Fall 2015 Issue

Cover Story: Pursuing a Lifelong Dream

Whitney King
Data Analytics major Whitney King received a big surprise at the end of spring quarter: she was one of two students in the nation to be named a 2015 Terry O’Banion Student Technology Champion. Read the full story

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Faces of the 50th

Faisal Jaswal, Assistant Dean of Student Programs

As Bellevue College prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2016, it is easy to point out the obvious: we’ve grown in size and stature, offering a tremendous depth and breadth of programming. Our college has grown in tandem with the Eastside – from local commuter campus, to a thriving community on the cusp of building student housing.

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Wellness Center Brings Experiential Learning to the Great Outdoors

Peter Prescott stands near the entrance to the BC Challenge Course

During spring quarter 2015, 14 Bellevue College students enrolled in a hiking and orienteering course led by Peter Prescott, BC’s Wellness Center program manager and Bill Hawley, the Pacific Crest Trails Association (PCTA) North Cascades regional representative, headed out to the Snoqualmie Pass ski area for a day of trail maintenance.

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91.3 KBCS More Than Just a Voice on the Radio

Sonya Green, news and public affairs director at 91.3 KBCS (left), Sue Popma, marketing director of the Crossroads Shopping Center, Roz Liming, Crossroads marketing manager, and Bruce Wirth, KBCS program manager.

At 91.3 KBCS, the station takes the phrase “community radio” far beyond on-air programming. From farmer’s markets to art fairs to concerts to a musical book club, the FM station on the Bellevue College campus has made the support of community events an integral part of its mission.

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Faculty Fanned Flame of Writing Passion for Novelist and BC Alumna

Deb Caletti, novelist and BC alumna

Novelist Deb Caletti has fond memories of two Bellevue College English faculty members for their strong support of her work while a student here: Joan Kotker and Pauline Christiansen. Caletti is best known for her dozen Young Adult novels, which have garnered her numerous awards and a National Book Award nomination for her first adult novel, “He’s Gone.”

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After Star Turn at BC, Richard Lee finds PGA success

Richard Lee has parlayed his collegiate start at Bellevue College into success on the PGA Tour, including a spot in the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay

Richard Lee’s path to golf success wasn’t always down the middle of the fairway, but the journey from GED to the PGA definitely made the turn at Bellevue College.

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