Natalie Benally’s theatre career has come full circle. When she was a teenager, her high school did not even offer drama courses. Now, she teaches in its brand-new theatre arts program. In order to complete this cycle, her career intersected with Fort Lewis College—twice.
The White House’s “Champions of Change” award recognizes how one voice really can shape the world. This July, a Fort Lewis College alumna received this honor for being an extraordinary agent of change in the classroom.
Frame by Frame will be shown at Fort Lewis College on Wednesday, November 11 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Vallecito Room.
For Rick O'Block, being the radio color commentator for Skyhawks football is only natural: He's an FLC alumnus, and has officiated football games for more than fifteen years.
And broadcasting the Skyhawks is also a way to say thanks to what FLC has given him, he says.
Playwright Eric Coble has hit the big time. His play “Velocity of Autumn” premiered on Broadway in 2014, and lead actress Estelle Parsons earned a Tony Award nomination for her role. After so much promising success, Coble’s star has kept right on rising—and this fall, he soared right back to his alma mater, Fort Lewis College.
“I can’t think of a better place,” says Chuck Baltzer (’82 Geology) when asked about studying geology at Fort Lewis College.
“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.
Suzanne Fegelein has traveled a long road following her passion – as an attorney advocating for children, as an alumna of Fort Lewis College and law school, and as a mother.
“I really love when people walk away from the film and say, 'I had no idea about Afghanistan,'” says Alexandria Bombach (Business Administration, '08). “That's the major goal, to show a side of Afghanistan that people aren't used to seeing.”
Bombach was speaking to the BBC in a recent interview about her upcoming documentary Frame by Frame. In the film, co-directed with filmmaker Mo Scarpelli, Bombach explores the challenges and risks faced by Afghan photographers engaging in a practice that was outlawed under Taliban rule. Today these photographers worry about their futures as American forces pull out of the country.