2014 Press Releases

4/22/2014 - Heritage University Professor Implores Org. of American States to save Indigenous People
Heritage University assistant sociology Professor Sarah Augustine recently presented to the Organization of American States (OAS) her case for regulating illegal mining in the country of Suriname, an industry she has documented proof of causation in the decimation of the indigenous Wayana peoples through pollution and disruption of livelihood.

4/16/2014 - Dr. Caryl McFarlane to Speak at Heritage University Event
Dr. Caryl McFalane, senior program officer for the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship and Mellon Programs at the Woodrow Wilson Foundation in Princeton, NJ, will deliver the keynote address during Heritage University's Spring Convocation on April 17.

4/10/2014 - Heritage University Announces Winners of HU Soar Scholarships
Today Heritage University announced the seven winners of the HU Soar Scholarships.

4/3/2014 - Heritage Univesrity Finished in Top Four at National Enactus Competition
Heritage University students finished in 3rd place in a competition against 225 colleges and universities from across the country in the national Enactus USA Expo being held in Cincinnati, Ohio.

4/1/2014 - Heritage University Hosts Performance of Shakespeare's Othello

Heritage University will present Shakespeare's "Othello," as performed by the Seattle Shakespeare Company Tusday, April 15,2014 at 5:30 p.m.

3/31/2014 - Heritage University Announces President's Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Students
Today Heritage University announced the opening of the application period for the “President’s Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Students.”

3/26/2014 - New Medical Program Strengthens Commitment to Improving Rural Health Care
Heritage University’s efforts to improve health care in the Yakima Valley took a big step today, as Heritage President Dr. John Bassett announced that the new Physician Assistant Educational program at Heritage received provisional accreditation from the physician assistant (PA) profession’s national accrediting body, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

3/25/2014 - Heritage University Hosts Expeditionary Artists Workshop
Maria Coryell-Martin, an artist who travels on scientific expeditions to capture scenes from polar and glaciated regions of the world, will present her work during lectures and drawing workshops at Heritage University March 26-27, 2014.

3/18/2014 - HU105 Holding Two Informational Meetings on Innovative Teacher Preparation Program
People who are interested in becoming teachers are invited to learn more about the most innovative teacher preparation program in the country, which is now expanding into the Tri-Cities.

3/11/2014 - Press conference, Informational Forum on REAL Hope Act at Heritage University
On February 26, 2014, Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed into law SB 6523 the Real Hope Act, previously known as the Washington DREAM Act (under House Bill 1817).

3/3/2014 - Heritage University Presents Yakama Authors Festival
Yakama Nation authors will share their writings and experiences during the "Yakama Authors Festival" at Heritage University (HU) on Tuesday, March 11.

2/28/2014 - Heritage University's ELL Endorsement Program is Finalist for Award
Heritage University's English Language Learner Academy & Institute (ELLA/ELLI) professional development model was named a finalist in the inaugural Road Map Project Awards for its work to increase equity and eliminate opportunity gaps for students in South King County and South Seattle.

2/25/2014 - Unique Team-Based Teacher Training Program Expanding to the Tri-Cities
One of the most innovative teacher preparation programs in the entire country is expanding into the Tri-Cities area.

2/18/2014 - Deadline to Apply for New Scholarships at Heritage University is Fast Approaching
There's now less than two weeks left for the valley's brightest students to apply for one of seven new scholarships at Heritage University.

2/13/2014-Heritage University Alumnus Recognized as One of Nation's Top Educators by NEA Foundation
A Heritage Univeristy alumnus and teacher from the Tri-Cities, WA was recognized by the National Educational Association (NEA) Foundation as one of the nation's top educators during its annual gala in our nation's capital over the weekend.

2/4/2014 - Nine Yakima Valley Students Earn Full Act Six Leadership Scholarships
The Act Six Leadership and Scholarship Initiative has announced that nine emerging community leaders across the Yakia Valley have won full-tuition four-year scholarships to Heritage University.

1/16/2014 - Heritage University Staff, Students and Guests to Pay Tribute to Civil Rights Hero
Heritage University faculty, staff and students are honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at a celebration on Thursday, January 23 on the Toppenish campus.

1/16/2014 - Heritage University Announces Fall 2013 Dean's List
The following are students in your region who earned a place on the Heritage University Dean's List for the fall 2013 semester.

1/8/2014 - Free Event at Heritage University Helps Students Get Money for College
A free event at Heritage University can help students learn how to get thousands of dollars to pay for college.

  
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4/4/2014 - Spring break camp draws in Outlook students
School’s not in session, but students in Outlook have been able to spend several days this week at Outlook Elementary having fun while learning along the way.

4/3/2014 - Heritage University gets 3rd place in national competition
Heritage University students finished in 3rd place in a competition against 225 colleges and universities from across the country in the national Enactus USA Expo being held in Cincinnati, Ohio.

3/31/2014 - Heritage University to offer $20K graduate scholarship
Today Heritage University announced the opening of the application period for the “President’s Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Students.” Scholarship recipients can receive up to $20,000 toward the pursuit of a graduate degree.

3/26/2014 - Heritage University physician assistant program receives accreditation
Heritage University’s efforts to improve health care in the Yakima Valley took a big step today, as Heritage President Dr. John Bassett announced that the new Physician Assistant Educational program at Heritage received provisional accreditation from the physician assistant (PA) profession’s national accrediting body, the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA).

3/19/2014 - Heritage University Holding Meetings on Innovative Teacher Preparation Program
People who are interested in becoming teachers are invited to learn more about the most innovative teacher preparation program in the country, which is now expanding into the Tri-Cities

3/13/2014 - Real Hope Act Gives Some Yakima Valley High Schoolers a Chance
Hundreds of local high schoolers met at Heritage University in Toppenish Thursday to learn about the Real Hope Act and what it can do for them.

3/14/2014 - Local educators say Real Hope Act has potential to change lives
When state Sen. Barbara Bailey, R-Oak Harbor, remained on the fence about a measure granting undocumented students eligibility for state need grants at the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Ricardo Sanchez of the Latino/a Educational Achievement Project decided some personal stories could help win her over.

3/13/2014 - Informational Forum on Real Hope Act comes to Toppenish
An informational forum in Toppenish Thursday afternoon will explain a new law aimed to help undocumented students apply for financial aid.

3/2/2014 - Richland elementary schools to get new student teachers from Heritage University
Heritage University’s HU 105 program, a teacher-training program, is expanding to the Tri-Cities.

2/27/2014 - Heritage expands teacher training to the Tri-Cities
Heritage University's HU105 program, a teacher-training program, is expanding to the Tri-Cities.

2/26/2014 - Successful Yakima Valley Teaching Programs Expand Across the Region
Watch this video about the HU 105 program expanding (KNDO-KNDU TV)

2/24/2014 - Program helps entrepreneurs realize agricultural dreams
Yakima resident Alfredo Ortiz and his brother, Ricardo, do not work in cattle ranches -- but their future plans indicate a desire to do so.

2/18/2014 - Bill offers 'Real Hope' for students in state illegally
Not quite a year ago, news out of the Legislature in Olympia broke 18-year-old Kimberly Aleman's heart.

1/23/2014 - Heritage Recognizes MLK Jr. Day
Heritage University hosts a Martin Luther King Jr. Event this morning for its students.

1/14/2014 - Free event aims to help students get money for college
A free event at Heritage University can help students learn how to get thousands of dollars to pay for college.

12/14/2013 - Heritage University students help hungry familites
Heritage University students spent today packing food boxes for the less fortunate.

12/04/2013 - Heritage offers new, full-tuition scholarships
Heritage University has announced seven new, full-tuition scholarships for both high school students and current Heritage students as part of a broader push to promote the school.