Reisher Scholars Program Opens Doors to Success for FLC Students

Reisher Scholars Program Opens Doors to Success for FLC Students

The program, which supports students who demonstrate academic and leadership potential as undergraduates, will double next fall.

Rosie Fool Head and Veko Mapenzi overcame significant obstacles to pursue higher education. Fool Head, from the Oglala Sioux Tribe, moved to Denver at 15 and worked in the service industry. Mapenzi, a refugee from Congo, lived in a Malawi camp before relocating to Denver. The Reisher Program has provided both the financial means to pursue a four-year degree and helped them find a community of peers at Fort Lewis College. Their journeys highlight the transformative impact of the program.

FLC’s class celebrates resilience at the 2024 Spring Commencement Ceremony

FLC’s class celebrates resilience at the 2024 Spring Commencement Ceremony

More than 370 graduates walked at Spring Commencement.

They faced lockdowns, masks, and a relentless barrage of rules and regulations, often helping their professors manage online classes as they traversed the turbulent waters of the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 370 graduates walked at Spring Commencement.

Undergraduate research takes centerstage at FLC

Undergraduate research takes centerstage at FLC

Nearly 180 research projects students shared through live presentations, posters, and videos during the Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Nearly 180 research projects students shared through live presentations, posters, and videos during the Spring Undergraduate Research Symposium.

FLC Diversity Collaborative highlights the power of dreams

FLC Diversity Collaborative highlights the power of dreams

More than 80 graduates participated in this year's Diversity Collaborative Graduation Celebration. The Collaborative includes the Black Students Center, the El Centro de Muchos Colores, the Gender and Sexuality Center and the Native American Center.

DIDF’s gift of nearly $1 million will bolster FLC’s workforce development training efforts

DIDF’s gift of nearly $1 million will bolster FLC’s workforce development training efforts

The Durango Industrial Development Endowment has given the Fort Lewis College Foundation nearly $1 million to establish an endowment in its name that will support workforce programs, entrepreneurship education and mentoring, and career readiness training.

FLC announces celebrated Chicana author Kali Fajardo-Anstine as Spring Commencement Speaker

FLC announces celebrated Chicana author Kali Fajardo-Anstine as Spring Commencement Speaker

Kali Fajardo-Anstine, an author celebrated for shedding light on the overlooked stories and histories of Chicano and Latinx communities in the American West, will deliver the keynote address for Fort Lewis College’s 2024 Spring Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4.

Native American high schoolers visit FLC for a weekend of discovery and community-building

Native American high schoolers visit FLC for a weekend of discovery and community-building

More than 50 students and their families attended this year's Native American College Day. This year, the College offered free lodging for the event to students and their families, thanks in part to the $63,000 gift from the San Manuel Band of Mission Indians based in southern California.

Creativity shines at San Juan Basin Science Fair as it returns to Fort Lewis College after 20-year hiatus

Creativity shines at San Juan Basin Science Fair as it returns to Fort Lewis College after 20-year hiatus

More than 80 middle and high schoolers from all over the region —including Dolores, Ignacio, and Dove Creek — gathered at FLC on February 20 to compete in the fair.

FLC celebrates its Fall 2023 Commencement

FLC celebrates its Fall 2023 Commencement

Hundreds of family members and friends attended FLC's Fall 2023 Commencement, which included the presentation of a Native American honor song by The Sawmill Singers.

Celebrating 30 Years of Fiesta on the Mesa

Celebrating 30 Years of Fiesta on the Mesa

From meetup to community mainstay

With a game of Lotería, Latin food, a piñata and dazzling live performances by Mariachi Amigos de Nuevo México and Ballet Folklórico de Durango, Fort Lewis College celebrated the 30th Fiesta on the Mesa, launching this year's Hispanic Heritage Month.

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