Howard Grotts (Mathematics, '14) won his fourth cross-country national title at the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships
FLC was named to the 2018–2019 list of Top 200 Colleges for Indigenous Students by Winds of Change
Biology professors Heidi Steltzer and Julie Korb discussed the potential for longer and more devastating fire seasons in the West with Yale Climate Connections.
Staff from Enterprise stopped by campus on June 27 to present a check for $1,000 to the School of Business Administration for student scholarships.
FLC's Pre-Campus Academy online orientation program won the 2018 NODA Region III "Innovative Program Award." The program teaches students about campus resources, the College's history and mission, and other useful information to prepare them for their first year.
Bison Star Naturals, a hand-made soap and lotion company owned by husband-and-wife team Angelo (Business Administration, '12) and Jacqueline (Brisson-Stahl) (Spanish, '11) McHorse, was recently featured in The Taos News.
The Durango Chamber of Commerce presented a check for $1,505 to support the Skyhawks women's golf team following the Chamber's "Girls Gone Golfing" event at Hillcrest Golf Club.
2018 RMAC Outdoor Track Athlete of the Year and the 2017-18 RMAC Indoor Track Athlete of the Year Skylyn Webb (Psychology, '16) won the women’s 800-meter run in May at the 2018 NCAA Division II track & field championship in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a record time.
Megan Paciaroni, associate professor of Physics & Engineering, was named a Senior Member of the Optical Society, which recognizes accomplishments in the science of optics and photonics.
Professor Emerita Kathy Fine-Dare has been named the Native American Tribal Liaison. She will work with all relevant tribes in Fort Lewis College’s ongoing efforts toward compliance with the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA).
Samantha Cameron (Exercise Science, ’12) is helping her family guitar-string manufacturing business, Curt Mangan Fusion Matched Strings, succeed from rural Cortez, Colorado.
Senior Business Administration major Natalia Sells was named a Udall Foundation Native American Congressional Intern for the summer of 2018. Sells was one of 12 interns chosen nationwide, and will complete a 9-week intensive internship in Washing D.C. in the office of Senator John McCain. She is the fifth Udall intern from FLC since the program began.
Junior Chemistry major Lexi Dobbs earned the Physical Chemistry Division's Outstanding Student Poster Award at the American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Majel Boxer was elected the 2018-2019 President of the American Indian Studies Association at the annual meeting held this last February in Tempe, Arizona.
“Duranium,” a film created and edited by FLC students, garnered a large turnout last month at the Colorado Environmental Film Festival in Golden.
FLC was recognized among the Best Colleges in the Country for certain degree programs by Schools.com: Anthropology was ranked #4 and Chemistry was ranked #9.
Blythe Morrison (Anthropology, '14) is FLC's new contract NAGPRA Collections Specialist. Her work will focus on the documentation and analysis of at least two significant collections of Native American items under the care of the Center of Southwest Studies.
Skyler the Skyhawk, along with FLC students and staff, celebrated Valentine's Day at the "Love is a Drag ... Show" sponsored by the Gender & Sexuality Resource Center.
Four FLC students spoke on a panel at the AISA (American Indian Studies Association) National Conference in Tempe, Arizona, from February 1-2, 2018. The panel, titled "Upsetting Settler Nationalism" gave each participant a chance to speak on his / her independent research.
Senior Sport Administration major Rasmus Bach became the all-time winningest player in Fort Lewis College men's basketball program history on February 3 with his 93rd victory.
The Skyhawks ice hockey club team is celebrating one of its best seasons ever, ranked 15th out of 29 in the American Collegiate Hockey Association Pacific Division.
Marshall Masayesva (Adventure Education '14) was recently inducted into the Emerging Leaders Program, a program of the Center for Jackson Hole, which trains a culturally diverse cohort of young outdoor recreationists for the conservation movement.
Paige Gray, visiting assistant professor of English, won Honorable Mention for the Research Society for American Periodicals for her academic article “Join the Club: African American Children’s Literature, Social Change, and the Chicago Defender Junior,” published in Children’s Literature Quarterly.
Ray Kenny, professor of Geology, published a new article on the Kaibab Formation in Geochemical Transactions, his tenth peer-reviewed research article about Grand Canyon National Park. Kenny has logged more than 2,300 miles in the park for research and pleasure.
Over 200 FLC students joined together on January 15 to celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.'s legacy through a march, rally, social justice workshops, and a performance from Dominique Christina.
Brett Deming, a veteran officer of the FLC Police & Parking Services Department, has been named chief of the agency after the retirement of Arnold Trujillo.
Tim Jenkins (att '09-'12), a four-year starting quarterback at FLC and a former quarterback with the St. Louis Rams and Calgary Stampeders, founded Jenkins Elite, a specialty company that helps high school students and their families navigate the football recruiting process.
Rachel Landis, coordinator of the FLC Environmental Center, was named in Durango's Top Ten Localists, a collection of individuals who live and thrive in La Plata County, walking the talk of supporting the local economy and inspiring others to do the same.
Twelve Skyhawks were honored at FLC's Athletics Banquet on December 4. The Jan Wilson Hetzler Outstanding Senior Female Athlete of the Year was cross country runner Erin Renner and the Don Whalen Outstanding Senior Male Athlete of the Year was soccer midfielder Nathan Roberts. MVPs were also named for each fall sport.
Sophomore Exercise Science major Riley Farris tied a school record on December 2, while scoring a career high 31 points. His 12-for-12 field goal performance matches best field goal percentage in a game (minimum 10 attempts) with Kevin Hatch's 11-for-11 field goal mark.
Connor Cafferty (Business Administration, '17) landed a prestigious Resilience Justice Fellowship at the University of Louisville's Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility, where he will be doing interdisciplinary research of justice and environmental responsibility.
In between getting settled into her new job at Fort Lewis College and into life in Durango, FLC’s Director of Admission Jess Savage answered a few questions in order to offer some insight into why she decided to come to FLC and what she sees for the College’s future.
Common Ground, FLC's anti-bias program that promotes cultural awareness and combats discrimination, hosted a 3-day intensive facilitator training with student, faculty, and staff participants. The new facilitators are now equipped with the tools to create conversations that move people toward understanding and healing.
More than 200 students attended FLC's first annual Fresh Check Day, a national event held on campus to promote mental health wellness and suicide prevention through interactive activities.
Anthropology alumna Lynn Brittner left her mark on the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum before heading to California to executive direct the Santa Barbara Historical Museum. In this interview with the Santa Barbara Independent, she shares tidbits about her life and inspirations.
During Partnership for a Healthier America's Healthy Campus Week on September 25-29, FLC was named one of the four most active campuses nationwide. Activities included several free fitness classes each day, healthy snacks from Sodexo, and a #healthyFLC Instagram photo contest.
Four FLC students, under the direction of Biology Professor Julie Korb, attended a four-day workshop through SEEDS at the Rocky Mountain Biology Laboratory in Gothic, Colorado. They were able to network with influential scientists and other students and prepare for careers in their field.
A degree in Biology and experience racing bikes for FLC led Emma Millar ('11) to be the perfect Head Crew Leader for Trails 2000 -- she gets to combine theoretical strategic plans with physical labor to create and repair local trails.
Bob Dolphin, former president of FLC, was profiled in Tempe's East Valley Tribune for his success and positivty despite a polio diagnosis at age 23.
Senior Psychology major Becca Bramley won first place among 57 runners in the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs Rust Buster 5K race in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with a time of 18:49.5.
As part of Physics Professor Ryan Haaland's NSF STROBE grant, Assistant Professor Kay Phelps of Teacher Education piloted two summer camps this summer in Ignacio: Entomology for K-2 and Patterns in Nature for 3-6, integrating art and science for the students.
Luma Randolph, a freshman Environmental Studies major, was featured in the Sun Valley Mag for her prowess on a mountain bike.
Students in Stacey Sotosky's Digital Video Production class collaborate with Rocky Mountain PBS on a documentary about Durango's rocky relationship with uranium.
FLC's new athletics streaming portal, the Skyhawks Sports Network, will debut on September 2 with the first football game of the season.
John Arbuckle (Environmental Agriculture, '99), owner of Singing Prairie Farm in La Plata, Missouri, has created the first and only non-GMO, pasture-raised pork snack stick available nationally, called Roam Sticks.
Ned Williamson (Biology, '79), a former deputy prosecutor and owner of a private legal practice in Hailey, Idaho, was appointed to the position of Fifth District Judge in Idaho.
Amy Gilley, technical director in the Theatre department, attended a three-week National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute in Washington D.C. called "On Native Grounds" that covered Native American ethnohistory.
Trek Bicycle Corp. recently profiled FLC alumni Payson McElveen (Exercise Science, '16) and Levi Kurlander (Mathematics, '16) in a photo essay on the next generation of mountain bikers.
Crazy Brave by Native American author Joy Harjo has been selected as FLC's Common Reading Experience Book for 2017-18.
Yvonne Bilinski, director of the Native American Center for the last 11 years, retired in July, leaving behind a much larger staff, a speaker series, an orientation program for Native American students and their families – and many other programs.
Kayla Shaggy (Art, '17) was awarded Best in Show at the Durango Arts Center's 41st Annual Juried Exhibit in June 2017, for her piece, "Hell."
Stosh Kozimor (Chemistry, '99), a staff scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory, was recently interviewed by the American Chemical Society about the challenges of doing research on the actinides, and their potential application in cancer therapy.
Senior Psychology major Rebecca Bramley was the third female finisher at the Mt. Evans Ascent, an altitude race covering 14.5 miles and over 3,600 feet of elevation gain.
Ultracyclist Amanda Coker (att '11) recently set the record for the most miles ridden on a bicycle in a single year—more than 86,000 miles, besting the previous record by over 10,000 miles. On the day she surpassed 95,000 miles, she posted on Facebook wearing her FLC kit.
Rosa Malloy-Post (Biology, '17) was awarded a GRIT Freedom Chair due to her community mindedness and appreciation of the outdoors, which she plans to share with others in the region through Adaptive Sports.