Our Team

Team photo of IA staff

 

Gayle BargeGayle Barge

Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Gayle Colston Barge, Ed.D. is the Chief Development, Marketing and Communications Officer for Bellevue College and serves as Vice President of Institutional Advancement.

Laura GettlemanLaura Gettleman

Administrative Assistant to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement

Laura provides direct support to the Vice President of Institutional Advancement in a combination of areas such as budget, records and office management, as well as administrative support for the entire IA division, including the BC Foundation.

Marketing

Katherine HallKatherine Hall

Director of Marketing and Community Development

Katherine provides leadership and supervision for all marketing and communications outreach, and develop initiatives to engage the community in campus life.

 

Nicole Beattie

Associate Director of Communications

Nicole is responsible for telling the BC story, working with media and developing communication strategies. She serves as the college’s spokesperson on college-wide concerns, and manages BC’s digital presence and social media platforms.

 

Sharon BergSharon Berg

Publications Manager, Community & College Relations

Sharon is the editor, writer and project manager for BC’s major publications, including the course catalog and quarterly schedules, BC Facts at a Glance booklet, Student Handbook, and other special assignments as needed.

Linda MondragonLinda Mondragon

Graphic Designer

As part of the design team, Linda also lends her graphic design and illustration skills to provide campus-wide marketing collateral. Additionally, Linda is an adjunct instructor in the business division.

 

Walter GarridoWalter Garrido

Marketing Assistant

Walter assists the marketing team in communicating all the great things happening here at Bellevue College from social media posts to eNewsletters and photography.

Web Services

Jim_HoehnJim Hoehn

Web Editor-in-Chief

Jim oversees the content on the BC website and assists departmental web managers with production and maintenance of their respective sites.

Foundation

Rebecca ChawgoRebecca Chawgo

Executive Director

Rebecca manages the Bellevue College Foundation. She is responsible for overseeing development and fundraising activities as well as awarding scholarships, grants, and programmatic support.

Paul Feavel Paul Feavel

Director of Foundation Finance and Planned Giving

Paul provides fiscal oversight to ensure accurate financial records, strong internal controls, prudent investment strategies, compliance with IRS and Washington State requirements and with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles for not-for-profit organizations, and also works with our auditors. He supports donors in planned giving, with endowments and with other detail-driven donations.

 

Mareth FloresMareth Flores

Director of Development

Mareth provides strategic direction to the Foundation’s philanthropic initiatives and is responsible for leading and expanding the development program of the Bellevue College Foundation.

Aimee WhiteAimee White

Associate Director of Development

Aimee manages the efforts of the annual giving campaign, as well as supports the Foundation’s participation in the growth of the BC Alumni Association.

 

Taryn EchertTaryn Echert

Assistant Director of Development

Taryn coordinates Foundation events including the annual luncheon, Donor & Scholar Reception, and BC Quarterlies. In addition, she manages Foundation communications including the annual report, website and social media.

Lauren HardinLauren Hardin

Scholarship & Programs Manager

Lauren provides administrative management for BC Foundation scholarships and faculty/staff program activities. Additionally, she manages program awards including awarding internal grants and annual employee recognition.