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2019 Yearbook & Digital Calendar | Fort Lewis College Alumni

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2019 Yearbook & Digital Calendar

Warm greetings from Fort Lewis College to you and yours. I wanted to share with you some highlights from 2019 at FLC and beyond – we had an incredible year on campus and out in our living classroom of the Four Corners region. Every day I find inspiration in the achievements of our students and their spirited pursuit of their dreams. 2019 was a great year for all of us because of the faculty and staff that are so dedicated to the success of our students and this institution.

To celebrate our successes from this year and look ahead to next year's possibilities, I’m sharing a video yearbook and digital 2020 calendar with reflections from 2019. I hope in these photos and further readings you’ll find inspiration to make this year one of learning, growth, and of course, adventure.

Best,
Tom Stritikus

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January
Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Each year our students, faculty, and staff gather for the annual march around campus for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

“We come out here to celebrate a legacy.” - Shirena Trujillo Long

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Clocktower in the snow

February
FLC Tuition Promise covers tuition cost for Colorado residents

Starting this year, eligible Colorado residents can attend Fort Lewis College tuition-free under the new FLC Tuition Promise. 

“We are committed to Colorado’s working families and the FLC Tuition Promise guarantees tuition costs are covered for them at FLC.” – President Tom Stritikus

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Skyler at Purgatory Mountain Resort

March
Fort Lewis College first-year students are eligible for free local season ski passes

This year, we partnered with Mountain Capital Partners to offer a free season ski pass to all first-year students, valid at Purgatory Resort and Hesperus Ski Area.

“College is about getting a great education, but it’s also a time for personal growth and exploration – this is the perfect way to encourage students to take advantage of our beautiful location and maybe try something new.” - Jess Savage, Director of Admission

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Students working on a solar project

April
Students use spring break to power a community

Fourteen of our students, from a variety of disciplines, spent their spring break installing solar panels to help power a remote community on the Navajo Nation.

“This kind of experience is the best kind of learning.” - Laurie Williams, Professor of Engineering

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Student in field near campus

May
Civility First Pledge

We joined the more than 60 businesses and organizations across Durango that have signed the City of Durango’s Civility First Pledge. This program is designed to encourage citizens to model civil behavior and tone, and to promote respect for diversity for residents and visitors who live, work, shop, and play in Durango.

“As an institution of learning, we play an especially important role in creating inclusive environments and discussions for students and employees.” – President Tom Stritikus

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Archaeology student working in the field

June
Time will Tell

Our Archaeological Field School spent six weeks in a shallow canyon in Disappointment Valley uncovering stories of the past.

“It allows students to go out and actually do archaeology in a hands-on environment. And then we bring all of that material back to the college and use it in classes and student research.” - Jesse Tune, assistant professor of Anthropology

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Student on a boat.

July
Village Aid Project

Each year the Village Aid Project travels with students, faculty, staff, and community partners to corners of the world where engineered water systems are much-needed. In 2019 VAP traveled to Myanmar where they installed water systems alongside the villagers.

“It’s very fulfilling work that we get to do.” – William Berger, student

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Environmental studies students in the field.

August
Environmental Studies students help revive a wetland

This year our Environmental Studies students went to Silverton to participate in a wetland restoration project in collaboration with Cottonwood Environmental Consulting.

“This was a great experience and will continue to serve as a living laboratory for semesters to come.” -  Kathy Hilimire, assistant professor of Environmental Studies

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Stacked stones

September
Biology Field Trip

Biology classes regularly take field trips to a local mountain drainage called Junction Creek. There, students capture and identify macroinvertebrates that live in the stream bed in order to understand freshwater biology. Students also create habitats for the small animals and study what materials they prefer to live in and under.

"Any student who wants to go into fisheries management...and we have many who do...needs to understand aquatic insect ecology." - Cynthia Dott, professor of Biology

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Students hiking in the desert

October
FLC students to benefit from $100,000 donation to Skyhawk Persistence and Emergency grants

Walter Dear, a longtime donor and friend, gifted $100,000 to the Skyhawk Persistence Grant and Skyhawk Emergency Grant. These grants help students pay outstanding fees and continue with their education at FLC, as well as help cover in-semester emergencies.

“We’ll now be able to help those with emergencies while still distributing grants for unpaid balances so students can register.” - Eric Huggins, professor of Management in the School of Business Administration

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San Juan Mountains

November
New program launches incoming students into intellectual adventuring at FLC

Fall 2019 brought the new First Year Launch program which helped boost student success by sparking new students’ intellectual curiosity while growing a sense of belonging and community.

"The goal is to help students become connected and successful members of the college community. We just want students to fall in love with learning.” – Julie Love, associate vice president of Student Affairs

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Birds flying over campus

December
Three students’ dream trip was a backyard adventure

The Seek Your Adventure award is a competitive opportunity available through Outdoor Pursuits' expedition proposal. This year’s winners impressed the award committee with their idea for STOUT – the Silverton-Tacoma Outdoor Ultimate Trip, a row and romp through the Animas River watershed and Weminuche Wilderness.

“OP’s mission is to make the outdoors as accessible as possible for the students of Fort Lewis College.” - Colt Fetters, operations coordinator for Outdoor Pursuits

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