Check out the latest news from the FLC Alumni Engagement Office
Check out the latest news from the FLC Alumni Engagement Office
2022 Fort Lewis College Yeaerbook

Congratulations, December 2022 Grads!

Nearly 200 students graduated from Fort Lewis College in December. Student marshals Sarah Schmutte and Margaret Cadilli were recognized as the two students with the highest cumulative grade point averages among the graduating class. Schmutte studied exercise physiology, while Cadilli studied business administration. We wish all graduates the best of luck on their new journey! Check out all the photos from the ceremony here.
graduates smiling after the ceremony graduates throw their caps in the air An flc graduate smiles with a friend before the ceremony
Members of the Native American Alumni Chapter volunteering at Mana Soup Kitchen

Native American Alumni Chapter Volunteers at Manna Soup Kitchen (Durango, CO)

This past December, the Native American Alumni Chapter (NAAC) gave back to the local community by volunteering at the Manna Soup Kitchen in Durango, CO. Chapter President Michael Watchman organized the event, and members spent the evening prepping sweet potatoes for the next day's soup. Chapter members were also joined by FLC's Director of Alumni Engagement, Ryan Lazo. The NAAC currently has 350 members and hosts events throughout the year. You can learn more and sign up for their newsletter here.
Photo of alumnus Ryan Evans

Ryan Evans '03

Recently, Hop Culture named Bruz Beers as one of the 14 best breweries of 2022. Bruz Beers was co-founded by Ryan Evans (Business Administration, '03) in 2016, and they are dedicated to brewing traditional Belgian-style beers and innovative Belgian-inspired brews. You can learn more about Ryan and Bruz Beers here.
Photo of Jane Barden and partner in from of their booth at the Durango Farmers Market

Ursala Hudson '14

This May, you can find Ursala Hudson's (Art '14) artwork on display as part of the Smithsonian American Art Museum's 10th annual Renwick Gallery Invitational. Ursala will work alongside her sister, Hope, with the goal of using their collaborative pieces to bring what has traditionally been work woven by women for men into a more feminine space. They seek recognition for the notion that Chilkat weaving is a living, evolving art form, according to an article recently published by Smithsonian Magazine
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Fort Collins Alumni Gathering

When: Friday, January 27
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
What: Join fellow FLC Alumni for a night of food, fun, and games. Alumni who RSVP ahead of time will receive two drink tokens, tacos, and snacks from the Angry Hippie food truck.     
Where: Prost Brewing Co., Fort Collins, CO

FLC vs. MSU Basketball Pre-game Event (Denver, CO)

When: Saturday, January 28
Time: 2:30 pm – 5:30 pm
What: Gather before FLC Men’s and Women’s teams take on Metro State University in Denver
Where: Tivoli Brewing Co. and Tap House on the MSU campus

Bowling Night with FLC Alumni in Farmington, NM

When: Saturday, February 18 
Time: 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm                                                                                                          What: Enjoy pizza, beverages, and bowling with fellow alumni in Farmington.
Where: Bowlero Lanes, Farmington, NM

Alumni Ski Day at Purgatory (Durango, CO)

When: Sunday, February 19 
What: Hit the Slopes with the Fort Lewis College Alumni office! We will be hanging out on the beach by lift one all day. Stop by the FLC tent for some snacks, beverages, and giveaways. Alumni can enter to win a free lift ticket for 2/19 and some sweet FLC giveaways. Discounted tickets for Alumni are also available ($70). FLC Alumni can purchase discounted lift tickets and be entered to win giveaways here.

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

Wednesday, February 22
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm | Lunch at the Native American Center
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm | Natural Dyes Demonstration at the Native American Center

Thursday, February 23
10:00 am - 4:00 pm (lunch break 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm) | Quillwork Demonstration in the Student Union Ballroom

View the full FLC Alumni event calendar 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: The Technology of Job Search
When: Thursday, February 9 | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Where: Dev. Space in the Reed Library, Durango, Colorado, or Virtually Via Zoom 
Questions: Contact Rachel Frederico at
A crowd celebrates as the Centura partnership is announced

State-of-the-art sports medicine & performance center coming to FLC

Centura Health committed a total of $4 million to the FLC Foundation and FLC for a 10,000-square-foot renovation of the Aquatics Center to transform the space into a cutting-edge performance, rehab, and wellness center for student-athletes and students. This collaboration will also support critical student and community wellness programs and cultural celebrations.  The Centura Sports Performance Center will house strength and conditioning, athletic training, and physical therapy amenities, including on-campus training and recovery guided by Mercy Sports Medicine trainers with renowned expertise in sports medicine and orthopedic treatment. Learn more about the partnership here
Whether you are looking to engage fellow alumni, connect with students, or volunteer with Skyhawks in your community, we have an opportunity for you. Learn about the variety of ways to get involved and find rewarding activities that meet your interests, experience, and schedule. 
Current Volunteer opportunities
  • 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 Business, Psychology, Adventure Education, Chemistry, Biology, Sport/Exercise Physiology. If interested, email Ryan Lazo at

  • Meet the FLC Presidential Fellows for a networking night and enjoy discounted tickets to an Avs. game on February 27. To RSVP, contact Rachel Frederico at Learn more about the FLC Presidential Fellows here.
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