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Alumna shares inspiration of theatre through teaching

Alumna shares inspiration of theatre through teaching

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.

Ramona Pierson movie

Ramona Pierson movie

Director Catherine Hardwicke (Twilight, Thirteen) has signed on to helm a biopic of alumna Ramona Pierson's (Psychology, '94) incredible life story.

White House honors alumna who draws on her immigrant experiences to inspire students

White House honors alumna who draws on her immigrant experiences to inspire students

Winter 2015-16

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.

FLC hosts showing of alumna’s award-winning documentary

FLC hosts showing of alumna’s award-winning documentary

Frame by Frame will be shown at Fort Lewis College on Wednesday, November 11 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Vallecito Room.

Alumnus gives voice to Skyhawks football

Alumnus gives voice to Skyhawks football

Winter 2015-16

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 alumnus returns to share lessons from Broadway with students

Playwright alumnus returns to share lessons from Broadway with students

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.

FLC alumnus gives major gift to new Geosciences, Physics and Engineering Hall

FLC alumnus gives major gift to new Geosciences, Physics and Engineering Hall

“I can’t think of a better place,” says Chuck Baltzer (’82 Geology) when asked about studying geology at Fort Lewis College.

Alumnus helps challenged teens follow his “go and do” philosophy

Alumnus helps challenged teens follow his “go and do” philosophy

“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.

Alumna leads group advocating for children in legal battles

Alumna leads group advocating for children in legal battles

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.

BBC News looks at alumna's film documenting challenges of photographers in Afghanistan [VIDEO]

BBC News looks at alumna's film documenting challenges of photographers in Afghanistan [VIDEO]

“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.

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