WVC Foundation seeks nominations for 2023 Distinguished Alumni Award

February 3, 2023

Media Contact:
Rachel Evey, foundation executive director, 509-682-6415
Libby Siebens, community relations executive director, 509-682-6436 (Mon.-Thurs.)

The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2023 WVC Distinguished Alumni Award. Nominations must be submitted online by March 30, 2023.

Established in 1975, 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, and
  • demonstrated integrity in their personal life and gained the respect of their peers.

To qualify for this award, the nominee must have attended WVC for a year or longer. A group of alumni may also be considered for the award, but all members must be alumni. Self-nominations are also permitted. Nominations can be submitted online at wvc.edu/Awards.

In 2022, Darrell Dickeson received the award for his service to WVC as a donor and interim director of the WVC Foundation and as a community leader.

Recent recipients also include Eastmont High School educator Jaime Ramirez (2020), NCW Libraries Executive Director Barbara Walters (2019), regional entrepreneur Malachi Salcido (2018) and City of Wenatchee Human Resources Director Kari Page (2017).


The WVC Foundation was incorporated in 1971. The foundation’s mission is to provide equitable access to education and invest in student success through philanthropy. For information on how to make a gift to the foundation, establish a scholarship or include the WVC Foundation in your estate plans, contact (509) 682-6410. Visit the WVC Foundation website at wvc.edu/Foundation.

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  • To report discrimination or harassment: Title IX Coordinator, Wenatchi Hall 2322M, (509) 682-6445, title9@wvc.edu.
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