About Community Relations

Community Relations Department handles the communications, public relations, website design, and publications on-campus.
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Foundation selects Tessa Southards for the Classified Employee of the Year Award

Foundation selects Tessa Southards for the Classified Employee of the Year Award The Yakima Valley College Foundation announces the selection of Tessa Southards as the 2022 recipient of the Darlene Koch Classified Employee of the Year Award. Former YVC Vice President of Administration and YVC Foundation Executive Director Darlene Koch established the award to honor [...]

2022-05-26T09:43:19-07:00May 26, 2022|

YVC successfully launches new student self-service portal and mobile app

YVC successfully launches new student self-service portal and mobile app Yakima Valley College has successfully launched ctcLink, a new, mobile-friendly portal that enables students to more easily register for classes, communicate with their instructors and advisors, view financial aid awards, and much more. “The successful launch of ctcLink means it will be easier for YVC [...]

2022-05-25T09:14:36-07:00May 25, 2022|

New program preparing adult learners for in-demand careers in phlebotomy

New program preparing adult learners for in-demand careers in phlebotomy Yakima Valley College is adding to its programs preparing adult learners for in-demand jobs with the launch a new Integrated Basic Education Skills Training (I-BEST) phlebotomy program this summer. I-BEST pairs a professional or technical program with Adult Basic Education courses in order to provide [...]

2022-05-23T09:55:07-07:00May 23, 2022|

Yakima Valley College student participates in Department of Energy internship program

Yakima Valley College student participates in Department of Energy internship program Yakima Valley College student Carlos Trejo of Yakima has been selected to participate in the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Community College Internships (CCI) program for the Summer 2022 Term. The CCI program seeks to encourage community college students to enter technical careers relevant to the [...]

2022-05-19T14:07:02-07:00May 19, 2022|

YVC Celebrates 93rd Annual Commencement Ceremony on June 17, 2022

YVC Celebrates 93rd Annual Commencement Ceremony on June 17, 2022 Yakima Valley College will host its 93rd Annual Commencement Ceremony on June 17, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. in the Yakima Valley SunDome. 2022 Graduating Class The graduating class of 2022 includes 790 students ranging in age from 18 to 56. Eight of the students are veterans [...]

2022-05-19T10:07:14-07:00May 19, 2022|

Patricia Hakala honored with Emeritus Faculty Award

Patricia Hakala honored with Emeritus Faculty Award Yakima Valley College is pleased to honor Patricia Hakala with the 2022 Emeritus Faculty Award. First started in 1981, this award recognizes retired and retiring faculty who served at least 10 years of full-time employment at the college. A committee overseen by the President’s Office makes the selection [...]

2022-05-18T11:44:53-07:00May 18, 2022|

Diversity Series celebrates the life and work of local activist

Diversity Series celebrates the life and work of local activist Yakima Valley College’s 2022 Diversity Series celebrates the life and work of local activist Tomás Villanueva. Graciela Villanueva will share her father’s legacy and how he helped shape the Yakima Valley through his social justice and activism for farmworkers. The free event will be held [...]

2022-05-17T09:47:17-07:00May 17, 2022|

YVC Community COVID-19 Test Site To Remain Open Through August 27

YVC Community COVID-19 Test Site To Remain Open Through August 27 Yakima Valley Memorial, Yakima Valley College, and Signal Health are pleased to announce that the community COVID-19 testing site at YVC will remain open through August 27, 2022, after our partner, the University of Washington (UW), extended its contract. The UW provides funding and [...]

2022-05-13T16:45:21-07:00May 16, 2022|

Student Charlene Luna participates in NASA Virtual Experience

Student Charlene Luna participates in NASA Virtual Experience The NASA Community College Aerospace Scholars (NCAS) program selected Yakima Valley College student Charlene Luna of Wapato to attend the NCAS Virtual Experience this spring. Luna joined community college students from across the country to participate in the virtual experience. Selected students learn more about NASA’s missions [...]

2022-05-11T11:45:37-07:00May 11, 2022|
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