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.
Four dozen athletes push their backpacks and water bottles against the wall. Brightly colored cones and bean bags are spread around the wooden gym floor. The goal of the day’s activities are not immediately apparent to an outside observer, but one woman is clearly in charge. Cathy Simbeck, professor of Exercise Science, paces the gym with several stopwatches around her neck.
The WSSB is taught by nationally recognized faculty, which will now include some Fort Lewis College professors.
Durango is a long way to have come from Africa. But for Farai Tazaiwa, it's not nearly as far as his whole world has come. Tazaiwa, a Zimbabwe native, has accumulated many achievements during his time at Fort Lewis College, from earning his bachelor's degree in Engineering in just three and a half years, to landing his first job during his last semester.
FLC donors shared a meal with and saw presentations by students who benefit from scholarships at the Benefactors Brunch in October. This annual gathering is an opportunity for who those who support FLC scholarships to meet the students who benefit from that support.
The Skyhawks Cycling team rode home with the Division I national championship at the 2015 USA Cycling Collegiate Mountain Bike Nationals in Snowshoe, West Virginia, October 23-25, 2015.
The community is invited to the Student Union Ballroom for this free forum.
Frame by Frame will be shown at Fort Lewis College on Wednesday, November 11 at 7 p.m. in the Student Union Vallecito Room.
Fort Lewis College’s new men’s basketball head coach, Bob Pietrack (’04, Exercise Science), has some big sneakers to fill.
Pietrack is taking over for Coach Emeritus Bob Hofman for the 2015-16 season. In his 19-year career, Hofman earned every basketball coaching record in school history, including most wins and highest winning percentage.
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.