YVC Announces the 2020 All-Washington Academic Team Members: Oluyemisi ‘Yemi’ Akinbade & Cameron Bundy

Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College is proud to announce Oluyemisi ‘Yemi’ Akinbade and Cameron Bundy have been named members of the 2020 All-Washington Academic Team. They will be honored at the annual reception in Olympia on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at South Puget Sound Community College.

Oluyemisi Akinbade

Oluyemisi ‘Yemi’ Akinbade
Age: 42
GPA: 3.61
Degree: Associate in Arts Transfer; Pre-Pharmacy

Oluyemisi ‘Yemi’ Akinbade was born and raised in Nigeria. In 2009 her husband received a scholarship to study at WSU and was later hired at their research center in Prosser. Wanting to become a pharmacist, she began taking classes on YVC’s Grandview Campus and graduated with certificates in pharmacy technician and phlebotomy. Yemi applied and was the first student accepted into YVC’s new joint pharmacy program with WSU. She will begin in August 2020.

Cameron BundyName: Cameron Bundy
Age: 28
GPA: 3.69
Degree: Associate in Arts DTA

Cameron Bundy was born and raised in Everett. After struggling with addiction he relocated to the Yakima Valley and received treatment at Sundown M Ranch. He later began working in the local restaurant industry and in 2018 began attending YVC. Initially unsure what to study, Bundy’s passion for mathematics and teaching was ignited. He graduates this spring with an associate in arts transfer degree and plans to transfer to a university to study applied mathematics.

The All-Washington Academic Team program recognizes and honors our state’s finest higher education students. The students who make up the All-Washington Team reflect the diversity of the state, maintain high standards of excellence, and contribute positively to the community. The program has become the showcase for Washington’s community and technical colleges because it honors the academic high achievers, the men and women who have demonstrated a commitment to success in the classroom and in the communities in which they live. This recognition demonstrates the state’s commitment to scholarship and community service on the part of those attending the state’s public community and technical colleges. To qualify for the All-Washington Academic Team, students must be part of the Phi Theta Kappa international honor society for two-year colleges. For more information: https://spscc.edu/allwa.

Each All-Washington team member will receive a Phi Theta Kappa medallion and a $250 scholarship from KeyBank. This year the YVC Foundation has offered a matching scholarship award of $250 to YVC’s nominees. In addition, the top-qualifying students will also receive scholarships from Washington State Employees Credit Union (WSECU) and the Washington State Association of College Trustees. Additionally, those students who choose to attend Washington State four-year colleges and universities are eligible to receive additional scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $12,000.