FLC Alumni class notes

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 | Class of 1979

The Schlessman Family Hall, named after FLC alumnus Gary Schlessman (Business Administration, '79) whose foundation donated $2 million to the project, will house classrooms for FLC’s public health and health and human performance departments.

The approximately $32.9 million structure quadruples the amount of lab space of Skyhawk Hall, where health sciences classes were previously held. The 42,000-square-foot building will also house an adaptive exercise lab, new study spaces, and faculty offices. It will also be home to the new women’s varsity sports locker rooms.Continue reading here...

Learn more at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YIeXV5wx3k


Gary Schlessman

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 | Class of 1995

FLC alumnus Justin Beals (English, ‘95) embarked on a motorcycle ride that would change his life. In S2 E2 of the Summits series, Beals discussed his journey to FLC, career in cybersecurity, and role as a storyteller. 

Continue learning more by watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yBawj-7M_f4



Justin Beals

Wednesday, September 6, 2023 | Class of 2005

Reed Clément, English Communications ’05, created his own degree emphasis in videography while at FLC. After graduating, Reed headed for the locus of all things cinematic, Los Angeles, California. He now heads up Netflix’s CREATIVE LABS division at their Hollywood branch headquarters. Reed discusses his time at FLC, how it changed him, and how what he learned at the school informs his work today.

You can learn more by watching https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ShvaA8QMAPQ 

Reed Clément

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 | Class of 2017

Charles Decker (Marketing, '17) was named Best Artist of 2022 by Chairman Ernie Stevens Jr. of the National Indian Gaming Association. You can also find Charles' work on permanent display in the National Congress of American Indians Embassy in Washington D.C.

Charles Decker

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 | Class of 2020

Camela Brown (Biology, '20) has been appointed as a member of the ARISE (Advancing Research and Innovation in the STEM Education of Preservice Teachers in High Need Districts) advisory board. In this prestigious position, she will provide support and guidance at the national level for high-need school districts. 

Camela Brown

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 | Class of 2012

In 2020, Jane Barden (Business Administration, '12) and her partner Louise launched Farm to Summit, a company that specializes in crafting dehydrated backpacking meals. The Durango-based business keeps adventurers' bellies full and satisfied while focusing on procuring sustainably sourced food and sustainable packaging.

Read more about Jane and Farm to Summit in the latest FLC Voices magazine here.

Jane Barden

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 | Class of 2019

The Native American Media Alliance announced Joshua Emerson (Economics, '19) as a fellow for the 2nd Annual Native American Writers Seminar, a month-long intensive program that develops emerging writers new to writing for film and television. Joshua is a Diné comic based in Denver. 

Read more about the Fellows program here

Joshua Emerson

Tuesday, September 5, 2023 | Class of 2014

This May, you can find Ursala Hudson's (Art '14) artwork on display as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's 10th annual Renwick Gallery Invitational. Ursala will work alongside her sister, Hope, with the goal of using their collaborative pieces to bring what has traditionally been work woven by women for men into a more feminine space. They seek recognition for the notion that Chilkat weaving is a living, evolving art form, according to an article recently published by Smithsonian Magazine

Ursala Hudson


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