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20 years of championship cycling celebrated at Fall Blaze '14

Bicycling-crazy Durango – where else would a national powerhouse of division I collegiate cycling rise?

FLC Cycling has left an indelible mark on collegiate cycling since its founding in 1994. That year, the young, new team -- wearing t-shirts donated by the Durango Diner, where club members would gather before their morning training rides -- won the first-ever collegiate mountain bike national championship title.

Alumna turns her camera on Afghan photographers in upcoming film

“Film is so powerful a tool,” says filmmaker Alexandria Bombach, “because storytelling is so human and can make a big difference in people’s lives.”

Bombach (Business Administration, '08) has proven that theory herself. After her first film, a travelogue of her journey in an Airstream trailer to meet people living with few possessions, she was surprised to find she had touched viewers.

At FLC, it's a family affair

For some Fort Lewis College graduates, a college education isn’t an adventure to embark upon alone – they brought their family with them. At least five sets of siblings graduated together in the Spring 2014 Commencement Ceremony, and countless others were joined by their alumni siblings in the stands.

Students win when the FLC Road Scholars Team races the Iron Horse train

Up to 150 alumni, staff, faculty, and friends of Fort Lewis College will combine their love of cycling with helping students, when the Fort Lewis College Road Scholars Team races the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge train from Durango to Silverton in the 2014 Iron Horse Bicycle Classic, on Saturday, May 24.

From Student Union to the stage, alumna tackles the business of being funny

You never know when, or where, you'll find your life path.

“My first experience with stand-up comedy was at an open mic night on campus,” says comedian Adrianne Chalepah (English, '09). “A friend encouraged me, and I got hooked. The students laughed and were so supportive. So I give that night credit for giving me the courage to pursue it as a career.”

Today, Chalepah averages three stand-up shows per month at venues ranging from casinos to powwows to college campuses to conferences (she's a motivational speaker, too).

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