Shan Wells
January 2012Issue No. 18
FLC winter 2012
The Foundation   



Fort Lewis College's centennial year was outstanding! Many successes have us looking forward with great hope and promise to a new year and a new century. Your continued support helps us move forward in a big way, and is a key factor in meeting future challenges. We want to be sure to stay in touch with you. We appreciate your input and we will do our best to keep you well-informed.

Jim Foster, Community Leader and Fort Lewis Supporter
Jim Foster 2012.m4v
Meet Jim Foster, Fort Lewis College Foundation Executive Board Member, Former Chairman of the Board at Fort Lewis College Foundation,
Former President, Music in the Mountains, and now
Vice Chairman, Rocky Mountain PBS

Teacher, Statesman, Advocate for Higher Ben Nighthorse Campbell
Education-Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell 


Few advocates of Fort Lewis College can claim as complete an understanding in so many dimensions of the needs of Fort Lewis College, the community and the state in which it resides, as retired Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell.


For more than fifty years, Campbell, a Northern Cheyenne artist and former United States Senator, ... (click for complete story)
How to Succeed at College? Use Your Head 

PENSACOLA, Fla. - Berekk Blackwell knocked home a header off Joey Madigan's corner kick 1:31 into in the first overtime to lift Fort Lewis College to a 3-2 win over Lynn College in the NCAA Division II men's soccer championship game, securing the third national championship since 2005 for the Skyhawks. "When I think back," Berekk recalls, "It seemed like a dream, seeing the header go into the net. I positioned myself well for that possibility, however, and I didn't have to move more than about 3 feet ... (click for complete story)


The Joyful Work of Meeting FLC Alumni
When Dr. Linda Schott began serving as Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Fort Lewis College in 2008, she did not anticipate that one of her favorite parts of that job would be meeting with alumni of the College. Dr. Schott integrates meetings with alumni whenever she travels outside of Colorado. In the last few months for example, she has met with alumni in Atlanta, Georgia; Tucson and Phoenix, ... (click for complete story)


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In This Issue
Jim Foster and FLC
Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell
Berekk Blackwell on Using Your Head
Dr. Linda Schott and FLC Alumni
Planned Giving
Happy New Year from Margie
Margie Deane Gray

Margie Deane Gray,

Executive Director, FLC Foundation


Happy New Year Everyone!


   I'd like to take this time to thank you for your wonderful support of Fort Lewis College in 2011.


   Your kindness continues to make a tremendous difference in the lives of all of us connected to the College, and especially our students. I wish I could adequately express our appreciation for all you do to help make Fort Lewis College the outstanding institution it is. You certainly help make our jobs richer and more fulfilling.


   The Fort Lewis College Foundation Board of Directors and the Foundation staff hope that every day of 2012 is a day of happiness and peace for each of you.




Margie Deane Gray


 January/February Calendar of Events 2012 
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Thursday, January 19th 


Durango Rocks Durango Chamber of Commerce Awards

5 p.m., Community Concert Hall


Who Are You as an Artist? Workshop

6 p.m., rm 107, Education & Business Hall


Taking Stock of Your Resources Workshop 6 p.m., Cortez Welcome Center


Saturday, January 21st 


Learn to Telemark & Snowboard Outdoor Pursuits


Artist-in-Residence Heith Johnson Community Concert Hall 

5 p.m.


Sunday, January 22nd


Introduction to Ice Climbing

Outdoor Pursuits


Friday, February 3rd


New Drawings & Prints by Louise Grunewald Art Gallery, Art Building

4:30 p.m.

Saturday, February 18th


Latino College Day El Centro, Student Union 8 a.m.