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Bright pink blooms can be seen on trees near the clocktower
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Spring has sprung at Fort Lewis College! Daffodils (genus Narcissus) and hyacinths (genus Hyacinthus) line walkways with vibrant pops of color. Crab apple (genus Malus) and native apple (Peraphyllum ramosissimum) trees cap campus in a rainbow ceiling. Now, if only the wind would calm down...

Nearly 500 students set to graduate next Saturday

Fort Lewis College’s Spring Commencement will take place on Saturday, May 14, on the Ray Dennison Memorial Field. In addition to Spring 2022 graduates, students from 2020 who graduated via virtual ceremonies are invited to walk in this year’s in-person ceremony.

Business plan competition awards $22,000 to eager entrepreneurs 

New business ideas at this year's Hawk Tank ranged from outdoor gear companies to luxury streetwear brands and everything in between. The variety of pitches highlighted the underlying purpose of the business plan competition—to give students the tools they need to realize their dreams. 

Faculty and staff receive awards for their service

From supporting the day-to-day operations of the College with innovation and excellence to going above and beyond to advance institutional goals, this year’s faculty and staff award recipients exhibited exceptional work.

Alpine dimes make a mountain of difference at FLC 

For every swipe of a Fort Lewis College #FLCFOREVER Loyalty Debit Card, Alpine Bank donates 10 cents to FLC programs. Since the College and Bank partnership launched three years ago, those dimes have added up to nearly $70,000 in direct impact on FLC students. 
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Two people with skis strapped to their backs travel up a snowpacked couloir

That's hawksome

Mike Coyle (Adventure Education, '13) recently passed the American Mountain Guide Association Ski Guide Exam. This was the final certification for him to become an IFMGA (International Federation of Mountain Guides) Mountain Guide, the highest credential for mountain guides. Coyle is experienced in rock, alpine, and ski guiding and has worked as a guide and outdoor educator all over the world since graduating from FLC.
Coyle guiding in the Dragon Tail Couloir in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado.
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