Like most communities, Durango, Fort Lewis College, and the Four Corners region are facing unprecedented challenges. The articles below show a few examples of how our FLC community is responding. We are so proud of our students, faculty, staff, and community members.
FLC alumnus Chris Bettin (Business Administration, '92) has turned his company's empty vacation rentals into homes for medical personnel and others displaced by the coronavirus pandemic.
Donors across the nation are contributing to emergency grants to help students affected by the coronavirus, including the Skyhawk Emergency Fund & Persistence Grants.
FLC has joined the Durango MakerLab's civic task force of more than 100 volunteers who are designing and producing protective equipment for local medical professionals. Check out coverage from The Colorado Sun, The Durango Herald, and FLC.
FLC is doing our part to help protect local responders by donating surplus personal protective equipment, including hundreds of goggles, thousands of gloves, and masks and aprons. The Denver Post and The Durango Herald published stories about our efforts.
The shortened athletics season was especially bittersweet for James Young, the student behind Skyler who didn't get to say his goodbye to fans. Thanks for the life you brought to Skyler and sports at FLC, James!
Stay at home but get outside: Outdoor Pursuits reiterates their call to explore our backyards and reconnect with nature. This year's Seek Your Adventure Award winners set the bar high for the ultimate backyard trip, paddling and peaking their way through the Weminuche Wilderness last summer.
Colleges across the U.S. and in Colorado, including FLC, are realizing major costs as a result of the coronavirus. However, presidents across the state are predicting higher education will be a part of the comeback.
Trillions of dollars have vanished, reappeared, and vanished again in the stock market during the coronavirus global health crisis. Benjamin Waddell, associate professor of Sociology, analyzed how the pandemic's toll on the stock market affects everyone's lives for The Week.
As necessary precautions are being taken at the College in response to the coronavirus, many students are suddenly facing a different set of challenges, including the inability to secure housing, afford basic needs, find access to resources for online learning, and more. The Skyhawk Emergency Fund is filling those gaps.