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May 27
YVCC will share grant to extend winery education program

​Yakima Herald Republic

An $853,000 grant will help expand Yakima Valley Community College’s winery and vineyard technology programs beyond its two campuses.

The National Science Foundation has awarded a three-year grant to YVCC, South Seattle Community College and Wenatchee Valley College in order for the three schools to offer students enhanced opportunities to become well-rounded in the state’s wine and grape industry.

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May 24
Former MLB all-star Cey to talk at Beetles banquet

​Yakima Herald Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Ron Cey left an indelible impression on Bill Faller in 1968.

He no doubt also left a mark on the baseball he hit on a spring day that year at then-new Parker Field.

“We opened the new park by playing the WSU varsity, and Bobo’s (Brayton’s) guys beat us pretty bad,” Faller, then Yakima Valley Community College’s coach, recalled during a recent interview. “Ron Cey hit a ball all the way across 12th Avenue an onto the roof of a house.”

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May 23
New pharmacy program on PNWU campus allows Heritage grad to train close to home

​Yakima Herald Republic

When Washington State University announced last year it was opening a four-year pharmacy graduate degree program in Yakima, recent Heritage University graduate Courtney Deats was thrilled.

Training in her chosen profession was now available just a short drive from her home in Moxee. She wouldn’t have to move away, which was one of her fears; she enrolled at Heritage as an undergraduate partly because it kept her close to home.​

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May 22
"My Vote is My Voice" Conference Hosted by MEChA of YVCC & The WA State Commission on Hispanic Affairs

​KNDO TV

YAKIMA, WA - In an effort to get more people voting in this year's city election, the Washington State Commission on Hispanic Affairs, in partnership with the MEChA club of Yakima Valley Community College is hosting a one-day civic education conference called "My Vote is my Voice." 

The conference is open to everyone in the community and it's happening May 30th from 9am-5pm at YVCC.

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May 21
YVCC names Lower Valley students to its winter honor roll

​Daily Sun News

YAKIMA – Several students from the Lower Yakima Valley were recently named to the Yakima Valley Community College honor roll for the 2015 winter term.

To be named to the Dean’s List, students must earn a quarterly grade point average of 3.0 to 3.84 and receive a minimum of 12 graded credits or better.

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May 21
YVCC looking for patients for free teeth cleaning

​KIMA TV

YAKIMA VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE NEWS RELEASE -- Yakima Valley Community College Dental Hygiene students will be conducting a dental screening clinic from 11:00am to 2:00pm on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

They request patients between 18 and 45 years of age and who have not had a professional teeth cleaning for 5 or more years. Walk-in patients will be screened on a first-come first-served basis.

Prospective patients may call 509.574.4917 to schedule an appointment. YVCC’s Dental Hygiene Program is located in the Weston D. Brown Dental Hygiene Clinic at 1015 S. 16th Ave, Yakima, 98902.

To learn more about the YVCC Dental Hygiene Program, visit: www.yvcc.edu/dentalhygiene


May 21
YVCC winery programs meeting industry demand

​Daily Sun News

Trent Ball describes for Sunnyside’s Daybreak Rotary Club the progress with YVCC’s ag programs in Grandview.

“Every winery has a story…ours is all about education,” Trent Ball says of the wine and viticulture programs at YVCC’s Grandview campus.

His remarks were made this past Wednesday morning, during a presentation to the Sunnyside Daybreak Rotary Club.

Whether it’s obtaining degrees to transfer to four-year programs at WSU or CWU, or a two-year degree, YVCC offers courses of study ranging from agribusiness to vineyard technology.

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May 20
Zillah High School senior overcame debilitating headaches to graduate in top 10, earn YVCC degree

​Yakima Herald Republic

When a student misses almost five weeks of school during the first half of high school, odds are he or she won’t graduate in four years — much less earn a college degree in that same timespan.

But Zillah High School senior Idalis Licea, 18, will do just that. A series of severe headaches and migraines disrupted her sophomore year, potentially setting back her health and academics. Next month, though, she will graduate from Zillah with honors and from Yakima Valley Community College.

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May 20
YVCC Honor Roll Students - President's List / Dean's List for Winter Quarter 2015

​Grandview Herald

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May 16
McKimmy leaving YVCC, will still manage Pippins

​Yakima Herald Republic


YAKIMA, Wash. -- Marcus McKimmy is no longer the head baseball coach at Yakima Valley Community College, but he is still manager of the Pippins.

McKimmy, 28, has resigned as YVCC’s coach to become a member of the staff at Washington State. Yaks athletic director Ray Funk confirmed Friday that McKimmy had left the college.

Zachary Fraser, the Pippins’ chief operating officer, said Friday night that he was aware of McKimmy’s change, and that it would not effect his status with the West Coast League team this summer or beyond.

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