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Heritage University educates Hispanic, Yakama

On Nov. 3, the Greater Yakima Chamber of Commerce awarded the former president of Heritage University, Kathleen Ross, SNJM, the annual Ted Robertson Award, which honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the greater Yakima area.

Her service in the Yakima Valley has had a tremendous impact. Forty years ago, at the instigation of two Yakama Nation women—Martha Yallup and Violet Lumley Rau—and with the support of regional leaders from the tribes, the business community and the Catholic Church, Kathleen became the inaugural president of Heritage College, now Heritage University, in Toppenish.

The story of Heritage University inspires dreamers who see a need and act to fill that need.. . . . . .

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