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Albert Torres is Alumnus of the Year for WSU Tri-Cities

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - The class of 2009 graduates from WSU Tri-Cities Friday.

More than 300 students received their diplomas with 77 Master's Degrees and 264 Bachelor's Degrees.

This year's alumnus of the year is Albert Torres, owner of the Bilingual Newspaper "Tu Decides." He said his life has come full circle and credits his success to education.

"Growing up here in Eastern Washington, I tell people we started off picking asparagus and making money based off of how much we could put on our back and now to have used education to achieve this is an amazing dream come true," said Torres.

Torres is a Pasco High Graduate. He received his degree from WSU in 2004 and founded "Tu Decides" in 2007.

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