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Fort Lewis College students excel at creating solutions outside of the classroom. When they see a need that isn’t being served in their communities, they draw on their interdisciplinary backgrounds to fill that gap with their own answers. Here’s a look at how four entrepreneurs are shaping the town that the College calls home.
We refer to it as a mesa, but the flat-topped home of the FLC campus 300 feet above Durango is technically a “fluvial bench” – a layer of ancient river deposits dropped by an ancestral Animas River and carved along its edges over thousands of years by that same stream.
From the Fort Lewis College campus, you can watch the sun rise from behind a pinion-and juniper-adorned ridgeline, and then see it set behind a sweeping range of mountain peaks, diamond white in winter and cool blue-green in the summer.
In May, President Dene Kay Thomas announced that she will retire effective June 30, 2018, concluding an eight-year run that saw a number of challenges and accomplishments that helped to reshape the College.
At FLC, students have a chance to get really dynamic with their study breaks. Sure, we’re known for our world-class hiking, skiing, and mountain biking. But we also have a hoppin’ dance community that’s accessible to dancers of all skill levels and styles.
It’s hard to go into business with family. But the Martin brothers can hardly imagine working with anybody else. For them, the formula is paying off: Nitrum Dynamic Paint, which they founded while attending Fort Lewis College, is increasing its capacity to recycle paint, while also contributing to a better world and keeping these brothers connected beyond their college experiences.
Sometimes a building is just a building. In the case of FLC’s newest academic hall, though, this building is also a highly functional artistic gateway to the future for FLC’s student scientists.
Learn where some of our students are heading after graduation.
We live in a time when nearly any information imaginable is at our fingertips. But converting that abundance of raw data into functional, interpretive, multi-layered, and aesthetic maps is a craft all its own. That craft, in a nutshell, is GIS—the familiar acronym for geographic information systems. And students in all disciplines hone that craft through the GIS Certificate Program at Fort Lewis College.
For two days in February, FLC students and faculty were regaled with tales from the worlds of law, entrepreneurship, the high-tech industry – and Fort Lewis College in the 1990s.
Society of Toxicology awarded a $500 grant to Associate Professor of Biology David Blake to support his students' undergraduate research into the effects of derivatives of caffeic acid.
Steve Elias, dean of the School of Business Administration, has been selected to the National Guild for Community Arts Education's Small Schools Network steering committee.
FLC was named a top 5 Best Colleges for both Sociology & Human Services and Philosophy degree programs by Schools.com.
Bill Hesford (Teacher Licensure, '05), assistant principal at Bayfield Elementary and Bayfield Primary, was named the 2018 Outstanding Assistant Principal for Colorado by the Colorado Association of School Executives.
Biology professors Heidi Steltzer and Julie Korb discussed the potential for longer and more devastating fire seasons in the West with Yale Climate Connections.
Ross McCauley, associate professor of Biology, and his students were cited in a Daily Camera article about research they have done on how elevation, environment, and climate change play a role in the flowering of Colorado plants.
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.
Russell Elliott (Business Administration, '90) has been hired as the new Broadband Manager for the state of Wyoming by the Wyoming Business Council.
Elena (Benvides) Sweetser (Business Administration, '13) was recognized by Coldwell Banker as one of it's 2018 30 under 30 Award winners.
FLC was named to the list of Colleges with Great Intramural Sports Programs by Best Value Schools!
Durango was named #4 on Budget Travel's list of the Coolest Small Towns in America.
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 Independent editor and senior Journalism & Multimedia Studies major Alex Semadeni has been the lead reporter covering the 416 Fire for The Durango Herald.
Professor of Anthropology Chuck Riggs and students in the FLC Archaeological Field School are featured in "The Ancestors," episode 1 of the second season of the PBS series "America from the Ground Up."
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.
Fort Lewis College was named one of the country's 50 Best Outdoor Colleges by Best Value Schools.
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.
Beth LaShell, coordinator of the Old Fort at Hesperus, was interviewed on the Food Finance Institute's "Edible Alpha" podcast in June about the activities at the original site of Fort Lewis College.
More than 3,000 people turned out on in Smyrna, Tennessee, on June 9, for the dedication of a memorial in honor of Blue Angels pilot Jeff Kuss (Economics, ’06), who crashed while training for the Great Tennessee Airshow in June 2016.