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Conductor directs band

Campus Scenes | Summer 2022

From theatre productions to community-building activities, Yakima Valley College students, faculty and staff came together in a variety of events during Spring 2022. Above, Band Director Jeff Norwood conducts the YVC Jazz Band during a “Dive Into Summer” event hosted by ASYVC in May. 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

Students in art gallery
Students browse works in the annual Department of Visual Arts Exhibition, held during May at Larson Gallery. The exhibit featured artwork created by students and faculty over the past year including ceramics, painting, drawing, printmaking, photography and design.
Student pours wine
A student in YVC's Vineyard and Winery Technology Program pours a Yakima Valley Vintners wine during the Grape to Glass Gala in May.
Student tries on graduation gown
A student gets fitted for her graduation gown during a Commencement Fair held in April.
Students talk at picnic
STEM students, faculty and staff enjoyed a barbeque in Larson Park in early June.
Instructor talking to student
Instructor Jonathan Byrn, left, talks to student Shae Schimmel during a June ceremony recognizing him as the 2021-22 Herodotus-Gedosch Award recipient. The award recognizes an exceptional history student and YVC history faculty present the winner with books on an area of history of interest to them.
Students in wine production area
Students at work in the college's teaching winery, Yakima Valley Vintners, on the Grandview Campus. Yakima Valley Vintners' student-produced wines recently won two double gold medals, three gold medals, two silver medals and a bronze medal at the 2022 Seattle Wine Awards/Washington State Wine Awards.
Students talk at outdoor table
ASYVC hosted "Dive Into Summer" on May 25 on both the Yakima and Grandview campuses. In addition to listening to live music performed by the YVC Jazz Band, the event encouraged students to engage with existing students, reestablish former clubs or found new clubs.
Student in theatre rehearsal
A drama student rehearses for the Spring 2022 Festival of New Works presented by Yakima Valley College’s Playmasters in early May. The festival featured the performance of short works written by drama students.
Two students study at table
Students study in Grandview Main for their classes at the end of spring quarter.
People tour lab
Rotary members tour the college's new laboratory space for its Pharmacy Technician program in the Allied Health Building on West Campus.
Student receives award
A student receives a scholarship award from the YVC Foundation during an awards ceremony held June 7.
Student hugs instructor
Student Paola Rico hugs one of her instructors during a pinning ceremony held for members of YVC's Veterinary Technology Class of 2022.