DURANGO, Colo. — Samuel Barnes, of Topsham, graduated Dec. 19, 2015, from Fort Lewis College. He received a bachelor’s degree with a major in business administration.

More than 200 students participated in the winter commencement ceremony.

Barnes also was named to 2015 fall semester dean’s list. To be eligible for dean’s list, a student must carry a semester grade-point average of 3.6 or better in no fewer than 15 credit hours of graded college level work and have completed all work for which they are registered by the end of the semester.

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 & beautiful mountain campus, on a mesa above historic Durango, Colorado, inspires an active and friendly community with a spirit of engagement, exploration, and intellectual curiosity.