What a year 2020 has been. This year was remarkable because of difficult moments of uncertainty and grief, as well as triumphant moments of achieving our goals under incredible circumstances and finding joy in the little things. It took grit and perseverance to get through this year, and I’m proud to say each every one of our Skyhawks did it with grace. Every day held opportunities for us to find new inspiration amid the chaos and recommit to our spirited pursuit of education and adventure. We rose to the challenge of 2020 by taking care of each other, respecting one another’s values, and never taking our eyes off the future.
I hope in this digital yearbook you’ll find inspiration to make 2021 another year of learning, growth, and of course, adventure.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Fort Lewis College’s Diversity Collaborative hosted on-campus activities, including a march and service project.
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Whether blanketed in snow or full summer splendor, the majestic La Plata Mountains hold some of the region’s most fascinating geology, history, and outdoor adventures.
Two FLC friends, Allie Wolfe, a senior majoring in Psychology, and Tatyana Trujillo (Environmental Studies, ‘20), stand by the larger-than-life mural they created to amplify the Black Lives Matter movement in Durango.
Stars like us: With 25 USA Collegiate Cycling Division I national championships under their belts, the FLC cycling team aren’t always out winning races; sometimes they just chill.
April showers bring Lupinus flowers, commonly known as lupine. The FLC Herbarium is the place to learn about Lupinus a member of the nitrogen-fixing pea family with almost 200 species worldwide and a half-dozen calling the Colorado Plateau home.
FLC leadership, donors, and faculty tossed the first shovels of dirt signifying the beginning of the Health Sciences Center, a cutting-edge academic research and teaching facility for public health education, high-altitude study and training, world-class athletics programs, and excellence in the health sciences fields.
O say can you see! Independence Day fireworks light up the night over FLC’s campus in the sky.
With boundless access to the waterways of the Four Corners region, FLC students are only limited by their imaginations when it comes to finding fresh adventures.
Performers with Ballet Folklorico de Durango dance their way across campus during the annual Fiesta on the Mesa parade.
Students parade around campus in celebration of the resiliency, contributions, and impacts of Indigenous Peoples since time immemorial.
The Needle Mountains rise above an evergreen forest lit with golden aspens during the Durango Fall Blaze in the San Juan Mountains.
Fifty miles north of Durango, looming just over 13,000 feet above sea level each, Spencer Peak and the Grand Turk bask in late afternoon sun.