Shan Wells
August 2011Issue No. 14
The Foundation   



We hope you will enjoy learning more about the members of the college and local community by reading our latest E-newsletter.
Thank you for being a strong part of the success of Fort Lewis College. Your dedication and commitment to the students and the college is greatly appreciated by all of us.
Welcome Dr. Barbara Morris, Our New Provost
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Barbara Morris
Don Mapel
Don Mapel: Exceptional Businessman, Exemplary Citizen

You may have noticed that Coca Cola is a contributing sponsor to many nonprofit events throughout our community, but you may not know who the person is behind those contributions... (click for complete story)

President Dene Thomas
President Thomas Reflects 
on Her First Year

I end my first academic year exhilarated by Fort Lewis College and grateful to all of you in the community that offer your support to this institution. I'd like to share a few of the happenings that have made this past year... (click for complete story)

Kelly Higgins Resigns

Dr. Higgins became athletic director for Fort Lewis College on March 1,Kelly Higgins 2008. Kelly tendered his resignation and now plans to continue his career in college athletics in a location more conducive to his family situation. ... (click for complete story)

Margie Deane Gray

Margie Deane Gray,

Executive Director, FLC Foundation


Welcome to the Foundation Donor E-newsletter


   With many activities going on to celebrate the College's Centennial, we feel it is important to keep you apprised of upcoming opportunities, on and off campus. However, we don't want to overwhelm you so we will introduce only the closest events. 


   August 5-6 will welcome in the Alumni Reunion Weekend. This fun and activity-packed weekend will be held on and off campus for the first time in over a decade. A great deal of thought and energy has been put into organizing this family-friendly gathering-class reunions, campus tours, river trips, a train ride, a social get-together, entertainment, games and arts and crafts. Selfishly we want as many alumni and their family members to be part of the excitement of being on campus again and renewing old friendships.


   We hope that you will put Fort Lewis College down as a definite vacation destination. It will be worth your while, we promise. If you ever have any questions about these events or any others, I would be happy to talk with you. I can be reached at 970-247-7177.  




Margie Deane Gray


Centennial Calendar
of Events: August 2011 
(click for details)

August 5th and 6th:
Alumni Reunion Weekend!  


September 2011


September 8th:
Life-Long Learning Series Kickoff
Reception from 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. followed by a lecture on the history of Fort Lewis College by FLC professor Dr. Duane Smith