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First-generation graduate will help others reach their dreams in Teach For America program

When Marissa Molina and her parents first moved from Chihuahua, Mexico, to Glenwood Springs, Colorado, the only English she knew was “I don't speak English.” Today, her English is excellent, and in May she will become the first in her family to earn a college degree. But before attaining that particular first, Molina has already accomplished something no other Fort Lewis College student has ever done: She is the first-ever accepted into Teach For America, a nonprofit that places high-achieving college graduates into low-income communities to teach in challenging environments.

Election attention shines an educational light on FLC

Fort Lewis College has been a regional focus of this year's battle for the White House -- and FLC students have been the real winners.
First Lady Michele Obama, Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan, and Libertarian Party Vice Presidential candidate Jim Gray all stopped by to stump on campus in the tense last month of the campaign. Obama spoke on October 10, Ryan on October 22, and Gray on October 29.