Vicky Scharlau

BS’82 Agricultural Journalism
Alice in Dairyland 1980

In 1994 Vicky Scharlau founded 501 Consultants, a company based in Washington state that offers a wide range of services to nonprofits, from bookkeeping and staff recruitment to administration and strategic planning. While she fondly remembers participating in CALS student organizations, Scharlau admits one of her most influential experiences was enduring a statistics course. During her time as Alice, Scharlau logged 100,000 miles and gave more than 500 presentations. To this day, she says, she can close her eyes and imagine herself in waders in a cranberry bog or visiting with international buyers at the World Dairy Expo.