We are the Fort Lewis College Alumni Engagement Office, your hub for staying connected and engaged with our vibrant alumni community. Regardless of when you graduated, our goal is to support and enhance your relationship with Fort Lewis College.
We foster lifelong connections, celebrate your achievements, and provide valuable opportunities for networking, professional development, and personal growth through events, career services, mentorship programs, and community initiatives.
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Growing up, Gabby James (Biochemistry, ’19) saw few healthcare providers who looked like her. A member of the Diné Tribe, James is striving to change that for future generations. She’s one step closer thanks to a full-ride scholarship to the University of Wisconsin’s Physician’s Assistant program.
A little over a decade after taking an accidental journalism course at Fort Lewis College, Jourdan Bennett-Begaye (Athletic Training, ’13) is the editor-in-chief of ICT (formerly Indian Country Today), a digital platform reporting on the Indigenous world.
DURANGO – Local entrepreneurs and philanthropists Marc and Jane Katz are donating $10.4 million dollars to Fort Lewis College's School of Business Administration, the single largest gift in the College’s history.
Former Fort Lewis College cyclist Savilia Blunk captured a pair of national titles at the USA Cycling Cross Country Mountain Bike National Championship.
Durango artist Maddie Sanders (Communication Design, '21) contributed to a collaborative art and science exhibit that will make the Colorado State Capitol home for the next five months. Sanders worked with CU Boulder scientists Nicole Brooks and Diane McKnight to create "Durango: Mining the Mineral Belt." Their work explores the relationship between acid mine and acid rock drainage in the Colorado Mineral Belt and the effect it has on natural waterways.
FLC cyclist Michaela Thompson won her gravel race debut alongside teammates Sarah Sturm (Art, ‘12) and Ellen Campbell (Biology, '20).
For more meaningful relationships and fuller lives, Charlie Rogers (Exercise Physiology, '22) is helping Durangoans create community through play and movement.
Installation artist Chris Erickson (Art, '94) is leading the city of Aspen's first-ever public art installation. The project is a temporary street mural, and community members are invited to help paint it from start to finish.
The Center for Indigenous Health held a graduation ceremony for seven Indigenous scholars receiving advanced degrees from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, including FLC alumna Natalie Joe (Cellular & Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, '16), who spoke to Native News Online about her achievement.
Alumna Destiny Morgan (Communication Design, '23) helped lead Durango's Juneteenth celebration with a speech about honoring different identities and cultures on one of the most important days in U.S. history.
Fourteen graduates and more than 200 guests crowded into the FLC Student Union Ballroom on May 20 for the 2023 Native American graduation ceremony. The Title VI Native American Parent Advisory Committee organized the ceremony that honored Indigenous graduates from Durango High School and Big Picture High School.
Weighing in on a feature story for The Colorado Sun, Jason Pettit (Psychology, '23) discussed his experience with homelessness and FLC's rapid re-housing program. The program helped 108 students in its inaugural year with emergency hotel stays, financial assistance for move-in-related costs, and support with rent and utilities.
More than 400 FLC students graduated on May 6 at a ceremony addressed by Thomas J. Vilsack, the 32nd United States Secretary of Agriculture.
After over two years of construction, FLC's Schlessman Family Hall opened on April 28. Named after FLC alumnus Gary Schlessman (Business Administration, ’79), whose foundation donated $2 million to the project, the complex houses classrooms for FLC’s Public Health and Health & Human Performance departments.
Teal Lehto (Environmental Studies, ‘20), the “WesternWaterGirl,” continues to educate the nation on water issues facing the Southwest through social media platforms. She sat down with The Durango Herald to answer questions about her career as a water rights activist.
Chance Ward (Anthropology, '18), a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, conducted ground-breaking research into the spread of horses in North America. Ward stated that many researchers don’t handle animal remains with the same care they reserve for cultural objects and human remains.
Joshua Emerson (Economics, '19) sat down with Boulder Weekly to discuss his career as a comedian. Emerson continues to push audiences into uncomfortable territory while working to ensure “a seat at the table” for Indigenous people.
Stacey DeFore (Business Administration, ‘94) was confirmed to the FLC Board of Trustees this week, beginning the role of a lifetime for her as a student advocate and partner to her alma mater.
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