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More than 50 years after dropping out of middle school, Ruben Mondragon is on the path to earning his college degree.

YVC is proud to honor Kenia ‘Marisol’ Chavez and Nancy Arzaga as a members of the 2024 All-Washington Academic Team.

Playing through a lingering injury, Mckenna Steiner exemplified the grit that led the Yaks to a third-place finish in the NWAC.

Read about the exciting things going on with our current students and alumni.

Yakima Valley College has no shortage of amazing students. Here’s a look at a few of our graduates.

Xóchitl López was told she couldn’t do it. She was told she didn’t belong in college. Now she’s working to make sure other students aspiring to pursue higher education don’t face the same stereotypes and challenges that she faced.

Hear from student Onyinye Onyeoma whose journey started in Lagos, Nigeria and has brought her more than 7,000 miles to Yakima to earn a nursing degree.

Among this year’s graduates were three Running Start students whose experiences at YVC helped prepare them to head to prestigious East Coast schools next year.

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Linh Heintz was excited when she learned that she had family on the other side of the world. Heintz, who

Every Wednesday during the 2020-21 academic year, KUNW’s Orgullo Comunitario segment features a Latino student from YVC, Columbia Basin College,

According to Richard ‘Rick’ Harrison, attitude makes all the difference. After spending 30 years in the healthcare field, attitude is

Odessa Cantu took a step toward her goal of working with wildlife during her summer experience at the Hawai‘i Wildlife

Automotive Service Technology programs provides students with hands-on career options for students Isaac Rivera and Cathy 'Kat' Elkins.

Not many people have earned their master's degree and worked almost a full year in their career field by age

YVC Alumni Cody Lightning launches career in movie and film.

For YVC Alumni Ines Garcia, whose family migrated to the United States in the early ‘90s, spreading community and love

Esmeralda Diera was selected as YVC’s nominee for Washington state’s Transforming Lives Award. Each year, the Washington State Association of

Each year Yakima Valley College selects a nominee to represent our college in the annual All-USA Academic Team competition. This