Washington State University Vancouver Notable Alumni Award

Recognize WSU Vancouver alumni living remarkable lives

Each year, 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.

Nominations open in the spring, and the selected alumnus or alumna is honored at the beginning of the next school year.

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2017 WSU Vancouver Notable Alumni Award

Megan and her two daughters.Megan Ludeña, '13, MN with Nurse Educator Certificate
Nurse Educator, Kaiser Westside Medical Center, Vancouver

The Notable Alumni Award carries special significance to Megan Ludeña. “I’m not the CEO of a startup company,” she said. “I didn’t invent anything really cool. I’m not volunteering in a third-world country. But my efforts to work hard and love hard have been noticed. This award says to me that everyday people doing everyday things DO get noticed.”

The award is the latest in a string of accolades Ludeña has received in the last five years. As meaningful as these awards are to her, however, she said that “really, my biggest achievements have been caring for my mom at the end of her life, and raising my two girls.” 

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