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Larry 'Go Vikings!' Taylor Alumni Service Award 2013

Joyce Taylor Wallace, award-winning journalist

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Joyce Taylor Wallace, Larry 'Go Vikings!' Taylor Alumni Service Award recipient

Joyce Taylor (’84, Broadcast Communication) is best known for her work as an Emmy award-winning journalist and as the anchor of “KING-5 Morning News.” During her 25-year career, Taylor has covered the stories of heroes, presidents, policy makers, entertainers, athletes, activists and hundreds of people who make up our communities and affect our daily lives.

But not as many know about Taylor’s passion and service for education. She serves on the board of Seattle’s Rainier Scholars, a rigorous 11-year academic program for talented students of color. Rainier Scholars have gone on to some of the most prestigious universities in the country – including Western.

Taylor is also a member of Western’s Foundation Board and was recognized as one of Western’s “100 Outstanding Alumni of the Century.”

Taylor was born and raised in Tacoma, with a twin sister and three other siblings. She’s also a devoted mom, raising a 15-year-old son and 13-year-old daughter with her husband of 21 years, Dr. Calvin Wallace.