Fort Lewis College News

Ballantine family to give Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College a dramatic “Reflection”

Ballantine family to give Community Concert Hall at Fort Lewis College a dramatic “Reflection”

Internationally renowned architect, Volkan Alkanoglu, has been commissioned to create a unique art installation for the wall. 

The professors emeriti of 2016: Cheesewright, Dodds, & Estler [VIDEO]

The professors emeriti of 2016: Cheesewright, Dodds, & Estler [VIDEO]

Three long-time FLC faculty members were recently honored for their commitment to teaching excellence and lengthy service. The Board of Trustees for Fort Lewis College awarded Professor Emeritus titles to Gordon Cheesewright, Professor of English; William Dodds, Professor of Marketing; and Ron Estler, Professor of Chemistry. Here, the professors share memories and highlights of their time at the College.

Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia encourages FLC graduates to want more than just a job

Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia encourages FLC graduates to want more than just a job

Over 500 Skyhawks earned their degrees at Spring Commencement 2016.

Celebrating the class of 2016! A look through social media.

Celebrating the class of 2016! A look through social media.

On a cold and sunny day in April, more than 500 FLC students walked across the stage at Whalen Gymnasium to receive their bachelor's degrees. Check out the social media around the event from graduates, faculty, staff, friends, and locals!

TLC for FLC 2016: Fundraiser for student scholarships and faculty research [VIDEO]

TLC for FLC 2016: Fundraiser for student scholarships and faculty research [VIDEO]

TLC for FLC is Fort Lewis College's premier fundraiser for student scholarships and faculty research. Funds are raised through ticket sales, live and silent auctions, and generous donations. Students from the arts often perform and a great time is had by all! The 2016 event, with a Roaring Twenties theme, raised about $38,000.

Fort Lewis College Cycling: It's like a family

Fort Lewis College Cycling: It's like a family

More than 100 riders strong, FLC Cycling is a unique hybrid program, blending the fun of a club with the full-time professional coaching and equipment of a varsity sport. And all it takes to join is a helmet and a hunger to ride. The focus, though, is still on fun and team spirit. Collegiate cycling is a good time with great people.

Fort Lewis College Cycling: Championship team

Fort Lewis College Cycling: Championship team

Unlike professional racing, it's the nature of collegiate cycling that has each person riding to earn points for the whole team rather than just for themselves. It's that unique spirit that forges deeper and lasting connections among collegiate cyclists that last well after their college riding days are over.

Hawk Tank business plan competition gives students and alumni the tools they need

Hawk Tank business plan competition gives students and alumni the tools they need

In January 2016, Fort Lewis College launched its first annual "Hawk Tank" entrepreneurial competition,
modeled on the hit ABC show Shark Tank. The teams received mentoring in development and marketing from local business leaders and attended a series of workshops over a four-month period.

Students and alumni improve their business savvy through Hawk Tank competition

Students and alumni improve their business savvy through Hawk Tank competition

A fledgling yerba mate tea company earned $5,000 in this year’s inaugural Hawk Tank Business Plan Competition, hosted by the School of Business Administration and the Alumni Engagement Office. As a key part of the competition, the Durango community also had several opportunities to contribute to the event’s success, from becoming a sponsor to volunteering as a mentor.

Fort Lewis College Cycling: Love these local trails

Fort Lewis College Cycling: Love these local trails

Fort Lewis College cyclists have unlimited training right nearby on thousands of miles of epic singletrack trails through the beautiful and challenging terrain of the Southern Rockies. And for road riding, Durango is located on the San Juan Skyway, a 230-mile scenic highway that travels over several 12,000-foot  passes in the San Juan Mountains.

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