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YVC Upward Bound student Lupita Reyes earns NAEOP achievement award

YVC Upward Bound student Lupita Reyes earns NAEOP achievement award Yakima Valley College’s Upward Bound (UB) program is excited to announce that student Lupita Reyes of Toppenish has been awarded the FON Scholarship Achievement Award from the Northwest Association Educational Opportunity Programs (NAEOP). This competitive scholarship is open to students involved in TRIO programs in Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Alaska. YVC’s TRIO UB program is federally funded by the U.S. [...]

July 22, 2021|

YVC Students Participate in Community-Based Summer Research Projects

YVC Students Participate in Community-Based Summer Research Projects This summer more than 30 Yakima Valley College STEM students are engaged in community-based research projects — developing hands-on, practical skills while also studying issues of interest to local communities and industries. The research projects provide YVC students with valuable experience both in the lab and in the field, along with the opportunity to work with a variety of community partners. Nearly [...]

July 20, 2021|

Journal Article Highlights Role Community Colleges Play in Developing University Researchers

Journal Article Highlights Role Community Colleges Play in Developing University Researchers Ellensburg, Wash. — Faculty members from Central Washington University and Yakima Valley College (YVC) came together this spring to publish a Council for Undergraduate Research journal article that examined the insights gleaned from a five-year observation of YVC’s ongoing Summer Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE). Appearing in the spring edition of Scholarship and Practice of Undergraduate Research (SPUR), “Development and [...]

July 12, 2021|

Yakima Valley Vintners to open Tasting Room on Yakima Campus in July

Yakima Valley Vintners to open Tasting Room on Yakima Campus in July Yakima Valley Vintners (YVV), Yakima Valley College’s teaching winery, will open its second tasting room in July, bringing its award-winning wines to a new location on the college’s Yakima Campus. Starting Friday, July 2, YVV’s Yakima Tasting Room will be open Fridays and Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m. to those making reservations in advance. “Yakima Valley Vintners [...]

June 23, 2021|

As region faces shortage of pharmacy technicians, Yakima Valley College aims to meet demand

As region faces shortage of pharmacy technicians, Yakima Valley College aims to meet demand With an aging population leading to increased demand for prescription medications and new medications for more diseases becoming available, the demand on pharmacies continues to grow. Yet pharmacies in the Yakima Valley and across the nation are having difficulty finding enough pharmacy technicians — health care workers who provide an essential role in helping pharmacists prepare [...]

June 22, 2021|

Annual exhibition showcases student and faculty artwork

Annual exhibition showcases student and faculty artwork The Larson Gallery presents the annual Yakima Valley College Department of Visual Art (DoVA) exhibition. The show presents artwork, created within the past two years, by YVC students. Student work is chosen from Spring and Fall quarters of 2019, Winter quarter of 2020, Spring and Fall quarters of 2020 and Winter and Spring quarters of 2021 at Yakima Valley College. Classes represented in [...]

June 16, 2021|

YVC Foundation Awards $770,000 in Scholarships for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

YVC Foundation Awards $770,000 in Scholarships for the 2021-2022 Academic Year The Yakima Valley College Foundation is excited to award 220 Yakima Valley College Students with scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year. The average scholarship award per student is $3,500. Foundation President Mary Sundquist noted that as post-secondary credentials become ever more essential to preparing individuals for high-demand, well-paying jobs, the Foundation and its donors help ensure YVC provides an [...]

June 14, 2021|

YVC Choir releases virtual performance of ‘Home’

YVC Choir releases virtual performance of ‘Home’ Yakima Valley College’s Choir program, under the leadership of Music Instructor Steven Slusher, is excited to release a virtual performance of the song “Home,” the debut single from American Idol season 11 winner Phillip Phillips. "While continuing to be almost entirely online, I've had to find innovative ways to keep my program and students making music,” stated Slusher. “Having produced an all-online video last [...]

June 10, 2021|

Yakima Valley College Foundation selects Lisa Dominguez for the Robert M. Leadon Excellence in Teaching Award

Yakima Valley College Foundation selects Lisa Dominguez for the Robert M. Leadon Excellence in Teaching Award Yakima, Wash. — The Yakima Valley College Foundation is excited to announce the selection of Allied Health Instructor Lisa Dominguez as the 2021 recipient of the Robert M. Leadon Excellence in Teaching Award. The award was established by Velekanje Law Firm in memory of Robert M. Leadon, a Foundation Director who died in 1986. [...]

June 9, 2021|

Yakima Valley College Foundation selects Miguel Castro for the Classified Employee of the Year Award

Yakima Valley College Foundation selects Miguel Castro for the Classified Employee of the Year Award The Yakima Valley College Foundation is excited to announce the selection of Grounds Specialist II Miguel Castro as the 2021 recipient of the Darlene Koch Classified Employee of the Year Award. Former YVC Vice President of Administration and YVC Foundation Executive Director Darlene Koch established the award to honor the hard work and dedication of [...]

June 9, 2021|

YVC Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2021 on June 18, 2021

YVC Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2021 on June 18, 2021 Yakima Valley College will present its Graduating Class of 2021 on June 18, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. with an online, live-streamed Virtual Commencement Ceremony. The graduating class of 2021 includes 828 students ranging in age from 17 to 70. Seven of the students are veterans and 185 are Running Start students, simultaneously earning their high school diploma and an [...]

June 8, 2021|

YVC Names Koppenhafer as Head Softball Coach

YVC Names Koppenhafer as Head Softball Coach Yakima Valley College is happy to announce that Renae Koppenhafer has been selected as the new Head Softball Coach for the Yaks. Koppenhafer succeeds long-time coach Chuck Bodeen at the YVC helm. She will begin her formal duties on June 16. “I am looking forward to opportunity to see what the program can become,” said Koppenhafer. “YVC has great potential for student-athletes to [...]

June 7, 2021|

Yakima Valley College honors Dan Peters with Sherrie & Daryl Parker Faculty Award

Yakima Valley College honors Dan Peters with Sherrie & Daryl Parker Faculty Award Yakima Valley College is excited to announce the selection of English Instructor Dan Peters as the 2021 recipient of the Sherrie & Daryl Parker Faculty Award. The award provides recognition to a full-time faculty member who, through extraordinary interactions and personal influence, motivates students toward greater academic and personal achievement. The selection is made by a committee [...]

June 7, 2021|

Get ahead this summer: Earn college credits in 8 weeks at YVC

Get ahead this summer: Earn college credits in 8 weeks at YVC Summer courses at Yakima Valley College offer a flexible, convenient and affordable opportunity for individuals looking to achieve their professional or personal goals. During Summer Quarter, YVC offers a wide range of asynchronous online classes, which do not have a specific meeting day or time, so that you can learn from anywhere and study when it’s most convenient [...]

June 4, 2021|

Yakima Valley College Alumni Association honors Gerard Dombrowski with Distinguished Alumnus Award

Yakima Valley College Alumni Association honors Gerard Dombrowski with Distinguished Alumnus Award The Yakima Valley College Alumni Association has selected Substance Abuse Instructor Gerard Dombrowski as the 2021 recipient of the Distinguished Alumnus Award. The award provides recognition to an alumnus who attended YVC for a minimum of three quarters, earning at least 45 credits, and has distinguished themselves in a positive manner. Established in 1982 and first conferred to [...]

June 3, 2021|

Yakima Valley College honors Bonnie Labbee with Emeritus Faculty Award

Yakima Valley College honors Bonnie Labbee with Emeritus Faculty Award Yakima Valley College is excited to honor Bonnie Labbee with the 2021 Emeritus Faculty Award. First started in 1981, this award recognizes retired and retiring faculty who served at least 10 years of full-time employment at the college. A committee overseen by the President’s Office makes the selection from nominations submitted by students, faculty, staff and community members. Labbee was [...]

June 1, 2021|

Yakima Valley College honors Kwik Lok with Distinguished Service Award

Yakima Valley College honors Kwik Lok with Distinguished Service Award Yakima Valley College is excited to announce the selection of Kwik Lok as the 2021 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. The Distinguished Service Award provides recognition to a community member or organization who provides support to the mission of Yakima Valley College and its students. The selection is made by the President’s Office. Kwik Lok was founded by Floyd [...]

May 27, 2021|

Undocumented Local Community College Students Now Eligible for COVID-Related Financial Help

Undocumented Local Community College Students Now Eligible for COVID-Related Financial Help Both Yakima Valley College and Columbia Basin College have announced a major change to the availability of CARES Act emergency funding for students. As the colleges prepare to distribute the forthcoming third round of federal financial support (known as Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund III), the U.S. Department of Education has announced an expansion of eligibility standards, now allowing [...]

May 20, 2021|

Philosophy instructor tackles bioethics in new book

Philosophy instructor tackles bioethics in new book Yakima, Wash. — Despite numerous advances in medicine over the last few decades, accurately diagnosing the consciousness of unresponsive patients remains a surprisingly difficult task. Scientific studies suggest that 30 to 40% of patients diagnosed as being in what is commonly called a vegetative state are actually conscious. Accurately diagnosing patients with disorders of consciousness can have important implications for their clinical care [...]

May 19, 2021|

YVC offers virtual information sessions to learn about Bachelor of Applied Science Programs

YVC offers virtual information sessions to learn about Bachelor of Applied Science Programs Yakima, Wash. — Yakima Valley College will offer a May 26 virtual information session for its Bachelor of Applied Science Degree programs in business management, information technology, teacher education and dental hygiene. The programs are designed for prospective students who have earned an applied associate’s degree and need a pathway to complete their applied bachelor’s degree. The [...]

May 17, 2021|

YVC hosts workshops to promote financial literacy

YVC hosts workshops to promote financial literacy Yakima Valley College is providing a public virtual workshop series on financial literacy, “Shifting Our Mindset to Understand and Build Generational Wealth,” presented by Edward Jones Financial Advisor  Eisen Dela Cruz. Each session will include a presentation and follow up opportunity for review where participants can ask questions. The workshops are being offered as a collaboration between YVC’s UDEAL (Universal Design for Equity [...]

May 14, 2021|

Jennifer Ernst to join Yakima Valley College as Vice President for Instruction and Student Services

Jennifer Ernst to join Yakima Valley College as Vice President for Instruction and Student Services Yakima Valley College will welcome Dr. Jennifer Ernst as its Vice President for Instruction and Student Services effective July 1, 2021. Ernst brings extensive experience providing high-quality, student-centered learning experiences to diverse populations in a community college setting. She most recently served as dean of the School of Liberal Arts at Henry Ford College in [...]

May 11, 2021|

YVC Hosts Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest

YVC Hosts Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest The Yakima Valley College English Department and Diversity Series will host Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest for a public reading and talk on May 21, 2021 at 11:30 AM. Click here to attend the online event. Priest, a member of the Lhaq’temish (Lummi) Nation, is the first Indigenous poet to hold the poet laureate position. She has a bachelor’s degree in [...]

May 6, 2021|

Strom to resign as women’s basketball coach

Strom to resign as women's basketball coach Yakima Valley College Head Women’s Basketball Coach Adam Strom will resign at the conclusion of the 2020-21 season as he has been hired as the Head Women’s Basketball Coach at Haskell Indian Nations University. Haskell Indian Nations University is an NAIA school located in Lawrence, Kan., and a member of the Association of Independent Institutions. Strom has served as the head women’s basketball [...]

May 5, 2021|

Low-cost dental care available through Yakima Valley College Dental Clinic

Low-cost dental care available through Yakima Valley College Dental Clinic Yakima, Wash. — Yakima Valley College Dental Hygiene students are looking for patients in need of affordable dental care. Students will conduct a dental screening clinic from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2021. Information and services are available in both English and Spanish. Prospective patients should call 509.574.4917 to schedule an appointment. Learn more about safety [...]

April 30, 2021|

Yakima Valley College provides research opportunities to undergraduate students

Yakima Valley College provides research opportunities to undergraduate students Yakima, Wash. — Yakima Valley College continues to be a leader among Washington state community colleges in offering research opportunities to undergraduate students. Since 2012 YVC has collaborated with area 4-year institutions and community partners to help nearly 200 students participate in hands-on projects not typically available on community college campuses. “Undergraduate research is an immersion in science. It can [...]

April 19, 2021|

Yakima Valley College Announces Online Learning Extension through Fall Quarter 2021

Yakima Valley College Announces Online Learning Extension through Fall Quarter 2021 Yakima, Wash. — Yakima Valley College will continue to offer most classes virtually through the 2021 fall quarter. Current exceptions for some in-person labs related to specific workforce programs will continue. The decision to continue mostly virtual learning is based on the state’s restrictions for institutions of higher education and the need to continue efforts to safeguard the health [...]

April 14, 2021|

Low-cost dental care available through Yakima Valley College Dental Clinic

Low-cost dental care available through Yakima Valley College Dental Clinic Prospective patients may call 509.574.4917 to schedule an appointment. Yakima, Wash. — Yakima Valley College Dental Hygiene students are looking for patients in need of affordable dental care. Students will be conducting a dental screening clinic from 8:00 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 12, 2021. Information and services are available in both English and Spanish. Prospective patients may call [...]

April 2, 2021|

Three YVC students to participate in national program for future health professionals

Three YVC students to participate in national program for future health professionals Yakima, Wash. — Three of Yakima Valley College’s STEM students have been selected as scholars in the Summer Health Profession Education Program (SHPEP), a national program that aims to increase diversity in health professions and thereby improve access to quality health care. Students Eddie Juarez, Cassandra Cruz and Eliezer Alcazar will participate in the 6-week enrichment program hosted [...]

March 31, 2021|

Bodeen retires as softball coach

Bodeen retires as softball coach Yakima, Wash. — Yakima Valley College has announced that Head Softball Coach Chuck Bodeen will be retiring from coaching at the conclusion of the 2021 softball season. “We are very thankful and appreciative for all of Chuck’s efforts he put into running the softball program at YVC. He was instrumental in providing a consistency to the program, but more importantly impacted the lives of all [...]

March 24, 2021|

YVC receives more than $300,000 to provide financial assistance to undocumented students

YVC receives more than $300,000 to provide financial assistance to undocumented students Yakima, WA — Yakima Valley College has received a $321,850 grant to provide financial aid to undocumented students who are residents of Washington state during the Spring 2021 Quarter. The funding, provided through the state’s Emergency Relief Grant program signed into law in February 2021, will support resident undocumented individuals who demonstrate financial need but do not qualify [...]

March 15, 2021|

Yakima Valley College to participate in spring sports programming

Yakima Valley College to participate in spring sports programming Yakima, WA – Based on consideration of Northwest Athletic Conference Return to Play Safety Protocols and Washington State’s Higher Education Reopening Plan, Yakima Valley College has determined that all six of its athletic teams will be able to participate in an abbreviated season during the Spring 2021 quarter. According to recent NWAC information regarding COVID-19 testing for student-athletes, participants will undergo [...]

March 12, 2021|

English Language Acquisition classes offer affordable pathway to help students achieve goals

English Language Acquisition classes offer affordable pathway to help students achieve goals Yakima, Wash. – One year into the pandemic, local community colleges across the nation continue to see a significant drop in the number of students who are working to develop basic English skills. While enrollment in Yakima Valley College's English Language Acquisition (ELA) courses has declined since the onset of the pandemic, ELA courses offer a highly affordable [...]

March 12, 2021|

YVC Announces 2021 All-Washington Academic Team Members

YVC Announces 2021 All-Washington Academic Team Members Yakima, Wash. – A student who has a passion for public service and another who wants to give back to the community are this year’s Yakima Valley College nominees for the All-USA Academic Team competition and both are automatically named to the All-Washington Academic Team. Each year, Yakima Valley College and other community and technical colleges in Washington state each select two student [...]

March 11, 2021|

Basic Food Employment and Training program expands to assist additional students

Basic Food Employment and Training program expands to assist additional students Yakima, Wash. — More recipients of Basic Food (SNAP) in Washington State will be able to take advantage of Yakima Valley College’s Basic Food Employment and Training (BFET) program with an expansion of eligibility to include transfer students. BFET provides services to Basic Food (SNAP) recipients to help them succeed in obtaining a college degree. The BFET program provides employment [...]

March 9, 2021|

YVC Summer Running Start pilot program to support students’ college and career aspirations

YVC Summer Running Start pilot program to support students’ college and career aspirations Yakima, Wash. — High school students in the Yakima Valley looking ahead to college will have a new opportunity to accelerate their pathway to earning a degree thanks to a new Summer Running Start pilot program at Yakima Valley College. YVC’s Running Start program is one of only three in the state selected to participate in the [...]

March 4, 2021|

Yakima Valley College scholarship program supports undocumented students pursing higher education

Yakima Valley College scholarship program supports undocumented students pursing higher education Yakima, Wash. – Yakima Valley College’s Beyond Dreaming Scholarship, now in its fifth year, provides assistance to DREAMer (undocumented) students with educational expenses and other supports while attending Yakima Valley College. “Many students believe that their undocumented status will prevent them from attending college. These students may live in fear of being exposed and deported should they apply,” stated [...]

March 2, 2021|

YVC launches new Practical Nursing program

YVC launches new Practical Nursing program Yakima, Wash. — Yakima Valley College has established a new Practical Nursing (PN) program that will address the growing regional demand for PNs in hospitals, residential care facilities, home health environments and other health care settings. The PN program is four quarters in length and results in a certificate of achievement. The role of a PN is, as the name suggests, practical. PNs carry [...]

February 19, 2021|

YVC Vineyard and Winery Technology Program receives gift from Northwest Farm Credit Services

YVC Vineyard and Winery Technology Program receives gift from Northwest Farm Credit Services Yakima, Wash. — Students in Yakima Valley College’s Vineyard and Winery Technology Program will benefit from a recent $25,000 gift from Northwest Farm Credit Services. “We are proud to offer students hands-on experience across the entire wine making process — from grape to glass— at our award-winning teaching winery,” said Vineyard and Winery Technology Instructor Trent Ball. [...]

February 9, 2021|

YVC’s Running Start Program offers students a jump on their college education

YVC Running Start Information Nights YVC’s Running Start Program offers students in the Yakima Valley the opportunity to get a jump on their college education Yakima, Wash. — Yakima Valley College’s Running Start Program will host a series of online information nights for current high school sophomores and juniors and their parents this winter and spring. Please see the table below for a list of upcoming information sessions. Fall [...]

February 5, 2021|

Long-time Yakima Valley educator Bertha Ortega appointed to Yakima Valley College Board of Trustees

Yakima Valley College is pleased to announce Bertha Ortega has been appointed to YVC’s Board of Trustees. Ortega was one of the founders of Heritage University and served as its vice president of academic affairs at the time of her retirement in 2013.

February 3, 2021|

YVC program supporting migrant farmworker community hosts virtual information sessions

YVC program supporting migrant farmworker community hosts virtual information sessions Yakima, Wash. — Community members are invited to learn more about a new Yakima Valley College program supporting college access for migrant or seasonal farmworkers and their children during a series of online information sessions this February. The sessions will provide more information about YVC’s College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), funded by the U.S. Department of Education, and the range [...]

January 29, 2021|

YVC offers virtual information sessions to learn about Bachelor of Applied Science Programs

YVC offers virtual information sessions to learn about Bachelor of Applied Science Programs Yakima, Wash. — Yakima Valley College will offer three upcoming virtual information sessions for its Bachelor of Applied Science Degree programs in business management, information technology, teacher education and dental hygiene. The programs are designed for prospective students who have earned an applied associate’s degree and need a pathway to complete a bachelor’s degree. Sessions will be [...]

January 13, 2021|

Yakima Valley College workforce programs receive nearly $200,000 in CARES Act funding

Yakima Valley College workforce programs receive nearly $200,000 in CARES Act funding YAKIMA, Wash. — Workforce-related programs at Yakima Valley College have received nearly $200,000 in federal CARES Act funding to support their recovery from disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding, which come from the Governor's Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funds provided by the CARES Act, will support YVC’s Education, Dental Hygiene and Veterinary Technology programs. In March [...]

January 11, 2021|

YVC Announces Online Learning Extension through Summer Quarter 2021

YVC Announces Online Learning Extension through Summer Quarter 2021 Yakima, Wash. — Based on Yakima County’s current COVID data, Yakima Valley College has made the decision to continue to offer classes virtually through the 2021 spring and summer quarters. Current exceptions for some in-person labs related to specific workforce programs will continue. “Our main priority continues to be promoting the health and safety of our employees and students, as well [...]

January 11, 2021|

Yakima Valley College celebrates opening of West Campus

Yakima Valley College celebrates opening of West Campus Yakima, Wash. – The Yakima Valley College and wider Yakima communities joined together on January 7 to celebrate the opening of YVC’s West Campus and the significant, multifaceted benefits the $22.7 million project will bring to the community. The West Campus project renovated and expanded three existing buildings at the intersection of Nob [...]

January 8, 2021|

YVC’s Vineyard & Winery Technology Program Wins 6 Awards at the 21st Annual Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition

YVC’s Vineyard & Winery Technology Program Wins 6 Awards at the 21st Annual Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition Grandview, Wash. — Yakima Valley Vintners (YVV), Yakima Valley College’s teaching winery, recently received several awards at the 21st Annual Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition. YVC’s hands-on learning program produces between 400-700 cases of wine per year. Produced by the students of the Vineyard & Winery Technology Program the college’s award-winning wines have [...]

January 7, 2021|

YVC Diversity Series features speaker on Indigenous wisdom, science and mothering

YVC Diversity Series features speaker on Indigenous wisdom, science and mothering Yakima, Wash. – Yakima Valley College’s 2020-2021 Diversity Series continues with a virtual conversation featuring Robin Wall Kimmerer, a scientist, decorated professor, author and enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation. The free event will be held on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. PST. A Q&A will follow the lecture. Register for the event [...]

January 6, 2021|

Yakima Valley College Offers Flagger Certification Trainings

Yakima Valley College Offers Flagger Certification Trainings Yakima, Wash. — Yakima Valley College announces upcoming Flagger Certification Trainings. Trainings will be held on Friday, January 15, 2021; Friday, February 12, 2021; and Friday, March 19, 2021. Each one-day training will be held from 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on YVC’s Yakima Campus - Skills Center, Building 32, Room 104. Social distancing and advanced safety protocols are in place. The training [...]

December 23, 2020|

YVC’s Transforming Lives Nominee Lizbeth Ochoa

YVC’s Transforming Lives Nominee Lizbeth Ochoa Olympia, Wash. –  A single mother who overcame homelessness to pursue her dream of becoming a teacher is Yakima Valley College’s nominee for Washington state’s Transforming Lives Award. Each year, the Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT) Awards Committee  recognizes the accomplishments of nominees from each of the state’s community and technical colleges for the Transforming Lives Award. Yakima Valley College is proud to honor [...]

December 21, 2020|

Yakima Valley College hosts virtual grand opening for West Campus project

Yakima Valley College hosts virtual grand opening for West Campus project Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College is excited to announce the completion of the West Campus project on the Yakima Campus. The $22.7 million project first began in the fall of 2017 when the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges approved YVC’s plan to acquire property adjacent to the Yakima Campus. A virtual grand [...]

December 7, 2020|

YVC Foundation scholarship applications available

YVC Foundation scholarship applications available Yakima, WA- The Yakima Valley College Foundation scholarship applications are now available for the 2021-2022 academic year. Scholarships are open to both current YVC students and incoming students. Applications are available online. The submission deadline is February 28, 2021. Providing access to educational opportunities to deserving students in the Yakima Valley is supported through the generous donations of community members. For information on becoming a [...]

December 2, 2020|

YVC announces cancellation of winter quarter sports programming

Yakima Valley College announces cancellation of winter quarter sports programming This story was updated on Dec. 31, 2020. Yakima, WA - Based on consideration of Northwest Athletic Conference (NWAC) guidelines for safe return to play and Washington State’s Higher Education Reopening Plan, Yakima Valley College has determined that it will not engage in intercollegiate competition or team practices during the Winter 2021 quarter. All YVC athletic teams will be able [...]

November 19, 2020|

Grant aims at fostering economic mobility for YVC students

Grant aims at fostering economic mobility for YVC students YAKIMA, Wash. — With Yakima Valley College serving a student population that is more than 80% first-generation and 57% Latinx, providing pathways to economic opportunity is central to the institution’s mission. Over the next five years, a $3 million federal Hispanic Serving Institution grant will provide an additional boost to building classes and structures that benefit YVC students. The project, “Universal [...]

November 12, 2020|

Yakima Valley College Joins ‘Moving Ahead with Adult Ed’ National Campaign to Get Adults Back to School and Work

Yakima Valley College Joins ‘Moving Ahead with Adult Ed’ National Campaign to Get Adults Back to School and Work Yakima, WA — With reskilling and upskilling programs in place, adult education is an economic catalyst to help low-skilled adults and their communities recover from the financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yakima Valley College programs provide numerous options for adult learners to boost their skills, including working from home or [...]

November 9, 2020|

Program supports higher education access for migrant and seasonal farmworker community

Program supports higher education access for migrant and seasonal farmworker community Yakima, WA — Over the next five years, Yakima Valley College will help the region’s migrant and seasonal farmworker community achieve their higher education aspirations with support from a $2.1 million federal grant. The College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP), funded by the U.S. Department of Education, provides a range of support to migrant or seasonal farmworkers and their children [...]

October 28, 2020|

Grant bolsters support for first-generation, low-income students at Yakima Valley College

Grant bolsters support for first-generation, low-income students at Yakima Valley College YAKIMA, Wash. — After Jaren Wallulatum graduated from high school in 2014 he enrolled at a college in his home state of Oregon, uncertain what career path to pursue. And like many first-generation students, he wasn’t sure where to go for support as he started his college experience. “For myself, it was difficult being new to higher education,” he [...]

October 19, 2020|

YVC’s 2020-2021 Diversity Series Continues with a Conversation on the History of Water Activism

YVC’s 2020-2021 Diversity Series Continues with a Conversation on the History of Water Activism YVC’s 2020-2021 Diversity Series continues with a virtual conversation with Kessie Alexandre, a leading scholar on the subject of water insecurity and assistant geography professor at the University of Washington. The free event will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020 from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. PST. Register for the event. This talk titled, “Water [...]

October 16, 2020|

YVC film series focuses on dismantling racism

YVC film series focuses on dismantling racism Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College’s 2020-2021 Diversity Series will present a special film series that will explore dismantling racism in society. Each event will provide one week of free access to viewing a film, followed by a virtual discussion on that film. See the following details for a complete look at the upcoming film series. Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement [...]

October 15, 2020|

Governor Jay Inslee appoints Castulo Arteaga to Yakima Valley College Board of Trustees

Governor Jay Inslee appoints Castulo Arteaga to Yakima Valley College Board of Trustees Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College is pleased to announce Castulo “Cus” Arteaga has been appointed to YVC’s Board of Trustees. Arteaga serves as the Grandview city administrator, a position he has held since 2010. Previously, Arteaga served the City of Grandview as public works director for nine years, assistant public works director for five years and [...]

October 15, 2020|

YVC offers virtual information sessions to learn more about Bachelor of Applied Science Programs

YVC offers virtual information sessions to learn more about Bachelor of Applied Science Programs Yakima, WA — Yakima Valley College will offer two virtual information sessions for the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree programs. The programs are designed for prospective students who have earned an applied associate’s degree and need a pathway to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Sessions will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. and [...]

October 14, 2020|

YVC Announces Online Learning Extension through Winter Quarter 2021

YVC Announces Online Learning Extension through Winter Quarter 2021 Yakima, WA - Based on Yakima County’s current status in Phase 1.5 of the Governor’s Safe Start Washington COVID Reopening Plan, Yakima Valley College has made the decision to continue to offer classes virtually through Winter Quarter 2021. Current exceptions for some in-person labs related to specific workforce programs will continue. “I know that our students, faculty and staff are anxious [...]

October 9, 2020|

YVC Offers Flagger Certification Trainings

YVC Offers Flagger Certification Trainings Yakima, WA- Yakima Valley College announces upcoming Flagger Certification Trainings. Trainings will be held on Friday, October 23, 2020; Friday, November 20, 2020; and Friday, December 11, 2020. Each one-day training will be held from 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. on YVC’s Yakima Campus - Skills Center, Building 32, Room 104. Social distancing and advanced safety protocols are in place. The training provides certification for [...]

October 8, 2020|

YVC Hosts Virtual FAFSA/WASFA Workshops to Help Students Gain Access to Money for College

YVC Hosts Virtual FAFSA/WASFA Workshops to Help Students Gain Access to Money for College Yakima, WA — Yakima Valley College will host virtual FAFSA/WASFA workshops this fall and winter to help students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). Workshops will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on October 14 and 28, 2020; November 4 and 18, 2020; December 9, [...]

October 7, 2020|

YVC’s Vineyard & Winery Technology Program Earns Honors at Seattle Wine Awards and Cascadia International Wine Competition

YVC’s Vineyard & Winery Technology Program Earns Honors at Seattle Wine Awards and Cascadia International Wine Competition Grandview, WA — Yakima Valley Vintners (YVV), Yakima Valley College’s teaching winery, recently received several awards at the 2020 Seattle Wine Competition and at the 2020 Cascadia International Wine Competition. YVC’s hands-on learning program produces between 400-700 cases of wine per year. Produced by the students of the Vineyard & Winery Technology Program the [...]

October 1, 2020|

YVC’s 2020-2021 Diversity Series Kicks Off with a Conversation on History

YVC’s 2020-2021 Diversity Series Kicks Off with a Conversation on History Yakima, WA — YVC’s 2020-2021 Diversity Series kicks off with a virtual conversation with award-winning writer, educator and poet Dr. Clint Smith. The free event, titled "History Reimagined," will be held on Monday, October 5, 2020 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. PST. Register for the event online. The United States is a country of great opportunity, but we must wrestle [...]

September 21, 2020|

Registration remains open for Fall 2020 College and Career Readiness classes

Registration remains open for Fall 2020 College and Career Readiness classes Yakima, WA - Prepare for your future with YVC’s College and Career Readiness (CCR) Division! Learn English as a Second Language, earn your GED, or finish your High School Diploma. Classes are online during the Fall 2020 Quarter, with laptops available for loan to students. Day and night classes allow flexibility for busy, working students. Now enrolling new students [...]

September 17, 2020|

YVC Cancels Fall Quarter Sports Programming

YVC Cancels Fall Quarter Sports Programming Yakima, WA - In response to the NWAC’s recent announcement of its Return to Play Guidelines for Fall Sports, Yakima Valley College has examined the effect of the NWAC guidelines on the college’s planned programming and the impact of the NWAC guidelines on YVC’s students, staff, and faculty as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic. After specifically considering the continued status of Yakima County [...]

July 1, 2020|

YVC Celebrates 91st Graduating Class on June 19, 2020

YVC Celebrates 91st Graduating Class on June 19, 2020 Yakima, WA-Yakima Valley College will present its 91st Graduating Class on June 19, 2020 at 7:00pm with an online, live-streamed event, titled “A Celebration of our Graduates.” The graduating class of 2020 includes 1,005 students ranging in age 16 to 78. Thirteen of the students are veterans and 164 are Running Start students, simultaneously earning their high school diploma and an [...]

June 18, 2020|

First Cohort of Graduates in BAS-TE Program

YVC Graduates First Cohort of Students in BAS-TE Program Yakima, WA – YVC is excited to announce the first 25 students who have earned a Bachelor of Applied Science in Teacher Education degree. Starting in 2018, YVC welcomed a diverse inaugural cohort of students, many of whom are YVC graduates and members of the Yakima community. Half of these trailblazing students are currently employed in local school districts in para-professional [...]

May 28, 2020|

YVC Offers Limited In-person Instructional Activities Starting May 11th

YVC Offers Limited In-person Instructional Activities Starting May 11th Yakima, WA - As the governor pursues a phased approach to re-opening Washington’s economy, community colleges, like YVC, are now allowed to conduct some very limited in-person instructional activities. These activities are only possible for a small group of Workforce Education Division (WED) programs and are designed to ensure that WED students graduate on time. YVC students affected by this change [...]

May 11, 2020|

YVC Announces “A Celebration of Our Graduates”

With the COVID-19 public health crisis forcing the cancellation of many community events, Yakima Valley College is taking an innovative approach to celebrating commencement this spring. Rather than an in-person ceremony, YVC will host an online, live-streamed event, titled “A Celebration of our Graduates” on the college’s YouTube channel and Facebook page.

April 14, 2020|

2020 All-Washington Academic Team

YVC Announces the 2020 All-Washington Academic Team Members: Oluyemisi ‘Yemi’ Akinbade & Cameron Bundy Yakima, WA - Yakima Valley College is proud to announce Oluyemisi ‘Yemi’ Akinbade and Cameron Bundy have been named members of the 2020 All-Washington Academic Team. They will be honored at the annual reception in Olympia on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at South Puget Sound Community College. Oluyemisi ‘Yemi’ Akinbade Age: 42 GPA: 3.61 Degree: Associate [...]

March 4, 2020|

String Ensemble Concert

Yakima Valley College’s String Ensemble Concert Yakima, WA - Join YVC's Music program for their String Ensemble Concert on Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7:00pm in Kendall Hall, Building 12, Auditorium. The premiere concert of the new YVC String Ensemble featuring works by Marquez, Mozart, Bach, and Bonfa. Under the direction of Music Instructor Josh Gianola, the group is made up of students and community members who share a love [...]

February 24, 2020|

YVC’s Choirs Present “Don’t Forget Your Roots”

CANCELLED: YVC’s Choirs Present “Don’t Forget Your Roots” Yakima, WA – YVC’s Choirs present the country bluegrass shindig, Don’t Forget Your Roots.  The event will be held on March 13-14, 2020 at 7:00pm in the Hopf Union Building, #9 and includes a concert, full dinner and silent auction. Tickets cost $30/Per Person, $170/Table, or $10/No Dinner Ticket and can be purchased at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4521095. Menu includes salad, bbq pulled pork sandwich, [...]

February 21, 2020|

YVC’s 2019-20 Visiting Lecture Series Concludes with Kristina Ernest

YVC’s 2019-20 Visiting Lecture Series Concludes with Kristina Ernest Yakima, WA- Yakima Valley College, in collaboration with the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, presents the Visiting Lecture Series. Admission is free and open to the community. Road Death & Road Life: Habitat Connectivity in Washington Presenter: Kristina Ernest, CWU Biology Instructor March 10, 2020 • 7:00pm • Glenn Anthon Hall, Building 4, Room 215; Yakima Valley College Kristina Ernest will address how [...]

February 21, 2020|

YVC Jazz Ensemble Performs the Music of Bobby Watson

Yakima Valley College’s Jazz Ensemble Performs the Music of Bobby Watson Yakima, WA - Join YVC's Music program for their Jazz Ensemble Concert on Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 6:00pm at the Englewood Christian Church, 511 N. 44th Ave, Yakima, WA 98908. The event features the YVC Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Jeff Norwood, performing arrangements by Bobby Watson as well as their own arrangements of jazz standards. This [...]

February 18, 2020|

YVC Hosts TRIO Day Conference

YVC Celebrates College Access Yakima, WA - Students from Yakima Valley College’s TRIO Student Support Services & Upward Bound will participate in the 2020 National TRIO Day of Service on Saturday, February 22, 2020 to express appreciation to the community for its support of the TRIO programs. Local TRIO Programs in the State of Washington developed the conference and will host over 100 students this year at Yakima Valley College. [...]

February 14, 2020|

YVC Playmasters Presents Sam Shepard’s True West

YVC Playmasters Presents Sam Shepard’s True West Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College Playmasters presents Sam Shepard’s comedy True West. Performances will be held February 27-29, 2020 and March 5-7, 2020 at 7:30pm in Kendall Hall, Building 12, Auditorium. General admission tickets can be purchased in advance online at the price of $15.00 general admission and $10.00 students/seniors at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4521224. Ray Pritchard and Mason Ray Clark lead a strong ensemble [...]

February 13, 2020|

YVC’s Faculty Lecture Series Returns

YVC’s Faculty Lecture Series Returns Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College’s Faculty Lecture Series returns on February 19, 2020 with YVC Instructor and local historian John T. Menard who will speak on Bert Grant and the Rise of Craft Brewing. The free event will be held in Kendall Hall, Building 12, Auditorium. Menard will present a second event on the Grandview Campus on March 2, 2020 at 6:30pm in Workforce [...]

February 11, 2020|

YVC’s 2019-20 Visiting Lecture Series Continues with Sean Tait

YVC’s 2019-20 Visiting Lecture Series Continues with Sean Tait Yakima, WA- Yakima Valley College, in collaboration with the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, presents the Visiting Lecture Series. Admission is free and open to the community. The Intelligence of Trees Presenter: Sean Tait, Arborist, Owner Leaf on the Wind Arboriculture February 11, 2020 • 7:00pm • Glenn Anthon Hall, Building 4, Room 215; Yakima Valley College Local arborist Sean Tait will make [...]

February 11, 2020|

YVC Alumni Association Seeking Nominations for Alumnus of the Year Award

Yakima Valley College Alumni Association Seeking Nominations for Alumnus of the Year Award Yakima, WA- The Yakima Valley College Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the annual Distinguished Alumnus Award.  The award will be presented at the YVC commencement ceremony in June. Nomination Form: The application forms are available online at www.yvcc.edu/students/alumni-alumnus-award/ or by contacting Laura Yolo at 509.574.4775 / lyolo@yvcc.edu. Award Criteria for Nomination: Attended YVC for a minimum [...]

February 5, 2020|

YVC Graduates Fall Quarter 2019

YVC Graduates Fall Quarter 2019 Yakima, WA - Yakima Valley College is pleased to announce graduates for Fall Quarter 2019. Included are the general requirements for these degrees as well as the list of graduates and their degrees. General Education Requirements: A substantial core of general education is regarded as an essential component of all instructional programs. In order to meet general requirements, all candidates for degrees from YVC must [...]

February 5, 2020|

Yakima Valley College Offers Flagger Certification Trainings

Yakima Valley College Offers Flagger Certification Trainings Yakima, WA- Yakima Valley College announces upcoming Flagger Certification Trainings. Trainings will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020, Friday, March 20, 2020, Friday, April 17, 2020 and Friday, May 15, 2020. Each one-day training will be held from 7:45am-4:30pm on YVC’s Yakima Campus - Skills Center, Building 32, Room 105. The training provides certification for work zone traffic control flaggers. The tuition [...]

January 24, 2020|

Running Start Program Information Nights

YVC’s Running Start Program Offers Information Nights for Local High School Students Yakima, WA - Yakima Valley College’s Running Start Program will host Information Nights for current high school sophomores and juniors and their parents. The meetings will take place in local area high schools and at YVC’s Yakima Campus. Please see the table below for a list of upcoming information sessions. Additional information can be found online at: www.yvcc.edu/RunningStart. [...]

January 17, 2020|

YVC’s Diversity Series hosts Black History 101 Mobile Museum

YVC’s Diversity Series hosts Black History 101 Mobile Museum Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College’s 2019-20 Diversity Series hosts the Black History 101 Mobile Museum’s 5th Element Hip Hop Exhibit on the Yakima Campus. The 5th Element Hip Hop Exhibit is the exclusive 2020 thematic exhibit from the award-winning Black History 101 Mobile Museum. The exhibit features over 150 artifacts documenting the 40 plus year history of hip-hop culture. Among [...]

January 6, 2020|

YVC’s 2019-20 Biology Lecture Series Kicks Off with Nick Zentner

YVC’s 2019-20 Biology Lecture Series Kicks Off with Nick Zentner Yakima, WA- Yakima Valley College, in collaboration with the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, presents the Winter Biology Lecture Series. Admission is free and open to the community. Recent Eruptions in the Cascades Presenter: Nick Zentner, Senior Lecturer, Central Washington University January 8, 2020 • 7:00pm • Kendall Hall, Building 12, Auditorium; Yakima Valley College Nick Zentner has been with Central Washington [...]

January 3, 2020|

YVC’s Choir Hosts Rehearsals for Upcoming Bluegrass Concert

YVC’s Choir Hosts Rehearsals for Upcoming Bluegrass Concert Yakima, WA – Do you have an interest in country/bluegrass music? Do you love to sing? YVC’s Music Department would like to invite you to join the Choir for an upcoming Country/Bluegrass Concert. Rehearsals start January 2, 2020 and are held weekly on Tuesday and Thursdays from 1:00-2:30pm. The concert will be held on March 13-14, 2020. The YVC Music Department provides [...]

December 20, 2019|

YVC’s Vineyard and Winery Technology Program Offers New Courses for Agriculture Professionals

YVC’s Vineyard and Winery Technology Program Offers New Courses for Agriculture Professionals Yakima, WA – Starting winter quarter 2020 YVC’s Vineyard and Winery Technology program is excited to offer new courses geared at professional development for the local agriculture industry. Winter quarter begins January 2, 2020. Please see details below. Irrigation Principles: This 5 credit hour/week hybrid course offers comprehensive exposure to locally relevant irrigation programs. Students will learn how [...]

December 18, 2019|

YVC’s Music Program Offers New String Orchestra Ensemble

YVC’s Music Program Offers New String Orchestra Ensemble Yakima, WA – Starting Winter Quarter, YVC’s Music Department will be offering a new String Orchestra ensemble. The group is open to both students and community musicians.  This will be a fun group dedicated to simply getting together to play through the string orchestra repertoire. Rehearsals will happen weekly, with the goal of regular performances in the future both on campus and [...]

November 22, 2019|

Winter Jazz Ensemble Concert

Yakima Valley College Music Presents Winter Jazz Ensemble Concert Yakima, WA - Join YVC's Music program for their Winter Jazz Concert on Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 7:00pm in Kendall Hall, Building 12, Auditorium. The event features the YVC Jazz Ensemble with YVC faculty Jeff Norwood (bass) and Derek Gore (sax). Special guest performers include Bart Roderick (piano) and Don Kinney (drums). The band will be performing arrangements by Benny [...]

November 20, 2019|

Vineyard and Winery Technology Program Awarded 6 Medals at the 2019 Tri-Cities Wine Festival

YVC’s Vineyard & Winery Technology Program Awarded 6 Medals at the 2019 Tri-Cities Wine Festival Grandview, WA - Yakima Valley Vintners (YVV), YVC’s teaching winery, received six awards for their student crafted wines at the 2019 Tri-Cities Wine Festival this month. YVV’s 2016 Dean’s List Merlot and 2016 Lemberger each received a gold medal. The 2016 Primitivo, 2015 Semester Abroad Sangiovese, 2018 Research Paper Roussanne each garnered silver medals. Lastly, [...]

November 19, 2019|

YVC’s Semi-Annual Clay Sale

YVC’s Semi-Annual Clay Sale Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College’s Art Department hosts the Semi-Annual Clay Sale on Thursday, November 21, 2019 from 11:00am-7:00pm in Palmer Martin Hall, Building 020, Lobby. The sale features functional and sculptural work created by YVC students and faculty over the past several quarters. The sale includes bowls, mugs, pitchers, planters, and odds and ends. Most pieces are priced below $10 and would make an [...]

November 8, 2019|

YVC Playmasters Presents The Rocky Horror Show

YVC Playmasters Presents Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College Playmasters presents Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show. Performances will be held November 14-16, 2019 and November 21-23, 2019 at 7:30pm in Kendall Hall, Building 12, Auditorium. General admission tickets can be purchased in advance online at the price of $15.00 general admission and $10.00 students/seniors at: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4423400. YVC’s production encourages audience costumes and interaction. [...]

November 4, 2019|

Governor Jay Inslee reappoints Dr. Sara Cate to Yakima Valley College Board of Trustees

Governor Jay Inslee reappoints Dr. Sara Cate to Yakima Valley College Board of Trustees Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College is pleased to announce Dr. Sara Cate has been appointed for a second term to YVC’s Board of Trustees. Dr. Cate is a physician and faculty who works for Community Health of Central Washington in clinics in both Yakima and Ellensburg, WA. She attended and graduated from University Of Washington [...]

November 1, 2019|

YVC Hosts 2’s Days Free Jazz Concert

YVC Hosts 2’s Days Free Jazz Concert Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College’s Music Program is excited to host the free concert 2’s Days Free Jazz Concert featuring Jeff Norwood (bass) and Christopher Rodriguez-Chen (sax). The concert showcase will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 12:30pm in HUB, Building 9, Quiet Lounge. This event is free and open to the public. Donations will be accepted. For more information [...]

October 30, 2019|

YVC Awarded Job Skills Program Grants totaling $736,426

YVC Awarded Job Skills Program (JSP) Grants from the State Board of Community and Technical Colleges totaling $736,426 Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College is excited to announce that the Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges (SBCTC) just approved Job Skills Program (JSP) grants to help continue to improve employee skills in our community. The grants awarded for McClarin Plastics ($381,206) and Shields ($355,220) total $736,426 and will [...]

October 11, 2019|

Panel Discussion: Yakima’s Role in the Detention and Deportation Pipeline

YVC’s Diversity Series Continues on October 23, 2019 Yakima, WA – YVC’s 2019-2020 Diversity Series in partnership with the Yakima Immigrant Response Network hosts a panel discussion on Yakima’s Role in the Detention and Deportation Pipeline. Panelists include Attorney Alfredo Gonzalez Benitez, Eastern Washington Network Coordinator of Washington Immigrant Solidarity Network Brenda Rodriguez, and Project Coordinator of University of Washington Center for Human Rights Phil Neff. Please join in this [...]

October 9, 2019|

Diversity Series presents Olmeca

Yakima Valley College 2019-2020 Diversity Series Yakima, WA – YVC’s 2019-2020 Diversity Series kicks off with workshops and performances by Hip-Hop MC, Producer, Kennedy Center Artist Fellow and University of Nevada, Las Vegas Faculty Olmeca. Free events will be held on both the Yakima and Grandview campuses. Food will be provided. Please see additional details below. Yakima Campus October 2, 2019 • 11:30am-1:00pm HUB, Building #9 Grandview Campus October 3, [...]

September 24, 2019|

YVC Graduates Summer Quarter 2019

YVC Graduates Summer Quarter 2019 Yakima, WA - Yakima Valley College is pleased to announce graduates for Summer Quarter 2019. Included are the general requirements for these degrees as well as the list of graduates and their degrees. General Education Requirements: A substantial core of general education is regarded as an essential component of all instructional programs. In order to meet general requirements, all candidates for degrees from YVC must [...]

September 24, 2019|

YVC Upward Bound Program Accepting Applications

  Yakima Valley College Upward Bound Program Accepting Applications Yakima, WA – YVC is currently accepting applications for the Upward Bound Program. YVC Upward Bound is a federally funded program that serves students from Wapato, Toppenish, Granger, and Sunnyside school districts. Upward Bound supports low-income and first-generation students with the high school and college process. Students benefit from additional career and class guidance, academic preparation and college/ scholarship support. Our [...]

September 20, 2019|

FAFSA/WASFA Workshops

YVC Hosts FAFSA/WASFA Workshops to Help Students Gain Access to Money for College Yakima, WA- Yakima Valley College will host FAFSA/WASFA workshops this fall and winter to help students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). Workshops will be held on both the Yakima and the Grandview campuses. Volunteers will be available to help students and answer questions. These [...]

September 18, 2019|

YVC’s Jazz Band Hosts Open Auditions

YVC’s Jazz Band Hosts Open Auditions Yakima, WA – Do you have an interest in jazz? Do you play the saxophone, trombone, trumpet, guitar, bass, or drums? YVC’s Music Department would like to invite you to audition to join the YVC Jazz Band. Learn about jazz styles and improvisation, participate in concerts and workshops, meet and perform with guest artists from around the world, attend concerts and conferences and travel [...]

September 13, 2019|

Auditions for the Fall Production of Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show

Auditions for the Fall Production of  Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College Playmasters hosts auditions for Richard O’Brien’s The Rocky Horror Show on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 and Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 6:00pm in YVC’s Kendall Hall, Building 12, Auditorium. Students and community members are encouraged to audition. No prior acting experience is necessary. Please prepare 16 measures of a song that highlights [...]

September 6, 2019|

Books Available for Sale to Local School Districts

YVC Books Available for Sale to Local School Districts Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College is making books withdrawn from the college library available for sale to local public school districts. Books on a variety of topics will be available for sale at a depreciated cost for the next 30 calendar days (August 15, 2019-September 13, 2019). To view inventory or make a purchase please email yvcclibrary@yvcc.edu or call 509.574.4991 [...]

August 15, 2019|

YVC Honor Roll Spring Quarter 2019

YVC Honor Roll Spring Quarter 2019 Yakima, WA - Yakima Valley College is pleased to announce the students who received honor roll status on the President’s or Dean’s List for Spring Quarter 2019. Included are the standards for these honors as well as the list of students. Scholastic Standards Each quarter the college recognizes outstanding academic achievement by placing students on the President’s List or the Dean’s List. Each of [...]

August 14, 2019|

YVC’s Restaurant Sale

YVC’s Restaurant Sale Yakima, WA – Hurry out for YVC’s Restaurant Sale. Individuals will have two days to inspect and bid on merchandise Tuesday, August 13th and Wednesday, August 14th  from the hours of 9:00am to 3:00pm. All bids must be received by Wednesday, August 14th by 3:00pm and picked up between Monday, August 19th-Thursday, August 22nd.  The restaurant surplus sale is located at 1606 W. Nob Hill Blvd, the [...]

August 6, 2019|

YVC hosts Individual Skills Soccer Camps

YVC hosts Individual Skills Soccer Camps Yakima, WA-Yakima Valley College’s Athletic Department hosts individual skills soccer camps this August. See complete details below for each camp. Girls Soccer Identification Camp Date/Time: Friday, August 16, 2019 • 9:00-11:45am and 1:00-3:45pm Ages: Grades 10 and Up Cost: $40 single day or $55 overnight YVC Women's Soccer Program is holding an ID (Identification) Camp for incoming 10 grade and up players that are [...]

August 6, 2019|

YVC Graduates Spring Quarter 2019

YVC Graduates Spring Quarter 2019 Yakima, WA - Yakima Valley College is pleased to announce graduates for Spring Quarter 2019. Included are the general requirements for these degrees as well as the list of graduates and their degrees. General Education Requirements: A substantial core of general education is regarded as an essential component of all instructional programs. In order to meet general requirements, all candidates for degrees from YVC must [...]

August 5, 2019|

YVC Students Earn Honors at SkillsUSA Championship Competition

YVC Students Earn Honors at SkillsUSA Championship Competition Leesburg, VA - Two YVC Automotive Service Technology Students recently participated in the SkillsUSA Championships. This event, by invitation only, was for first place state medalists in 102 competition areas for career and technical students. The event bills itself as the largest skill competition in the world. Gilbert Young was a competitor in the Automotive Service Technology competition and won a Bronze [...]

July 15, 2019|

Flagger Certification Training July 25

Flagger Certification Training July 25 Yakima, WA- Yakima Valley College will offer Flagger Certification Training on Thursday, July 25, 2019. This one-day training will be held from 8:00am-4:30pm on YVC’s Yakima Campus - Skills Center, Building 32, Room 104. The training provides certification for work zone traffic control flaggers. The tuition fee of $45 includes a flagger handbook, classroom instruction, and the opportunity to take the Washington State certification exam. [...]

July 11, 2019|

YVC’s Surplus Sale

YVC’s Surplus Sale Yakima, WA – Hurry out for YVC’s Surplus Sale. Individuals will have two days to inspect and bid on merchandise Monday, July 15th and Tuesday, July 16th from the hours of 9:00am to 3:00pm. All bids must be received by Wednesday, July 16th by 3:00pm and picked up on Thursday, July 18th or Monday, July 22nd. The surplus warehouse is located at 1116 South 15th Ave. Sealed [...]

July 10, 2019|

YVC Wins Big at the Annual Washington Wine Competition

YVC Wins Big at the Annual Washington Wine Competition Grandview, WA – Yakima Valley College’s Vineyard and Winery Technology Program hosted the 36th annual Washington State Wine Competition in June. The event featured over 200 wine entries including a selection of student-produced wine from YVC’s Teaching Winery, Yakima Valley Vintners. YVC’s 2016 A Sylem Red earned a gold medal, while the 2016 Campus Blend Red, 2016 Coyote Canyon Vineyard Primitivo, [...]

July 3, 2019|

Yakima Valley College Accreditation Visit scheduled for October 2019

Yakima Valley College Accreditation Visit scheduled for October 2019 Yakima, WA - Since 1948 Yakima Valley College has been accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. Last affirmed in 2012, the college is preparing for its next full-scale evaluation which includes submission of a comprehensive institutional self-study, together with a site visit by a team of evaluators. Upon completion, the self-study will be available for public review on [...]

June 19, 2019|

YVC Celebrates 90th Annual Commencement Ceremony on June 21, 2019

YVC Celebrates 90th Annual Commencement Ceremony on June 21, 2019 Yakima, WA-Yakima Valley College will host its 90th Annual Commencement Ceremony on June 21, 2019 at 7:00pm in the Yakima Valley SunDome. The graduating class of 2019 includes 1,090 students ranging in age 17 to 66. Fifteen of the students are veterans and 171 are Running Start students, simultaneously earning their high school diploma and an associate degree. The college [...]

June 17, 2019|

Auditions: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

YVC Playmasters & The Warehouse Theatre Company Host Auditions for the Summer Production of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Yakima, WA – This summer Yakima Valley College Playmasters will feature the first-ever co-production between YVC and the Warehouse Theatre Company. Auditions for William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream will be held on Monday, June 17, 2019, and Tuesday, June 18, 2019, at 6:00 pm in YVC’s Kendall Hall, Building [...]

June 7, 2019|

YVC Hosts Jazz Showcase

YVC Hosts Jazz Showcase   Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College’s Music Program is excited to host the 2019 Jazz Showcase featuring highlights from this year’s YVC jazz students including small group, Latin jazz, and full band arrangements by Milt Kleeb. The showcase will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 7:00pm in Kendall Hall, Building 12, Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. Donations will [...]

May 31, 2019|

Summer Quarter CCR Classes at Yakima Valley College

Summer Quarter CCR Classes at Yakima Valley College Yakima, WA - Prepare for your future with YVC’s College and Career Readiness (CCR) Division! Learn English as a Second Language, earn your GED, or finish your High School Diploma at various locations around the Yakima Valley, including Toppenish, Grandview, and Ellensburg. Day and night classes allow flexibility for busy, working students. Now enrolling new students for summer quarter. Contact 574.6850 for [...]

May 31, 2019|

YVC’s Automotive Service Technology program hosts End of the Year Car Show & BBQ

YVC’s Automotive Service Technology program hosts End of the Year Car Show & BBQ Yakima, WA – YVC’s Automotive Service Technology (AST) will host an End of the Year Car Show & BBQ. The event will be held on Thursday, June 6, 2019 from 12:00-1:00pm in YVC’s Automotive Service Technology North Bullpen; Corner of 13th Avenue & Nob Hill Blvd, Yakima, WA. Paid parking is available in Lot L along [...]

May 30, 2019|

YVC Foundation Awards $650,000 in Scholarships for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

YVC Foundation Awards $650,000 in Scholarships for the 2019-2020 Academic Year Yakima, WA- The Yakima Valley College Foundation will host their annual Scholarship Award Ceremony on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00pm in Sherar Gymnasium, Building 6. Scholarships for the 2019-2020 academic year, totaling $650,000, will be presented to 220 students by Foundation Board Members. The average scholarship award is $3,000. Since 1977, the YVC Foundation has worked to provide [...]

May 17, 2019|

Yakima Valley College Music Presents Past, Present, Future Concert

Yakima Valley College Music Presents Past, Present, Future Concert Yakima, WA - YVC Choirs present their Spring Tour Concert entitled Past, Present, Future. This concert is the final concert in a yearlong celebration of YVC's 90th Anniversary Celebration. YVC College Choir and the select ensemble YVC Cadences will explore music that has ties to the last 90 years. Selections include the themes of Martin Luther King Jr., Anne Frank, Mickey [...]

May 16, 2019|

Dental Screening Clinic

Yakima Valley College Dental Hygiene Program Looking for Adult and Child Patients Yakima, WA - Yakima Valley College Dental Hygiene students will be conducting a dental screening clinic on Monday, May 20, 2019 from 1:00pm to 3:30pm. They request children between 4 and 10 years of age and adult patients between 18 and 45 years of age and who have not had a professional teeth cleaning for three or more [...]

May 10, 2019|

ASYVC hosts The i’Mpossible Project – Kicking My Blue Genes in the Butt

ASYVC hosts The i’Mpossible Project – Kicking My Blue Genes in the Butt Yakima, WA – The Associated Students of Yakima Valley College (ASYVC) presents The i’Mpossible Project – Kicking My Blue Genes in the Butt featuring Joshua Rivedal. Learn how to live mentally well in college. This 75-minute talk is a three-part program; featuring a one-man Broadway style play, an education session, and panel discussion. Topics covered include suicide, [...]

May 9, 2019|

YVC Hosts FAFSA/WASFA Workshop to Help Students Gain Access to Money for College

YVC Hosts FAFSA/WASFA Workshop to Help Students Gain Access to Money for College Grandview, WA- Yakima Valley College will host a FAFSA/WASFA workshop this spring to help students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and/or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). The workshop will be held on the Grandview campus. Volunteers will be available to help students and answer questions. These workshops are open to [...]

May 6, 2019|

YVC Students Earn Honors at SkillsUSA Washington State Competition

YVC Students Earn Honors at SkillsUSA Washington State Competition from left; Sabino Rivera, Jessica Villarino, Gilbert Young Yakima, WA- Students from YVC’s Automotive Service Technology program recently received honors at the state-wide SkillsUSA Washington Competition held at Columbia Basin College in Pasco, WA. YVC AST students who earned Gold Medals will have the opportunity to compete in the National SkillsUSA competition this Louisville, Kentucky in June. These winning [...]

May 2, 2019|

The Laramie Project

YVC Playmasters Presents The Laramie Project Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College Playmasters presents The Laramie Project. Performances will be held May 23-25, 2019 & May 31-June 1, 2019 at 7:30pm and June 2, 2019 at 2:00pm in Kendall Hall, Building 12, Auditorium. General admission tickets can be purchased in advance online at the price of $10.00. Discounted student and senior tickets sold at the box office before the performance [...]

April 29, 2019|

Graduates Winter Quarter 2019

Graduates Winter Quarter 2019 Yakima, WA - Yakima Valley College is pleased to announce graduates for Winter Quarter 2019. Included are the general requirements for these degrees as well as the list of graduates and their degrees. General Education Requirements: A substantial core of general education is regarded as an essential component of all instructional programs. In order to meet general requirements, all candidates for degrees from YVC must have: [...]

April 26, 2019|

YVC Honor Roll Winter Quarter 2019

YVC Honor Roll Winter Quarter 2019 Yakima, WA - Yakima Valley College is pleased to announce the students who received honor roll status on the President’s or Dean’s List for Winter Quarter 2019. Included are the standards for these honors as well as the list of students. Scholastic Standards Each quarter the college recognizes outstanding academic achievement by placing students on the President’s List or the Dean’s List. Each of [...]

April 26, 2019|

Semi-Annual Clay Sale

Semi-Annual Clay Sale Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College’s Art Department hosts the Semi-Annual Clay Sale on Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 11:00am-7:00pm in Palmer Martin Hall, Building 020, Lobby. The sale features functional and sculptural work created by YVC students and faculty over the past several quarters. The sale includes bowls, mugs, pitchers, planters, and odds and ends. This year’s sale will also feature YVC Clay t-shirts with the [...]

April 25, 2019|

Yakima Valley College Music Presents Latin Jazz Night

Yakima Valley College Music Presents Latin Jazz Night Yakima, WA - Join YVC's Music program for their Latin Jazz Night on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 7:00pm in Kendall Hall, Building 12, Auditorium. This event features the music of Brazil. YVC Jazz students will be performing in small group settings along with world-class guest artists Daniela Spielmann, Marco de Carvalho, Adriana Giordano, Alexandre Ribeiro, and Jeff Busch. Bossa nova, samba, [...]

April 17, 2019|

12th Annual Grape to Glass Gala – A Winemaker’s Dinner

Yakima Valley College hosts a scholarship fundraiser in Grandview 12th Annual Grape to Glass Gala - A Winemaker’s Dinner Grandview, WA – The Vineyard and Winery Technology Program at Yakima Valley College will host the 12th annual Grape to Glass Gala-A Winemaker’s Dinner on Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 6:00-10:00pm. The event will benefit Vineyard & Winery Technology student scholarships. Held at the Grandview Activity Center, 401 West Second Street, [...]

April 8, 2019|

Yakima Valley College Offers Flagger Certification Trainings

Yakima Valley College Offers Flagger Certification Trainings Yakima, WA- Yakima Valley College will offer Flagger Certification Trainings on Friday, April 19, 2019, Friday, May 17, 2019 and Friday, June 14, 2019. All one-day trainings will be held from 8:00am-4:00pm on YVC’s Yakima Campus - Skills Center, Building 32, Room 106. The training provides certification for work zone traffic control flaggers. The tuition fee of $45 includes a flagger handbook, classroom [...]

April 5, 2019|

Yakima Valley College 2018-2019 Diversity Series

Yakima Valley College 2018-2019 Diversity Series Yakima, WA – YVC’s 2018-2019 Diversity Series continues this spring, celebrating, as it has all year, on the theme of women. All events are free and open to the public. Please see the complete list of upcoming events below. Living Voices – Hear My Voice Thursday, April 11, 2019 • 11:30am-12:30pm • Deccio Higher Education Center, Building #8, Parker Room. YVC's Diversity Series presents [...]

April 4, 2019|

YVC Playmasters Hosts Auditions for the Spring Production of The Laramie Project

Yakima Valley College Playmasters will host auditions for The Laramie Project. Auditions are Thursday, April 4, 2019 and Friday, April 5, 2019 from 4:00-6:00pm in Kendall Hall, Building 12, Auditorium. The production will be cast by ensemble with each cast member filling multiple roles. Students and community members are encouraged to audition. No prior acting experience is necessary.

March 19, 2019|

2018-19 Biology Lecture Series Continues with Ben Goldfarb

YVC’s 2018-19 Biology Lecture Series Continues with Ben Goldfarb Yakima, WA- Yakima Valley College, in collaboration with the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, presents the Winter Biology Lecture Series. Admission is free and open to the community. Beavers: Their Landscapes, Our Future Presenter: Ben Goldfarb, Independent Environmental Journalist, Author March 12, 2019 • 7:00pm • YVC’s Deccio Higher Education Center, Building 8, Parker Room Author Ben Goldfarb reveals that our modern idea [...]

March 6, 2019|

Teach, Tour & Taste: Student Winery Open House

YVC presents TEACH, TOUR & TASTE EVENT 2019 Winery Open House on Friday, March 8, 2019 • 5:00 to 8:00pm  Grandview, WA – Yakima Valley College’s Teaching Winery, Yakima Valley Vintners, and students in the Wine Marketing class, invite the community to an exciting open house at the only teaching winery in the region. The free event is an opportunity to learn about wines produced in the Yakima Valley, tour [...]

February 26, 2019|

Biology Lecture Series Continues with Alex Conley

YVC’s 2018-19 Biology Lecture Series Continues with Alex Conley Yakima, WA- Yakima Valley College, in collaboration with the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, presents the Winter Biology Lecture Series. Admission is free and open to the community. Bringing Back Salmon and Steelhead in Cowiche Canyon Presenter: Alex Conley, Executive Director of the Yakima Basin Fish and Wildlife Recovery Board February 26, 2019 • 7:00pm • YVC’s Glenn Anthon Hall, Building 4, Room [...]

February 15, 2019|

Yakima Valley College Alumni Association Seeking Nominations for Alumnus of the Year Award

Yakima Valley College Alumni Association Seeking Nominations for Alumnus of the Year Award Yakima, WA- The Yakima Valley College Alumni Association is seeking nominations for the annual Distinguished Alumnus Award.  The award will be presented at the YVC commencement ceremony in June. Nomination Form: The application forms are available online at www.yvcc.edu/students/alumni-alumnus-award/ or by contacting Laura Yolo at 509.574.4775 / lyolo@yvcc.edu. Award Criteria for Nomination: Attended YVC for a minimum [...]

February 15, 2019|

Yakima Valley College Hosts Engineering Day for Kids

Yakima Valley College Hosts Engineering Day for Kids Yakima, WA- The Yakima Valley College Engineering Department, in partnership with the Yakima Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers, will host Engineering Day for Kids on Saturday, February 23, 2019 from 9am-1pm in YVC’s Hopf Union Building, Building 9, Activity Center. Do you have a child who likes to experiment and explore the connections between math, science, and engineering? Attend [...]

February 15, 2019|

YVC Honor Roll Fall Quarter 2018

YVC Honor Roll Fall Quarter 2018 Yakima, WA - Yakima Valley College is pleased to announce the students who received honor roll status on the President’s or Dean’s List for Fall Quarter 2018. Included are the standards for these honors as well as the list of students. Scholastic Standards Each quarter the college recognizes outstanding academic achievement by placing students on the President’s List or the Dean’s List. Each of [...]

February 6, 2019|

YVC Graduates Fall Quarter 2018

YVC Graduates Fall Quarter 2018 Yakima, WA - Yakima Valley College is pleased to announce graduates for Fall Quarter 2018. Included are the general requirements for these degrees as well as the list of graduates and their degrees. General Education Requirements: A substantial core of general education is regarded as an essential component of all instructional programs. In order to meet general requirements, all candidates for degrees from YVC must [...]

February 6, 2019|

Running Start Program Plans Information Nights for Local High School Students

YVC’s Running Start Program Plans Information Nights for Local High School Students Yakima, WA - Yakima Valley College’s Running Start Program will host Information Nights for current high school sophomores and juniors and their parents. The meetings will take place in local area high schools and at YVC’s Yakima Campus. Please see the table below for a list of upcoming information sessions. Additional information can be found online at: www.yvcc.edu/RunningStart. [...]

February 6, 2019|

Transforming Lives Nominee Gabriela Martinez

Transforming Lives Nominee Gabriela Martinez Olympia, WA –  Each year, the Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT) Awards Committee chooses five awardees from a pool of nominations from the state’s community and technical colleges. The awardees receive $500 from ACT and share their stories during the Transforming Lives Awards dinner held during the ACT Winter Conference held on January 21, 2019 in Olympia, WA. In addition to the awardees, all student nominees are recognized [...]

January 3, 2019|

YVC’s Diversity Series hosts Black History 101 Mobile Museum

YVC’s Diversity Series hosts Black History 101 Mobile Museum Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College’s 2018-19 Diversity Series hosts the Black History 101 Mobile Museum on both the Yakima and Grandview campuses. Founded by Khalid el-Hakim, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum is an award-winning collection of over 7,000 original artifacts of Black memorabilia dating from the trans-Atlantic slave trade era to hip-hop culture. The Black History 101 Mobile Museum [...]

January 2, 2019|

YVC Hosts FAFSA/WASFA Workshops to Help Students Gain Access to Money for College

YVC Hosts FAFSA/WASFA Workshops to Help Students Gain Access to Money for College   Yakima, WA- Yakima Valley College will host FAFSA/WASFA workshops this winter to help students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and/or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). Workshops will be held on both the Yakima and the Grandview campuses. Volunteers will be available to help students and answer questions. These workshops [...]

January 2, 2019|

Vineyard & Winery Technology Program Wins 4 Awards at the 19th Annual Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition

Vineyard & Winery Technology Program Wins 4 Awards at the 19th Annual Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition Grandview, WA – Yakima Valley Vintners (YVV), YVC’s teaching winery, received four awards for their student crafted wines at the 19th Annual Wine Press Northwest Platinum Competition. YVV’s 2015 Mid-Term Merlot earned a Platinum Medal. The 2017 History Class Pinot Grigio and the 2015 Sugarloaf Vineyard Intern Tempranillo each garnered Double Gold. In [...]

December 21, 2018|

Heritage University, Yakima Valley College sign MOU for criminal justice program

Heritage University, Yakima Valley College sign memorandum of understanding for criminal justice program Toppenish, Wash. – Heritage University (HU) and Yakima Valley College (YVC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that makes it easier for students studying criminal justice at YVC to transfer to Heritage University to earn a bachelor’s degree in that field. The MOU ensures that YVC students who successfully complete an associate of applied science-transfer (AAS-T) [...]

November 15, 2018|

Vineyard & Winery Technology Program Wins Nine Awards at the 2018 Tri-Cities Wine Festival

YVC’s Vineyard & Winery Technology Program Wins Nine Awards at the 2018 Tri-Cities Wine Festival Best of Class and Double-Gold for 2017 Study Skills Chardonnay Grandview, WA - Yakima Valley Vintners (YVV), YVC’s teaching winery, received nine awards for their student crafted wines at the 2018 Tri-Cities Wine Festival this month. YVV’s 2017 Study Skills Chardonnay earned Double Gold and Best of Class. The 2015 Dean’s List Primitivo received a [...]

November 15, 2018|

YVC to Unveil Parker Faller Field Plaques

YVC to Unveil Parker Faller Field Plaques Yakima, WA – The namesakes of Parker Faller Field will be honored on Saturday, October 20, at the field on the campus of Yakima Valley College.  A scrimmage between YVC and Central Washington University is scheduled for 11 AM with the ceremony to take place at the main entrance of the field at 10:45am. Players and coaches will participate in the unveiling of [...]

October 19, 2018|

YVC Playmasters Presents Dead Man’s Cell Phone

YVC Playmasters Presents Dead Man’s Cell Phone   Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College Playmasters presents Dead Man’s Cell Phone. Performances will be held November 8-10, 2018 & November 16-17, 2018 at 7:30pm and November 18, 2018 at 2:00pm in Kendall Hall, Building 12, Auditorium. General admission tickets can be purchased in advance online at the price of $10.00.  Discounted student tickets sold at the box office before the performance [...]

October 18, 2018|

YVC Honor Roll Summer Quarter 2018

YVC Honor Roll Summer Quarter 2018 Yakima, WA - Yakima Valley College is pleased to announce the students who received honor roll status on the President’s or Dean’s List for Summer Quarter 2018. Included are the standards for these honors as well as the list of students. Scholastic Standards Each quarter the college recognizes outstanding academic achievement by placing students on the President’s List or the Dean’s List. Each of [...]

October 11, 2018|

YVC hosts FAFSA/WASFA Workshops to Help Students Gain Access to Money for College

YVC hosts FAFSA/WASFA Workshops to Help Students Gain Access to Money for College Yakima, WA- Yakima Valley College will host FAFSA/WASFA workshops this fall to help students complete either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). Workshops will be held on both the Yakima and the Grandview campuses. Volunteers will be available to help students and answer questions. These workshops [...]

October 5, 2018|

Yakima Valley College Offers Flagger Certification Trainings

Yakima Valley College Offers Flagger Certification Trainings October 12th, November 9th, December 7th   Yakima, WA- Yakima Valley College will offer Flagger Certification Trainings on Friday, October 12, 2018, Friday, November 9, 2018 and Friday, December 7, 2018. All one-day trainings will be held from 8:00am-4:00pm on YVC’s Yakima Campus - Skills Center, Building 32, Room 106. The training provides certification for work zone traffic control flaggers. The tuition fee [...]

September 18, 2018|

Yakima Valley College Dental Clinic Looking for Patients

Yakima Valley College Dental Clinic Looking for Patients Yakima, WA- Yakima Valley College Dental Hygiene students are looking for patients. Dental Hygiene students will be conducting a dental screening clinic from 8:00am-12:00pm on Wednesday October 3, 2018. Prospective patients may call 509.574.4917 to schedule an appointment. To learn more about the YVC Dental Hygiene Program, visit: www.yvcc.edu/dentalhygiene. Services provided at YVC’s Clinic include dental exams, teeth cleaning, x-rays, and fillings. [...]

September 17, 2018|

New Teacher Education Program Debuts at Yakima Valley College

New Teacher Education Program Debuts at Yakima Valley College Yakima, WA - Yakima Valley College hosts the opening session for its brand-new Teacher Education program Wednesday, August 8, as 31 students begin their journey towards a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Teacher Education. This new program was created in response to requests from local school district leaders, who identified an ever-increasing demand for teachers in our community. YVC welcomes [...]

August 2, 2018|

Graduates Spring Quarter 2018

YVC Graduates Spring Quarter 2018 Yakima Valley College is pleased to announce graduates for Spring Quarter 2018. Included are the general requirements for these degrees as well as the list of graduates and their degrees. General Education Requirements: A substantial core of general education is regarded as an essential component of all instructional programs. In order to meet general requirements, all candidates for degrees from YVC must have: A minimum [...]

July 24, 2018|

Honor Roll Spring Quarter 2018

YVC Honor Roll Spring Quarter 2018 Yakima Valley College is pleased to announce the students who received honor roll status on the President’s or Dean’s List for Spring Quarter 2018. Included are the standards for these honors as well as the list of students. Scholastic Standards Each quarter the college recognizes outstanding academic achievement by placing students on the President’s List or the Dean’s List. Each of the students who [...]

July 24, 2018|

YVC Wins Big at 35th Annual Washington State Wine Competition

YVC Wins Big at 35th Annual Washington Wine Competition Yakima Valley College’s Vineyard and Winery Technology Program hosted the 35th annual Washington State Wine Competition earlier this month. The event featured over 200 wine entries including a selection from YVC’s Teaching Winery, Yakima Valley Vintners. YVC’s 2015 Midterm Merlot, 2017 History Class Pinot Gris, and 2015 Dean’s List Primitivo all earned gold medals, while the 2017 Study Skills Chardonnay, 2015 [...]

June 27, 2018|

Summer Quarter CCR Classes

Summer Quarter CCR Classes at Yakima Valley College Register Now! Prepare for your future with YVC’s College and Career Readiness (CCR) Division! Learn English as a Second Language, earn your GED, or finish your High School Diploma at various locations around the Yakima Valley, including Toppenish, Grandview and Ellensburg. Day and night classes allow flexibility for busy, working students. Now enrolling new students for summer quarter. Contact 509.574.6850 for more [...]

June 20, 2018|

YVC Celebrates 89th Commencement Ceremony

YVC Celebrates 89th Commencement Ceremony on June 15, 2018 Yakima Valley College will host its 89th Commencement Ceremony on June 15, 2018 at 7:00pm in the Yakima Valley SunDome. The graduating class of 2018 includes 1,086 students ranging in age 17 to 65. Seventeen of the students are veterans and 168 are Running Start students, simultaneously earning their high school diploma and an associate degree. The college will award a [...]

June 4, 2018|

Vintiques of Yakima Car Club Awards Scholarship to YVC Student Michael St. Hilaire

Vintiques of Yakima Car Club Awards Scholarship to YVC Student Michael St. Hilaire Michael St. Hilaire Yakima, WA – YVC’s Automotive Service Technology (AST) program is proud to announce that student Michael St. Hilaire has been selected to receive the 2018 Vintiques of Yakima Car Club Scholarship. The $500 unrestricted scholarship is awarded to a student who has an interest in or who is pursuing a career in [...]

May 21, 2018|

YVC Choirs Spring Tour Concert

YVC Choirs Spring Tour Concert Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College’s Music program presents the 2018 Spring Tour Concert featuring YVC Cadences, YVC College Choir and special guest artists Barbershop Harmony Yakima. The free event will take place Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 6:00pm in Kendall Hall, Building #12, Auditorium. After an exciting school year, which included Young Frankenstein the Musical, Dickens Christmas Carolers, and the revival of the Madrigal [...]

May 18, 2018|

Yakima Valley SCORE collaborates with YVC Business Club on a New Workshop Series

Yakima Valley SCORE collaborates with YVC Business Club on a New Workshop Series Updated 5/22/2018: This series has been cancelled. Please email beubanks@yvcc.edu with any questions. Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College’s Business Club, in partnership with Yakima Valley SCORE, is presenting a workshop series to help individuals start a new business. Are you currently working on the creation of a business venture and [...]

May 17, 2018|

YVC Hosts Latin Jazz Night with The Elspeth Savani Quintet

YVC Hosts Latin Jazz Night with The Elspeth Savani Quintet Yakima Valley College’s Music Program is excited to host The Elspeth Savani Quintet for a performance with YVC’s own Jazz Ensemble. The performance will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 7:30pm in Kendall Hall Auditorium, Building 12, Room 105. This event is free and open public. Donations will be accepted. The Elspeth Savani Quintet sound blends the traditional [...]

May 15, 2018|

Student Success Celebrated at YVC’s Grandview Campus

Grandview, WA – YVC’s College and Career Readiness Division is proud to celebrate the accomplishments of its students during a special completion ceremony. The ceremony will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 4:00pm in the Activity Center, Building #52, Room 109 on the Grandview Campus. The event will include General Equivalency Diploma (GED), High School 21+, English Language Acquisition, and Step Up to College completers. All are welcome [...]

May 14, 2018|

YVC Foundation Awards $665,500 in Scholarships

YVC Foundation Awards $665,500 in Scholarships for the 2018-2019 Academic Year Yakima, WA- The Yakima Valley College Foundation will host their annual Scholarship Award Ceremony on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 7:00pm in Sherar Gymnasium, Building 6. Scholarships for the 2018-2019 academic year, totaling $665,500, will be presented to 227 students by Foundation Board Members. The average scholarship award is $3,000. Since 1977, the YVC Foundation has worked to provide [...]

May 9, 2018|

YVC Student Creates Student Film Celebrating Campus Diversity

YVC Student Creates Student Film Celebrating Campus Diversity Harleen Kaur, a student at Yakima Valley College, has created a student film celebrating diversity on YVC’s campus. You can view Harleen’s video here: “Yakima Valley College” A Student Film (2018). About the project Harleen began by interviewing a wide variety of students, asking them about the ways in which they identify themselves. She then had her subjects write their identities [...]

May 7, 2018|

Vineyard & Winery Technology Program Take Double Golds at Seattle Wine Competition

Vineyard & Winery Technology Program Take Double Golds at Seattle Wine Competition Student Winemakers take Double Golds Grandview, WA- Yakima Valley Vintners (YVV), YVC’s teaching winery, submitted four wines and received four awards at the 2018 Seattle Wine Competition. YVC’s 2017 Textbook White Gewürztraminer received a double gold medal along with the 2015 Intern Tempranillo. The 2014 Primitivo and 2014 Science Fair Carménére each garnered gold medals. All award-winning wines submitted [...]

May 7, 2018|

Black Box Poetry Slam

Black Box Poetry Slam On Thursday, May 17, 2018, Yakima Valley College will host the annual Black Box Poetry Slam in the Parker Room of the Deccio Higher Education Center, Building 8, on the Yakima Campus. Doors open for sign up at 6:00pm, event will begin at 6:30pm. Admission is $2 cash, which becomes the prize pot for the top three artists. All forms of spoken word are welcome. Performers [...]

May 4, 2018|

Winter Quarter 2018 Graduates

Winter Quarter 2018 Graduates Yakima Valley College is pleased to announce graduates for Wall Quarter 2018. Included are the general requirements for these degrees as well as the list of graduates and their degrees. General Education Requirements A substantial core of general education is regarded as an essential component of all instructional programs. In order to meet general requirements, all candidates for degrees from YVC must have: A minimum of [...]

May 1, 2018|

Jazz Showcase

Jazz Showcase Yakima Valley College’s Music Program is excited to host the 2018 Jazz Showcase featuring highlights from this year’s YVC jazz students and faculty. Ensembles who will be performing include YVC Sax-o-bone Quartet, YVC Community Combo, and YVC Faculty Quintet. The showcase will be held on Friday, May 11, 2018 at 7:30pm in Kendall Hall, Building 12, Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public. Donations will [...]

May 1, 2018|

YVC Students Earn Honors at SkillsUSA Washington Winter Competition

YVC Students Earn Honors at SkillsUSA Washington Winter Competition From left; Spencer Ramos, RJ Johnson, Matt Bailey, and Sabino Rivera. Students from YVC’s Automotive Service Technology program recently received honors at the SkillsUSA Washington Winter Competition held at Green River Community College in Auburn, WA. These winning students can be made available for interviews and demonstrations inside YVC’s impressive Automotive Service Technology space. In total YVC brought home eight medals. [...]

April 19, 2018|

Honor Roll Winter Quarter 2018

Honor Roll Winter Quarter 2018 Yakima Valley College is pleased to announce the students who received honor roll status on the President’s or Dean’s List for Winter Quarter 2018. Included are the standards for these honors as well as the list of students. Scholastic Standards Each quarter the college recognizes outstanding academic achievement by placing students on the President’s List or the Dean’s List. Each of the students who meets [...]

April 17, 2018|

2017-2018 Diversity Series The Ground We Stand

2017-2018 Diversity Series The Ground We Stand YVC’s 2017-2018 Diversity Series, The Ground We Stand, continues this spring. All events are free and open to the public. Please see the complete list of upcoming events below. Raúl Sánchez: Poet April 18-19, 2018 YVC’s Diversity Series hosts Sánchez for workshops and poetry readings on both the Yakima and Grandview campuses. On Wednesday, April 18 he will be on the Grandview Campus for a [...]

April 16, 2018|

Basic Skills Division Changes Name to College and Career Readiness

Basic Skills Division Changes Name to College and Career Readiness YVC’s Basic Skills Division has long served adults in our community seeking to increase basic proficiency in many areas, including life skills, work readiness, and communication in English. Now, the department will continue its mission under a new name: College & Career Readiness. “The name change was a faculty-led effort to change the connotations associated with Basic Skills,” stated College [...]

April 16, 2018|

11th Annual Grape to Glass Gala – A Winemaker’s Dinner

11th Annual Grape to Glass Gala - A Winemaker’s Dinner The Vineyard and Winery Technology Program at Yakima Valley College will host the 11th annual Grape to Glass Gala-A Winemaker’s Dinner on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 6:00-10:00pm. The event will benefit Vineyard & Winery Technology student scholarships. Held at the Grandview Activity Center, 401 West Second Street, Grandview, WA the event will include a dinner, wine tasting, a silent [...]

April 9, 2018|

Flagger Certification Trainings

Flagger Certification Trainings Yakima Valley College will offer Flagger Certification Trainings on Friday, April 20, 2018, Friday, May 11, 2018, and Thursday, June 21, 2018. All one-day trainings will be held from 8:00am-4:00pm on YVC’s Yakima Campus – Skills Center, Building 32, Room 106. The training provides certification for work zone traffic control flaggers. The tuition fee of $45 includes a flagger handbook, classroom instruction, and the opportunity to take [...]

April 5, 2018|

FAFSA/WASFA Workshops

YVC hosts FAFSA/WASFA Workshops to Help Students Gain Access to Money for College Yakima, WA- Yakima Valley College will host FAFSA/WASFA workshops this spring to help students complete either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). Workshops will be held on the Grandview Campus. Volunteers will be available to help students and answer questions. There is no cost to attend. [...]

April 5, 2018|

New Associate in Computer Science DTA/MRP

YVC Offers New Associate in Computer Science DTA/MRP Yakima, WA – Beginning Spring Quarter 2018, Yakima Valley College’s Information Technology Program offers students the opportunity to earn a new Associate in Computer Science Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA). This pathway will provide students with a solid foundation, preparing them for competitive computer science programs at universities in Washington state.  The new degree is designed to help meet the local need for [...]

April 5, 2018|

Jazz Improvisation Workshop with Dmitri Matheny

Yakima Valley College’s Music Program is excited to host Melodic Mastery, a jazz improvisation workshop by flugelhornist Dmitri Matheny. The workshop will be held on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 1:00pm in Kendall Hall, Building 12, Room 120. Based on the teachings of his mentor, jazz legend Art Farmer, Matheny explores the mental processes that take place while playing a jazz solo and the skills required for true improvisation. This [...]

April 5, 2018|

Dental Hygiene Program Looking for Patients

Dental Hygiene Program Looking for Patients Yakima, WA - Yakima Valley College Dental Hygiene students will be conducting a dental screening clinic from 8:00am to 12:00pm on Monday, March 26, 2018. They request patients between 18 and 45 years of age and who have not had a professional teeth cleaning for 3 or more years. Prospective patients may call 509.574.4917 to schedule an appointment. Patients pay a screening cost of [...]

March 13, 2018|

Basic Mountaineering

Yakima Valley College Offers a Course in Basic Mountaineering Yakima, WA-For outdoor enthusiasts, Yakima Valley College will offer a Basic Mountaineering Course this spring quarter in partnership with Central Washington Mountain Rescue. This class is offered as a self-support, community service, and non-credit course. 5655 REC 076 Basic Mountaineering; M 7:00-9:30pm The class will be held April 16 to June 23, 2018. There are six evening classes at YVC (April [...]

March 12, 2018|

YVC Announces the 2018 All-Washington Academic Team Members

 YVC Announces the 2018 All-Washington Academic Team Members: Rene Guevara and Antonio Valencia Yakima, WA - Yakima Valley College is proud to announce Rene Guevara and Antonio Valencia have been named members of the 2018 All-Washington Academic Team. They will be honored at the annual reception in Olympia on Thursday, March 22, 2018, at South Puget Sound Community College.   Name: Rene Guevara Age: 23 GPA: 3.75-3.84 Degree: Associate of [...]

March 8, 2018|

Dead Trees in the Forest: An Important Natural Resource

Yakima, WA- Yakima Valley College, in collaboration with the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, presents the Winter Biology Lecture Series. Admission is free and open to the community. Dead Trees in the Forest: An Important Natural Resource Presenter: Jeff Kozma March 13, 2018 • 7:00pm • Glenn Anthon Hall, Building 4, Room 215 Jeff Kozma works as a Wildlife Biologist in the Timber Fish and Wildlife Program within the Dept. of Fisheries [...]

February 28, 2018|

Teach, Tour & Taste 2018

Grandview, WA– Yakima Valley College’s Teaching Winery, Yakima Valley Vintners, and students in the Wine Marketing class invite the community to an exciting open house at the only teaching winery in the region. The free event is an opportunity to learn about wines produced in the Yakima Valley, tour the winery, and enjoy tastings of student-crafted, award-winning wines. “After attending the 3T event in the past, it sparked my interest in the wine industry and now after eight years I have come back to enroll in the program," states YVC Wine Marketing Student Ryan Sexton, who is helping to plan the event.

February 22, 2018|

Madrigal Feaste

Hear Ye! Hear Ye! YVC Celebrates the Return of the Madrigal Feaste Yakima, WA- King Robert Swires and Queen Linda Kaminski of Yakima Valley College, along with the Department of Music, cordially invite you to the 2018 Madrigal Feaste.  It will be held at YVC on Friday, March 9 and Saturday, March 10 in the Hopf Union Castle (Hopf Union Building, Building 9). The event will begin at 7:00pm with [...]

February 13, 2018|

V-Day 2018

Yakima, WA - Yakima Valley College will host V-Day 2018 on Tuesday, February 20, taking part in the global V-Day effort to raise awareness and end gender violence and the exploitation of women. This year, as part of our educational efforts, YVC welcomes human rights activist, writer, and rapper Queen Yonasda as our guest speaker. Our V-Day celebration will also include V-Fest, an interactive event where students learn about varying [...]

February 12, 2018|

Red Wine & Chocolate

Grandview, WA - Yakima Valley Vintners, YVC’s teaching winery, will participate in the Yakima Valley’s Red Wine & Chocolate Event held February 17-19, 2018. The tasting room will be open Friday, February 16 from 2:00-5:00pm; Saturday, February 17 from 11:00am-5:00pm; and Sunday, February 18 from 11:00am-5:00pm. Join us for a complimentary tour of the Teaching Winery with our student winemakers to sample our award-winning wines paired with delectable milk and [...]

February 12, 2018|

These Shining Lives

Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College Playmasters presents These Shining Lives. Performances will be held March 1-3, 2018 at 7:30pm and March 4, 2018 at 2:00pm in Kendall Hall Auditorium. Tickets can be purchased in advance online at the special internet price of $7.00 at: yvctheseshininglives.brownpapertickets.com; or for $10.00 at the door. These Shining Lives is a play written by Melanie Marnich. The play is based on the true story [...]

February 12, 2018|

YVC Congratulates Poetry Out Loud Regional Finalists

YVC Congratulates Poetry Out Loud Regional Finalists from Ellensburg High School and Wenatchee High School Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College English Department congratulates Ellensburg High School Student Ashley Higdon and Wenatchee High School Student Grace Orallo on their win at the Central Regional Poetry Out Loud Competition held at Yakima Valley College on Sunday, February 4, 2018. Both Higdon and Orallo will represent the Central Region during the State [...]

February 7, 2018|

Engineering Day for Kids

Yakima, WA- The Yakima Valley College Engineering Department, in partnership with the Yakima Branch of the American Society of Civil Engineers, will host Engineering Day for Kids on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 9am-1pm in YVC’s Hopf Union Building, Building 9, Activity Center. Do you have a child who likes to experiment and explore the connections between math, science, and engineering? Attend this free event which provides hands-on activities for [...]

February 2, 2018|

Film Showing of the Documentary “Last Stand”

Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College’s Biology Department, in partnership with the Yakima Environmental Learning Foundation and Yakima Valley Audubon Society, hosts a film showing of the documentary Last Stand: The Vanishing Caribou Rainforest. This free event will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 7:00pm in Deccio Higher Education Center, Building 8, Parker Room. The film’s associate producer, Marcus Reynerson, will present the film and be available to [...]

February 2, 2018|

YVC Offers Information Sessions: Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Management & Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology

Yakima, WA - Yakima Valley College will offer information sessions for the Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Business Management (BASM) and the Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Technology (BASIT). The programs are designed for prospective students who have earned an applied associate’s degree and need a pathway to pursue a bachelor’s degree. Bachelor of Applied Science in Business Management (BASM) – The BASM program combines lower-division technical and [...]

February 1, 2018|

Biology Lecture Series Continues with Ralph “Lamprey-man” Lampman

Yakima, WA - Yakima Valley College, in collaboration with the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, presents the Winter Biology Lecture Series. Admission is free and open to the community. Demystifying Pacific Lamprey: History, Ecology, Biology, Threats, and Restoration Presenter: Ralph Lampman, Research Biologist for Yakama Nation Fisheries February 27, 2018 • 7:00pm • Glenn Anthon Hall, Building 4, Room 215 Ralph “Lamprey-man” Lampman has been working as a lamprey research biologist for [...]

February 1, 2018|

Flagger Certification Trainings Friday, February 23, 2018 & Friday, March 23, 2018

Yakima, WA - Yakima Valley College will offer Flagger Certification Trainings on Friday, February 23, 2018 and Friday, March 23, 2018. Both one-day trainings will be held from 8:00am-4:00pm on YVC’s Yakima Campus - Skills Center, Building 32, Room 106. The training provides certification for work zone traffic control flaggers. The tuition fee of $45 includes a flagger handbook, classroom instruction, and the opportunity to take the Washington State certification [...]

January 29, 2018|

YVC’s Faculty Lecture Series Returns

Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College’s Faculty Lecture Series returns on February 7, 2018 with David Lynx, and Dr. Timothy Jeske. During their lecture, Pilgrimage to India, Lynx and Jeske will share experiences from a recent trip to India. The free event will be held at 7:00pm in Kendall Hall, Building 9, Auditorium. In December 2016, instructors David Lynx and Dr. Timothy Jeske flew to India to visit the four [...]

January 26, 2018|

Accepting Applications for the Beyond Dreaming Scholarship

Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College is currently accepting applications for the Beyond Dreaming Scholarship. This scholarship provides support to DREAMer (undocumented) students with educational expenses while attending Yakima Valley College. To be eligible for this scholarship, a college and/or high school student must have submitted a Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA) for the 2018-2019 academic year and must be planning to attend YVC in the fall, winter, [...]

January 23, 2018|

FAFSA/WASFA Workshops to Help Students Gain Access to Money for College

Yakima, WA- Yakima Valley College will host FAFSA/WASFA workshops this winter to help students complete either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). Workshops will be held on the Yakima Campus. Volunteers will be available to help students and answer questions. There is no cost to attend. Please see below for a complete list of workshops and additional information: Yakima [...]

January 23, 2018|

Simple Steps for Starting Your Business Yakima Valley SCORE collaborates with YVC Business Club on a New Workshop Series

Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College’s Business Club, in partnership with Yakima Valley SCORE, is presenting a free workshop series to help individuals start a new business. Are you currently working on the creation of a business venture and would like more information about this process? If so, this series is for you. Refreshments will be provided. To RSVP for a training, call 844.987.2673 or email beubanks@yvcc.edu. Introduction and Business Basics [...]

January 18, 2018|

Yakima Valley College 2017-2018 Diversity Series

YVC’s 2017-2018 Diversity Series, The Ground We Stand, continues on Thursday, January 18, 2018 with a showing of the film The Color of Fear, a documentary about race relations in America as seen through the eyes of eight North American men of Asian, European, Latino and African descent. The free public event will be held in Kendall Hall, Building 12, Auditorium at 6:00pm. Light refreshments will be provided. Join us [...]

January 9, 2018|

YVC Announces New Director of the Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Teacher Education Program

Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Mea Moore as the Director of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Teacher Education Program. YVC’s teacher education program is an alternative route to certification to teach at the elementary level. The program welcomes its first cohort of students in fall of 2018. In a teaching career that spanned 18 years, Ms. Moore taught internationally as [...]

January 8, 2018|

YVC’s Running Start Program Plans Information Nights for Local High School Students

Yakima, WA – Yakima Valley College’s Running Start Program will host Information Nights for current high school sophomores and juniors and their parents. The meetings will take place in local area high schools and at YVC’s Yakima Campus. Please see the table below for a list of upcoming information sessions. Additional information can be found online at: www.yvcc.edu/RunningStart. Yakima Campus Deccio Higher Education Center, Building 8, Parker Room March 29, 2018 [...]

January 5, 2018|

YVC’s 2017-18 Biology Lecture Series Kicks Off with Dr. David James

  Yakima, WA- Yakima Valley College, in collaboration with the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy, presents the Winter Biology Lecture Series. Admission is free and open to the community. Biology and Conservation of Monarch Butterflies in the Pacific Northwest Presenter: Dr. David James, Associate Professor of Entomology, Washington State University, Prosser January 30, 2018 • 7:00pm • Deccio Higher Education Center, Building 8, Parker Room Dr. David G. James is an Associate Professor [...]

January 2, 2018|

Auditions for the Winter Production of These Shining Lives

Yakima Valley College Playmasters will host auditions for These Shining Lives. Auditions will be held Thursday, January 4, 2018 and Friday, January 5, 2018 from 4:00-6:00pm in Kendall Hall, Building 12, Auditorium. Students and community members are encouraged to audition. No prior acting experience is necessary. Please prepare a one-minute dramatic or serio-comic monologue from a contemporary play.  If you do not have experience preparing monologues for auditions, don't worry—a piece for [...]

December 21, 2017|

YVC Foundation Scholarship Applications Available for 2018-19 Academic Year

The Yakima Valley College Foundation scholarship applications are now available for the 2018-2019 academic year. Applications can be picked-up in person on the Yakima Campus in Prior Hall, Building 1, Room 113, at the student information desk in the HUB, or in the Financial Aid Office in the Deccio Higher Education Center, Building 8. Applications are available online at yvcc.edu/scholarship. Submission deadline is February 28, 2018. Incorporated in July 1977 the [...]

December 1, 2017|
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