Fort Lewis College students will benefit from the generosity of George Oliver Tiffany whose estate gift has established a significant scholarship with the FLC Foundation. The $385,000 charitable remainder trust will be endowed which means that scholarships in his name will be awarded in perpetuity.
Internationally renowned architect, Volkan Alkanoglu, has been commissioned to create a unique art installation for the wall.
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.
Over 500 Skyhawks earned their degrees at Spring Commencement 2016.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.