YVC alumnus and former ASYVC officer Miguel Blancas-Alejo was one of only 100 students nation-wide selected to participate in a 15-week internship with the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU).
Hosted by the Professional Development Committee, college administrators and unions that represent faculty and staff the event provided a staff appreciation bbq during fall.
Hennessy Rodriguez is serving as a regional coordinator for the Washington Student Engagement Networks during the 2023-24 academic year.
Kicking off the 2023 Diversity Series is the noted Indigenous scientist and community advocate Jessica Hernandez for an author presentation on April 27. Hernandez will share key themes and research for her award-winning book, “Fresh Banana Leaves: Healing Indigenous Landscapes
Just in time for the annual celebration of Hispanic heritage, Yakima Valley College was awarded a $2.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support student success, particularly for Hispanic students and those from low-income households.