Foundation board welcomes new members

Marchell Fletcher (Geology, ’79) has lived and worked in Durango since 1975. Marchell worked in the financial services industry for 24 years. She now works on healthcare planning with retiring clients. 

Kim Martin currently serves as an Executive Team member for the League of Women Voters La Plata County and on the Board of Directors for the American Women’s Network, in the United Arab Emirates.

Faith Roessel (Sociology & Human Services, ’78) is an attorney and member of the Navajo Nation. She has devoted herself to educating the public, legislators, and officials about Native American history, policy, and laws. 

Dr. James Teumer (Biology, ’80) is Medical Director with Emergency Physicians of the Rockies at the Medical Center of the Rockies, in Loveland, Colorado.

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Accountant values dreams over numbers

Accountant values dreams over numbers

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Aspiring journalists find and deliver the news on campus

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