Class Notes I Summer 2023
Read about the exciting things going on with our current students and alumni. Learn about job changes, professional achievements, a marriage or new addition to their families, gatherings with other YVC alumni or other significant news.
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Peters earns history award
Running Start student Whitman Peters who was awarded the 2022-2023 Herodotus-Gedosch Award. First given in 1994, this award was created in the spirit of Herodotus, the “Father of History,” and Robert Gedosch, a former YVC history instructor, to recognize exceptional history students. As this year’s award recipient, Peters received several books selected by faculty and tailored to his personal interests. Books included “The Ugly American” by William J. Lederer and Eugene Burdick, “Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah,” volumes 1 & 2 by Sir Richard F. Burton and “Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World,” by Suzy Hansen. His name will also be included on a plaque that hangs in YVC’s Glenn Anthon Hall on the Yakima Campus.
Elkins and Hellum earn scholarships
YVC Automotive Service Technology students Kathryn ‘Kat’ Elkins and Josh Hellums were each awarded at $1,000 scholarship from the Vintiques of Yakima during the program’s End of the Year Car Show held on June 6.
Students attend Town Hall Series
Students in YVC’s Substance Use Disorder program recently attended the Yakima Town Hall Speakers Series featuring Amanda Knox. Knox is an exoneree, journalist and author of the New York Times best-selling memoir “Waiting to Be Heard.” Between 2007 and 2015, she spent nearly four years in an Italian prison and eight years on trial for a murder she didn’t commit. She now produces, writes and hosts the podcasts Labyrinths and The Truth About True Crime.