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75th Anniversary
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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

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 Hall

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
Saturday, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Annual WVC Athletic Auction Smith Gym
Tuesday, Oct. 21, 1-2:30 PM Fall Anniversary Lecture Series event: Elizabeth Austen, WA State Poet Laureate reading and talk. The Grove Recital Hall
Sunday, Nov. 2, 2 p.m. Ellensburg Piano Trio The Grove Recital Hall
Sunday, Nov. 9, 3 p.m. Harvest Time Concert with WVC Chamber Singers and Columbia Chorale. Admission TBA. The Grove Recital Hall, MAC
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. Winter Family and Friends Choral Concert with WVC Chamber Singers. Admission: $5/person, $10/family. Proceeds benefit Choir Assistance Fund. The Grove Recital Hall, MAC
Friday, Feb. 6  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, 6 p.m. Lincoln Day Scholarship Benefit MAC, The Grove Recital Hall
Friday, Feb. 13 WVC Night at the Wenatchee Wild Town Toyota Center
Saturday, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. WVC Valentine's Dinner and Concert with the WVC Chamber Singers and Wenatchee Valley Big Band. Admission: $30/person, $50/couple or $180/table (8 seats/table). Wells Hall Campus Theater
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" Wenatchee Golf & Country Club
Saturday, May 9 HOEEP Fundraising Dinner Wenatchee Golf & Country Club
Sunday, June 7 Volta Piano Trio The Grove Recital Hall
Late spring Wells House Girls (WeHoGis) Reunion Wells House

 

 

 


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