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“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.”
“In my five years at Fort Lewis College, I have met a lot of faculty members who are exceptional teachers and mentors. I recognize that my nomination stemmed from my departmental peers and I am really appreciative of the support I have received from them and also colleagues outside the Exercise Science Department. I feel really fortunate and honored to win the New Faculty Teaching Award because, to me, it means that my colleagues and students respect and appreciate the work that I do.”
“The in-class moments that are the best are when I watch a student finally grasp a difficult concept that they have been struggling with,” he says. “Getting to watch those ‘a-ha’ moments may be the most rewarding part of this job.”
“The academic environment at Fort Lewis is one in which faculty with ideas can make things happen that have real impacts on students and our society. I'm lucky that I've been able to take advantage of that openness to forge a career that I really love.”
Shere Byrd, professor of Biology, was voted to the Durango 9-R School Board in the November 7 election.
Common Ground, FLC's anti-bias program that promotes cultural awareness and combats discrimination, hosted a 3-day intensive facilitator training with student, faculty, and staff participants. The new facilitators are now equipped with the tools to create conversations that move people toward understanding and healing.
Eric Smith (Mathematics, '16) co-authored an original research paper with Veronika Furst, associate professor of Mathematics, that was published in the current issue of Involve: A Journal of Mathematics.
Former art professor Gerald Wells was featured in the Vail Daily for his innovation in computer-based art.
Thirty four FLC students, along with two faculty members, attended the SACNAS (Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science) National Conference in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 19-21, 2017.
Dr. Les Sommerville, Professor, Chemistry, was awarded $18,000 from the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS) for “Science Scholars: The Native American Path (SSNAP)” to fund travel expenses for 30 Native American STEM students from FLC to attend the 2016 SACNAS National Conference.
Dr. Ryan Smith, Associate Professor, Physics / Engineering, received $29,900 from the Animas La Plata Project to produce a full bathymetric model of Lake Nighthorse in Durango, Colorado.
Dr. Megan Paciaroni, Associate Professor, Physics/Engineering, received $639,294 over two years from the National Science Foundation Major Research Instrumentation program for “Acquisition of an Amplified Ultrashort Pulse Laser for Imaging and Spectroscopy.”
Dr. Ross McCauley, Associate Professor, Biology, received $58,674 over 4 years from the National Science Foundation for “Digitization TCN: Collaborative Research: Using Herbarium Data To Document Plant Niches In The High Peaks And High Plains Of The Southern Rockies: Past, Present, And Future” as a research subaward with the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Dr. Kristine Greer, Associate Dean, Professor, Teacher Education, received $221,840 over four years from the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education for “Childcare Access Means Parents in School (CCAMPIS) 2017” to provide wrap-around, before and after school services and cover gaps in tuition funding for low-income, Pell grant qualitied student-parents with children ages 1-5 at the Center.
Dr. Kristine Greer, Associate Dean, Professor, Teacher Education, received $19,000 from the Colorado Department of Education for the “Race To The Top Early Learning Challenge Fund Scholarships” to fund scholarships for students with declared majors in early childhood education.
Dr. Sherell Byrd, Professor, Biology, received $1,859 from the Ballantine Family Fund for the “Lifelong Learning Speaker Series with Richard Grossman.”
Heidi Steltzer, associate professor of Biology, will be a panelist on "An Egalitarian Future" at November's Festival Albertine 2017, an event exploring feminist issues curated by Gloria Steinem and Robin Morgan in New York City.
Heidi Steltzer, associate professor of biology, discusses the role of scientists in protecting humanity in her op-ed published in the Durango Herald.
Four FLC students, under the direction of Biology Professor Julie Korb, attended a four-day workshop through SEEDS at the Rocky Mountain Biology Laboratory in Gothic, Colorado. They were able to network with influential scientists and other students and prepare for careers in their field.
Nine FLC Geosciences students, under the direction of Geology Professor Gary Gianniny, presented on their research at the Biennial Conference of Science & Management on the Colorado Plateau & Southwest Region in Flagstaff.
Fourteen FLC students, along with faculty, staff, and alumni, traveled to Denver for the annual conference of the American Indian Science & Engineering Society. Senior Engineering major Jeremy James and Junior Chemistry major Uriah Contreras won honorable mentions for their oral and poster presentations.
The School of Education was recognized by the Colorado Department of Education Office of Family-School Partnerships for three of their Promising Partnership Practices: “Learning About Community Resources,” “Professional Exhibition,” and “Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival.”
Brett Sublett, assistant Cross-Country coach, broke a trail record when he and four other men completed the first ever round-the-clock relay run on the Colorado Trail. The group completed the 485-mile trek in 3 days, 15 hours, 54 minutes.
Melissa Knight-Maloney, professor and chair of Exercise Science, participated in the International Triathlon Union World Championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands. She placed 14th in her age group and 4th among American women.