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 Watch FLC students discuss their experience with the John F. Reed Honors Program, which has built a community of rigorous scholars. 

FLC Employee Mortgage Assistance Program launches

FLC committed to the housing security of its faculty and staff by launching the Employee Mortgage Assistance Program, or EMAP. In partnership with the HomesFund, a certified Community Development Financial Institute and HUD-approved housing counseling agency, FLC will finance below-market loans for qualifying staff and faculty.

President Tom Stritikus' NCEE QuickTake

Tom Stritikus sat down with The National Center on Education and the Economy for a QuickTake. Stritikus discussed how colleges should focus on being "student-ready."

Innovative nursing program to build Four Corners workforce

FLC President Tom Stritikus and CU President Todd Saliman penned an op-ed in The Durango Herald on the innovative nursing program. Stritikus and Saliman expressed their shared vision to build a nursing workforce in the Four Corners region that will serve rural and Indigenous populations.  

VoFLC: Justin McBrayer

This week on VoFLC, tune in to hear FLC stories from Justin McBrayer, professor of Philosophy and associate dean. 
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  • The Art Gallery at FLC features Janet Diaz Muro's Hay Comida en la Casa exhibition. Diaz is a first-generation Mexican-American Chicana artist who addresses migration, immigration, labor rights, identity, and social injustice.

  • Snowdown was once again in Durango—with a Shakespearean theme. Commenting for The Durango Herald, Larry Hartsfield, a professor of English, said that "Shakespeare and his works have endured to this day because he confronts the dark nature of human folly and vice with timeless storytelling."

  • Gilda Yazzie (Business Administration, '97), a long-time advocate for affordable housing in La Plata County, joined four other candidates vying for open Durango City Council seats. Yazzie, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, said she would like to see the city provide more educational opportunities for children of all ages.

  • In a column for The Durango Herald, Ben Waddell, associate professor of Sociology, advocates for due process for immigrants. If the United States allows millions of people to be processed outside the Constitution, it places everyone's rights at risk, Waddell said. 
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That's hawksome

Katie Fankhouser, a senior studying Business Administration, shattered FLC's indoor-mile record with 4:59.53 at the two-day University of New Mexico Team Open. Fankhouser placed second in the race, just behind UNM's lead runner.
Last year, she became the Skyhawks' first All-American in any sport since 2017 after racing to a 26th-place finish at the NCAA Division II Cross Country Championships. 

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