In our nature to go further

FLC students working academically outside on campus

Join a transformative community of curious-minded seekers, students and instructors looking for answers to our planet's most pressing problems. And have fun along the way.

Challenge yourself with the Reed Honors Program

Reed Honors is an interdisciplinary program that plugs you into a dynamic community of students who are hungry for an intellectual challenge, creative expression, cultural enrichment, professional development, and personal growth experiences. Offering both curricular and extra-curricular activities, Reed Honors students explore, discover, and engage with the community with the guidance of FLC’s top professors.  

Upon completion of the Reed Honors Program, you will graduate with a Minor in Honors, prepared to excel at whatever you put your mind to and to also make a positive impact on the world around you. The minor is designated on your transcript and signifies to prospective employers and graduate schools that you have completed a rigorous course of study, one steeped in critical thinking activities and place-based learning experiences. 

If you have a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 or a minimum college GPA of 3.0, and if you want to be part of a community of high-achieving, highly motivated students, then we invite you to apply to Reed Honors.

For more information, email Dr. Susan Cannata, the Honors Coordinator.


Honors & Awards

Reed Scholars Take Top Prizes in Oral Presentation at FLC's Undergraduate Research Symposium

April 23, 2020

Reed Honors was so well represented today at FLC's Undergraduate Research Symposium with all seven of its graduating seniors presenting their Capstone Projects!!

I am so pleased to announce that two Reed Scholars received awards for oral presentation:

  • Alyssa Begay won first prize for her oral presentation of her Honors Capstone project, entitled "Catching Up to the Dawn: A Memoir of a Reincarnated Navajo Voice” 
  • Josh Lingbloom won second prize for his oral presentation of his Honors Capstone project, entitled "Human Migrations as a Response to Arroyo-cutting on the Colorado Plateau”

Congratulations Alyssa and Josh! 

While Alyssa and Josh took the top prizes, five other soon-to-graduate Reed Scholars also did excellent work in presenting their capstone projects:

  • Spencer Busick, "Motivational Interviewing for Mentors Working with At-risk Youth"
  • Brooke Hampton, “Imagination Fuels the Future: The Value of Creative Problem-Solving for K-12 Students”
  • Julian Maissel “Examining the US Government's Unequal Treatment of Terrorist Threats”
  • K. Mariah Smith, “Dionysus at the Apollo: The Unique Power of Ecstasy, Madness, and Despair within Hip-hop"
  • Christina Stanton, "Confessions of a Cradle Catholic: A Memoir"

You can see all seven excellent presentations by visiting the symposium website.

Please extend your congratulations to these students. They worked very hard on the projects, did outstanding work, and have done Reed Honors proud!!


Resource management in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

In May 2019, Reed Honors was invited to join a course with Longwood University (Farmville, VA) that takes place predominantly in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem. The course is titled Resource Management in GYE and focuses on the 1995 reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone Park and explores the implications of that reintroduction and the effects it had on GYE’s multiple stakeholders. Students spent nearly two weeks in GYE, meeting with various stakeholders (wildlife tour guides, ranchers, Bureau of Land Management, Fish and Wildlife, Park Rangers, a wildlife photographer, gateway citizens), exploring the region, and considering ways to navigate a controversial issue with multiple perspectives.

This video, prepared by Longwood University, interviews both Fort Lewis College and Longwood University students and predominantly features Reed Scholar Brooke Hampton (aqua jacket). Go Brooke!!

Unfortunately, the May 2020 version of this class has been cancelled, but we look forward to partnering with Longwood again in 2021.