The WSU Vancouver Notable Alumni Award honors alumni who have made significant contributions to society, and whose accomplishments, affiliations, careers and/or community service reflect WSU Vancouver’s legacy of excellence. The award began in 2014 with 25 notable alumni selected as part of WSU Vancouver’s 25th anniversary celebration. Each spring, a committee chooses one notable alumna/alumnus for the year.
2020 Recipient: Chelsea Brown
Chelsea Brown found happiness and a career when she started looking at an old-fashioned industry in a new way.
Chelsea Brown enrolled at WSU Vancouver as a freshman in 2007 and graduated in 2017. But that doesn’t mean she took her time. While pursuing a bachelor’s degree in business with a marketing emphasis, she was also working full-time at Patrick Lumber Company in Portland, first as a receptionist, then as a trader’s assistant. She was volunteering with Nicaraguan children and with animals.