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Yolanda Jimenez

Yolanda Jimenez and Erin Long
Yolanda Jimenez (left) received the 2012
WVC President's Medal at the Wenatchee
campus commencement ceremony in June.
She is pictured here with Erin Long, WVC
athletic trainer.


Yolanda Jimenez of East Wenatchee was awarded the 2012 WVC President’s Medal for academic achievement and leadership.

Jimenez completed her associate degree in nursing and her associate of arts and sciences degree with a 3.32 grade point average while raising a family of six, working in the WVC Athletic department as a work-study student, and serving as a member of the Student Nurses of Wenatchee Club and Phi Theta Kappa. She has recently been hired to the Central Washington Hospital Internship Program, where she will work as a nursery intern.

One nominator wrote of Jimenez, “She represents WVC with class and honor. Not only did she get her degree, but she did it while raising her large family and showing them that hard work, homework and community service is something that needs to be done and done with style.”

Another wrote, “Yolanda has been able to manage her hectic schedule with poise, determination, humor, and with a desire to do well in all that she does.”

Jimenez was also the recipient of an Outstanding Graduate Award, which is selected by faculty and is based on students’ attitude, leadership and personal development.

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