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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. Sponsored by Alcoa.

 

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. Sponsored by the James Pauly family. 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. Sponsored by WVC President Jim Richardson and the WVC Foundation. The Grove Recital Hall, MAC
Sunday, Nov. 2, 4 p.m. Ellensburg Piano Trio. Sponsored by the James Pauly Family and Wilfred & Kathy Woods. 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. Sponsored by Associated Students of WVC and WVC Foundation. 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

Friday,
Jan. 16
WVC Foundation presents a Piatigorsky Foundation Concert featuring pianist Doris Stevenson and violinist Marcus Thompson. Sponsored by Wilfred & Kathy Woods and the James Pauly family. 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. Suggested donation: $15. Omak Performing Arts Center
Saturday, Feb. 7  Magic Lantern event: Early Okanogan County in Pictures. Sponsored by the WVC at Omak Foundation. Suggested donation: $15. Vicki's Backdoor, Oroville
Thursday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. Lincoln Day Scholarship Benefit featuring Leon McKinney as Abraham Lincoln. Presented by Town Auto Group. Admission: $10/adult, $5/student. Proceeds to benefit WVC students through the HOPE and WVC Foundation Scholarship funds.  Reservations required for this event-purchase tickets here. The Grove Recital Hall, MAC
Thursday, Feb. 12, 7 p.m. WVC Valentine's Concert and Dance with the WVC Chamber Singers and Wenatchee Swingin' Big Band. Enjoy music, dancing, radio show comedy skits, heavy hors d'oeuvres and dessert treats. Admission: $25 adults, $12 students (WVC and K-12), $180/table of 8. Proceeds benefit the Knights of Music club. Reservations required for this event-purchase tickets here. Wells Hall Campus Theater
Friday, Feb. 13 WVC Knight at the Wenatchee Wild. Sponsored by Associated Students of WVC and WVC Alumni Association. Wenatchee Wild vs Topeka Roadrunners. Tickets for alumni, students and staff: $2 with minimum two item canned/non-perishable food donation, $5 without. Tickets may be purchased through the Student Programs office in Van Tassell Center 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
Friday, May 1, Time TBD Grand opening and dedication of the new Hazel Allen Burnett Hall. WVC at Omak campus
Sunday, June 7, 4 p.m.

75th Anniversary Music Series Season Finale: Volta Trio. Sponsored by the James Pauly family. Concert features new music by Terry Hunt: "Wendell Berry Songs:" and includes the composer (guitar), Jennifer Rhyne (flute) and Steve Stefanides (voice). Reservations required for this free event. Check back in spring to reserve your seat.

Reservations required for this event - reserve tickets here.

The Grove Recital Hall, MAC

 

 

 


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