The Fort Report: Connecting Fort Lewis College
FLC alumnus P.T. Wood speaks with FLC SUMMITS
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P. T. Wood isn’t the first person to have his life changed on a river trip. Nor is he the first to imbibe in some liquid spirits on said trip. But for Wood (Business Administration, ’90), the convergence of the two has led to a life and occupation that has allowed him to put his Fort Lewis College Business degree to use in one of those unique mountain-lifestyle ways so distinctive to many FLC graduates.

Student leader writes about moving forward

With a candlelit vigil and burning ceremony on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, student leader Iyahna Calton illuminated that Black lives are always important, not just during Black History Month. In a guest column for The Durango Herald, Calton writes about leading the vigil and how we can all leave behind grudges, resentment, negativity, hate, and anger. 

Tapati Dutta's journey to Fort Lewis College 

Assistant Professor of Public Health Tapati Dutta has dedicated her life to kindness and education. From growing up in a small town in India and experiencing hardship to working with sex workers and tribes that practice cannibalism, she learned how best to reach at-risk, often stigmatized groups of people in a meaningful way. 

The power of education

Jason Stanley (English, ‘08) is from a family that believes in the power of education. In his leadership roles as high school principal and college regent, he's hosting field trips to FLC to introduce students to “the campus in the sky” and the opportunities that college provides.

Student-facing faculty & staff eligible for COVID-19 vaccine  

Governor Polis announced a new vaccine prioritization phase beginning in late March, which includes student-facing employees in higher education. 

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Chase Ribble holding a prize-winning rainbow trout

That's hawksome

FLC student lands biggest fish at 5th Annual Vallecito Ice Fishing Tournament
Thanks to a 5.12-pound rainbow trout, Chase Ribble, a local outdoorsman and FLC junior majoring in Business Administration, is $750 richer. Ribble joined 152 other contestants under a chilly blue sky on February 20, 2021, for the 5th Annual Vallecito Ice Fishing Tournament. He had been fishing Vallecito Lake for a month leading up to the tournament, scouting the very spot that led to his big win. After the victorious weigh-in, Ribble kneeled back to the ice hole and released the trout, which was twice as big as the tournament’s second-place catch.
“I want the fish to continue to grow, so I can get back out there and try to catch them again,” says Ribble, who plans to put some of his winnings toward a new fly fishing rod. Ribble moved to Durango from Morrison, Colorado in 2018 to attend FLC “because of all it has to offer both inside and outside the classroom.”
Congratulations, Chase!
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