The Exceptional 50

As part of Bellevue College’s Homecoming & 50th anniversary celebration, a special reception was held for “The Exceptional 50” finalists and nominees who were chosen by their peers as exceptional contributors to Bellevue College’s success.

A gallery of photos from “The Exceptional 50” reception

*BC Foundation Donors

The Exceptional 50

Michael Akrish
Joan and Donald Baker
Boyd Bolvin
Frank Bosone
Drucilla Briggs*
Ray Butler
Pauline Christiansen*
Al and Linda Courter*
Vasantha Daniel*
Pat Duffy*
Linda Flory-Barnes
Jean Sarto Floten
Sara Gardner*
Susan Gjolmesli
Marie Gunn
Berthe Habib*
Rudy Helm
Dale Hoffman*
Faisal Jaswal*
Dale and Nancy King*
Joan Kotker
Lee Kraft*
Nora Lance*
Linda Leeds
Vickye Luke-Yabuki
Diane Mauldin*
Rob McKenna
Neil McReynolds*
Peter Melvoin
Mike and Kathy Merritt
Robert Nellams
Dave and Robin Nelson*
Tom Nielsen*
Rossie Norris
Daniel Olson
Judith Paquette
Thornton Perry
Calixto Quan
Everett Reagan
Michael Righi
Stan and Michele Rosen*
Norman Stromer
Helen Taylor*
Lisa Tedeschi
Vijay and Sita Vashee*
Rob Viens*
Verna Willis
Ernie Woods
Alan Yabui
Mark Yoshino

The Nominees

Ravindra Agrawal
Tony Akhlaghi
Beabe Akpojovwo
Michael Akrish
Bob Alexander*
Henry Amaya*
Joan and Donald Baker*
Paul Bell*
Robyn Bell-Bangerter*
James Bennett
Carl Bergstrom*
Ed Biggers
Wayne Bitterman
Boyd Bolvin
Frank Bosone
Drucilla Briggs*
Doug Brown*
Ray Butler
Lee Buxton
Pedro and Laura Celis*
Michael Cha
Cindy Chan
Jim and Cindy Chesemore*
Pauline Christiansen*
Al and Linda Courter*
Robert Cunnison*
James and Sandra Dagnon
Vasantha Daniel*
Fred Danz
Barbara DeCoster
Teresa Descher*
Kathleen Doran
Pat Duffy*
Neil Evans
Shirley and Charles Farnham*
Linda Flory-Barnes
Jean Sarto Floten
Sara Gardner*
Susan Gjolmesli
Berthe Habib*
Kazumi Hada*
Bob Hamilton
Gerald Harkleroad*
Diane Harrison
Rudy Helm
Dale Hoffman*
John Howie
Michael Humphries*
Faisal Jaswal*
David Joseph*
Michael and Pam Kalian*
David and Siljia Katz*
Aslam Khan
Debbie Killinger*
Dale and Nancy King*
Joan Kotker
Lee Kraft*
Daniel and Clare LaFond*
Nora Lance*
Merle Landerholm
Ron Leatherbarrow
Linda Leeds
John and Donna Luger*
Vickye Luke-Yabuki
Leslie Lum
Lucy MacNeil
Carol Mandt
Timothy Matava*
Edward Matkovich
Diane Mauldin*
Gary A. McGlocklin*
Rob McKenna*
Peter Melvoin
Gloria Mercer*
Mike and Kathy Merritt*
Linda Mondragon*
Frank Mueller
Robert Nellams
Dave and Robin Nelson*
Tom Nielsen*
Cora Nixon*
Rossie Norris
Katherine Oleson*
Daniel Olson*
Cy and Feryal Oskoui*
John Osmundson
Karl Palo
Judith Paquette
Hyesu Park
Jerome and Linda Paros
Frank Paustain
Iraj Paydar
Jacob Peltier
Thornton Perry
Jack Perry
Ingrid Peterson*
Bob Purser
Calixto Quan
Sukirti Ranade
Everett Reagan
Michael Righi
Karen Robertson
Debra Rose
Stan and Michele Rosen*
Croix Saffin
Lynn Samford
Craig Sanders
Sara Sepehri
Wayne Siegel
Candy Stewart
Peggy Strader*
Norman Stromer*
Jack Surendranath
Bob and Alvia Swegle*
Paul and Serena Swegle*
Ron Taplin
Helen Taylor*
Lisa Tedeschi
John Stanton and Theresa Gillespie*
Alice Tsai
Becky Turnbull
 Juan Ulloa
Myra VanVactor
Vijay and Sita Vashee*
Rob Viens*
Roy Wahle
David Wallbom
Laurence Weatherly
Marcia Williams
Chiquita Williams
Katie Wilson
Ernie Woods
Alan Yabui
Mark Yoshino

Board of Trustees

Richard C. Adams, Former Trustee, 1977–1981
Marianne Albay, Student Trustee, 2016–2017
Bruce F. Baker, Former Trustee, 1994–1998
Paul T. Chiles, Former Trustee, 2003–2013
Lisa H. Chin, Trustee, 2011–2021
James B. Dagnon, Former Trustee, 2000–2005
C. W. Duffy, Former Trustee, 1967–1977
Takhmina Dzhuraeva, Former Student Trustee, 2013–2014
Richard G. Fukutaki, Trustee, 2015–2019
Bob T. Gardner, Former Trustee, 1970–1974
Ronald M. Gould, Former Trustee, 1993–2000
Marie Gunn, Former Trustee, 2010–2015
Robert F. Hayman, Former Trustee, 1967–1973
Merisa T. Heu-Weller, Trustee, 2013–2018
Ross Hunter, Trustee, 2015–2017
J. Cordell Jackson, Former Trustee, 1996–2003
Carol B. James, Former Trustee, 1983–1993
Harriet Jaquette, Former Trustee, 1967–1975
Sally Jarvis, Former Trustee, 1990–1999
Samuel E. Kelly, Former Trustee, 1978–1983
Evelyn C. Kest, Former Trustee, 1987–1992
David Kook, Former Student Trustee, 2015–2016
Lee V. Kraft, Former Trustee, 1999–2009
Ruthann Kurose, Former Trustee, 1993–2007
Robert J. Margulis, Former Trustee, 1994–2001
Patricia A. McGlashan, Former Trustee, 1977–1987
Mary S. McKinley, Former Trustee, 1977–1986
Neil L. McReynolds, Former Trustee, 1973–1978
Steve S. Miller, Trustee, 2005–2017
George E. Northcroft, Former Trustee, 1986–1992
Stassney J. Obregon, Student Trustee, 2014–2015
Vicki E. Orrico, Former Trustee, 2007–2015
Roy S. Peterson, Former Trustee, 1967–1981
Cloyd E. Robison, Former Trustee, 1967–1974
Robert W. Rowe, Former Student Trustee, 2012–2013
Henry R. Seidel, Former Trustee, 1979–1989
Richard R. Sonstelie, Former Trustee, 1985–1990
R. C. Strauss, Former Trustee, 1992–1996
Delores E. Teutsch, Former Trustee, 1974–1979
Claire S. Thomas, Former Trustee, 1975–1983
Dennis G. Uyemura, Former Trustee, 1990–1995
Vijay Vashee, Former Trustee, 2002–2011
Edwin B. Woodruff, Former Trustee, 1981–1985

Bellevue College Presidents

1966–1976
Dr. Merle Landerholm
1976
Dr. Roy P. Wahle (interim)
1976–1977
Dr. Wayne G. Siegel
1977–1983
Dr. Thomas E. O’Connell
1983–1988
Dr. Paul N. Thompson
1988–1989
Dr. Richard White (interim)
1989–2011
B. Jean Floten
2011–2013
Dr. Laura Saunders (interim)
2013–2016
Dr. David L. Rule
2016–present
Dr. Jill Wakefield (interim)

In Memoriam

Fred Danz
Shirley and Charles Farnham
Robert Hamilton
Doris Katz
Gary A. McGlocklin
Frank Paustain
Bob Purser
Roy Wahle
Merle Landerholm
We owe so much to Dr. Merle Landerholm ~ without whom Bellevue College would not be what it is today. His vision set a course to build one of the greatest institutions in the state.
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Last Updated November 8, 2016