75 Years of Excellence
The 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.
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|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.
75th Anniversary Community Celebration and Open House.
ASWVC Senate Reunion
Download: 75th Anniversary Program
WVC Wenatchee Campus
|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
|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 Piano Trio. Sponsored by the James Pauly Family and Earl and Barbara Tilly. Concert features the premiere performance of Terry Hunt's "Wendell Berry Songs" for piano trio, alto flute, guitar and voice. Volta is accompanied by composer Hunt (guitar), Jennifer Rhyne (flute), Steve Stefanides (voice) and Derek Sheffield (speaker). Reservations required for this free event.
Reservations required for this free event - reserve tickets here.
|The Grove Recital Hall, MAC|
|Thursday, June 11, 7 p.m.||
The Juse Music Project CD release party, featuring live performances of songs written by second-year WVC music students. Admission: $10 adults, $5 students. The CD will be available for purchase, with proceeds going toward the Knights of Music program.
Reservations required for this event - purchase tickets here.
|The Grove Recital Hall, MAC|