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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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May 15
Annual ‘Grape to Glass Gala’ scheduled for end of May

​Daily Sun News

GRANDVIEW – The Vineyard and Winery Technology Program at Yakima Valley Community College will host the eighth annual “Grape to Glass Gala-A Winemaker’s Dinner” on Saturday, May 30, from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

The event will raise money for Vineyard & Winery Technology student scholarships.​

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May 13
YVCC Bachelor’s program gives working individuals new dreams

​Daily Sun News

Balancing a 40-hour work week with a full class load doesn’t dampen the spirits of Sunnyside’s Ignacio Ramos, who has since enrolling in YVCC’s Bachelor’s degree program last fall been named to the Dean’s List and the President’s List.

When Ignacio Ramos graduated from Sunnyside High School more than 15 years ago, he wasn’t certain which direction to take in life.

He decided to join the Job Corps and trained as a journeyman carpenter, which led to a career he thoroughly enjoys. Currently he is working on the modernization project at Davis High School in Yakima.

But, Ramos wants to do more.

Last fall he enrolled in the new Bachelor’s degree program at Yakima Valley Community College. He was named to the Dean’s List last fall and the President’s List for the winter term. He aims to earn a business degree so he can learn the business side of the construction field.

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May 13
Yakima Valley Community College hosts a student scholarship fundraiser 8th Annual Grape to Glass Gala

​Grandview Herald

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May 12
Photographic look at disappearing glaciers

​Yakima Herald Republic

The issue of receding or disappearing glaciers, as seen through the photographic lens and the discerning eye of a climate scientist and mountaineer, will be the focus of a 7 p.m. presentation tonight called “Frozen Assets: How we can and why we should save the world’s frozen water.”

The free event will be held at Yakima Valley Community College’s Parker Room.

Steve Ghan, the mountain-climbing climate scientist doing the presentation, will use photographs and data developed from glaciers in the Cascade range, discuss the trend toward diminishing mountain snowpack and Arctic sea ice and look at how these things impact Yakima Valley’s water supply now and in the future.​


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