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Emily Kolby

Director

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Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Education: BA in English from the University of Puget Sound; MEd in Student Affairs Administration from Western Washington University. Currently an Adult & Higher Education PhD student at Oregon State University. What can Bellevue College do for you: Introduce you to instructors who are passionate about their subject matters in small class sizes; ...more about Emily Kolby


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Brent Stewart

Extended Hours Advisor

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Pronouns: He/Him/His Advising Specialty: I am an extended hours adviser and so I do general advising for students, with a specific focus on working with distance learning and students who need support outside of the traditional 9-5pm schedule. I also have a background working with students interested in STEM, Pre-Health, and other specialty programs. Education: ...more about Brent Stewart


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Cesar Rangel, M.A.

University Transfer Center Specialist | Social & Behavioral Sciences Advising

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I serve as the University Transfer Center Specialist and advise for the Social and Behavioral Sciences Pathway, which includes university transfer options. Education: Associate of Arts from Bellevue College; Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences from the University of Washington; Masters of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Washington. Hobbies and/or ...more about Cesar Rangel, M.A.


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Deanne Eschbach

Social & Behavioral Sciences/Humanities & Communication Advising

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Advising Specialty: I advise for the Social & Behavioral Studies and Humanities & Communication Pathways, primarily students interested in transfer and majoring in the Social Sciences and the Arts & Humanities at a university. Education: Bachelor of Arts, Education, Teacher Certification in Physical Education; Bachelor of Arts, Parks and Recreation, Western Washington University. What can ...more about Deanne Eschbach


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Errold Nabong

Information Science & Technology Advising

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Advising Specialty: I advise for the Information Science & Technology Pathway, primarily areas within Bellevue College's Institute for Business & Information Technology (iBIT). Education: Master of Education in Student Development Administration, Seattle University; Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Western Washington University; Associate of Arts, Seattle Central College What can Bellevue College do for you?  With ...more about Errold Nabong


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Jonny Diehl

Science, Engineering & Math Advising

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Advising Specialty: Science, Engineering & Math Pathway-- STEM advising including computer-related fields, engineering, general science, etc. Also pre-health/professional field advising including pre-Medical, pre-Dental, pre-Pharmacy, pre-Veterinary, etc. Education: Bachelor of Science in Biology from Brigham Young University Idaho; Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California Davis. What can Bellevue College ...more about Jonny Diehl


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MariaPaula McPherson

Business Advising

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Advising Specialty: I advise for the Business Pathway, which includes university transfer options. Education: Bachelor in Physical Education by University of Santo Andre – Sao Paulo- Brazil; Master in Education from University of Washington and Doctor in Education by University of Portland What can Bellevue College do for you: Bellevue College can provide a comfortable ...more about MariaPaula McPherson


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Marina Melnik

Health Sciences Advising

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Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Advising Specialty: I advise for the Health Science Pathway, which includes many programs within Health Sciences, Education & Wellness Institute (HSEWI) Education: Bachelor of applied science in Information Technology and Administrative Management from Central Washington University. What can Bellevue College do for you? Bellevue College can help you reach your personal, educational, and ...more about Marina Melnik


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Melissa Martinez

Humanities & Communication Advising

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Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Advising Specialty: I advise for the Humanities & Communication Advising Pathway Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies from California State University, Fullerton; Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, Fullerton; Master of Science degree in Education with an Emphasis in Higher Education from California State University, Fullerton. What can Bellevue ...more about Melissa Martinez


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Sarah Miller

Program Coordinator

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Pronouns: She/Her/Hers What can BC do for you: Bellevue College is an inclusive environment where you can explore areas of educational interest, complete a certificate program, or earn your degree. What advice can you give a student: You won’t know everything when you get here, and that’s alright.  Invest some time in exploring all the ...more about Sarah Miller


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Shavón English

Visual & Performing Arts Pathway

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Advising Specialty: I advise for the Visual & Performing Arts Pathway Education: Bachelor of Arts in African American and African Studies and Bachelor of Science in Human Development from the University of California, Davis; Master of Education in Educational Policy and Leadership Studies from California State University Sacramento. What advice would you give a student? ...more about Shavón English


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Sloane Hunt

Program Assistant

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Pronouns: She, Her, Hers or They, Them, Theirs What can BC do for you?  Regardless of where you come from, BC has amazing resources.  It has caring employees, diverse students, and support waiting to be tailored to your needs. What advice can you give a student? Always ask questions!  Oftentimes it is so easy to ...more about Sloane Hunt


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Teresa Descher

Exploratory Student Advising/Student Athlete Advising

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Advising Specialty: I advise students who are uncertain in their area of study or exploring different areas. Schedule an Appointment with Teresa