By Steve Nakata, Student Affairs and Enrollment PULLMAN, Wash. – Pausing at the top of a hill overlooking hundreds of acres of hop fields, Jaime Barajas grinned as he remembered working 14-hour days, including Sundays during harvest, in the hot summer sun.
WSU Tri-Cities graduation 2010. Photo Courtesy of WSU Tri-Cities. RICHLAND – WSU Tri-Cities received a $1.1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to create a Student Support Services Program for low-income and first-generation students. WSU Tri-Cities will use this five-year grant to increase student success to graduation. About […]
Photo: Sergio and Lilia Marquez in their orchard with Malaquias Flores, right, coordinator of WSU’s Latino Small Farms Program. (Photo courtesy of Flores) In 1977, Sergio Marquez left Mexico. He was 15 when he arrived in central Washington to work in the apple orchards around Wapato. After more than 20 years of experience as a […]
Demographer Annabel R. Kirschner, a WSU professor, will discuss recent trends in Washington’s Hispanic population at the Feb. 17 meeting of the WSU Tri-Cities Latino Outreach Collaborative.Open to the public, the session begins at 10 a.m. in Room 210 of the West Building at the Tri-Cities campus in north Richland.In her presentation, Kirschner, a noted […]
St. Hilaire Cellars owner Gary L. Jackson believes our state’s Hispanic farm workers do not get the credit they deserve. “I don’t think people realize that if there were no Hispanic farm workers, there would be no wine industry in the State of Washington,” he said.As a way to recognize farm workers’ contribution to the […]