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DRIVEN TO SUCCEED “They don’t tell you what to do. They want you to figure out the pro lem. t helps with the learning process.”

A SENSE OF COMMUNITY “My experience working on the senate is ena ling me to wor as a team mem er versus an island.

GROWING TO SUCCEED Definitely in my life, they re the est teachers.”

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PROUDLY EDUCATING PEOPLE, ENRICHING COMMUNITIES, TRANSFORMING LIVES DISCOVER

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FOR INFORMATION 1-877-WVC-4YOU | (877-982-4968) Toll Free in Washington State

Wenatchee Campus

YOUR COMMUNITY COLLEGE WVC MISSION: Wenatchee Valley College enriches North entral ashington y serving educational and cultural needs of communities and residents throughout the service area. he college provides high uality transfer, li eral arts, professional/technical, asic s ills and continuing education for students of diverse ethnic and economic ac grounds. he classes and programs descri ed herein are implemented at the sole discretion of the college and are su ect to change at any time without notice. nformation on classes and programs are illustrative only and are not intended to create any contractual o ligation or covenant with the college. he college s total lia ility for claims arising from a contractual relationship with the student in any way related to classes or programs shall e limited to the tuition and expenses paid y the student to the college for those classes or programs. n no event shall the college e lia le for any special, indirect, incidental or conse uential damages, including ut not limited to, loss of earnings or proďŹ ts. On the cover: Humberto Martinez | Driven to Succeed

Board of Trustees Dr. June Darling Phyllis leasman amra ac son Phil asmussen im iffany

The Wenatchee Valley College Discover (15309) is published quarterly by Wenatchee Valley College, 1300 Fifth Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801-1741. Periodical postage paid at Wenatchee, WA. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Wenatchee Valley College Discover, 1300 Fifth Street, Wenatchee, WA 98801-1741.

VISIT US ON THE WEB: WWW.WVC.EDU

General information .............................682.6800 ABE-ESL..............................................682.6790 Admissions ...........................................682.6806 Advising ...............................................682.6840 Allied health department ......................682.6660 Athletics ...............................................682.6880 Bookstore .............................................682.6530 CAMP...................................................682.6973 Cashier..................................................682.6500 Center for Entrepreneurship .................682.6915 Central Washington University ............665.2600 COMPASS placement ..........................682.6840 Continuing education ...........................682.6900 Counseling............................................682.6850 Disability services ................................682.6854 Distance learning ..................................682.6718 Educational planning ............................682.6840 Evening programs ................................682.6710 Financial aid .........................................682.6810 GED......................................................682.6843 Instruction.............................................682.6600 Library ..................................................682.6710 Parking .................................................682.6450 Registration ..........................................682.6806 Running Start........................................682.6848 Student Programs .................................682.6860 Veterans Office .....................................682.6817

Omak Campus

General information ............................ 422.7803 ABE-ESL............................................. 682.6790 Admissions .......................................... 422.7807 Allied health ........................................ 422.7952 Bookstore ............................................ 826.5804 Disability services ............................... 422.7812 Distance learning ................................. 682.6718 Financial aid ........................................ 422.7808 Library ................................................. 422.7830 Registration ......................................... 422.7807

Wenatchee Campus Fifth Street Wenatchee, WA 98801-1741 509.682.6800 | Fax: 682-6541

Omak Campus P.O. Box 2058 116 West Apple Avenue ma , 509.422.7800 | Fax: 422.7801


GET STARTED www.wvc.edu/getstarted

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Pay tuition and fees prior to the payment deadline and purchase textbooks.

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Attend an advising and registration session to learn about WVC program requirements, activating your PIN and registering for classes.

SPRING QUARTER CLASS SCHEDULES Class listings are updated daily in the WVC Course Finder. Be sure to choose the correct quarter and category from the drop down menus ( enatchee campus, ma campus, etc.). he num ers of seats availa le are up to the minute. class that is full will list for seats. class with a waitlist will have followed y the num er of students on the wait list (i.e., “WL:4”). Students should read all footnotes, la re uirements, prere uisites, and fee information for classes they are planning to ta e. Some classes re uire field trips or additional hours or instructions. Course prere uisites are provided a ove each class listing. Footnotes are located in small print elow each class listing. Fee information is listed eside the num er of seats availa le.

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Apply for financial aid, including scholarships, grants, loans and work-study.

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Sign up to take the COMPASS placement test to help determine the best classes for you.

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COLLEGE GOAL SUNDAY

The Omak student government is planning a blues concert featuring Keith Scott Blues.

Free one-on-one help completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form online. Open to high school seniors and those planning to attend WVC in 2014-15.

Tuesday, Feb 18 | 11 AM - Noon | Student Center

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FEB WILLIAM STAFFORD CENTENNIAL William Stafford Centennial Celebration featuring poet Todd Davis. Tuesday, Feb 25 | 11 AM | The Grove Recital Hall, Music & Art Center

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FARM TO SCHOOL PROGRAMS How to connect local/regional farms to direct markets and improve community health. Featuring WVC Geography instructor Joan Qazi. Presented by WVC Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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KNIGHTS BASEBALL First home game! Thursday, March 29 | 1 PM & 4 PM | Paul Thomas Stadium

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ative merican drummers and dancers will gather on Saturday, May 3, for the th nnual nited Pow ow at the ma ri al ong ouse. he pu lic is invited to this free event, which includes afternoon and evening grand entries and a dinner. he ďŹ rst grand entry will egin at p.m., with dinner following at p.m., and an evening grand entry at p.m. ll drummers and dancers are welcome, and host drums will e chosen at each session.

his drug and alcohol free event is sponsored y at ma ed oad ssociation and the ma igh School. For more information, contact ivia Millard at . . , mily rahamson at . . , or inda Saint at 509.322.2315.


learning process.” He recently encountered a problem when he had to quit work in order to attend college courses. Humberto began applying for scholarships and was awarded the William and Linda Renn Trade Scholarship through the WVC Foundation. The Renn scholarship is helping him pay for transportation to and from Orondo every day, and for the books he needs to attend the auto tech program—the three books for the current unit cost $450.

Humberto Martinez

DRIVEN TO SUCCEED For his fourteenth birthday, Humberto Martinez received from his uncle a miniature engine, complete with tiny pistons and screws to assemble. He still has the gift, but these days, he works on much larger engines, and much newer technology. Humberto started repairing vehicles not long after his father began taking Humberto with him to work at an auto shop. He began with the basics, learning how to do oil changes and work on brakes and shocks. When he was 13, Humberto left his home and family in Mexico in order to seek an education in the U.S. He now lives with his uncle in Orondo and is a second-year student in the WVC Automotive Technology program. A natural problem-solver, Humberto appreciates that his auto tech instructors don’t give him the answers to problems and that they push students to succeed. “They’ll walk you through [the problem],” he said. “They don’t tell you what to do. They want you to figure out the problem. It helps with the

The Renns established the scholarship in 2012 to provide assistance to those students learning occupational skills necessary to build, repair, and/ or maintain physical things—for example, students enrolled in the automotive technology, electronics, welding and fabrication, or environmental systems and refrigeration technology programs at WVC. For 2014-15, the WVC Foundation will provide $170,745 in scholarships and awards for the upcoming school year. Scholarships range from $1,000 each to full tuition, and cover a variety of program concentrations, from nursing, allied health, industrial technology, education, business, horticulture and tree fruit, music and more, as well as scholarships based solely on financial need and the desire to attain a college education. “As the financial need of our students rises, it is vital that the WVC Foundation continue to encourage alumni and public support for scholarships at WVC in order to keep higher education an option for those in North Central Washington,” said Stacey Lockhart, WVC Foundation executive director. Humberto encourages other students, especially those in high school, to take the time to apply for scholarships, and to do their best in school. “Even if you only get $100, that’s still something,” he said. Humberto is hoping to graduate from WVC in June. After that, he may continue his education in the Community Colleges of Spokane’s auto body repair program, so that he will know vehicles from the inside out, but he hopes to return to the Wenatchee


alley to give ac to the community that supported him. e hopes one day to own an auto repair shop, and that his si lings will follow in his footsteps and continue their education. is little rother, who still lives in Mexico, is considering the automotive technology field as well. don t want them to finish high school and e done. want them to further their education,” he said.

The WVC Foundation also administers WVC scholarships and several scholarships from outside funders. For more information about scholarships, deadlines and how to apply, visit: www.w c.e financia ai

TAKE A CLASS THIS SPRING! WVC MUSIC PROGRAM

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Digital Recording Introduction to Music Music Theory Ear Training Voice, piano and woodwind instruction ommunity horus and ham er hoir a and instrumental ensem les and much more

he music wing features private rooms for music practice, small and large rehearsal rooms, a recording studio, and The Grove Recital Hall, a 150-seat hall that includes a seven foot Steinway piano. isi e sic websi e for www.w c.e sic

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Art Appreciation Design • Digital Design • Graphic Design • 2D Design & Color • D omposition • Drawing • Painting

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Sculpture eramics Art History Printma ing

The art wing includes drawing, painting, graphic design, and D design/printma ing la s wood and metal shops and an outdoor study area. he Music and Art Center also includes the MAC Gallery, which will enhance instruction y offering students the opportunity to experience professional wor s of art and to exhi it their own. isi e ar websi e for www.wvc.edu/art

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A SENSE OF COMMUNITY The WVC at Omak student ca inet had a usy fall planning and participating in college events, which included the Mourning Dove Symposium, a two day event that honored author Christine Quintasket and involved presentations y spea ers from the ma area and across the state. mmediately after the symposium, the student ca inet sponsored the eighth annual ammin gainst unger enefit concert, which rings in more food donations than any other food drive in anogan ounty. his year, the drive too in more than pounds of food that was distri uted around anogan ounty. he concert included a performance y the Sammy u an s and, presentations from students and the anogan ounty ommunity ction ouncil, and support from orth Cascades Broadcasting Radio Station (KOMW). ammy om s serves as the event coordinator on the student ca inet this year. ne of my goals was to interact with other students on a greater level, which meant out of the standard classroom setting, she said. “My experience working on the senate is ena ling me to wor as a team mem er versus an island.” he same could e said of the student ca inet and event planning as a whole. he student ca inet coordinates with local usinesses and venues when planning events, ut they also support local usinesses and community events. he ca inet wor s with the ma Performing rts enter to purchase tic ets for P events in turn, the ma P serves as a venue for college s guest lectures and presentations. he ma heatre hosts annual film festivals sponsored y the at ma student government. he student senate also wor s closely with the anogan ounty uditor s ffice during College Civics Week to encourage students to vote.

Left front row: Rebekah Thomason (Secretary), Elizabeth Verbeck (Sophomore Rep), Lisa Halfhill (Freshmen Rep), Tammy Combs (Events Coordinator) Left back row: Brian Budravage (Treasurer), Jacob Timm (Vice President), Knute Medina (President), Lane Howe (Freshmen Rep), Alice Early (Sophomore Rep)

Since student government has the funds to ring in great entertainment, it provides our students and the community as a whole with educational and cultural events,” said Livia Millard, student government adviser. have noticed that with some of the entertainers that student government has rought in the past, other local vendors have oo ed them afterwards. gain, it ust demonstrates that student government is nown for the uality of entertainment that we ring. or ing with the community helps the student senate ecome transformational, civic and servant leaders,” Millard said. “These experiences are developing transfera le s ills that will e used outside of their lives and after they graduate from college so that they can continue to e a community leader. am given a wonderful opportunity to wor on ehalf of a positive in uence in the community, ammy said. he ma student government is planning more events for the spring, including a lues concert featuring eith Scott lues on Fe . , and the annual film festival, ollege ivic ee , and nited Pow ow events. For more information a out at ma events, visit the events calendar on the we site, www.wvc.edu.


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Spring 2014 ues. hurs. 1-5 PM Presents

The Ninth-Annual Write On The River Conference

earn local irds through illustration and field study as a mem er of a uni ue learning community. For more information, contact: Dan Stephens ( )

dstephens wvc.edu

oin us May on the campus for twelve workshops, award-winning authors and fuel to eep your writing fire alive. s only writers conference features two days of content pac ed wor shops with professional editors, successful agents, estselling authors and nationally acclaimed spea ers. rite n he iver is the est way to hone your craft, uild your dream and move your writing forward. Featuring a keynote address on Friday, May y award winning author ess alter. alter s oo , Beautiful Ruins is this year’s NCW Regional Read selection. his event is sponsored y Starr anch Growers. Online registration is open. Early enrollment is advised, as past conferences have sold out.

For more information, or to register, visit: www.writeonetheriver.org

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Students intensively explore scientific areas of interest in a premier life sciences training facility under the guidance of outstanding mentors. Past participants have transferred with great success to the University of Washington, Pomona College, Lewis and Clark College in or an enn a e acific eran University, Western Washington University and Central Washington University. Further accomplishments of these students include admission to graduate school, medical school, and medical scientist (MD/PhD) programs.

To learn more about the college’s biological science Independent Study Program, contact the college’s biological sciences mentor faculty, Steve Stefanides (sstefanides@wvc.edu) and Sue Kane (skane@wvc.edu).


Carlos Silva

GROWING AN EDUCATION Once a week, Carlos Silva commutes from Othello to Wenatchee Valley College, where he is learning how to translate a letter from Spanish to English, to identify the parts of a flower in English, and to solve math story problems and equations involving time. These are his efforts to strengthen his math and English skills so that he can better communicate with his supervisor and employees at King Fuji orchards, a 2,000-acre apple and grape orchard in Mattawa where he has worked for 13 years. Carlos has been enrolled in the Hispanic Orchard Employee Education Program (HOEEP) since 2010. HOEEP increases the professional abilities of agriculture employees and their contributions to operations through greater understanding of horticultural science, current production technology, English language and communication skills, math and computer skills, and cultural and social systems. Seven 19-credit programs are available through HOEEP; of those, Carlos has taken Intro to Viticulture and Advanced Viticulture, Beginning Level HOEEP, and Integrated Pest Management Technician. He is now completing Advanced Level HOEEP. HOEEP was recently designated as an I-BEST program. I-BEST, which stands for Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training, pairs two instructors in the classroom—one to teach college-level academic or technical content, the other to teach basic skills in reading, math, writing or the English language. In HOEEP, professors Leo Garcia and Francisco Sarmiento take turns teaching the most

current agriculture technology and management skills, and applicable basic skills concepts. “Definitely in my life, they’re the best teachers,” Carlos said of his two instructors. For some of the HOEEP programs, students come to the classroom one day a week for seven hours of instruction. For others, such as viticulture, instruction takes place in industry and employer partner facilities, and orchards and vineyards. Classes are designed to take place in between busy seasons in order to be the least disruptive to students’ work schedules. The Integrated Pest Management Technician program is the only course that takes place during the growing season so that students can study insects. Carlos began the Advanced Level program in early November, and he’ll finish near the end of March, but his education won’t end there. He hopes to continue taking more HOEEP courses as they come available. During its 21-year history, HOEEP has received industry, state and national recognition, including the second-best worker incumbent program in the nation by the Department of Labor. Garcia cites three reasons for the success of the program: “The employer allows the student to come to school, the enthusiasm and desire of the student, and the enthusiasm of the instructor. The three of them together create a strong bond.”


LICENSED CHILD CARE AND EARLY LEARNING

EXPERIENCES FOR CHILDREN AGES 1 MONTH - 5 YEARS Wenatchee Valley College and the Wenatchee School District child care is available this spring with affordable rates. To get your child on the waitlist, contact Nancy Spurgeon at (509) 682-6633 or nspurgeon@wvc.edu. Priority is given to WestSide High School & WVC students. This program is supporte by CCAMPIS (Child Care Access Means Parents in School) federal grant.

WVC BOOKSTORE | VAN TASSELL CENTER SPRING-QUARTER SALE Tuesday, March 25, 8 AM

SPRING-QUARTER HOURS March 31 & April 1, 8 AM - 6 PM

a e on ring ar er e boo s he oo store now offers a limited num er of text oo s for rent on a uarterly asis. hec with the oo store to see if your text oo s might e availa le to rent this spring. ental oo s rent for of new price. y renting oo s from the oo store students have saved approximately , . ental oo s have included the courses listed elow. o Biology 211 o umanities o Sociology ( ichard rin man s class only) ther classes may now offer rental options. isit the oo store for current offerings.

oo s for on ine c asses oo s for online classes are availa le in the oo store only during normal hours of operation. e boo a en an now a ai ab e Spread your oo costs out • Pay only 1/3 down Ma e two other payments s for details estoc ing Fee restoc ing fee will e charged on all returned oo s unless the student is exchanging oo s or withdrawing from class. class schedule may e re uired to verify withdrawal. Please do not uy any oo until you are sure you need it and want to keep it.


HUMANITIES & BREWING A CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE

In Humanities and Brewing, students will:

Interested in the history of brewing from origins to modern brewing culture? Want to learn the methods

• Understand the history and cultural

of whole-grain brewing, including maching, lautering, boiling, fermenting, and bottling? Then this class is for you!

significance of brewing. • Operate their own brewing systems. • Understand the science behind the steps

ENROLL NOW FOR SPRING QUARTER HUMN 121 AT WVC.EDU

in whole grain brewing. • Judge the quality of beer. •Create their own beer recipes.

ATHLETIC BOOSTER CLUB Wenatchee Valley College Athletic Booster Club members help open doors for WVC Knight student athletes. The club exists to raise support for athletic programs and promote community awareness and involvement in WVC athletics.

The WVC Athletic Booster Club Supports: • Scholarships for student athletes • Athletic facilities improvements • Post-season travel and lodging expenses

BECOME A MEMBER TODAY! (509) 682-6771 | FACEBOOK.COM/WENATCHEEVALLEYCOLLEGEATHLETICS


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