describes herself as the student that never went away. As a non-traditional student, she found her love of helping students based on the support and encouragement she received as a student at FRCC. Now serving as the Assistant Director for Pathways Advising on the Westminster campus, she continues to support students with a Student Affairs lens. While not serving students, Robin enjoys all that Colorado has to offer, particularly time in the mountains where she observes the natural beauty of the forest. A lifelong artist, she enjoys re-creating Colorado’s natural beauty with watercolor, ink, and pyrography. 

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Jose R. Salas

Jose Salas is a Spokesperson and Social Media Manager for Denver Water, where he oversees social media strategy, content creation and analytics, develops strategies that drive growth and engagement, and educates internal teams and leaders on social media best practices and brand guidelines to establish a consistent brand voice online.  Salas also plans and executes rapid response for crises and breaking stories, and helps the organization inform and educate the public through social media outreach, interviews and media coverage coordination, and news site story development. As a bilingual communicator, Jose helps connect the dots between the Latino community and the organization. Salas currently serves as president for the Colorado Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America. Before joining Denver Water, Salas worked in the nonprofit sector managing social media accounts, marketing and day-to-day operations for two trade associations. 

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Sid Simonson

Sid Simonson is an FRCC alumnus and the deputy finance lead at Lockheed Martin Corporation for a NASA asteroid study. The goal is to help scientists learn more about the formation and evolution of the solar system, planet formation, and the source of compounds that led to life on earth. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at Colorado State University and graduated with honors from the University of Denver with a MBA in Finance and Economics in Public Policy in 2014 and a Master’s of Science in Management in 2015. He was the first Chairperson of the Rocky Mountain Student Media Corporation and interned in the Colorado Senate. Sid currently serves on FRCC’s Business School Advisory Board and has received five President’s Volunteer Service Awards from the White House. 

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Alvina Vasquez

Alvina Vasquez, an alumna of FRCC, founder and president of PowerMap Ltd. which helps organizations with integrated, successful approaches to marketing, business strategy and public policy, and government relations, crisis management, and brand positioning. In 2018 Alvina led the political department for the Jared Polis for Colorado campaign. Alvina is a Denver Business Journal 40 Under 40 award winner. The award recognizes “40 outstanding local professionals under age 40 for their business success and community contributions.” Alvina also is a fellow in the Latino Leadership Institute Executive Program at the University of Denver. She began her career in Spanish language radio for Denver’s Radio Romantica and Radio Tri-Color. 

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