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If you have questions about a Bachelor degree program at Bellevue College, please contact the chair or program manager for your program of interest. They’ll be able to give you specific information about the degree and its requirements.  Learn about Bachelor of Applied Science Degrees in Business and Information Technology by attending a virtual information session.

Our Team

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Emily Kolby



Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Education: BA in English from the University of Puget Sound; MEd in Student Affairs Administration from Western Washington University What can Bellevue College do for you: Introduce you to instructors who are passionate about their subject matters in small class sizes; introduce you to a variety of clubs and activities; provide specific options ...more about Emily Kolby

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Brent Stewart

Extended Hours Advisor


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.

Transfer Center Specialist


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 interest: In my free time I enjoy reading and spending time with my son Pedro. Favorite Quote: “The pages that follow are ...more about Cesar Rangel, M.A.

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Deanne Eschbach

Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences Advisor


Advising Specialty: I advise students interested in transfer and majoring in the Social Sciences and the Arts & Humanities. Education: Bachelor of Arts, Education, Teacher Certification in Physical Education; Bachelor of Arts, Parks and Recreation, Western Washington University. What can Bellevue College do for you: Bellevue College can provide students with the opportunity to pursue ...more about Deanne Eschbach

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Errold Nabong

Institute for Business & Technology (iBIT) Advisor


Advising Specialty: I advise for programs 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 a wide selection of programs for a ...more about Errold Nabong

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Jonny Diehl

STEM & Pre-Professional Health Advisor


Advising Specialty: 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 do for you: This is a great ...more about Jonny Diehl

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MariaPaula McPherson

Business Transfer Advisor


Advising Specialty: Business transfer students. 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 place for students to succeed. The Business transfer ...more about MariaPaula McPherson

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Marina Melnik

Health Sciences, Education, and Wellness Institute Advisor


Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Advising Specialty: I advise for 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 professional goals by providing you with wraparound ...more about Marina Melnik

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Melissa Martinez

Advisor for Undecided/Exploratory Students


Pronouns: She/Her/Hers Advising Specialty: Exploratory / Undecided 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 College do for you: Bellevue College ...more about Melissa Martinez

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Sarah Miller

Program Coordinator


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

Advisor for Undecided/Exploratory Transfer Students


Advising Specialty: Undecided/Exploratory, specifically transfer students 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? As a member of the ...more about Shavón English

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Sloane Hunt

Program Assistant


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

Advisor for Undecided/Exploratory Students and Student Athletes