MEEKER | The fall 2017 semester welcomed new transfer and freshmen students from all over the country and globe to Durango, Colo. Nishiko Thelen of Meeker is majoring in business administration. Caroline Copeland of Meeker is majoring in gender and women’s studies. Fort Lewis College is the Southwest’s crossroads of education and adventure. Our blend of small classes, dynamic academic programs, and a liberal arts perspective leads to transformative learning experiences that foster entrepreneurship, leadership, creative problem solving, and life-long learning. And our unique and beautiful mountain campus, on a mesa above historic Durango, Colo., inspires an active and friendly community with a spirit of engagement, exploration and intellectual curiosity.