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New Student Orientation

2021 New Student Orientation

  • Sept. 15-17 Virtual Sessions each day (session times and zoom IDs listed below)
  • Sept.  18th  5:00pm Dinner &Outdoor Movie (Jumanji The Next Level) ~In Person event~

*Please RSVP by August 20th for the BBQ and Movie! : https://forms.gle/xET9Ew25F9Kr9ZE57

Take charge of your education by attending the 2021 virtual and in person New Student Orientation. Come meet your classmates, learn about campus resources, financial aid and successful study habits! We are excited for you to join our WVC family and look forward to giving you the tools to be successful.

Prizes will be given to those who complete 6 or more virtual sessions in addition to the main session. 

Wenatchee/Omak Online Schedule

*SESSIONS OFFERED LISTED BELOW WITH TIMES AND DESCRIPTIONS & Zoom Meeting IDs.

PDF printable version of program 2021 AVAILABLE HERE 

Main Welcome Session

11:30am -1:00pm (Erin Tofte,  etofte@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID:  811 3309 8101 (closed captioning available)
Introduction to WVC systems, policies and pertinent information for students. Overview of Orientation schedule and expectations. Welcome from WVC Vice President for Student Services and Enrollment. Safety and security overview and a chance to connect with your fellow first year students as you prepare for the school year. Meet your student government team and so much more! PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND THIS SESSION

Nursing & Allied Health Careers

1:00pm-2:00pm (Yuritzi Lozano & Jenny Capelo jcapelo@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6662
Are you interested in Nursing, Radiology tech, Medical assisting, Medical Lab Tech, or Pharmacy Tech? This session is for you.  Come explore the different health career offerings at WVC and learn what pre-requisites you need.  Ask any questions you have about these programs and see if they are right for you.

Student Technology

1:30-2:30pm (Joseph Andreason jandreason@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6566
Learn everything you need to know about setting up your connection to WVC. We will talk you through setting up, checking and forwarding your email. How to access your MYWVC and virtual desktop as well as any other WVC IT questions you have. Such as downloading your free Office 365 access. For our virtual online classes having all of your technology connections ready to go for the first day of classes is very important.

Student Accommodations & Accessibility at WVC

1:30 -2:20pm  (Lisa Foster lfoster@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 407 638 6265
Did you receive accommodations in High School? Do you think you might have the need for supplemental support to be successful at WVC?  WVC's Student Access Office provides accommodation services on both campuses (Wenatchee and Omak) for students with disabilities. The Student Access Department will work with students individually to help coordinate the best possible assistance.

What is TRiO Student Support Services

2:00-3:00pm  (Sandra Villarreal  (svillarreal@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 853 0993 0775
TRIO Student Support Services is a grant funded program at Wenatchee Valley College. We provide additional academic support and guidance to first generation, low income or students with a documented disability. Our TRIO SSS staff work with you to develop an educational plan, research university degree and programs, apply for scholarships and prepare for your career.

Educational Planning, Workshop for the Liberal Arts Transfer Pathway

3:00-4:00pm (Noah Fortner nfortner@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6830
Have you created your educational plan yet? Data has shown that students who plan out their future classes in advance, are more likely to succeed in classes, stay on track, and graduate. We would like to help by offering you the chance to get a jump start on this process! The WVC College Navigators will share details about the Liberal Arts Transfer Pathways and help you to begin drafting an educational plan for your future. (Recommended for students interested in fields like arts, music, theater/drama, literature/writing, communications, philosophy, social work, counseling, politics, government, history, teaching K-12, etc.)

Registration & Student Support Services

4:00-5:00pm (Maggie Segesser msegesser@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6807
Come and learn how to be an expert at registering for classes, adding a class, dropping a class, important deadlines, how to contact your advisor for registering and the ins and out of waitlists at WVC. Maggie works in our Registration office and can answer all of your questions pertaining to getting registered for classes each quarter.    

Through the Eyes of Students - Student Panel

5:00-6:00pm (Student government members)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 863 2965 6730
Hear it straight from other students who are navigating college successfully.  Learn their success habits and ask them anything. They will share their favorite classes, their majors, exciting events and clubs they have been involved in and so much more. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from your peers!

MESA  - Student Support in STEM

5:30-6:30pm (Karina Vega-Villa kvega-villa@wvc.edu )
ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6583
MESA offers academic and professional support services to qualifying students who intend to transfer to 4–year universities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors. Join us today to learn about our application process!

Backbone to Online Education – Canvas; everything you need to know! 

8:30-9:30am (Brett Mcginnis & Jeannie Henkle)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6718
WVC uses the online class platform “Canvas.”  As we continue virtual classes Canvas is something you need to get very familiar with.  Please come and learn from the experts.  They will talk you through getting logged in, how to see your courses, what to look for and where.  You will have a chance to explore the platform and to get your questions answered live. If you aren’t already familiar with Canvas this session is a necessity!

Workforce Grants

9:30am-10:30am (Erika Schenkvonstauffenberg eschenkvonstauffenberg@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 816 8974 3723
Workforce Grants are a series of grants offered at Wenatchee Valley College that help eligible individuals pay for their education. Students who are pursuing a Professional Technical Program and meet grant eligibility requirements for BFET, Opportunity Grant, Worker Retraining or WorkFirst might qualify to receive additional funding and resource support. Attend this session to find out more information about financial funding opportunities through WVC Workforce Grants Department.  

Athletic Programs

9:30-10:30am  (Kyle Vierck kvierck@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 995 893 8999
Come learn all about our seven athletic teams at WVC. Women’s and Men’s soccer, volleyball, basketball, fastpitch and baseball. Learn how to be a great athletics fan this year and learn how you can try out for the teams. At WVC we take pride in offering great sports teams and leadership opportunities for our athletes.

Financial Aid Information

10:30am-11:30am (Tony Rosales trosales@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6820
Come get your financial aid questions answered. This presentation will cover applications, funding sources, scholarships available and how to find information about the process. If you have questions about paying for college this session is for you.

Faculty Panel

11:30am-12:30pm (Janna Goodyear, Richard Brinkman, Sompheng  Batch, Joan Qazi)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 867 9063 2972
Learn what professors expect of you and how to be successful in your classes especially in the online environment.  This is your chance to ask professors anything about how to be successful at WVC.  They will tell you what it really takes and how you should be preparing.  They also may have tips for navigating online courses and what a professor needs to see from you. Don’t miss out on this opportunity.

Educational Planning Workshop for the Allied Health and Nursing Pathway

11:30-12:30am (Noah Fortner nfortner@wvc.edu )
ZOOM MEETING ID:  509 682 6830
Have you created your educational plan yet? Data has shown that students who plan out their future classes in advance, are more likely to succeed in classes, stay on track, and graduate. We would like to help by offering you the chance to get a jump start on this process! The WVC College Navigators will share details about the Allied Health and Nursing Pathways and help you to begin drafting an educational plan for your future. (Recommended for students interested in medical fields like nursing, medical assisting, radiologic technology, and/or medical laboratory technology.)

Mental Health and You-WVC Counseling resources

1:00-2:00pm (Ryan Poortinga rpoortinga@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6857
Your mental health and wellbeing is an important part of being a successful college student. Come meet one of our counselors and learn about tools and techniques for mental health and wellness while at WVC. Ideas for coping with being a student especially during COVID 19 and resources for where to turn for help.

Diversity & Equity @ WVC

1:00-1:30pm  (Erin Tofte & Marichuy Alviza malvizar@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 898 0422 0319
Wenatchee Valley College is a place that welcomes diversity, tries hard to be inclusive of all students and creates an equitable environment for all.  Come learn how you can connect to WVC diversity and equity programing and work. Learn about resources and opportunities for learning at WVC and meet staff who are working hard at making WVC an inclusive and welcoming place for everyone.

Want to Help the Planet? Sustainability & You at WVC

1:00-1:30pm  (Joan Qazi, jqazi@wvc.edu )
ZOOM MEETING ID: 602 584 5093  
Join us to learn about sustainability practices and courses on both the Wenatchee and Omak campuses. Find out how you can get involved on campus and in the community to help reduce our impact.

Affinity Groups

1:30-2:30pm
Creating community for historically underrepresented college students. Come and meet your fellow students and staff and make connections to last a lifetime. Please only attend affinity groups for which you personally identify with. This is a chance for you to ask questions learn about WVC and create important support networks that help you be successful in the future.

Black/African American

(Jeremy Harden jharden@wvc.edu & Karen Alman kalman@wvc.edu )
ZOOM MEETING ID: 839 3682 5566  PASSWORD: hardenwvc

Asian/Pacific Islander

(Meleah Brutruille mbutruille@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6674

American Indian/Alaska Native

(Gina Graham ggraham@wvc.edu & Livia Millard lmillard@wvc.edu )
ZOOM MEETING ID:   819 2327 0726           

Bi-Racial/Mixed Race

(Erin Tofte etofte@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 835 9671 0429

Latinx/Chicano/a

(Marichuy Alvizar alvizar@wvc.edu & Danny Zavala dzavala@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 818 2247 8558 

Veterans

(Joseph Gerak - VetCorps Navigator jgerak@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 865 4573 0699

*First Generation Student session offered on Friday.

College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)

2:00pm-3:00pm  (Levi Vega-Sanchez,  lvega-sanchez@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 819 0273 5787
The College Assistance Migrant Program(CAMP). Do you or your parents work in any form of seasonal Agriculture? Come learn about how you can receive financial, academic, and social support in your first year at WVC through the CAMP Program! It all starts here!

Educational Planning Workshop for the Business Pathway

2:00-3:00pm (Jaima Kuhlmann jkuhlmann@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6830
Have you created your educational plan yet? Data has shown that students who plan out their future classes in advance, are more likely to succeed in classes, stay on track, and graduate. We would like to help by offering you the chance to get a jump start on this process! The WVC College Navigators will share details about the Business Pathways and help you to begin drafting an educational plan for your future. (Recommended for students interested in business-related fields like accounting, marketing, management, finance, administrative office support, etc.)

Clubs & Campus Life  

3:00-4:00pm  (Michelle Cannaday, Marichuy Alvizar, Rob Villa & Danny Zavala)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 869 0944 9741
Come learn about WVC clubs, student government, student housing, recreation center and all of the fun activities and events WVC has to offer throughout the year.  Learn where to look for campus life connecting opportunities and never feel alone at WVC again. The fun starts here!

TRIO SSS – How to Maximize Your College Experience

3:00-4:00pm  (Sandra Villarreal  svillarreal@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 869 9645 1046
TRIO Student Support Services provides academic guidance and supportive services to eligible students. Join us and learn about how we can help you apply for scholarships, provide assistance with college transfer process and career planning after you graduate from WVC. We host workshops and meetings to connect you to internships, scholarships, campus programs and community resources.

Workforce Grants 2

5:00-6:00pm (Erika Schenkvonstauffenberg eschenkvonstauffenberg@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 856 5597 7456
Workforce Grants are a series of grants offered at Wenatchee Valley College that help eligible individuals pay for their education. Students who are pursuing a Professional Technical Program and meet grant eligibility requirements for BFET, Opportunity Grant, Worker Retraining or WorkFirst might qualify to receive additional funding and resource support. Attend this session to find out more information about financial funding opportunities through WVC Workforce Grants Department.

Money Smart for Student Success I-Grad

8:00am-9:00am   (Sandra Villarreal svillarreal@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 867 5036 8140
Gain an understanding on how to be money smart. In this session we will dive into learning the importance of financial literacy and learn of resources to support your endeavor. Learn how to budget and finance while being a college student.

Library Services – How to Utilize the Library Virtually

9:00-10:00am(Jeannie Henklejhenkle@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6718
Your WVC library is here to help you succeed in College. Please attend this session to learn about our abundant resources and technology offerings. You can check out books, Chromebook, calculators and more come learn how in this session. Learn about our online research resources for all of your studying needs as well.

First Generation – Affinity Group

9:30-10:30am  (Marichuy Alvizar malvizar@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 878 6572 6336
This session is designed for those who are the first in their family to attend college, meaning that none of your biological parents completed a 4-year college degree. Historically students in this category face more barriers to success in College and we hope to help change that. This session will give you tools for success as well as a chance to connect to other students who also identify as first generation.  

Educational Planning Workshop for the STEM Pathway

10:00-11:00am   (Jaima Kuhlmann jkuhlmann@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6830
Have you created your educational plan yet? Data has shown that students who plan out their future classes in advance, are more likely to succeed in classes, stay on track, and graduate. We would like to help by offering you the chance to get a jump start on this process! The WVC College Navigators will share details about the STEM Pathways and help you to begin drafting an educational plan for your future. (Recommended for students interested in science-related fields like biology, chemistry, geology, astronomy, meteorology, engineering, mathematics, computer science, physics, pre-medical, pre-veterinary, pre-pharmacy, pre-dental, etc.) 

TRIO SSS – Let Us Be a Part of Your Academic Journey

10:00-11:00am  (Sandra Villarreal sviallarreal@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 810 6182 8674
TRIO Student Support Services Program at Wenatchee Valley College provides academic and support services to low-income, first-generation or disabled students to help them persist, graduate, and transfer. The TRIO SSS team helps students maximize the college experience by providing guidance in financial literacy, academic advising, transfer assistance, career planning, and more. Let us be part of your academic journey!

Backbone to Online Education – Canvas; everything you need to know!

10:30-11:30am (Brett Mcginnis & Jeannie Henkle)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6718
WVC uses the online class platform “Canvas.”  As we continue virtual classes Canvas is something you need to get very familiar with.  Please come and learn from the experts.  They will talk you through getting logged in, how to see your courses, what to look for and where.  You will have a chance to explore the platform and to get your questions answered live. If you aren’t already familiar with Canvas this session is a necessity.

Student Technology

11:30-12:30pm (Joseph Andreason jandreason@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6566
Learn everything you need to know about setting up your connection to WVC. We will talk you through setting up, checking and forwarding your email. How to access your MYWVC and virtual desktop, download office products for free as well as any other WVC IT questions you have. For our virtual online classes having all of your technology connections ready to go for the first day of classes is very important.

Bachelors of Applied Science Programs at WVC

1:00-2:00pm (Yuritzi Lozano ylozano@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6614
Learn about the three Bachelors of Applied Science program at WVC. This session will review the three programs, pathways and prerequisites. Join us to ask question about our Nursing, Engineering Technology or Teaching and to see if they are right for you.       

Writing Support at WVC

1:00-2:00pm   (Janna Goodyear, jgoodyear@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 895 7885 7745
Are you worried about the English class you have to take or the writing you will have to do in your history class (or in any class, for that matter)? Are you interested in turning in the best version of your writing? You do not have to write alone! Attend this session to learn more about the various ways you can receive support for classes that require writing. This will include information about tutoring, tips for reaching out to your instructors, and other tips Janna has learned over the years.  

Financial Aid  (session 2)

2:00-3:00pm (Tony Rosales trosales@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: 509 682 6820
Come get your financial aid questions answered. This presentation will cover applications, funding sources, scholarships available and how to find information about the process. If you have questions about paying for college this session is for you.

COVID 19 – INFO SESSION

3:00-4:00PM (Kristen Hosey khosey@wvc.edu)
ZOOM MEETING ID: https://wvc.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vHGF7aFcS9CWR1ZBORh73w 
Everything you need to know about the current COVID situation in the County and on Campus. Ask health experts, learn about the vaccines, Campus rules and how to stay safe while in school.