On the weekend of March 17, 2018 faculty, staff, students, alumni and community members honored and visited with Outdoor Pursuits co-founder and Professor Emeritus of Exercise Science Dolph Kuss as part of Outdoor Pursuits’ 40th anniversary.
For those who like to get farther afield, Alumni Engagement organized a trip to amazing Iceland in July. For two weeks, 19 alumni, donors, and friends of the College explored the geologic wonders of this arctic nation, hiking and camping from Reykjavik to the glaciers, volcanos, lava flows, and mountains along the south coast. Accompanying the group was Professor of Geology David Gonzales to enrich the travelers’ learning experiences.
Its Navajo name means "Days of beauty" -- a description perfectly suited to Hozhoni Days, two weeks of pageantry, powwowing, and celebration of cultures that is Fort Lewis College's longest-running student-led tradition.
Over 500 graduates accepted their diplomas at Whalen Gymnasium on April 29, 2017 -- the culmination of years of hard work.
This year’s annual TLC for FLC fundraiser was a gala event celebrating the opening of Sitter Family Hall, FLC’s newest sciences building. The April gathering featured tours, presentations, and demonstrations by students and faculty from the Geosciences and Physics & Engineering departments, followed by a stargazing party on the building’s rooftop plaza and observatory.
Alumni held two fun-filled ski events at Arapahoe Basin and Purgatory where we celebrated Purgs 50th anniversary in February. Nearly a hundred grads from the ’70s to 2015 dropped by our tent to meet staff, hang out with Skyler, and grab a beverage and some FLC swag.
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 Durango Welcome Center is a partnership between Fort Lewis College, the Durango Area Tourism Office, and the Durango Business Improvement District. The center is staffed by FLC students and alumni and showcases FLC’s academic programs and cultural opportunities. The front window is an ever-changing display of events, accomplishments, and programs on campus – here are a few recent displays.
To celebrate International Education Week in November, we asked students to submit their abroad photos -- whether taken traveling with Fort Lewis College or on their own. With over 75 submissions, here are the winners and runners-up!
In 1889, Creede, Colorado, was a booming mining town of more than 10,000 residents. Today the home of only 377 residents, Creede still boasts postcard beauty and remarkable geology. Surrounded by October’s golden aspens, 30 current students, 24 alumni, and three geology professors gathered in Creede for a weekend of networking and exploring the area.
FLC donors shared a meal with and saw presentations by students who benefit from scholarships at the Benefactors Brunch in October. The annual gathering is an opportunity for those who support FLC scholarships to meet the students who benefit from that support.
More than 100 alumni, friends, and family turned out in October for the alumni tailgate party at Colorado School of Mines in Golden to enjoy a barbeque lunch and cheer on the Skyhawks as the football team challenged the nation’s 7th ranked team in an old-fashioned RMAC shootout.