The Fort Report: Connecting Fort Lewis College
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As this semester draws to a close, the FLC community is preparing to say goodbye to the latest cohort of graduates. These students taught us more about the world through excellent undergraduate research projects, daring outdoor pursuits, and vibrant cultural events.

Mario Martinez appointed as FLC’s new provost

Following a highly competitive national search, Mario Martinez was announced as FLC's new provost and vice president of Academic Affairs on April 13, 2023. 

Coffee company brews up win at Hawk Tank

Wakȟályapí Coffee, founded by Devyn Valandra, a junior studying Entrepreneurship & Small Business, took home the $10,000 first-place cash prize for the best business plan at this year’s Hawk Tank competition.

Faculty and staff award winners announced

This year's faculty and staff award recipients exhibit exceptional work, from supporting FLC's day-to-day operations with excellence to advancing institutional goals.

VoFLC: Nick Roy

This week on VoFLC, tune in to hear FLC stories from Nick Roy, a senior studying Accounting. 
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  • Joshua Emerson (Economics, '19) sat down with Boulder Weekly to discuss his career as a comedian. Emerson continues to push audiences into uncomfortable territory while working to ensure “a seat at the table” for Indigenous people.

  • Weighing in on a CNN article discussing sustainable shopping, Kaitlin Mattos, associate professor of Environment & Sustainability, said that Amazon's "Climate Friendly" badge may be too simplified

  • Three runners from FLC's men's and women's cross country teams shattered a trio of program records at Colorado Mesa University's Maverick Invite. It was a fitting end to a stunning season. 

  • Shere Byrd, professor of Biology, discussed the impact of the recent dissolution of San Juan Basin Public Health on PBS Newshour. The office was recently split between La Plata County and Archuleta County. 

  • The exhibit As Seeds, We Grow: Student Reflections on Resilience closed after a successful 12-month run. The exhibit presented Indigenous perspectives on the colonial history of Fort Lewis Indian School.

  • Chance Ward (Anthropology, '18), a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, conducted ground-breaking research into the spread of horses in North America. Ward stated that many researchers don’t handle animal remains with the same care they reserve for cultural objects and human remains.

That's hawksome

Brittany Bitsilly, a junior studying Political Science, is one of 175 students named to the 2023 ALL IN Student Voting Honor Roll, which recognizes college students advancing nonpartisan student voter registration, education, and turnout efforts as well as ensuring equitable access to the polls.

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