Check out the latest news from the FLC Alumni Engagement Office
Check out the latest news from the FLC Alumni Engagement Office
FLC Summit Series video Justin Beals

Summit Series Video: Justin Beals (English-Theatre, '95)

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. Check out Season 2 of our Summit Series here.
Faculty member Joslyn Lee works in a lab with students

FLC pursues inclusive undergraduate science education with support of major funder

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) announced Fort Lewis College as one of 104 colleges and universities receiving a six-year grant through HHMI’s Inclusive Excellence 3 (IE3) initiative to continue their critical work to build capacity for the inclusion of all students in science. The IE3 grants total more than $60 million over six years and are a part of HHMI’s national portfolio of experiments aimed at improving the introductory undergraduate science experience.
Continue reading about the announcement here

Alumni Featured in the Latest Issue of FLC Voices Magazine

The biannual magazine began hitting mailboxes last week, and it features some incredible FLC alumni artist stories. Check out some of their stories below. Didn't get the magazine in the mail? Update your contact information using the button below to ensure you get the next edition!
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Dave Hagen, '04 and Rick O'Block, '85

After a historic tenure as FLC's cycling coach, Alumnus Dave Hagen (Humanities, '04) has partnered with friend and fellow FLC alumnus, Rick O'Block (Accounting, '85) to launch Pedal Durango, a “one-stop-shop” for all things Durango cycling. They aim to provide a comprehensive, useful resource for the cycling community and for visitors to our area by providing a clearinghouse for local trail networks, bike shops, bike-friendly accommodations, restaurants, and more! You can learn more about their endeavor at or by emailing them at

Brandon Castle '19

Brandon Castle (Anthropology, '19) is currently involved in a project in the Archives & Special Collections at the Amherst College Library in Amherst, Massachusetts. It involves community outreach and the Amherst College Collection of Native American Literature, featuring published works by North American Indigenous authors. Brandon has been identifying community needs and opportunities for reciprocal collaboration in the role while exploring new digital tools that can incorporate Indigenous knowledge and protocols into the library catalog. He is also pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) through the scholarship, 'Bridging Knowledge: Supporting Indigenous Scholars into the Field of Librarianship,' which supports 15 Native American, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian students pursuing an MLIS degree and certificate of digital asset management at San Jose State University, School of Information. 
Do you have an idea for an FLC Alumni Spotlight? Submit it here.

Native Artist & FLC Alumna Jessa Rae Growing Thunder (Native American and Indigenous Studies, '13) Visits FLC Campus

Thursday, February 23

10:00 am - 4:00 pm (lunch break 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm) | Quillwork Demonstration in the Student Union Ballroom

Networking Reception with FLC Presidential Fellows followed by a Colorado Avalanche Game

Monday, February 27 | Networking: 5 pm – 6:45 pm | Game time: 7:00 pm 

FLC Alumni Night at Denver Nuggets vs. Memphis Grizzlies

Friday, March 3 | 6:30pm social gathering | 8:00pm game time
RSVP for the Nuggets game and gathering

Even more upcoming events in D.C., New Mexico, Washington State, Denver, Durango, and beyond! View the full FLC Alumni event calendar and RSVP here

The Alumni Office and Career Services are working together to help support FLC Alumni on their career journey. Graduates are encouraged to utilize the many resources offered by our career advisors. FLC designs these tools to help alumni find fulfilling careers. Services include one-on-one advising, resume building and review, access to job postings via the Handshake platform, and more. View recent job posts here.
Next Free Workshop: Career and Finance
When: Tuesday, March 7 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Where: FLC Center for Innovation, Durango, Colorado, or Virtually Via Zoom 
Questions: Contact Rachel Frederico at
Whether you want to engage fellow alumni, connect with students, or volunteer with Skyhawks in your community, we have an opportunity for you. Learn about various ways to get involved and find rewarding activities that meet your interests, experience, and schedule. 
Current Volunteer opportunities
  • Host a Career Workshop: We are always looking for new, innovative professional development workshops for FLC Alumni. If you have an idea, we want to hear about it! Contact Rachel Frederico at

  • Share your love of FLC with potential students: The FLC Alumni office will call and chat with perspective students. Interested in helping with recruitment? Contact Ryan Lazo at

  • Connect with FLC students in COMP 254, Writing Across the Curriculum. Alumni are needed for 30-60 minute conversations that aim to inform students about the writing and communication skills needed to be successful in your industry. Majors include Teacher Education, Business, Psychology, Adventure Education, Chemistry, Biology, Sport/Exercise Physiology. If interested, email English Professor Erik Juergensmeyer at
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