City of Seattle Proclamation

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WHEREAS, founded originally as Bellevue Community College in 1966, Bellevue College has since become the third largest institution of higher education in Washington state, educating over 32,000 students annually; and

WHEREAS, this year marks the 50th anniversary of Bellevue College – an important milestone for this venerable institution; and

WHEREAS, Bellevue College serves many students around our region, including thousands of students who live in Seattle; and

WHEREAS, Bellevue College has had a remarkable history in higher education around Washington State as one of the first higher education institutions serving Eastside residents; and

WHEREAS, Bellevue College offers a collaborative learning environment in a diverse offering of courses ranging from business, architecture, to medical technology, and

WHEREAS, along with many other academic institutions in our state, Bellevue College’s commitment to its students’ pursuit of higher education helps expand opportunity and equity in our state; and

WHEREAS, we wish Bellevue College many more years of success and look forward to seeing what the future holds for this great institution,

NOW, THEREFORE I, EDWARD B. MURRAY, MAYOR OF SEATTLE, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM OCTOBER 9TH, 2016 TO BE

BELLEVUE COLLEGE DAY

Mayor Edward B. Murray
City of Seattle

Last Updated October 19, 2016