A wildfire is a quickly and frequently changing situation. Given this kind of fluid data, it's often hard for the public to get the vital up-to-date information they need to deal. For the 416 Fire near Durango, helping get out that kind of timely and essential information is where Fort Lewis College comes in.
Dan Gallagher (Business Administration, ’89), a former Fort Lewis College basketball player, is creating a scholarship program to help future members of the Skyhawks men’s basketball team earn their education and contribute on the court. The scholarship, called the Nancy Elizabeth Gallagher Basketball Scholarship, is named in honor of Dan’s mother.
Campus is part of a system of shelters that are activated as the need arises. At this point, FLC has not been activated as an emergency shelter, but campus is ready and willing to respond should the Red Cross or the 416 Fire Incident Command make that request.
“This is about creating unique opportunities and to expand our access so that we can fully integrate our location’s amazing offerings into our academic curriculum and student life programs, which helps with recruitment and retention.”
A wildfire is burning approximately 10 miles north of Durango. Named the 416 Fire, the fire has prompted evacuations of areas north of town. Fort Lewis College is not being threatened and campus remains open.
The latest information on the fire can be found online:
Alumna Cheryl Frost was recently elected to the Southern Ute Tribal Council with an ingenious – and unique – campaign platform: She ran on no platform at all. “I know the kind of person that I am,” Frost (English, ’95) says. “I don’t make promises to people that I can’t keep. I don’t make deals with people. I’m not going to put myself in an ethical quandary before I’m even elected. That’s why I chose no platform.”
“I am, in terms of the College and its cooperation and partnership with the City, one of the luckiest of presidents anywhere because the City appreciates us and we appreciate the City,” said FLC President Dene Thomas.
Durango is famous for its world-class mountain biking and road riding, and it’s the home to many professional and Olympic cyclists. But until the last decade, the town did not have a successful, dedicated, long-term program for junior cyclists. That all changed when two former Skyhawks cyclists founded Durango Devo, a program dedicated to developing young riders in a traditional team setting.
Get your Skyhawk on! Fall 2018 beckons!
Incoming Fall 2018 students: Are you ready for FLC? Get pysched about your new home, new campus, new friends, new adventures, and new life here in Durango!
Beginning in July, incoming FLC students will have four Peak Experiences opportunities to choose from, each with a different focus. Food and lodging are included in the cost of the program and financial assistance is available for those who qualify. For more information, visit www.fortlewis.edu/peakexperiences.