Staff Contact Info

Dave Kerns
Director of Alumni Relations

Office: 970- 247-7427
Cell: 970-759-9632

JC Perteet
Engagement Specialist

Phone: 970-247-6111
Cell: 970-946-0355

Mailing Address
Office of Alumni Relations
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

About the Office of Alumni Relations

 We are your Fort Lewis College Alumni Relations department, created to develop and strengthen lifelong relationships among alumni, students, friends and the Fort Lewis College community. We serve as a catalyst for communication, involvement and giving, and the advancement and support of the College to provide on-going value to your degree.

Message from the Director

Dave KernsWhat an honor it is to be back at Fort Lewis College!  I feel very lucky to be on campus as the Director of Alumni Relations with the responsibility of promoting the mission to keep our graduating students involved with FLC and to drive our alumni to reconnect with the place they used to call home.

 I am coming back to Fort Lewis College as a graduate from the class of 2003.  Following commencement I worked on campus for three years performing human resource work and basic accounting for the Campus Dining Services.  I was eventually promoted and transferred out if Durango, which is when I realized where my home truly was (Durango).  Almost a year after my transfer I was offered a position back in Durango with the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory.  I spent almost seven years at the Chocolate Factory as a Field Consultant.  My job at the Chocolate Factory had a wide range of responsibilities: from reviewing profit and loss statements and marketing plans to teaching franchisees how to make a 44 pound batch of fudge or peanut brittle.  One great aspect of my job was having a role in new product development where we worked on innovative types of candy.

When the position for the Director of Alumni Relations was brought to my attention, I leapt at the opportunity to work at Fort Lewis College.  What an amazing opportunity to give back to the college that has shaped my life in such a profound way.  I can tell you that we have a number of exciting events hosted by the Fort Lewis College Alumni Association coming up all year long.   Keeping you connected with Fort Lewis College is my goal.  Staying connected can be as simple as perusing our monthly electronic newsletter or participating in our various online communities.  I urge you to get involved with our Alumni Relations department by attending an alumni event, or returning for the alumni homecoming festivities.

Please check out this alumni site, and contact me with any ideas you may have for events that interest you. I'd love to hear what you are up to these days!

Dave Kerns ('03)
Director of Alumni Relation


Meet JC, our Engagement Specialist 

JC Perteet

Hi-my name is JC Perteet, and I have been added to the Alumni Relations team as the engagement specialist to help with our efforts in connecting and reconnecting with you, our Fort Lewis College alums.

I love working at Fort Lewis College and I love marketing and social media.   When Alumni Relations called a few months ago needing someone to start engaging alumni particularly through social media, I was honored to get the job!

As an employee working here at Fort Lewis College for 5 years, I have had the privilege of working in Student Affairs, Academic Affairs, and now with Alumni Relations.  My most recent position was working for the program of Adventure Education.   At my position in Adventure Education, I was able to utilize my overall career experience with marketing, advertising and business development. That experience helped successfully grow the Adventure Education program into one of the fastest growing majors on campus.  I'm actively applying everything I know now to growing engagement via social media for Alumni Relations and loving it!

In case you haven’t already done so, be sure to join our social media outlets:

Fort Lewis College Alumni on FacebookFLC Alumni on LinkedInFort Lewis College Alumni on YouTube

If you have any questions, or need any type of help, information or have suggestions to continue to improve our communication and service to you please call me at 970-247-6111 or email me at

Thanks for letting me serve you!

JC Perteet, Engagement Specialist
Alumni Relations


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Office of Alumni Relations
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Dr
Durango, CO 81301-3999