News Announcements

5/8/17 Heritage University graduation, Yakima Herald Republic
Scenes from Heritage University graduation at the SunDome in Yakima, Wash., Saturday, May 6, 2017.

5/3/17 Watch: Lindsay Medrano on accelerated teaching certification program, Yakima Herald Republic
Lindsay Medrano is a student at Heritage University and a full-time teacher at Artz-Fox Elementary School in Mabton.

5/3/17 Washington state learning new ways to attract teachers, Yakima Herald Republic
Lindsay Medrano was working with students in her resource room at Artz Fox Elementary School in Mabton last week, helping them learn math through a real-world exercise.

4/9/17 Easter Egg Hunt brings in thousands to Heritage University
Easter is a week away but that didn't stop Heritage University from helping the Easter bunny out with the hiding his eggs.

4/9/17 Heritage University to host free higher education forums for the public, KIMA-TV
Heritage University will host the first of three higher education forums on Monday, April 10, which are free and open to the public.

4/6/17 Heritage University holds Spring Convocation to honor students' achievements, KIMA-TV
Several students at Heritage University are being recognized for their academic accomplishments throughout their time on campus.

4/5/17 10 Days Out: Easter Eggstravaganza, Yakima Herald Republic
An Easter Eggstrava-ganza will take place from noon to 3:30 p.m. at Heritage University, 3240 Fort Road in Toppenish. It will feature more than 30,000 Easter eggs, games, music and more. Call 509-307-1511 or visit www.heritage.edu/Community/Events/Easter-Egg-Hunt for details.

3/30/17 State Senate OKs budget with $26M for Yakima water projects, Yakima Herald Republic
The state Senate on Thursday unanimously approved a capital budget that includes more than $26 million for water management projects in the Yakima basin.

3/29/17 Free Easter Egg Hunt at Heritage University, KIT
Easter’s coming and the chickens are nervous. Especially when an order for 30-thousand eggs comes in!  Heritage university is dropping that many eggs as part of “Easter Eggstravaganza” on April 9, 2017.

3/28/17 Heritage University to host career fair, Daily Sun News
Yakima Valley job seekers will be able to connect with employers during the Heritage University Career Fair this Thursday.

3/15/17 Heritage University Receives Johnson Scholarship Foundation Grant.., KNDO-TV
Heritage University has been awarded a grant by the Johnson Scholarship Foundation (JSF) that will ultimately create a $1.5 million endowment to support scholarships for Indigenous students studying business or entrepreneurship.

3/10/17 5 Yakima Valley students win Act Six scholarship; full-tuition to Heritage University, KIMA
Five high school seniors from around the valley are headed to college thanks to a local leadership program.

3/9/17 Ten Days Out: International Women's Day
International Women’s Day will be celebrated from 9 a.m. to noon at Heritage University, 3240 Fort Road in Toppenish. Tickets cost $50. The event will feature keynote speaker, author and veteran Shannon Huffman Polson. Get details at www.heritage.edu/2017Women2Women.

3/8/17 Like beer? Like science? This night's for you, Yakima Herald Republic
An associate professor at Heritage University who shared the 2005 Nobel Prize for his work at Chernobyl will speak at Beer & Science Night on March 21.

3/6/17 Heritage hosts new conference, Daily Sun News
Teachers and educators from all disciplines will attend the 2017 Inaugural Enhance Conference at Heritage University on April 29.

3/2/17 Author is Heritage Speaker, Daily Sun News
Author Shannon Huffman Polson will serve as the keynote speaker at “Women 2 Women,” Heritage University’s celebration of International Women’s Day March 11.

2/10/17 Heritage University, WSU agree to streamline doctorate education for pharmacy students, KIMA
Health science students at Heritage University can now further their education through a new partnership with Washington State University.

2/3/17 Universities collaborate for medical education, Yakima Herald Republic Editorial Board
The residents of Central and Eastern Washington are scattered across an expansive region, and institutions of higher education and medicine traditionally have been challenged in serving the area’s residents, especially in the rural Yakima Valley.

2/1/17 WSU-Spokane agreement with private university creates pipeline... Spokesman-Review
The Yakima Valley has a shortage of health care workers, particularly family doctors.

1/28/17 Heritage University implements tuition cut for 2017-18 school year, KIMA-TV
If you're struggling with the cost of higher education, Heritage University has implemented a tuition cut.

1/27/17 Heritage University announces tuition reduction, KNDO-TV
The Heritage University Board of Directors have announced a 6.3 percent in undergraduate tuition beginning with the 2017-18 academic year.

1/27/17 Heritage University announces tuition reduction for next school year, Yakima Herald Republic
Heritage University’s tuition will cost slightly less in the 2017-18 academic year, according to university officials.

1/25/17 Heritage secures guaranteed spots at WSU for aspiring pharmacists, Yakima Herald Republic
Starting this fall, Heritage University students wanting to pursue a career as pharmacists will have guaranteed places in graduate school.

1/24/17 Heritage University, WSU increase access to health education, KNDO-TV
The Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Heritage University have signed two agreements to streamline the path for Heritage students to become pharmacists, starting with the class entering in the fall.

1/16/17 Elite adventurer to speak to Cascadians, Yakima Herald Republic
A world-class mountain biker will share his experiences and advice in a presentation titled “Bicycle Backpacking” at the Cascadians monthly meeting next Wednesday, Jan. 25.

  
 2017 Press Releases

5/19/2017 - Project NANO Showcase to highlight student scientific investigations at CBC
Teams of Tri-Cities area middle school students will show off their scientific investigations during an event called Project NANO Showcase on Wednesday, May 24 at the Bechtel National Planetarium on the Columbia Basin College (CBC) campus in Pasco, Wash.

5/12/2017 - HU hosts NW School 10th graders' second community service visit to the Yakima Valley
Heritage University will once again host 90 tenth graders from the Northwest School in Seattle during the students’ community service visit to the Yakima Valley, May 17-19, 2017

5/4/2017 - HU Forum to Explore Educational Needs Sought By Employers in Future Employees
The third forum in the series, "Higher Educational in the 21st Century: Crucial Questions for America and the Northwest" will explore the educational experience employers will be looking for in future employees.

4/28/2017 - Nobel Peace Prize Winner to Speak at Heritage University's 35th Annual Commencement
Nobel Peace Prize winner and Heritage University associate professor Michael Durst will serve as keynote speaker during its 35th Commencement exercise Saturday, May 6 at 10:00 a.m. at the Yakima Valley SunDome.

4/13/2017 - Former Massachusetts Secretary of Education to Speak at Heritage University
Dr. Paul Reville, the Francis Keppel Professor of Practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) and a former secretary of education for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, will be the keynote speaker for a forum titled "Higher Education and K-12: Helping Each Other to Improve?" at Heritage University on Thursday, April 20, 2017.

4/3/2017 - Leading Historically Black Colleges Authority to Speak at Heritage University
Dr. Marybeth Gasman, one of the country’s leading authorities on historically black colleges, will be the keynote speaker at a higher education forum at Heritage University titled “A More Diverse America: Challenges for Higher Education.

3/28/2017 - HU to Honor Students' Accomplishments and Outstanding Faculty During Spring Convocation
Heritage University will recognize the accomplishments of students during the annual Spring Convocation on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at its main campus in Toppenish.

3/28/2017 - Free Easter Egg Hunt at Heritage University
An Easter egg hunt with more than 30,000 Easter eggs is just one of the many family friendly events to be featured at the family fun day "Easter Eggstravaganza" on April 9, 2017 on the Heritage University campus in Toppenish.

3/24/2017 - Heritage University Career Fair to Introduce Job Seekers to Area Employers
Yakima Valley job seekers will be able to connect with employers during the Heritage University Career Fair 2017 on March 30, 2017.

3/15/2017 - Heritage University Receives Johnson Scholarship Foundation Grant to Build $1.5 Million
Heritage University has been awarded a grant by the Johnson Scholarship Foundation (JSF) that will ultimately create a $1.5 million endowment to support scholarships for Indigenous students studying business or entrepreneurship.

3/15/2017 - New Act Six Scholarship Winners to Make First Public Appearance as HU Cadre Tonight
The media and public are invited to attend a community celebration tonight to recognize the five winners of the Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative.

3/13/2017 - Seattle Shakespeare Company to Perform The Taming of the Shrew at Heritage University
The Seattle Shakespeare Company will perform a rendition of The Taming of the Shrew at Heritage University on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.

3/13/2017 - Education Expert to Speak at Heritage University
Dr. Frances Contreras, associate professor in education studies at the University of California San Diego and advocate for Latinos in higher education, will present a talk at Heritage University titled Improving College Completion and Career Success in 21st Century America.

3/8/2017 - Heritage University to Host Forums Examining Crucial Issues Facing Higher Education
Four of the most authoritative authors on post-secondary education will be featured speakers at “Higher Education in the 21st Century: Crucial Questions for America and the Northwest,” a series of forums at Heritage University which will address issues facing higher education.

2/22/2017 - Author to Speak at Heritage University's International Women's Day Event
Author Shannon Huffman Polson will serve as the keynote speaker at "Women2Women," Heritage University's celebration of International Women's Day on Saturday, March 11, 2017.

2/21/2017 - Science Olympiad Event at YVC to Test Young Minds' Collaborative, Competitive Skills
Middle school students from throughout central Washington will again show off their scientific skills during the fifth annual South Central Washington Science Olympiad (SCWSO) on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at Yakima Valley College (YVC).

2/17/2017 - Heritage University Hosts 2017 Inaugural Enhance Conference
Teachers and educators from all disciplines are invited to attend the 2017 Inaugural Enhance Conference at Heritage University on April 29, 2017.

1/27/2016 - Heritage University Announces 6.3% Reduction in Tuition
The Heritage University Board of Directors have announced a 6.3 percent reduction in undergraduate tuition beginning with the 2017-2018 academic year.

1/24/2017 - Heritage University, WSU Increase Access to Health Care
The Washington State University College of Pharmacy and Heritage University has signed two agreements to streamline the path for Heritage students to become pharmacists, starting with the class entering in the fall.

1/20/2017 - Heritage University Announces Fall 2016 Dean’s List
The following are students who earned a place on the Heritage University Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester.

1/13/2017 - Heritage University Announces First Three Recipients of Full Tuition Soar Scholarships
Heritage University announced the first three of six eventual winners of the HU Soar Scholarship.