Weighing in on a feature story for The Colorado Sun, Jason Pettit (Psychology, '23) discussed his experience with homelessness and FLC's rapid re-housing program. The program helped 108 students in its inaugural year with emergency hotel stays, financial assistance for move-in-related costs, and support with rent and utilities.
More than 400 FLC students graduated on May 6 at a ceremony addressed by Thomas J. Vilsack, the 32nd United States Secretary of Agriculture.
After over two years of construction, FLC's Schlessman Family Hall opened on April 28. Named after FLC alumnus Gary Schlessman (Business Administration, ’79), whose foundation donated $2 million to the project, the complex houses classrooms for FLC’s Public Health and Health & Human Performance departments.
Snowpack is estimated to be 190% of the average in the Dolores River Basin, leading to a 30-to-60-day recreational water release from McPhee Dam into the Lower Dolores River. The often-dry river will require properly timed flushing flows to clear out mud buildup on the river bottom from years of drought, explained John Harvey, chair and associate professor of Geosciences.
Durango Public Works is gaining ground on filling out its teams. The office is exploring an opportunity with FLC to recruit summer interns. A spokesperson for DPW said it could be a chance for students and young adults to gain valuable work experience in environmental engineering.
Benjamin Waddell, associate professor of Sociology, recently partook in a debate on immigration reform at the University of Colorado Boulder. The debate featured Pulitzer Prize winner Jose Antonio Vargas and former United States Deputy National Security Advisor Michael Anton.