News Announcements

3/11/2018 - Heritage University to inaugurate third president, KIMA
A local university will soon be inaugurating their third president.

3/9/2018 - Heritage University is getting ready for its President's Inauguration, YakTriNews
Heritage University is making last minute preparations for the inauguration which is scheduled to start next week.

3/8/2018 - Jubilee, other events highlight installation of Heritage University president, YHR
An inauguration jubilee will highlight a series of events planned to celebrate the installation of Andrew C. Sund as the new president of Heritage University.

3/5/2018 - ‘Mr. Rainbow’ brings Yakamas’ native language alive for youngsters,Yakima Herald Republic
Students in Ray Azure Jr.’s third-grade Ichiskíin class at Harrah Elementary School practiced their pronunciation with enthusiasm as they gave recent visitors a cheerful welcome.

2/26/2018 - Heritage University plans presidential jubilee, Daily Sun
Heritage University will host three days of events to celebrate the inauguration of Andrew Sund, Ph.D. as its third president at the Toppenish campus on Fort Road.

2/14/2018 - Biologist shares story, Daily Sun
Heritage University Native fish and wildlife biologist Melissa Castiano will be the first speaker in a new leadership series being offered on campus.

2/11/18 - Local professor and retired school teacher write book on special needs children, KIMA
Karen Nicksich says raising a child with special needs had its moments of heartbreak.

2/11/18 - Some Yakima Valley classrooms flip tradition, Yakima Herald Republic
Humberto Urrutia took a closer look at the back of the life-size bust of Batman he created in an art class at Yakima Valley College.

1/30/18 Community response teams to create safer neighborhoods, KIMA-TV
Community members are working together to create safer neighborhoods in the Yakima and Kittitas counties.

1/29/19 - In Basket: Matt Kincaid, Yakima Herald Republic
Dr. Matt Kincaid, an associate professor of business at Heritage University, is named on The Top 100 Leadership Speakers for 2018 list as published by Inc. Magazine.

1/29/18 - Local author's daughter encourages inspiring new book, KNDU-TV
A retired teacher of 34 years transplanted to eastern Washington a few years ago and took on her next chapter in life as an author. She wrote two children's books based around dogs and life lessons and then she took on a challenger that her daughter kept pushing.

1/27/18 - Medical students learn the art of culinary medicine, KAPP-TV
On Saturday morning, medical students from Central Washington University, Washington State University, Heritage University and Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences participated in a culinary medicine workshop at Eisenhower High School in Yakima.

1/22/18 - Educator in Toppenish honored as a top leadership speaker, KIMA-TV
A local educator is gaining recognition for his profound talent in speaking and communication.

1/22/18 - Heritage University hires new staff members, Yakima Herald Republic
Heritage University hired several new staff members: • Taylor Hall was named vice president of finance and chief financial officer. He previously worked at Regency Pacific Management, where he served as the director of finance and accounting...

1/22/18 - Wanda and her alpacas
Working with alpacas, goats and Grand Pyrenees guard dogs has filled Prosser woman Wanda Carpenter’s life since her retirement from teaching.

1/20/18 - Heritage University abre periodo para solicitar becas completas, El Sol de Yakima
José Ortiz-García vislumbra un futuro profesional brillante con trabajo en un laboratorio nacional, después que obtenga su título de Heritage University.

1/18/18 - Heritage University obtiene más becas, El Sol de Yakima
José Ortiz-García vislumbra un futuro profesional brillante con trabajo en un laboratorio nacional, después que obtenga su título de Heritage University.

1/16/18 - Hundreds march for 'dream', Daily Sun News
The recorded voice of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s plea for justice filled the air Monday as hundreds gathered to pay tribute to the civil right activist.

1/6/18 - YVC math professor makes good side gig out of bad puns, Yakima Herald Republic
Math is one of Ben Mayo’s favorite subjects. He teaches math at Yakima Valley College, has written two math books that he uses in class and likes working through math problems with his students.

1/3/18 - Food drive, marches, more planned around Valley to honor MLK, Yakima Herald Republic
Events honoring Martin Luther King Jr. will begin Jan. 8 with a food drive and culminate Jan. 15 with peace walks and special programs.

11/13/17 - The first Navajo woman surgeon visits Heritage University, KVEW-TV
Heritage University kicked off its Spirituality Week with special guest Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord.

 2018 Press Releases

5/17/2018 - Project NANO Showcase to highlight student scientific investigations at The Reach Museum
Teams of Tri-Cities area middle school students will show off their scientific investigations during an event called Project NANO Showcase on Wednesday, May 23 at the Hanford Reach Interpretive Center (The Reach Museum)

5/10/2018 - KCTS 9 and HU co-sponsoring The Future of DACA: A Conversation with AG Bob Ferguson
KCTS 9, the PBS affiliate in Seattle and Heritage University are collaborating to present The Future of DACA: A Conversation with Attorney General Bob Ferguson at the Yakima Valley Museum in Yakima, Wash. on May 21 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

4/27/2018 - Heritage University to Hold 36th Annual Commencement at Yakima Valley SunDome
Heritage University will host Dr. Lori Arviso Alvord, the first Diné (Navajo) woman surgeon as commencement speaker during its 36th Commencement exercise Saturday, May 5 at 10:00 a.m. at the Yakima Valley SunDome.

4/27/2018 - Heritage University BSN Program to Hold Pinning Ceremony for Graduates
The Heritage University Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program will celebrate the inaugural BSN program cohort Class of 2018 with a pinning ceremony Thursday, May 3 at 5:00 p.m. in Smith Family Hall at Heritage University.

4/20/2018 - HU to Become Primary Provider of “College in the High School” for Yakima School District
Yakima School District (YSD) and Heritage University (HU) administrators will sign a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will make Heritage the primary provider of free college credits for College in the High School (CHS) classes for YSD’s A.C. Davis and Eisenhower students.

4/19/2018 - Costco Co-Founder’s Foundation Selects First Cohort of Five Scholarship Recipients
The Sinegal Family Foundation, started by Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal, has selected five students who will comprise the first cohort of Sinegal Scholars at Heritage University.

4/18/2018 - Washington State Supreme Court Justice to Speak at HU Youth and Justice Forum
Washington State Supreme Court Justice Steven Gonzalez will deliver the keynote speech during the annual Yakima Valley Youth and Justice Forum at Heritage University.

4/11/2018 - Heritage University Hosts Career Fair 2018
An upcoming event at Heritage University will connect Yakima Valley job seekers with more than 30 employers.

4/1/2018 - HU’s BSN Program Expanding Enrollment to Meet Growing Need for Highly Skilled Nurses
To meet the expanding need for nurses in hospitals, community health and primary care settings, and in schools, the Heritage University Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is expanding enrollment to 24 students for the fall 2018 semester.

3/29/2018 - Two Accomplished Scientists to Speak at HU Event Showcasing Student Achievements
Two dynamic and accomplished scientists, Dr. Michael Landry, with the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave (LIGO) Hanford Observatory and Dr. Rodney Cooper, with the U.S. Department of Agriculture office in Wapato, Wash., will serve as keynote speakers during the Heritage University Gathering of Scholars Symposium on April 3, 2018 at Heritage.

3/22/2018 - 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 March 31, 2018 on the Heritage University campus in Toppenish.

3/2/2018 - Education consultant & public speaker to deliver keynote address at HU
Education consultant, public speaker and former candidate for Washington State Superintendent, Erin Jones, will be the keynote speaker at “Women2Women,” Heritage University’s celebration of International Women’s Day on Saturday, March 17, 2018.

2/23/2018 - HU announces events to celebrate the inauguration of its third president
Heritage University is hosting a series of events over the course of three days that celebrate the inauguration of Andrew Sund, Ph.D. as its third president.

2/12/2018 - Administrative Changes Announced at Heritage University
Today President Andrew Sund, Ph.D. announced several changes within the administrative ranks at Heritage University.

2/8/2018 - :Local Author, HU Faculty Member, to Celebrate Release of Earth Angels Book
Richland, Wash. author Karen Nicksich and Heritage University Assistant Professor Miguel Juarez are celebrating the publication of their co-authored book, Earth Angels, a pictorial documentary chronicling the lives of “specially-abled” children.

1/29/18 - Heritage University and Dispute Resolution Center Forming Community Response Teams
Heritage University and the Dispute Resolution Center of Yakima and Kittitas Counties (DRC) are forming Community Response Teams to create safer, more peaceful communities.

1/22/18 - Heritage University Faculty Member Named Among Top Leadership Speakers for 2018
Dr. Matt Kincaid, an associate professor of business at Heritage University, is named on The Top 100 Leadership Speakers for 2018 list as published by Inc. Magazine.

1/11/18 - Heritage University to Hold Events Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr.
Heritage University will hold three events on January 18-19 to honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.