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Posted @ Monday, May 06, 2013 By Nyquist, Lindsay
Kelsy Woodson says she learned to dream big at Fort Lewis College. In June she is putting those dreams to use, when she climbs California's Mt. Shasta as part of the Breast Cancer Fund’s “Climb Against the Odds.”
“I have never climbed anything like Mt. Shasta. But I will do so with cancer survivors and other climbers who have lost those dear to them,” Woodson says. “We will be raising awareness about breast cancer, and raising money to help remove toxic elements from our environment that are known to cause cancer.”
Posted @ Friday, December 21, 2012 By Nyquist, Lindsay
"Martha Stewart throws a really great party," says 2005 Art graduate Chris Lyon. And he would know. Lyon was honored in October by Martha Stewart at the "2012 Martha Stewart Presents American Made Awards," at which Stewart and the editors of Martha Stewart Living magazine feted the 10 finalists in their search for “rising stars in a new generation of small-business owners."
Posted @ Monday, October 15, 2012 By Nyquist, Lindsay
In 2010, Fort Lewis College alumnus Josh Talmon shut down his San Diego real estate business to find a more fulfilling endeavor. “I had all these investment properties and a nice car and a five-year plan, but I was left unfulfilled,” Talmon admits of his real estate career in Phoenix and San Diego. “I kept thinking, ‘is this what my life is going to be about? Making money, doing deals?’ I had no passion for that.”
What Talmon was passionate about, however, was the work of his two friends, Zach Balle and Heenal Rajani, who had formed the nonprofit Hug It Forward in the fall of 2009.
Posted @ Tuesday, January 03, 2012 By Davis, Mitchel B
In December, President Obama signed an executive order creating the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education. The director of this new effort will be William Mendoza, a member of the Oglala Sioux and a graduate of Fort Lewis College.
Posted @ Monday, December 19, 2011 By Davis, Mitchel B
As we close the books on 2011, I want you to know that I am truly honored to have been your president during Fort Lewis College’s centennial year. We now begin a new century at Fort Lewis College.