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Senator Maria Cantwell in science lab with students

Campus Scenes | Fall 2022

Numerous activities returned to Yakima Valley College’s campuses this fall and summer, from ASYVC programming to Upward Bound’s summer residential experience. Above, Senator Maria Cantwell (center) talks with students Abibatou Kay Sarr (left) and Roselbi Roman (right) about their summer research experience through the college’s STEM program. Sen. Cantwell visited YVC on November 4 to discuss the recently-pass CHIPS and Science Act and increasing access to STEM education opportunities with YVC students, faculty and staff. View scenes of activities around both campuses below. If you take a photo of an event or activity at YVC that you’d like to submit for consideration in a future “Campus Scenes” gallery, please email

College students blow up balloons
Students participate in an orientation event for YVC's College Assistance Migrant Program in August.
Student sets up beakers in chemistry lab
Student researcher Hope Bogart sets up equipment to study the presence of nematodes in Yakima Valley orchards as part of a summer research project. A total of 19 YVC students participated in several different research projects over the summer.
Actors performing musical
YVC Playmasters performed the Tony Award-winning musical comedy “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” as its fall production.
High school student assemble structure
Two students work together to assemble a structure during Upward Bound's summer residential experience. The program brings students from several local high schools to YVC's Yakima Campus to get a taste of college life. During the 6-week program, students stay in YVC's Student Residential Center, take classes in STEM and a language, and participate in other activities designed to prepare them to successfully enter college.
Students stand at counter
Students and staff at the Welcome Back Yaks Fall Kick-off Event on the Grandview Campus. The event took place simultaneously on both campuses on September 20.
Radiology students at information booth
Radiology students in the Image Makers Club talk to YVC students during the Fall Kick-off Event on the Yakima Campus.
Students eat lunch outside
Dental hygiene students enjoy lunch out during a break in classes.
Students and legislators meeting around a conference table
Representatives of the Associated Students of Yakima Valley College meet with Washington state legislators Rep. Chris Corry (left) and Sen. Judy Warnick (middle) representing the college's service district in October.
Students make paper flowers
Students make paper flowers to decorate an ofrenda in the HUB as part of a Día de Muertos celebration sponsored by ASYVC.
College students and faculty at table
Students take part in Advising Day on the Grandview Campus on November 1.