The Fort Report: Connecting Fort Lewis College
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Senior Anish Wells enjoys a morning cup of high-altitude coffee in Sunlight Basin, a large system of alpine lakes high in the Weminuche Wilderness. Behind him looms 13,718-foot Jagged Mountain.

FLC combats the housing crisis by bringing in an expert 

The leadership of FLC has doubled down on its commitment to providing housing solutions for the campus community by promoting Kelsey Deckert to the new position of Housing Strategy & Development manager. Deckert hopes to tackle the issue head-on by implementing intelligent, timely strategies.

FLC contracts alumna-founded company for housing strategies

FLC alumna Jenn Lopez (English,‘95), president and founder of Project Moxie, is returning to her alma mater to provide housing solutions. She’s fusing her breadth of experience with support from private, state, and federal stakeholders to develop long-term affordable housing strategies for the FLC community.

SOBA launches business education series

FLC’s School of Business Administration and the Center for Innovation will launch a turbo-charged business education series. The weeklong sprints are designed for business owners, entrepreneurs, and anyone interested in obtaining business savviness quickly.  

Skyhawks find community and academic success in summer programs

As post-COVID retention rates for full-time students continue to drop nationwide, Fort Lewis College is implementing bold new programs to combat the national trend. The most extensive for-credit programs—Maymester and Skyhawk Summer Bridge—aim to keep students enrolled by improving student confidence in the context of rigorous academics.  
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That's hawksome

Hannah Tsingine (Biology, ‘19) was accepted into the Vivien Thomas Scholars Initiative at Johns Hopkins University. The prestigious program is part of a new $150 million initiative to address underrepresentation in science, technology, engineering, and math. The program was named after a scholar Vivien Thomas, a Black scientist who forged a career in medicine despite being forced to drop out of college during the Great Depression. 

Tsingine will use the funds and training she receives from the program to pursue studies in immunology. At FLC, she was an NIH MARC (now U-RISE) scholar specializing in cellular & molecular biology.

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