In This Issue
:: 2013 Graduation Mash-Up
:: Interview series- Craig Hakes
:: Fortifact 4-Biology: Heidi Steltzer
:: Grand Canyon!
:: New Alumni Discount Card
:: Letter from the Exec. Director
:: Letter from the Alumni Director
:: Auto Insurance Discounts
The Fort Lewis College Class of 2013 graduated last Saturday into a bright spring day and a shining future! Check out this mash-up of the students, the parents, the teachers and the administration, as all gathered to give the graduates a grand send off!
Interview Series
Alumni President Craig Hakes 
Craig flew down from Denver to speak to the Class of 2013. We caught up with him before the ceremony to get the low down on his amazing new start-up, Teakoe, and his thoughts on the future of Alumni services.
Fortifact 4 - Biology
Dr. Heidi Steltzer, Asst. Professor of Biology
After a record breaking dust storm, Durango is experiencing yet another cold, dry spring. Dr. Steltzer and Shan Wells go on a field trip to look for signs of spring growth and talk about how climate change is impacting the high country flora. Along the way, we learn how to tell the sexes apart in Rocky Mountain juniper!

Tour the Grand Canyon
by Raft in 2014!

Fort Lewis College Department of Geosciences & the Department of Alumni Relations are planning an 8-Day motorized Grand Canyon Rafting Adventure departing June 30-July 7, 2014. 

We will have two current Fort Lewis College Professors on the trip: Gary Gianniny
and Ray Kenny.

* Mandatory pre trip meeting on June 29th, 2014 in Flagstaff, AZ.


* Space for 22 adventurers with ties to Fort Lewis College Geology or an interest in the geology of the Grand Canyon.


The total cost is $2,535.00. The college is not adding any additional fee for a donation.


A non-refundable deposit of $250.00 is due by June 1st 2013. The remaining cost of the trip will be due 120 days prior to the departure date Friday, January 24th 2014


A commercial rafting company, AZRA will be taking us down the river.


All deposits and payments will be handled through AZRA. They will be managing all of the paperwork and finances associated with the trip.


AZRA Contact Info:

Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. M.S.T. (Arizona does not observe daylight savings time)

Toll Free: 800-786-7238  (RAFT)

Local: 928-526-8200

Fax: 928-526-8246

Skype: Arizona.raft.adventures

Email address:


For more information, contact Alumni Director   

Alumni Discount Card


The Fort Lewis College Office of Alumni Affairs is proud to offer you discounted goods and services- via the FLC Alumni Discount Card. Now available only to FLC alumni for $60/per card.


Proceeds from sales directly benefit the Alumni Association. Many Durango businesses have committed to offering substantial discounts to cardholders, with more on the way! 


Margie Deane Gray
Executive Director, Foundation

Like many people, spring is my favorite time of the year.  It energizes me and encourages me to look ahead to all the positive opportunities out there.  It also marks the end of another successful school year... 


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Dave Kerns 
Director of 
Alumni Relations


 This last weekend I enjoyed the opportunity to welcome over 400 new graduates of Fort Lewis College to join the already 22,000 Fort Lewis College alumni! What an honor to be a part of this moment that so many of us have shared...


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Concert, by John Anderson - 

Wednesday, May 01, 2013 7:30 PM


Workshop, "Marketing for Smarties Challenge" - 

Thursday, May 02, 2013 1:00 PM


Reception and discussion on book, "Recapture," by Erica Olsen - 

Thursday, May 02, 2013 5:00 PM


Cinco de Mayo Heritage Days - 

Friday, May 03, 2013 5:00 PM


Cinco de Mayo Heritage Days - 

Saturday, May 04, 2013 11:30 AM


Cinco de Mayo Heritage Days - 

Sunday, May 05, 2013 12:00 PM


Workshop, "The Dirty Dozen Estate 

Planning Mistakes" - 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 1:30 PM


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El Centro de Muchos Colores & 

Ballet Folklorico de Fort Lewis College


 Please come out and support the Fort Lewis College's El Centro de Muchos Colores 

from 4-6 p.m. 


The Cinco De Mayo Heritage Days celebration runs from Noon on Friday, May 3 to 5 PM on Sunday, May 5, and will feature traditional dancers, a Zumba-thon, activities for kids, and much more!



Planned Giving Q&A
Have you considered a planned gift to benefit Fort Lewis College? Here is a brief Planned Giving Q & A to help you get started... 
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