In our nature to go further

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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.


 

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Congratulations to our 2020 graduates

Alyssa Begay

Alyssa Begay

Capstone Project – “Catching up to the Dawn: A Memoir of a Reincarnated Navajo Voice”

What’s Next – I plan to read a variety of novels and collections of poetry, especially Native American works, and continue writing my memoir.

Future Plans –  I plan to take a year off school and focus on myself and those around me. I plan on entering into an MFA program to finish my memoir and get it published, and, eventually, I would like to enroll in culinary school.


Spencer Busick

Spencer Busick

Capstone Project – “Motivational Interviewing for Mentors Working with At-Risk Youth”

What’s Next – I plan to stay in Durango and take summer courses. I hope to spend a great amount of time outside, especially hiking.

Future Plans –  I would like to spend some time traveling if the world permits it. I would like to travel around Latin America to learn Spanish and see new places in Brazil. I would like to start applying for work in the field of psychology and eventually apply to graduate school programs. I would like to eventually lean towards social work or counseling.


Brooke Hampton

Brooke Hampton

Capstone Project – “Imagination Fuels the Future: The Value of Creative Problem-Solving for K-12 Students”

What’s Next – I plan on staying in Durango working full-time in a Law Office. I will be spending time outside of work running the trails, gardening, painting, and catching up on reading.

Future Plans –  I would like to continue school in some form. I am looking into graduate schools for Physics but could see myself venturing into another discipline. My dream town is somewhere on the water, with an excellent library, good coffee shops, and of course, a farmer’s market!


Joshua Lingbloom

Brooke Hampton

Capstone Project – “Arroyo-Cutting as a Driver of Human Migrations on the Colorado Plateau, 400 CE through the Present Day”

What’s Next – I will spend some time in the remote Owyhee Mountains of southwestern Idaho assisting a graduate student in his research. If the current closures are lifted, I will spend some time working with a professional geologist to map all the active landslides within Teton National Park which will comprise my graduate research.

Future Plans –  I would like to pursue a career in this type of work after graduate school at ISU in the Fall.


Julian Maissel

Julian Maissel

Capstone Project – “Examining the U.S. Government’s Unequal Treatment of Terrorist Threats”

Capstone Recap – Focuses on law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the United States and why they do not treat right-wing terrorism as a major threat.


Mariah Smith

Mariah Smith

Capstone Project – “Dionysus at the Apollo: Healing America’s Split with Hip-Hop, Ecstasy, and Madness”

Capstone Recap – The genre of beats and rhymes that presently dominates the airwaves has always been one of change. Hip-Hop has a knack for opening doors and crossing boundaries.


Christina Stanton

Christina Stanton

Capstone Project – “Confessions of a Cradle Catholic A Memoir”

What's Next – I plan to continue writing my memoir while looking for a job.

Future Plans –  I plan to take a break from school but will look into graduate school in the future. I hope to find a job either in the editing/publishing field or in event planning. I hope to revise my memoir and have it published in the next few years.