Stacy White Memorial Scholarship established at Wenatchee Valley College
Family and friends of Stacy White have established the Stacy White Memorial Scholarship
with the Wenatchee Valley College Foundation to support second-year students enrolled
in the WVC Automotive Technology program. Scholarship recipients could receive a minimum
Stacy White was born April 13, 1969, in Albany, Ore. He moved to Washington when he
was three and grew up in Brewster. In his youth, he loved riding motorcycles and tinkering
on pick-up trucks with friends and family in his uncle's shop. He later found an after-school
job in a local auto garage. Stacy lived his adult years in East Wenatchee and worked
as a pipe welder and fitter for 22 years as a member of Local 32 in Wenatchee.
Stacy was passionate about spending time with his family and many friends; his shop
was the usual gathering place. Stacy loved sharing his knowledge with family and friends.
They would often weld racecar frames, rebuild motors, or make adjustments so the car
would hold to the track better. Their creations could be seen at the Wenatchee Super
Oval, where Stacy was often found in the pits. His other hobbies were hunting, fishing
and camping. He always looked forward to these adventures with family and friends.
Bob Greiner, program director of WVC Automotive Technology and a friend of Stacy's,
said, "Stacy loved to fabricate things; if there was something needed at the race
track, Stacy would say, let's build it! There were times that I would stop by his
house and he'd have three racecars and a bunch of guys out in the garage. He was always
helping others and would give anyone the shirt off of his back."
Though Stacy's life ended suddenly on September 30, 2013, Stacy's brother Darryl White
is pleased that his life and impact on others with a similar passion will live on
through the memorial scholarship. "Stacy would have been pleased to know that WVC
students will benefit from this scholarship fund."
Contributions to the Stacy White Memorial Scholarship may be sent to the WVC Foundation,
1300 Fifth Street, Wenatchee, WA 98001. Gifts many also be made online at
www.wvc.edu/foundation. For more information contact the WVC Foundation at 509.682.6415.
Who We Are
The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation was incorporated in 1973 and is a 501(c)3
not-for-profit corporation organized under Washington law.
The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation shall assist the college in achieving its
goals through cultivating friends and garnering financial support.