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November 23
Back to school: Tips for earning a degree while working

​Yakima Herald Republic - BOLD TYPE: Women in Business

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In an ideal situation, people graduate from high school, go straight to college, earn a degree and then they immediately move on to a satisfying, high-paying career.

In reality, people often must follow a different path for higher education.

The percentage of older students attending college is rising as they return to school to boost existing skill sets or to learn a new career. In 2012, 38 percent of all undergraduate U.S. college students were older than 21, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Many of those are considered nontraditional students who graduated from high school many years earlier or who are returning to college after several years of hiatus.

A major challenge for many of these nontraditional students is juggling a job with their desire for education.

Fortunately, in the Yakima area these students have several viable college options and a wide range of study possibilities. Yakima Valley Community College, Central Washington University, Charter College, Perry Technical Institute and Heritage University provide education opportunities ranging from shortterm vocational training to graduate degrees to online degree programs.​

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November 23
My Day in Selfies: Jocelyn Tzintzun

​Yakima  Herald Republic -BOLD TYPE: Women in Business

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Jocelyn Tzintzun works part-time as a receptionist at the Yakima Valley Museum, and she’s started her own wait staff business called Hummingbird Waiting Staff Services. A cancer survivor, she’s enjoying working on her AA degree at Yakima Valley Community College. ​

November 23
My Day in Selfies: Mea’alofa Gomez

​Yakima Herald Republic- BOLD TYPE: Women in Business

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Mea’alofa Gomez works at the Wapato Roadrunner Mini-Mart where she’s been employed for about six years (which includes a long break while she and her family were in Alaska for a couple of years). She also serves as a math tutor at YVCC, where she’s attending school to become a registered nurse. Lofa decided to change her first name when she became an American citizen to reflect her Samoan heritage. ​

November 23
My Day in Selfies: Ashley Jaramillo

​Yakima Herald Republic - BOLD TYPE: Women in Business

SelfieAshley 4.jpgFor the past three years, 31-year-old Ashley Jaramillo has served as the disability support coordinator at Yakima Valley Community College. Her main responsibilities include increasing disability awareness on campus, as well serving as an American Sign Language Interpreter and coordinating interpreters on campus. Her fiancée is Scott VanBeek, and their daughters are Taylor, 8, and Addisyn, 2.​

November 23
YVCC women's basketball falls to Clark College

​Yakima Herald Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Kendyl Cone scored a game-high 19 points and grabbed eight rebounds to lead Clark College’s women over Yakima Valley on Sunday in the YVCC Tipoff Tournament at Sherar Gymnasium.

Alexis Gratton led three Yaks in double figures with 15 points.

Savannah Bonny added 14 points and eight rebounds and Tara Bremer had 13 points for Yakima Valley (1-2).

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November 23
YVCC men's basketball wins opener

​Yakima Herald Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Former Davis High standout Max Jones hit a tip-in with 12 seconds remaining to lift the Yakima Valley men at a 90-87 victory in their season-opener on Sunday afternoon in Sherar Gymnasium.

Jones scored 22 points and also had a team-high six rebounds.

South Puget Sound was led by Dez Stoudamire, who scored 32 points.

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November 22
YVCC women collect first victory

​Yakima Herald Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Savannah Bonny scored 22 points and Yakima Valley rallied in the fourth quarter for an 88-82 victory Saturday over Blue Mountain in the YVCC Tipoff Tournament at Sherar Gym.

The Yaks squared their record at 1-1 and will conclude tournament play at 11 a.m. today against Clark.

Yakima Valley placed five scorers in double figures with Alexis Gratton totaling 15 points, Lindsey Smoot 14, Parris Gomez 12 and Tara Bremer 11.

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November 21
YVCC women's basketball drops opener

​Yakima Herald Republic

YAKIMA, Wash. -- Savannah Bonny scored 23 points in her Yakima Valley women’s basketball debut Friday night, but the Yaks were unable to overcome a one-sided third quarter and fell 80-69 to Chemeketa in the first round of the YVCC Tipoff Tournament in Sherar Gym.

Bonny, the former La Salle standout, made 11 of 15 field goal attempts and converted her only free throw. She also had four rebounds.

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November 19
YVCC Vintners’ technology program shines at the 2015 Tri-Cities Wine Festival

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Six of the wines featured at the Grandview YVCC’s Yakima Vintners tasting room, pictured being enjoyed by Sunnyside City Manager Don Day and wife Brenda at a recent tri-chamber social, have been awarded gold medals at the prestigious Tri-Cities Wine Festival. The award winning wines were made by students in the college’s vineyard and winery technology program. Also pictured at right is YVCC wine program instructional tech Brad Smith.

GRANDVIEW — GRANDVIEW – There is good news for the students in YVCC’s Yakima Valley Vintners program. They all passed and the wine making students now have medals to prove it.

The community college’s teaching winery received six awards for their student-crafted wines during at the 2015 Tri-Cities Wine Festival earlier this month.

Yakima Valley Vintners’ 2013 Primitivo received a double gold medal. Its 2012 Campus Blend Red, 2013 Dean’s List Tempranillo, 2013 Red Backpack Red Wine, 2013 Science Fair Carménére and 2014 Easy A Chardonnay all received gold medals.

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November 18
Yakima Valley Community College Wins Big at Tri-Cities Wine Festival


GRANDVIEW, WA - YVCC's teaching winery at the Grandview Campus, Yakima Valley Vintners, said they received six awards for their student crafted wines at the 2015 Tri-Cities Wine Festival this month.

Yakima Valley Vintners' 2013 Primitivo received a double gold medal, and their 2012 Campus Blend Red, 2013 Dean's List Tempranillo, 2013 Red Backpack Red Wine, 2013 Science Fair Carménére, and 2014 Easy A Chardonnay all received gold medals.

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