WVC Foundation Seeks Nominations for Distinguished Alumni Award

February 22, 2024

Media Contacts:  
Lupe Brito, WVC Foundation development director, 509-682-6573
Rachel Evey, WVC Foundation executive director, 509-682-6415  

The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation is accepting nominations for the 2024 WVC Distinguished Alumni Award. Nominations must be submitted using the online form by March 29, 2024.

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
  • 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 may also be considered for the award, but all members must be alumni. Self-nominations are also permitted.

Recent recipients include Omak entrepreneur Dennis Carlton (2023), community volunteer Darrel Dickenson (2022), Eastmont educator Jaime Ramirez (2020), NCW Libraries executive director Barbara Walters (2019) and local entrepreneur Malachi Salcido (2018).


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 http://www.wvc.edu/foundation. 

Wenatchee Valley College is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment and student enrollment. All programs are free from discrimination and harassment against any person because of race, creed, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a service animal by a person with a disability, age, parental status or families with children, marital status, religion, genetic information, honorably discharged veteran or military status or any other prohibited basis per RCW 49.60.030, 040 and other federal and state laws and regulations, or participation in the complaint process.

The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies and Title IX compliance for both the Wenatchee and Omak campuses:

  • To report discrimination or harassment: Title IX Coordinator, Joe Eubanks,
  • Mish ee twie, 1321A, (509) 682-6716, title9@wvc.edu.
  • To request disability accommodations: Student Access Manager, Kristina Li, Wenatchi Hall 2131, (509) 682-6854, TTY/TTD: dial 711, sas@wvc.edu.