July 2012

Employee recognized for sustainable transportation programs

Date posted: July 27, 2012
Deric Gruen

Deric Gruen, Bellevue College’s sustainability and conservation resource manager, has been recognized with a Diamond Award by Commuter Challenge for his successful efforts to reduce commute trips and encourage alternative means of transport, leading to decreases in the college’s carbon emissions and traffic congestion. Commuter Challenge, an initiative of enterpriseSeattle, is a nonprofit that has […]

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Bellevue College Foundation board names new president

Date posted: July 24, 2012

Paul Swegle, of counsel with Kinsel Law Offices, has been named president of the Bellevue College Foundation Board of Directors for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2012. A resident of Seattle, Swegle previously served as vice president, general counsel and secretary of ShareBuilder Corporation, a subsidiary of ING Direct (recently acquired by Capital One), […]

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Free planetarium shows for the community this summer

Date posted: July 20, 2012

Astronomy buffs, mark your calendars! This summer, Bellevue College’s Geer Planetarium invites the community to attend upcoming showings of a program titled “Stars,” which explores the beauty and destructive power of these distant celestial bodies. Also featured will be objects viewable in the skies during the summer, including the history and location of various constellations. […]

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Interior Design program receives $200,000 gift

Date posted: July 18, 2012

The Bellevue College Foundation today announced one of the 10 largest cash donations it has received in the past decade: a $200,000 gift to the Interior Design program that will connect students with firms and practitioners in the region, giving them vital professional experience and contacts to help launch their careers. Given by the family […]

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Bellevue College names new vice president for diversity

Date posted: July 3, 2012
Yoshiko Harden

Bellevue College has appointed Yoshiko Harden as the new vice president for diversity. In this role, she will lead efforts to promote equity and pluralism on campus by developing programs and providing guidance to campus leaders. She is set to begin July 9. “We’re thrilled to have Yoshiko join us in this position. She will […]

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