Asa Washines' work ethic is perhaps best described as, "There is no 'I' in team."
Washines (Native American & Indigenous Studies and Political Science, '10) was recently elected to the Tribal Council of the Yakama Nation, an appointment that requires a nomination of his peers. "Within the tribe there's a unique election process," explains Washines. "It's not your typical candidates-type voting, it's more old school. The elders and people of the community make a nomination of individuals who they think are ready for the council."
Break out those cowbells! It's time to cheer on the FLC Skyhawks Cycling Team as Fort Lewis College hosts the annual Squawker Classic road race, this weekend, March 28 - 29. Points from this weekend's Squawker go toward qualifying for the USA Cycling Collegiate Road Nationals in Asheville, North Carolina, May 8 - 10.
Fort Lewis College graduate student and third-grade teacher Carrie Harper, from Durango's Sunnyside Elementary School, was named as a prestigious Milken Educator, along with only 39 other teachers nationwide, in January. She is the only recipient from southwest Colorado and received a $25,000 award.
Fort Lewis College took a giant leap into the future in January 2012, when the Higher Learning Commission approved FLC's first graduate program: a Master of Arts in Education, Teacher Leadership Option. The first students in the M.A. program and the associated graduate-level Teacher Leadership Certificate program began their studies in Fall 2013.
“Fort Lewis College is such a great school,” she says. “I hope that it will attract players from all over the country who want to play competitive golf in such a beautiful place like Durango. The College has so much to offer academically, as well as its wonderful location.”