The First National Bank of Durango and the Fitzgerald family recently gave a $100,000 gift to Fort Lewis College. The donation is in recognition of the board of directors of the bank, which was recently sold to TBK Bank, SSB. The First National Bank of Durango had a long association with FLC, and the gift has already impacted students and campus is a positive way.
The Fort Lewis College Foundation has announced the endowment of what is now to be known as the Stephen A. Roderick Endowed Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is designated to support Fort Lewis College students in the Teacher Education program.
Aspiring teachers received a big boost thanks to Durango teaching legend and Old Fort alumna Roberta Barr.
Due to a favorable bidding environment, the Geosciences, Physics & Engineering Hall project came in under budget. Knowing that there would be state funding for construction left over, we went to the legislature with a proposal to spend the extra funding on equipment that will be located outside the footprint of the new building. There was also funding available to be spent on equipment and other projects within the GPE Hall.
Shannon Soignier (International Relations, ‘99) has put together several talents to get where she is today. She has a background in medicine and meditation, and an interest in world affairs that started with her studies at FLC.
“I think the FLC environment is very important,” says John Wells (Business Administration, 1978). “I don’t think you can find a finer campus location aesthetically. I think it has an impact on students.”
“Life is about getting out and doing things,” Devon Parson's life seems to say. And passing that philosophy on to others for whom getting out and doing things isn't so easy has become his life's mission.
Construction is well under way on Fort Lewis College’s new Geosciences, Physics and Engineering (GPE) Hall. Also underway is the FLC Foundation’s effort to raise private support for the building.
Chuck Baltzer (’82, Geology) is leading the way for FLC alumni giving back in support of the GPE Hall. His generous support of the hall will have a big impact on the departments and students who will call the new building home. In recognition of this gift, Chuck will name both a lab and a student study library in the new facility.