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July 18
School News: July 18, 2015

​Yakima Herald Republic

Area students among Yakima Valley Community College spring quarter graduates include the following:

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Kristin Gousse, Associate of Applied Science in Nursing​

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July 17
Area higher education institutions to split more than $800K

​Yakima Herald Republic 

Three local higher education institutions will receive more than $800,000 combined through a federal initiative to expand student support services, the U.S. Department of Education announced Friday.

The agency will award $296,000 to Yakima Valley Community College, $281,000 to Central Washington University and $231,000 to Heritage University.

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July 17
YVCC announces spring 2015 honor roll

​Daily Sun News

YAKIMA – Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC) recently announced its honor roll for the spring quarter of 2015.

The honor roll includes students on the President’s List for earning a quarterly GPA of 3.85 or better and those on the Dean’s List for earning a quarterly GPA of 3.40 to 3.84.

Sunnyside students on the President’s List include Jose Luis Alonso, Mikaela M. Chavez, Savanna K. Kresse, Perla Perez, Yesenia Sanchez, Kirsten L. Scott and Karla I. Villanueva.​

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July 15
Spring Quarter 2015 YVCC Graduates

​Grandview Herald

Yakima, Washington - Yakima Valley Community College is pleased to announce graduates for Spring Quarter 2015.


July 15
Honor Roll Students- President's / Dean's List for Spring Quarter

​Grandview Herald

Yakima, Washington - Yakima Valley Community College is pleased to announce the student who received honor roll status on the President's and Dean's List for Spring Quarter 2015.

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July 14
YVCC announces spring graduates

​Daily Sun News

YAKIMA – YVCC recently announced its graduates for the spring quarter of 2015.

Lower Valley graduates from YVCC this past spring include Associate in Arts recipients J. Guadalupe Bustamante, Carlos Correa, Michelle Marie Desmarais-Hutson, Ana Estrella Duran, Maria Fernandez, Ana Karen Frías, Ester Garcia, Jacob Tyler Hernandez, Gloria Macias, Hannah Elizabeth Pettey, Michelle Rayanne Radder and Hunter W. Zieske all of Sunnyside.

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July 11
Higher education’s the big winner in Olympia

​Yakima Herald Republic

At long last, it’s sine die for the legislative session that wouldn’t die. Washington lawmakers adjourned Friday in Olympia after a regular session and three special sessions that addressed — eventually — a number of immediate challenges. These included efforts to meet a state Supreme Court mandate on K-12 education funding and a gas-tax increase to fund extensive transportation projects.

But the biggest winner remains higher education, which that took a beating in the past decade as the national economic recession eroded government revenues. Since 2008, the Legislature had cut higher-ed budgets by about 60 percent, and colleges and universities covered the losses by raising tuition. Even with financial-aid packages, the increases put a real pinch on thousands of students and their families.

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July 09
Bulletin Board: July 9, 2015

​Yakima Herald Republic

VOLLEYBALL: Yakima Valley Community College will be hosting a skills camp July 27-30 at Sherar Gym. Girls in grades 5-8 will participate from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. with girls in grades 9-10 participating from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. The camp costs $90 per participant and discounts will be available for multi-family members. For more information call Al Rogers at 509-574-4729 or 509-952-0372.​

July 08
YVCC names Krustangel new baseball coach

​Yakima Herald Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- From his Senior Legion position as coach of the Spokane Bandits, Kyle Krustangel knows all about the Yakima Valley Pepsi Pak and Yakima Pepsi Beetles. He’s already played both this summer and, like last year, may clash with one or both in the postseason later this month.

But on Tuesday the 27-year-old Krustangel started a much closer relationship with the area when Yakima Valley Community College announced his hire as baseball coach for the storied Yaks program.

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July 07
Coming full circle

Coming full circle

​After playing for three colleges in four years, outfielder Reid Martinez is finally 

Daily Record 

Reid Martinez found out that everything happens for a reason.

The junior outfielder will be playing in his first official season at Central Washington University in spring of 2016, but it came after making a few stops along the way.

Martinez suited up for three different college teams over the past four seasons, and even saw his career come to a halt when he injured his hand. ​

Now, he returns to Ellensburg to get his degree and play his final two years of eligibility on the baseball diamond. 

Martinez played at Roosevelt High School in Seattle. After graduating, he attended Yakima Valley Community College to start his college baseball career.

During his freshman season with the Yaks, he played in all 26 games, hitting .339 with 23 RBIs and four stolen bases.

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