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.
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.
Stephen Sullivan (Humanities, ’88)
After graduating in 1988, Stephen Sullivan went on to earn success in the outdoor recreation and business realms. In 2011, he launched Stio, a direct-to-consumer, analytically driven, outdoor apparel company.
After 42 years of shaping mountain bike culture in Durango, Mountain Bike Specialists Manager John Glover (Agricultural Science & Art, '80) will retire. Having witnessed the boom of cycling in the 1980s, Glover made his passion into a life-long career.
The Botanical Society of America recognized Emma Cooley (Biology, ‘21) with the 2022 Young Botanist Award. Given to graduating seniors who have made notable contributions to plant science, the award recipients have their names published in the Plant Science Bulletin.
Lisa Hastings (Fine Arts, '90) completed her most recent children’s book, The Adventures of Hamish: Hamish Goes West. The book follows the titular puppy as he journeys 4,000 miles to meet his family in the Rocky Mountains and includes illustrations created by the author.
Hanson Mike (Environmental Studies, '22), a Grand Canyon Trust intern, shines a light on the struggles experienced by the Diné people of the Bodaway/Gap region. This region, located near the confluence of the Colorado and Little Colorado rivers, was recently freed from a 43-year development ban.
Bridging the gap between the traditional and the modern world, Camela Brown (Biology, ‘20) paves a new path forward for science educators and communicators working in Indigenous communities. “I want to fuse everything and get these kids to realize it’s okay to be good at something, to be strong, to excel,” she said.
FLC cycling alumnae Kira Payer (ATT '17-20) and Sarah Sturm (Art, ‘12) went one-two in the women's pro road race at the 50th Annual Iron Horse Bicycle Classic.