2015 Press Releases

2/25/2015 - Head of Bezos Family Foundation to Speak at Heritage University Fundraiser
Jackie Bezos, the President and co-founder of the Bezos Family Foundation, will serve as the keynote speaker at Heritage University’s celebration of “International Women’s Day” on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

2/23/2015 - Eleven Yakima Students Earn Full Act Six Leadership Scholarships to Heritage University
The Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative has announced that eleven emerging community leaders across the Yakima Valley have won full-tuition scholarships to Heritage University.

2/17/2015 - Heritage University Joins Prestigious Consortium of Leading Research Universities
Heritage University is now a member of the Leadership Alliance, an elite group of 42 leading research and liberal arts colleges in the country.

2/13/2015 - Heritage University to Host 2015 College Planning Day in Central Washington
Heritage University will be the place for high school juniors and undecided seniors in central Washington to explore college options, as Heritage hosts the 2015 College Planning Day on March 26, 2015

1/26/2015 - Heritage University Forms Alliance to Help American Indian Students Succeed in STEM
Heritage University is a partner recipient of a 4-year, $2.4 million National Science Foundation (NSF) Alliances for Graduate Education and Professoriate Transformation (AGEP-T) grant (HRD-1432932) to increase the number of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) doctoral students who complete STEM graduate programs.

1/16/2015 - Heritage University Student's Work Brings Windfall to Lower Valley Charity
It will be a great New Year for one Lower Valley non-profit, thanks to the efforts of one Heritage University student. Alma Sanchez, a senior majoring in social work, authored a grant which resulted in Friends of Granger receiving a $15,000 grant from the Yakima Valley Community Foundation. 

1/15/2015 - Heritage University Announces Fall 2014 Dean's List
The following are students who earned a place on the Heritage University Dean's List for the fall 2014 semester.

  
 News Announcements

2/25/2014 - Local students awarded Act Six Scholarships
Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative officials announced that 11 emerging community leaders from across the Yakima Valley have won full-tuition scholarships to Heritage University.

2/24/2015 - Heritage to host college reps on March 26
Heritage University will be the place for high school juniors and undecided seniors in Central Washington to explore college options, as Heritage hosts the 2015 College Planning Day on Thursday, March 26.

2/19/2015 - Mother of Amazon founder to address Women's Day event at Heritage
Philanthropist Jackie Bezos, the mother of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, will be the guest speaker at Heritage University’s International Women’s Day celebration next month.

2/18/2014 - Heritage newest member of select university alliance
Heritage University has joined an alliance of research and liberal arts colleges, which will allow its students to potentially study via other alliance schools.

2/8/2014 - Court case could drastically change the way growers pay piece-rate workers
Felipe Lopez wipes a bead of perspiration from his temple as he prunes gnarled Bing cherry trees in the foggy morning chill.

2/7/2014 - Good attendance pays at Granger Middle School
Nearly 70 students at Granger Middle School didn’t miss a single day of classes during the second quarter of the school year.

2/7/2014 - YVCC Hosts Science Olympiad For Middle School Students
Middle school students from all over the Yakima Valley gathered at Yakima Valley Community College this afternoon for a science Olympiad, where they were able to test their knowledge on everything science.

1/15/2015 - Jóvenes indocumentados solicitan becas universitarias
NORMAND GARCIA

 EL SOL DE YAKIMA 

 Estudiantes indocumentados que buscan seguir estudios superiores acudieron a una sesión informativa sobre la solicitud de ayuda financiera que ofrece el gobierno de Washington. La beca es conocida como Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WAFSA).  Read English translation. 

1/22/2015 - Heritage University Enactus Assists Women's Group
Students from the Heritage University ENACTUS chapter who are dedicated to enabling progress through entrepreneurial action are back in Orange Walk to assist the women’s group, “Creando un Futuro Mejor”, in Guinea Grass Village.

1/5/2015 - Sunnyside native sees success with flash fiction

the brief style of flash fiction isn't known as a great form of creative writing, says a local writer.