Learn about the FLC Alumni Awards Program & Celebration

The Alumni Engagement team and Office of Advancement are excited to relaunch the Fort Lewis College Alumni Awards Program and Celebration in October 2023. This program will honor graduates and staff who have distinguished themselves in their careers and impacted Fort Lewis College and society through outstanding professional, philanthropic, and volunteer service.  
Nominations for the five award categories below opened on May 15, 2023. Nominations will be reviewed by a volunteer alumni awards committee consisting of four alumni volunteers and the Alumni Engagement Director.

Award categories

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.

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 by July 15, 2023. 
  • The alumni awards committee will review the materials and make a selection on August 15, 2023. 
  • Winners will be notified by the director of alumni engagement and invited to campus to celebrate their achievements during Homecoming 2023. 


Contact Ryan Lazo, Director of Alumni Engagement, at rtlazo@fortlewis.edu

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