Join us for our virtual symposium

We are excited to announce that despite the disruptions caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, we will still be holding our annual Undergraduate Symposium to showcase our student works on Thursday, April 23, 2020. To do so, we’ll be using an online platform. 

Fort Lewis College prides itself on the extraordinary research, scholarly and creative works that our students complete under the mentorship of our excellent faculty. Our students have dedicated themselves to investigating, innovating, exploring, composing and creating, and by doing so they have asked big questions, challenged conventional wisdom and pushed the boundaries of our knowledge. This virtual symposium provides the opportunity for the Fort Lewis College community to see their efforts and is a celebration of their achievements. We invite all of you to join us to offer your encouragement and take part in the discussions that our students have started. 

Please join us in celebrating our students' discoveries, performances, and growth!

Symposium Schedule - Thursday, April 23, 2020

Opening Ceremony  

Watch Opening Ceremony

9 - 10 a.m. 
Land acknowledgement, Dr. Missy Thompson, Coordinator of Undergraduate Research
Alumni Fellows overview, Krista Knott, Director of Alumni Engagement
Welcome and opening remarks, Dr. Cheryl Nixon, Provost


Visit Virtual Symposium

Drop in any time 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. to view students' posters and watch video presentations on demand

Closing Ceremony 

Watch Closing Ceremony

3 – 3:45 p.m. 
Award announcements, Dr. Missy Thompson, Coordinator of Undergraduate Research
Closing remarks, Dr. Tom Stritikus, President

Virtual Symposium details

Select "Fort Lewis College" from the dropdown menu to easily view the content. Individuals with a FLC institutional email will be able to sign up and comment on posters/presentations/exhibits. Unfortunately, those without an FLC email address will not be able to comment. However, if you would like to contact a specific student please contact Dr. Missy Thompson and she will get you in touch.

Alumni Fellows

We will also celebrate our Alumni Fellows during this virtual symposium. This year, we have 24 alumni nominated from their academic department to receive this award, recognizing their accomplishments in their fields. Although these Fellows are unable to join us on campus, several have provided us with heartfelt videos where they speak of the importance of their experiences at Fort Lewis College.

Alumni Name  Year & Department/major nominated  
Eric Budreau 1993, Accounting
Greg Ley 2010 Adventure Education
Dana Hawkins 2012, Anthropology
Danny Starr 2013, Art (graphic design)
Steven Lavengood 1980, Biology
Zane Wells 2009, Business Admin
Dr. Joslynn Lee 2006, Chem-biochem
Lynda Hayes 2014, Economics
Brian Campbell 2006, Engineering
Melissa Johnson 1998, English
Beau Kiklis 2014, Environmental Studies
Katie Ashley 2011, Exercise Science
Jim Corken 1974,  Geology
Melissa McConnell 2009, European History
Greg Allen 1990, Marketing
Melissa Malberg Claeys 2002, Music
Sunshine Perry 2014, NAIS
Dr. Randy Palmer 1986, Physics
Sylvia Wirba 2004, Philosophy
Shardai Pioche 2016, Public Health
Carolyn Morris 1978 Psychology
Matt Smith 2014, Sociology
Kimi Hanson 2002, Education
Natalie Benally 2010,  Theater
Mary Rose Sena 2012, Math