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75 Years of Excellence

WVC 75thThe 2014-2015 academic year marks the Wenatchee Valley College's 75th anniversary. What started as a private institution in Wenatchee in 1939 as the result of donations from 51 local citizens soon grew to become part of the state's public higher education system. Originally, classes were held on the third floor of the Wenatchee High School building on the corner of King and Idaho streets until the donation of the A. Z. Wells home in 1949.

Today, the Wenatchee Valley College district boasts two campuses that serve an area the size of Massachusetts and Rhode Island combined, covering more than 10,000 square miles of Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan counties.

Together, the Wenatchee and Omak campuses serve nearly 7,500 students, 462 full-
and part-time employees and feature 692 associate degree graduates. The result is a $19.7 million annual contribution to the regional economy.

As part of the anniversary celebration, we'll be hosting a series of events throughout the academic year to celebrate the history, heritage and evolution of Wenatchee Valley College.

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 11 from 1-4 p.m. for a community celebration and open house on the Wenatchee campus. You're invited to join us for a BBQ, live music and campus tours designed to showcase the successes of Wenatchee Valley College.

If you'd like to join our mailing list to receive information on anniversary events, please provide your name, address, phone number, and email address to: jkorfiatis@wvc.edu.

Save the Date

Friday, Sept.12, 9 a.m. WVC Athletic Booster Club Golf Tournament Highlander Golf Course
Saturday, Oct. 4, 7 p.m.

Wenatchee Valley Symphony Orchestra event: A Musical Evening with Nikolas Caoile and Jeff Brooks. Tickets: $40, 509.663.2787 or numericapac.org or at the door. Questions and information: 509.667.2640.

The Grove Recital Hall, MAC

Saturday, Oct. 11, 1-4 p.m.

4 p.m.


4-6 p.m.

75th Anniversary Community Celebration and Open House


ASWVC Senate Reunion


1940s and 1950s Alumni Reunion/Social

Download: 75th Anniversary Program

WVC Wenatchee Campus

Van Tassell 

Wells House

Thursday, Oct. 16, 6 p.m. THIRTYFINGERS Musical Extravaganza: Come at 5 p.m. for a reception, concert starts at 6 p.m.  Free and open to the public. The Grove Recital Hall, MAC
Saturday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Annual WVC Athletic Auction Smith Gym
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1-2:30 p.m. Fall Anniversary Lecture Series event: Elizabeth Austen, WA State Poet Laureate reading and talk The Grove Recital Hall, MAC
Sunday, Nov. 2, 4 p.m. Ellensburg Piano Trio The Grove Recital Hall, MAC
Sunday, Nov. 9, 3 p.m. Harvest Time Concert with WVC Chamber Singers and Columbia Chorale The Grove Recital Hall, MAC
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. Winter Friends and Family Concert with the WVC Chamber Singers. Admission: $5/person, $10 family. The Grove Recital Hall, MAC

Thursday, Jan.15, 11 a.m.

6 p.m. (reception prior)

Conversation on Justice: A panel discussion on the recent rise in racial tension in the U.S. featuring international ambassador of peace Anthony Brown, WVC faculty and community members.

Winter Anniversary Lecture Series event in honor of Martin Luther King Day. Anthony Brown presents "I Go On Singing" about the life and work of Paul Robeson. View the promotional video. Reception at 5 p.m., concert at 6 p.m. Seating is limited. Reservations required for this free event. For groups of six or more call 509.682.6907.

Van Tassell Center

The Grove Recital Hall, MAC

Jan. 16
WVC Foundation presents a Piatigorsky Foundation Concert featuring pianist Doris Stevenson and violinist Marcus Thompson. Reception at 5 p.m. Concert begins at 6 p.m. The Grove Recital Hall, MAC
Friday, Feb. 6, 7 p.m. Magic Lantern event: Early Okanogan County in Pictures. Sponsored by the WVC at Omak Foundation. Omak
Saturday, Feb. 7  Magic Lantern event: Early Okanogan County in Pictures. Sponsored by the WVC at Omak Foundation. Oroville
Thursday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Lincoln Day Scholarship Benefit featuring Leon McKinney as Abraham Lincoln. Admission: $10/adult, $5/student. Proceeds to benefit WVC HOPE and Foundation Unrestricted Scholarship funds. Reservations required for this event. The Grove Recital Hall, MAC
Thursday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. WVC Valentine's Dinner and Concert with the WVC Chamber Singers and Wenatchee Valley Big Band. Admission: $25/person, $180/table (8 seats/table). Wells Hall Campus Theater
Friday, Feb. 13 WVC Knight at the Wenatchee Wild. Wenatchee Wild vs Topeka Roadrunners. Tickets for alumni, students and staff: $2 with canned food donation, $5 without. Tickets may be purchased through the WVC Foundation or Student Programs office starting Jan. 1. Town Toyota Center
Thursday, March 12, 7 p.m. WVC Almost Spring Friends and Family Concert with the WVC Chamber Singers. Admission: $5/person, $10/family. Proceeds to benefit Choir Assistance Fund. The Grove Recital Hall, MAC
Saturday, Mar. 21, 6 p.m. Winetasia, "Puttin' on the Glitz." $100/person, $1,000 sponsored table. Proceeds benefit the WVC Foundation Area of Greatest Needs and Scholarship Fund. For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, call 509.682.6410. Wenatchee Golf & Country Club
Saturday, May 9, 6 p.m. HOEEP Fundraising Dinner. Tickets: $75/person. For more information, call 509.682.6415. Wenatchee Golf & Country Club
Sunday, June 7, 2 p.m.

Wells House Girls (WeHoGis) Reunion, sponsored by the WVC Alumni Association.

Wells House
Sunday, June 7, 4 p.m. 75th Anniversary Music Series Season Finale: Volta Trio. Admission: TBA. The Grove Recital Hall, MAC




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