Ben Sorensen (Marketing, '13) stepped away from his corner office and position as the director of sales for Ballantine Communications Industry to start his own business, Ascent Digital Agency.
Fort Lewis College alumna Jenn Lopez (English, ‘95), president and founder of Project Moxie, is tackling the current housing crisis head-on.
The FLC Foundation accomplished a banner year of fundraising thanks to nearly 2,500 donors who gave more than $9 million in record-setting support for students and the Fort Lewis College community.
Indoor and outdoor renovations kick into high gear at Whalen Gymnasium, Dirks Field
At Fort Lewis College, illumination happens beyond the books and classroom walls; beginning in summer 2022, campus will also get a little brighter with a shiny gym floor, alfresco flood lights, and more.
New business ideas at this year's Hawk Tank ranged from outdoor gear companies to luxury streetwear brands and everything in between. The variety of pitches highlighted the underlying purpose of the business plan competition—to give students the tools they need to realize their dreams.
Alumnus Ryan Lazo (Anthropology and Environmental Studies, ’13) is thrilled to be back at Fort Lewis College and in a sphere of collaboration with his peers while also reconnecting with faculty who inspired his journey as a student.
Julie (Levy) Duvall (Political Science, ’05), the Board of Trustees' newest member, is ready to reconnect with campus and engage students, staff, and faculty in building the future of Fort Lewis College.
Torrey Udall (International Business, ’13)
Meet FLC alum Torrey Udall (International Business, ’13). As VP of Development & Finance at Protect Our Winters in Boulder, Colo., Udall aligns his passion for outdoor adventures with his professional path.
Pete & Tish Varney
Waking to the propane blast of water heating for coffee, Tish Varney looks up to see tiny bats swooping along the dawn-lit walls of Grand Canyon.
Fort Lewis College Adventure Club
From whitewater rafting through the Grand Canyon to sipping scotch in the Scottish Highlands, the FLC Adventure Club has a little something for everyone.
Kirbie Bennett (English, '17), a citizen of the Navajo Nation, shares his perspective on the "Chief" statue in downtown Durango. Bennett said the sign is out of touch with contemporary ideas about depictions of Indigenous peoples.
Meet sailor, teacher, mathematician, and weekend philosopher Nicholas Canaparo (Adventure Education, '15). With voyages from Puget Sound to Amsterdam Harbor, Canaparo has lived as a globetrotter aboard world-class vessels.
FLC celebrated a cohort of nearly 200 FLC students during Fall Commencement. Hundreds of friends, family members, and staff packed into Whalen Gymnasium to show their love through posters, cheers, and thunderous applause.
The Stories We Wear, an exhibition curated with the help of the Center of Southwest Studies, opened on November 30. The installation honors Missing and Murdered Indigenous Relatives. To complete the project, 31 dedicated student contributors attended multiple workshops throughout the semester. The exhibition is now housed at Reed Library for public viewing.
Three exhibits continued the spirit of November’s Native American Heritage Month: As Seeds, We Grow: Student Reflections on Resilience, Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge, Shared Science, and the Art Gallery at FLC’s Native American Artist in Residence installation. Two installations are housed at FLC and one at the Powerhouse Science Center.
Durango Theatreworks staged A Christmas Carol: A Radio Play for a limited one-weekend run. Directed by Michael McKelvey, assistant professor of Musical Theatre, the fast-moving adaptation of Charles Dickens’s classic by Nathan Jerkins was set in the 1940s as a radio show with a narrator, multiple actors, an applause meter, and a wonderful foley effects team.