WNCC FOUNDATION DIRECTOR LEAVING

Posted 9 months ago

By John Axtell

Dayle WallienWestern Nebraska Community College Foundation executive director Dayle Wallien has resigned after 4 years to take a position in Seattle as Pacific Northwest development director for the National Forest Foundation.

Wallien says a big reason for the decision is that the new job will let her be closer to family. Her resignation is effective at the end of the month, and is expected to be accepted when the WNCC board meets on Wednesday.

As executive director, Wallien played a lead role in creating the WNCC Foundation’s two largest fundraisers…the Platte Valley Companies Monument Marathon and the WNCC Fall Frolic homecoming and alumni celebration…and she plans to remain involved in both events even after she moves to Washington state.

The marathon, held for the second time last month, raised about $65,000 for the foundation and brought  the region national attention by attracting runners from around the country.

The Fall Frolic, coming up this weekend, has Valley Bank as its title sponsor this year for the second straight year. It raised $15,000 for student scholarships last year.