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Article Detail | FLC Voices Winter 21/22 | Fort Lewis College

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Articles and stories from FLC Voices Magazine Winter 21/22 issue.

FLC Voices
The biannual magazine of Fort Lewis College

Flavors of FLC

Alumni-owned food and agriculture businesses

From green chile to dark chocolate, handmade pasta to honey bourbon, Fort Lewis College alumni are proud to present the full spectrum of textures and tangs to the Durango community and beyond. While many of these fine-food purveyors studied at FLC’s School of Business Administration, others flaunt degrees in place-based programs that build off access to the natural, cultural, and historical resources of the Four Corners.

Skyhawk-owned food and agriculture businesses

Here’s a taste of alumni-owned food and agriculture businesses to support when you’ve got that special Skyhawk hankering. 

This list is a sample of FLC alumni-owned, food-focused businesses in the Four Corners and is not comprehensive by any bounds. If you want to celebrate your business or connect with fellow alumni business owners, please contact Alumni Engagement Director Ryan Lazo at rtlazo@fortlewis.edu.

Durango Diner

Greg Mauger (Environmental Studies, ’20)

El Rancho and The Garage

Chip Lile (Business Administration, ’94)

Fired Up Pizzeria

Heather Parker (Business Administration, ’16)

Honeyville

Kevin Culhane (Business Administration, ’04)

James Ranch

John Ott (Geology, ’83)

JBo’s Pizza & Rib Co.

Bo Maloney (Anthropology, ’00)

Nature’s Oasis

Sherriane Watson (General Studies, ’87) and Jeff Watson (Geology, ’54)

PRIMI Pasta & Wine Bar

Jarrod Regan (Business Administration, ’03) and Tracy Regan (Spanish, ’06)

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory

Kelsey Smith (Business Administration, ’15) and Wendy Smith (Business Administration, ’17)

Union Social House

Carol Clark (Sociology & Human Services, ’00)

“A big takeaway from my time at FLC is the critical-thinking aspect that is key to business ownership. There is no such thing as a multiple-choice answer sheet in business. Many of my courses emphasized project-based learning, which is far superior.”
– Greg Mauger (Environmental Studies, ’20), Owner of Durango Diner

“Attending Fort Lewis College…had a great influence on my values and lifestyle. Moving from the suburbs of a big city to a much smaller town opened my eyes to the value of community and the role that small businesses play in creating that unique community feel.”
– Tracy Regan (Spanish, ’06), Co-owner of PRIMI Pasta & Wine Bar

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