6/3/2014 - Faculty Tips for First-Gen Students
When a U.S. Senate committee south to highlight successful practices in educating minority and other underserved students at a hearing last month, it turned to officials at an urban two-year institution (Long Beach City College); a historically black university (Fayetteville State University); and Heritage University, a private institution that is located on tribal land in Washington State and where about three-quarters of students are the first in their families to attend college.
5/8/2014 - Heritage University receives grant to train ELL teachers
Heritage University’s English Language Learner Academy & Institute (ELLA/ELLI) professional development model, which was recently named a finalist in the inaugural “Road Map Project Awards” for its work to eliminate learning gaps for students in south King County and south Seattle, has been chosen to prepare 100 educators in western Washington to serve English Language Learners (ELLs).
4/30/2014 - Heritage University rebuilding its identity
A brick wall on the north side of the under-construction -- and still unnamed -- building at Heritage University is a vivid reminder of the devastating fire almost two years ago that destroyed the former Petrie Hall and rocked the small private school.
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).
3/14/2014 - 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.