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Coordinator of Student Wellness Kendra Gallegos Reichle won the 2018 Outstanding Advisor award from the NASPA Foundation..
The FLC Environmental Center announced the winners of the inaugural Sustainability Superhero Award Winners at the Center’s 5th annual Sustainability Summit, on February 20. The award is a salute to leaders in sustainability efforts and advocacy both on campus and in the Durango community.
In between getting settled into her new job at Fort Lewis College and into life in Durango, FLC’s Director of Admission Jess Savage answered a few questions in order to offer some insight into why she decided to come to FLC and what she sees for the College’s future.
“My path to teaching at FLC has been non-traditional. My degree is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, not a PhD. I was (and still am) a practitioner, a veterinarian, who had always dreamed of teaching as that other thing I might love to do.”
“Dealing with finances in the Office of Financial Aid is not always an easy task,” she says. “My most memorable/rewarding moments are when we get that card, email or visit from someone letting us know what they are doing now and that we have helped them. Getting invited to see their senior presentations, recitals or attend their graduation is exciting and rewarding and makes me feel that we have helped make it all possible.”
This year's Boston Marathon included two FLCers: Associate Professor of Biology Steven Fenster and Assistant Professor of Mathematics Matthew Welz, who finished with times of 2:55:45 and 3:09:27.
KDUR journalist Sarah Flower, Journalism & Multimedia Studies majors Ryan Simonovich and Alex Semadeni, and Shane Benjamin (English, '99) won top awards from the Colorado Press Association for their reporting with The Durango Herald.
Assistant Professor of English Stacey Sotosky and several of her students helped produce a Rocky Mountain PBS documentary about former Colorado Congressman Ben Nighthorse Campbell.
Runner's World featured a story about research by Assistant Professor of Geosciences Mickey Campbell that analyzes crowd-sourced information from Strava users to develop ways to better direct firefighters in the field toward safer evacuation routes.
Assistant Professor of Geosciences Jon Harvey's reasearch on a rockslide north of Durango is helping officials and residents deal with the ongoing geologic problem.
Professor of Biology Julie Korb will be spending three weeks of her sabbatical, along with her three children and a small group of volunteers, in Nepal, on a three-week trek to eight villages to work with women and girls on women’s health and economic challenges.
Professor of Anthropology Kathy Fine-Dare and Board of Trustees member Ernest House, Jr., were interviewed for a Colorado Sun story about the impact of the Native American Graves Protection & Repatriation Act.
Professor of Engineering Laurie Williams discussed her experiences and the future of women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields in The Durango Herald.
Assistant Professor of Political Science Ruth Alminas published an editorial explaining the legal rights of asylum seekers seeking refuge in the United States.
Steve Schwartz, vice president for finance & administration, was interviewed for a story in The Colorado Sun about the unique challenges facing higher education in Colorado.
Professor Emerita of Music Linda Mack Berven, artistic director and conductor of the Durango Choral Society, was named as a judge for the 4th annual Durango Voice singing competition.
The Durango Herald profiled Gender & Sexuality Resource Center Coordinator Nancy Stoffer, telling the story of how she got to FLC and her work helping its diverse student body feel confident and comfortable.
The FLC Marketing & Communications Department won three gold and one silver from the 2018 Collegiate Advertising Awards for excellence in higher education marketing.
Professor of History Andrew Gulliford's book The Woolly West: Colorado’s Hidden History of Sheepscapes was chosen as the Outstanding Nonfiction category winner for the 2019 Western Heritage Awards, from the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum.
Professor of History Andy Gulliford talked with Carbondale's KDNK public radio about the time Teddy Roosevelt spent in western Colorado on the centennial of the 26th U.S. president's death.[AUDIO]
Associate Professor of Sociology Ben Waddell published an article in the journal Rural Sociology about discriminatory lending against Hispanic farmers and ranchers in the San Luis Valley, based on fieldwork with undergraduate students in and around Alamosa, Colorado.
Assistant Professor of Engineering Christie Chatterley was quoted in an article in Scientific American about the role of behavioral science in clean water programs.
Mark Jastorff, FLC's vice president for Institutional Advancement, earned the 2019 Distinguished Service Award from CASE (Council for Adavncement and Support of Education) District VI during its annual conference for his exemplary professional service and outstanding achievement in higher education.
A paper by Professor of Geosciences David Gonzales and Geology major Otto Lang, "A Comparison of Nd, Sr, and Hf Isotopic Signatures for Late Cretaceous and Pliocene Plutonic Rocks in the Rico Mountains, Colorado: Insight into Magmatic Sources at 68 and 4 Ma," was published in The Professional Geologist, the journal of the American Institute of Professional Geologists.
The Association for Fire Ecology certified Professor of Biology Julie Korb as an AFE Senior Wildland Fire Ecologist for her education, training, and experience.