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2012 draws to a close with Winter Commencement at Fort Lewis College

DURANGO, CO - For 175 seniors at Fort Lewis College, Winter Commencement will mark a triumphant end to their undergraduate academic careers. Fort Lewis College’s Winter Commencement takes place on Saturday, December 15, 2012, in Whalen Gym. The ceremony begins at 10 a.m.

U.S. Senator Udall offers Commencement Address at Fort Lewis College

For 450 Fort Lewis College students, one chapter of their lives culminated and a new one began at FLC’s Spring Commencement on April 28. The newest Fort Lewis alumni walk away with degrees in the arts, humanities, social sciences, natural and behavioral sciences, and business.

The Commencement Address was offered by U.S. Senator Mark Udall. Appropriate to the beautiful scenery that surrounds Fort Lewis College, Sen. Udall called upon his past experiences as an outdoorsman to encourage the new graduates to seek out adventure and to not shy away from taking risks.

U.S. Senator Mark Udall to speak at Fort Lewis College Commencement

United States Senator Mark Udall will offer the Commencement Address at the Fort Lewis College Spring Commencement on Saturday, April 28, 2012, in Whalen Gym. To accommodate the large number of graduates and their family and friends, there will be two Commencement ceremonies, one at 8:30 a.m. and the second at 11:30 a.m. Sen. Udall will speak at both ceremonies.

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White House appointee to speak at Fort Lewis College

In December, President Obama signed an executive order creating the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education. Dr. William Mendoza, a member of the Oglala Sioux and a graduate of Fort Lewis College, was chosen as the director of this new initiative.

 

On Thursday, March 22, Dr. Mendoza will return to Fort Lewis College for a public presentation entitled “Educational Opportunities for all American Indian and Alaska Native Students.”

Fort Lewis College's Centennial Commencement

Fort Lewis College’s 2011 Fall Commencement ceremony might be considered the official end of the College’s centennial year. It also represented the end of the undergraduate academic careers of around 180 FLC students. At the same time, Commencement marks a new beginning for both Fort Lewis College and its newest alumni, a second century for one and a new life as a college graduate for the other.