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Using old ways, lifelong friends farm for the future

Using old ways, lifelong friends farm for the future

When it comes to embodying sustainable lifestyles, look no further than these two farmers. James Plate and Max Fields, friends since second grade, attended FLC together and founded Fields to Plate, a farm rooted in quality and responsibility.

Virtual reality filmmaker shows the whole picture

Virtual reality filmmaker shows the whole picture

It’s a tale as old as photography: you see pictures of a house you might buy, or an event venue you want to book. The shots entice you to call on the place. But when you see it in person, it looks nothing like the photographs. Jordan Alexander cannot count the number of times he witnessed that disappointment while working in real estate.

Hero’s legacy lives on at Fort Lewis College

Hero’s legacy lives on at Fort Lewis College

“We are so proud to have Captain Jeff Kuss as a Fort Lewis College alumnus,” say FLC President Dene Thomas. “The way our FLC alumni and the community rallied around the Kuss family and helped FLC make this scholarship a reality shows the impact this young man’s life had on all of us.”

Gift offers over $500,000 for Fort Lewis College scholarships

Gift offers over $500,000 for Fort Lewis College scholarships

“It’s gratifying to see Fort Lewis College alumni give back to their alma mater in such an important way,” says Keith Newbold, vice chair of the FLC Foundation. “With this gift, the Nords are investing in the lives of the future FLC students who will walk in their footsteps.”

President Dene Thomas to retire in 2018

President Dene Thomas to retire in 2018

“I want to use my remaining time fully committed to positioning FLC on the right path for years to come,” she says. “We must work quickly to meet the needs of students and external stakeholders. This is a critical time for Fort Lewis College and I will be here for the challenge!”

It takes an army to build a Fort [VIDEO]

It takes an army to build a Fort [VIDEO]

An army of AmeriCorps volunteers spent two months this spring working on everything from irrigation systems to ditches at the Old Fort campus south of Hesperus. Learn why they volunteered for such hard work.
 

A place for public art [VIDEO]

A place for public art [VIDEO]

The FLC campus is home to dozens of pieces of public art, both outdoors and inside buildings, some on grand display and others hidden away. As you explore campus, we invite you to discover what deep, unexpected insights they inspire.

Foundation board welcomes new members

Foundation board welcomes new members

Marchell Fletcher, Kim Martin, Faith Roessel, and James Teumer are the newest members of the Foundation Board. 

Molding minds, large and small

Molding minds, large and small

The Clay family’s connections to FLC spans three generations, and a new fund will keep that legacy going. The James and Cheryl Clay Fund will benefit students with day-care expenses at the on-campus Campbell Child & Family Center.

Elizabeth Bahe selected as new director of the FLC Native American Center and Diversity Collaborative

Elizabeth Bahe selected as new director of the FLC Native American Center and Diversity Collaborative

She is replacing retiring Native American Center Director Yvonne Bilinski. She’ll also oversee the College’s Diversity Collaborative, which includes the Native American Center, El Centro de Muchos Colores, and the Office of Diversity Programming.

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