This milestone is the result of a push by FLC to admit students who are better prepared to hit the ground running on the first day of their college careers.
On Sunday, 80 new freshmen set out to learn about themselves and their peers in the rugged San Juan Mountains through a pre-orientation program called Peak Experiences.
Richard and Mary Lyn Ballantine were the driving force behind the new art installation and funded the project.
Brandon Mathis is like many Fort Lewis College alumni: he’s an outdoor-oriented adventurer. “I love to ride and ski and climb all year long,” Mathis (Humanities, ’05) says. “It’s not just a summer or winter thing.” Rather than push his passions to the weekends, though, Mathis has developed a career doing the activities he loves during the workweek—and sharing his experiences with the outdoor community.
Fort Lewis College has an average of 1200 Native students each semester. Over 150 different tribes/nations are represented by our students who are traditional and non-traditional, single, single parents, or couples with children.
These students are served in their needs through the Native American Center. The Center is a friendly and inviting place to come and study, socialize, participate in academic support programs, utilize resources, or attend cultural programs and activities.