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Foundation Awards

The Wenatchee Valley College Foundation is proud to recognize the support of our community and achievements of WVC alumni. Award nominations are reviewed by the foundation board of directors. If you have questions regarding this award or the nomination process, please contact the foundation at (509) 682-6410 or foundation@wvc.edu

Award Recipients

The Outstanding Friend of the College is an individual, couple, family, business or organization that has contributed to WVC through financial support or service or a combination of both.  The recipient is selected, not necessarily by the size of the gift, but by the significance and meaning.

2020 - Sara Lippert
2019 - Terry & Suzanne Sorom
2018 - Peggy Ludwick
2017 - Phil & Lovelyn Rasmussen
2016 - Francis & Margaret Crane Family
2015 - no award
2014 - Alcoa Wenatchee Works
2013 - Ted Zacher
2012 - Wilf & Kathy Woods
2011 - Icicle Fund
2010 - Dick Lapo
2009 - Advanced Microscopy Group, Dan & Rich Cronin
2008 - Dr. Chuck & Bobbie Schroeder
2007 - Jim & Kay Arneil
2006 - Leon McKinney
2005 - Jim & Eileen Rosenau
2004 - Tracey Kasnic
2003 - Ford Barrett
2002 - Francis Crane/Alcoa Wenatchee Works
2001 - Dottie Harper
2000 - Don & Jane Reichert
1999 - Joe & Mimi Welty
1998 - Joe & Mimi Welty
1997 - no award
1996 - Jack & Edna Maguire
1995 - Grady & Lillie Auvil
1994 - Margie Eickmeyer Davis
1993 - Mary Ellen Miller, Rose & Lillian Prebble, Lawrence & Dorothy Spanjer
1992 - Anna Pieratt
1991 - Frank J. Schultz, John T. Schultz, Peter P. Schultz
1990 - Frank & Loretta Schultz
1989 - Paul Scea
1988 - Grady Auvil

The Harvey Award is presented to a past WVC Foundation Board Member, or Member of the Community who has given time, talent and treasure in his or her service to the WVC Foundation and demonstrates passion about Wenatchee Valley College, its faculty,
programs and future growth. This person serves as an active voice in the community for WVC and seeks ways to engage the college in community activities.

2020 - Tamara Dezellem
2019 - Ford Barrett
2018 - Earl Tilly
2017 - no award
2016 - no award
2015 - no award
2014 - no award
2013 - Carol Danielson
2012 - Rudi Pauly
2011 - Phil Rasmussen
2010 - Connie Bean
2009 - Irv Conner
2008 - Daryl Miller
2007 - Paul Blakney
2006 - June Darling
2005 - Leslie Freytag
2004 - Barbara & Charley Wilson
2003 - Jim & Kay Arneil
2002 - Bob Rust
2001 - George & Alma Sellar
2000 - Bob Parlette

The purpose of the WVC Distinguished Alumni Award is to recognize an alum who has distinguished themselves in their chosen professional field; made significant contributions to their community on a local, state, national or international level; and has demonstrated integrity in their personal life and gained the respect of their peers. A group may also be considered for the award, but all members must be alumni.

2020 - Jaime Ramirez
2019 - Barbara Walters
2018 - Malachi Salcido
2017 - Kari Page
2016 - Dillis "Dick" Ward
2015 - The Wells House Girls
2014 - Jerry Kenoyer
2012 - Lori VanLith, CMA
2011 - Juan Esparza, Ruth Esparza, Elsa Esparza, Claudia Valdez
2010 - Ronald Adolphi, Ph.D.
2009 - Mariann Williams
2008 - Mike Dempsey
2007 - Dr. Larry K. Stephenson
2005 - Bob Rust
2004 - Katie Kemble
2003 - Ray Taylor
2002 - Robert "Bob" McDougall
2001 - Fred Valentine
2000 - Larry Smith
1999 - Norm Gutzwiler
1998 - Kirk Thomson
1997 - John Gordon
1996 - Sandy Cooprider
1995 - Beverly Jagla
1994 - Tom Goodwin
1993 - Lionel Harding-Thomas
1992 - Patti Hindman
1991 - Richard Van Well
1990 - Louis Van Doren
1989 - Eldon Anderson
1988 - Gregory Piepel
1987 - Hood Simon
1986 - Gene Anderson
1985 - Mary Bryan Sand
1984 - Tim Carter
1983 - Michael Doneen
1982 - Tom Aparico
1981 - Joan Gregg
1980 - George Sellar
1979 - David Philippi
1978 - Roger Brantner
1977 - Ken Eikenberry
1976 - Robert Graham
1975 - Earl Tilly

Recognizes the behind-the-scenes supporters who have donated their money or time to the college and its programs. Faculty and staff can nominate any community member who they believe deserves recognition for their above and beyond support of the college.

2019 - Roy Ferguson
2019 - Cakes for College, Keep it in the Valley Foundation
2018 - Dennis Conger (Wenatchee School District) & Diana Haglund (Wenatchee Learns Connect)
2018 - Wyatt Hurd (WVC ASL Volunteer)
2018 - Ed Phinney (PA&E) & WVC advisory committees