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The Grub Hub Food Pantry is a student-led, basic needs justice organization committed to serving all Skyhawks. Watch students, staff, and alumni discuss the Grub Hub's critical role in shaping a community of care at FLC. 

Marketing students hit the slopes

Students in the Marketing Research & Analytics course developed a survey exploring how skiers and snowboarders view safety messaging while on the mountain. The students are interested in determining how safety signage impacts people's behavior. 

FLC student reflects on Club Q shooting

Wyatt Krob, a junior studying Musical Theatre, traveled to Colorado Springs to visit the Club Q memorial. Krob told The Washington Post that the memorial’s combination of pain, anguish, and love helped him better understand that spots like Club Q are sacred places for the LGBTQ+ community.

VoFLC: Zack Kessner 

This week on VoFLC, tune in to hear FLC stories from Zack Kessner, a senior studying Sociology and basic needs intern for the Grub Hub Food Pantry.
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  • Dozens gathered in the FLC Student Union Ballroom to honor the living and lost members of the transgender community. Conducted in light of the Club Q shooting, the event was an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to take a stand for justice and equity.

  • Devon Parson (Humanities, '07) co-created an exhibit for Greeley's Tointon Gallery called Three Views: Contemporary Works by Charles Parson, Collin Parson, and Devon Parson. A multi-generational collaboration, Parson and his family crafted works that present universal themes for visitors to ponder.

  • FLC juniors Melody Conrad and Vassar Stephens are selling their startup brand of hot cocoa in a fundraiser for the La Plata County Humane Society. The cocoa business is a part of the New Business Venturing course taught by Michael Valdez, professor of Management.

  • FLC students and faculty spent two weeks this summer building a school in Ecuador and a water system in Nicaragua through the Village Aid Project, a registered student organization on campus. To prepare for the trip, students engaged in hands-on workshops during the spring that taught them how to build water systems and free-standing structures.

  • Kelsey Smith (Business Administration, '15) was named flagship operations manager for Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Inc., the first-place company on Newsweek's list of "America's Best Retailers 2022" in the chocolate and candy stores category. 

  • Jake Kurzweil, adjunct instructor of Environment & Sustainability, advocates for the protection of a wetland near Silverton from proposed construction projects. Kurzweil told The Durango Herald that the negative impacts on this particular habitat might branch off to others in the surrounding ecosystem.

  • The FLC women's basketball team earned its first home win, 80-70, over Northern New Mexico College during the annual Nike N7 night, a celebration of Indigenous athletic talent during Native American Heritage Month. The Skyhawks welcomed local tribal leaders for a pregame blessing and warrior song to get the evening underway.

  • Amidst a nationwide shortage of K-12 teachers, FLC partnered with the Durango School District 9-R to support the next generation of future teachers. Described as a "grow-your-own" model, the program creates pathways for high school students to return to their home communities and teach after completing their college degrees. 

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