CWUYakima Campus NewsYakima Campus News Alumni Couples Share Love Stories for Valentine’s Day, 11 Feb 2016 14:16:50<p><img alt="" src="/yakima/sites/" style="height: 250px; width: 250px; margin-left: 7px; margin-right: 7px; float: right;">Okay Cupid has nothing on Central Washington University when it comes to finding a perfect match. For Valentine’s Day, CWU alumni couples are sharing charming stories of their courtship on CWU’s Alumni Facebook page (</p><p>From cooking dinner for a roommate, to sharing a math class, to first dates at the Yellow Church Cafe, each story relives a sweet, auspicious moment in their lives. As one alumni said, his favorite CWU memory “was meeting his wife, Gail.”</p><p>The alumni stories go back thirty years and more, and some photos show generations of Wildcats and future Wildcats embarking on their own love stories.</p><p>While developing the campaign, University Advancement staff suspected that there were more than a few alumni who found the love of their life at CWU. They discovered that there were more than 6,000!</p><p>“We thought it would be fun to see and share all the wonderful love stories that started here,” said Ginny Ann Blackson, director of Annual Giving. “We wanted to celebrate our alumni this Valentine’s Day and we’re thrilled with the response on social media to date!”</p><p>To tell your Wildcat love story, go to the CWU Alumni Facebook page, and, using the #CentralCouple tag, share some of the details such as how you met, what were your studies, when you graduated, and where you went on your first date.</p><p>“We’d love for you to share your favorite memory together during your time at CWU, and what you remember best about CWU,” Blackson continued. “And please share a photo or two!”</p><p>Couples can also post via Twitter using #CentralCouple. And while #CentralCouple was prompted by Valentine’s Day, couples may post their stories throughout February.</p><p>The Alumni Association and the CWU Foundation hope that these warm and fuzzy stories will inspire you to make a gift to CWU this Valentine’s Day. For more information, visit</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>Media Contact: Valerie Chapman-Stockwell, Public Affairs, 509-963-1518,</p>American Prisons & Mass Incarceration Lecture - February 11th in Yakima - Dr. Pichardo, 05 Feb 2016 14:41:07<p><img alt="" src="/yakima/sites/" style="width: 464px; height: 600px;"></p>Impact of Mass Incarceration on the Family... Lecture - March 1st in Yakima - Dr. Dieu and Dr. Champagne, 21 Jan 2016 11:22:21<p><img alt="" src="/yakima/sites/" style="width: 463px; height: 600px;"></p>CWU Yakima Hours, 01 Jul 2015 09:35:59<p>CWU Yakima will be open M-TH 8:00am - 4:30pm.&nbsp;&nbsp;CWU Yakima is closed on Friday.</p>2015-2016 Registration Handbook, 01 Jul 2015 09:33:48<p>The 2015-2016 new student registration handbook is now available.&nbsp; <a href="">Click here</a> for access to important information regarding registration, academic calendars etc.</p>Transfer Student Resources, 22 Oct 2014 15:23:45<p>Want to be a Wildcat?&nbsp; Check out our comprehensive website with important resources and information for transfer students! <a href=""> </a></p>