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From Student Union to the stage, alumna tackles the business of being funny
Thursday, August 22, 2013

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). Read the rest of entry »

Passion for mountains leads alumnus to Ph.D. studies of alpine climate change
Tuesday, May 28, 2013

The mountains have given a lot to Michael Remke. While a student at Fort Lewis College, they were where he went to refresh himself, skiing, hiking, and mountain biking. And as an Environmental Biology major, it was where he conducted the undergraduate research that has now led him to the Ph.D. program in Forest Science at Northern Arizona University – where he'll again be studying those mountains he loves.

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Alumna's climb of Mt. Shasta benefits Breast Cancer Fund
Monday, May 06, 2013

Kelsy Woodson says she learned to dream big at Fort Lewis College. In June she is putting those dreams to use, when she climbs California's Mt. Shasta as part of the Breast Cancer Fund’s “Climb Against the Odds.”

“I have never climbed anything like Mt. Shasta. But I will do so with cancer survivors and other climbers who have lost those dear to them,” Woodson says. “We will be raising awareness about breast cancer, and raising money to help remove toxic elements from our environment that are known to cause cancer.”

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GIS program gives students in-demand skills
Monday, February 04, 2013

Geographic Information Systems are changing the way data is being collected, catalogued, and utilized in government, non-profits, and industry. And professionals skilled at using the mapping-and-database technologies are in demand. At Fort Lewis College, students are riding that wave of change, getting the know-how – and the certificates – to meet that demand while boosting their careers.

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Martha Stewart honors Art alumnus' business
Friday, December 21, 2012

"Martha Stewart throws a really great party," says 2005 Art graduate Chris Lyon. And he would know. Lyon was honored in October by Martha Stewart at the "2012 Martha Stewart Presents American Made Awards," at which Stewart and the editors of Martha Stewart Living magazine feted the 10 finalists in their search for “rising stars in a new generation of small-business owners."

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