Nominations for 2020 WVC Distinguished Alumni Award due Aug. 16

Media Contact:
Rachel Evey, foundation executive director, 509-682-6415 

The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2020 WVC Distinguished Alumni Award. Nomination forms must be submitted or postmarked by Aug. 16, 2020.

The purpose of the WVC Distinguished Alumni Award is to recognize an alum who has:

  • distinguished themselves in their chosen professional field
  • made significant contributions to their community on a local, state, national or international level
  • demonstrated integrity in their personal life and gained the respect of their peers.

A group may also be considered for the award, but all members must be alumni. To qualify for this award, the nominee must have attended WVC for a year or longer.

The award dates back 35 years. Last year, Barbara Walters received the award for her passion for connecting people and communities as well as her desire and direction for education and professional growth. She is currently the executive director of the North Central Regional Library (NCRL). She graduated from WVC in 1993.

Past recipients include Malachi Salcido (2018), Kari Page (2017), Dillis “Dick” Ward (2016), The Wells House Girls (2015), and Jerry Kenoyer (2014).

The nomination form can be found at The foundation anticipates honoring the 2020 recipient at their scholarship reception in the fall.


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