Congratulations to our 2023 Alumni Award Winners

The Alumni Engagement team and Office of Advancement are proud to announce the Fort Lewis College Alumni Award winners. This program honors graduates and staff who have distinguished themselves in their careers and impacted FLC and society through outstanding professional, philanthropic, and volunteer service.

Community Leadership

Alumni who inspire the world through philanthropy and service to their community.

Distinguished Alumni

Alumni who have distinguished themselves through professional accomplishments.

Faculty & Staff Service

Outstanding faculty or staff member for dedication to lasting relationships with students and alumni.

Rising Star

Alumni (graduated >10 years) significantly giving to society through professional or philanthropic work.

Service to FLC

Outstanding alumni who have significantly impacted the FLC community.

Nominations for the five award categories below will open again in the Spring. Nominations will be reviewed by a volunteer alumni awards committee of four alumni volunteers and the Alumni Engagement Director.

Eligibility for awards  


  • Alumna/alumnus:  An alumna/alumnus is any person who has received a degree from Fort Lewis College.
  • Faculty/Staff: Any current or retired employee of Fort Lewis College

To be considered

  • Nominations must be submitted by a member of the FLC community (i.e., faculty, staff, foundation board members, professional associates, board of trustees members, and/or alumni)
  • The nominee shall have distinguished themself in their chosen professional field.
  • The nominee shall have significantly contributed to their community on a local, state, national, or international level. This is the humanitarian criteria of the award.
  • The nominee shall have demonstrated integrity in their personal life and gained the respect of their peers.  

Nomination process & timeline

  • Nominators submit a letter of recommendation and any other supporting materials.
  • The alumni awards committee will review the materials and make a selection. 
  • Winners will be notified by the director of alumni engagement and invited to campus to celebrate their achievements.