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WSU students return as mentors at migrant academy

By Steve Nakata, Administrative Services

Gizelle SandovalPULLMAN, Wash. – When Gizelle Sandoval arrived on the Washington State University campus a few years ago for the Dare to Dream Math and Science Academy, the high school junior wasn’t sure wasn’t sure she wanted to be here.  » More …

Pharmacist part of new Yakima doctoral teaching team

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

Carl-Mikota-webYAKIMA, Wash. – The first students will begin the Washington State University doctor of pharmacy program in August at the Pacific Northwest University of Health extension. New clinical assistant professor Carl Mikota, Pharm.D., will be part of the faculty teaching team. » More …

WSU, Heritage U. partner for seamless engineering transfers

Heritage-UniversityTOPPENISH, Wash. – A new partnership between Heritage University and Washington State University Tri-Cities will allow students to chart a path to an engineering degree while staying close to home in the Yakima Valley. » More …

Community college promotes higher education

YAKIMA — Yakima Valley Community College Outreach and Multicultural Student Services department, in collaboration with WSU, will host “You & WSU” from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28, in YVCC’s Hopf Student Union Building.

This outreach event promotes higher education to Yakima and the surrounding community. It will target first generation students. Offering assistance through a personal approach, WSU and YVCC will share critical information regarding higher education.

The event will feature information and presentations for students and families. Topics covered include admission and deadlines, transferring from YVCC to WSU, financial aid and scholarships, resources for student success, and student and … » More …

Learn how to earn your MBA at regional information meetings

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RICHLAND — Learn how to earn a Master’s in Business Administration degree through WSU Tri-Cities at regional information meetings on April 7, 9 and 14.
 
The MBA program is offered on the WSU Tri-Cities campus and through interactive video-conferencing at the WSU Learning Centers in Yakima and Wenatchee. Most classes are held in the evenings to meet the scheduling needs of busy professionals.
 
Information meetings are:
 
• Yakima — 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, in the WSU Learning Center on the Yakima Valley Community College campus, 1000 … » More …

Competition honors WSU doctoral candidate

PULLMAN — Stacey C. Locke, principal of Yakima’s Eisenhower High School and a student in the WSU educational leadership doctorate degree program, was among three finalists in the 2009 National High School Principal of the Year award.

Locke was recognized for having transformed a crowded school where students and staff struggled to connect into a vibrant learning environment where everyone shares a common vision. She was earlier named Washington State Principal of the Year in the competition, sponsored by MetLife and the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). She earned a school superintendent credential from WSU in 2007.

Now in her fifth … » More …

SBDC announces reopening of Yakima Service Center

The Washington Small Business Development Center recently announced the appointment of Linda Johnson as the SBDC Business Development Specialist serving the greater Yakima area. Johnson will open the SBDC Center at the Yakima Business Resource Center on Wednesday, March 15. The SBDC office will be co- located with the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce, SCORE, and the Yakima County Development Association at the Yakima Business Resource Center, 10 N. 9th Street.Johnson earned her MBA from WSU and is a Certified Public Accountant. Yakima-area business owners and entrepreneurs who seek her assistance will benefit from her experience as a business owner, public accountant, and financial manager. … » More …