WSU Vancouver seeks nominations for awards

Washington State University Vancouver is seeking nominations for three 2020 Distinguished Woman of the Year Awards. Nominees and award winners will be recognized at the university’s annual Women of Distinction event March 26 in celebration of Women’s History Month, observed each year in March.

Distinguished Woman of the Year awards recognize women in the community who have mentored, inspired or empowered others. WSU Vancouver is seeking nominees in three categories:

  • WSU Vancouver student
  • WSU Vancouver faculty or staff
  • WSU- or non-WSU-affiliated community member

Nomination forms are available at Nominations will be accepted through Feb. 15. Recipients will be selected by a committee. If you have questions, contact Amanda Weingarten in the Office of Student Involvement at 360-546-9607 or



Joanna Yorke is the managing editor of the Vancouver Business Journal. She has worked in the journalism field since 2010 after graduating from the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in Pullman. Yorke worked at The Reflector Newspaper in Battle Ground for six years and then worked at and helped start