Join us at upcoming events:
O’Connor Night Court Dedication & Bulldog Basketball Game
Wednesday, January 10
BC Courter Athletic Pavilion
Cheer on Bulldog Basketball as we honor former BC Athletic Director Bill O’Connor. Reception with light refreshments at 6:00 pm, followed by the basketball court dedication ceremony at 6:30 pm. Women’s Basketball tip-off at 5:00 pm and Men’s at 7:00 pm. Go Bulldogs!
Exceptional Magazine (Spring 2017)
O’Connor’s Legacy Will Live on at Center Court
Save the Date:
Become Exceptional Luncheon
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 | 11:30 am-1:30 pm | Meydenbauer Center
Friday, June 8, 2018 | 6:00 pm | BC Cafeteria
The annual Donor & Scholar Reception was held on November 1, 2017. This event celebrates the exceptional group of BC Foundation scholarship recipients, as well as the generous donors who make these scholarships possible. Our featured speakers included two remarkable scholarship recipients; they shared how the Foundation is helping them achieve their educational dreams. Thank you to all the donors, scholarship recipients, BC leadership and special guests who joined us this year.
On September 13 we hosted the Friends of BC Lunch for former BC employees, Foundation Board, and Board of Trustees members. Guests were introduced to BC’s new President Dr. Jerry Weber and heard from the Chair and Vice Chair of the newly launched BC Alumni Association.
The Foundation hosted the second annual BC BINGO on June 2. Nearly 100 guests enjoyed a delicious carnival themed dinner, local beer and wine, and several rounds of bingo play. The fabulous “boylesque” performer Waxie Moon entertained the crowd and presented winners with wacky prizes. Event proceeds benefited the BC Foundation.
On June 7 we celebrated the winners of the annual Margin of Excellence Awards. Interim President Dr. Wakefield, the BC Foundation Board, Trustees, faculty, and staff joined together as we added five more exceptional faculty and staff members to the distinguished list of winners. Congratulations to the 2017 honorees! (l to r): Paula McPherson of Academic Advising, Henry Amaya of Multicultural Services, Bruce Wolcott of Communications, Elaine Nutter of Basic & Transitional Studies, and Jacqueline Drak of Chemistry.
On April 26 hundreds of our community’s most influential business, civic, and educational leaders and supporters gathered for the Become Exceptional Luncheon. The Luncheon, emceed by broadcast journalist Claudia Ramos, featured Dr. Natalie Martinez, BC English faculty, and Foundation scholarship recipients Ericka Dorning, Kirk Barber, and Steven Ly, who spoke from the student’s perspective, sharing the crucial element scholarship funding provides for theirs and many other’s academic success.
The Become Exceptional Luncheon is the Foundation’s largest fundraising event; securing critical funds needed to support the success of students, faculty, and staff through scholarships, programs, and special projects that otherwise would not be funded. Thanks to our sponsors and donors, this year’s event raised $253,168!
The 50th Anniversary Gala was held on January 7 at The Golf Club at Newcastle. Thank you to those who joined us to celebrate Bellevue College’s 50th Anniversary! Photos from this elegant evening can be found here.
BC hosted a Homecoming Week on October 10-15. There were dozens of events held throughout the week, some of which included a media kickoff event with local elected officials, a Hispanic Heritage program, Exceptional 50 Reception, Advisory Committee Reception, and a student breakfast served by BC leadership. In commemoration of our 50th year, we also took a “50” photo comprised of students, faculty, and staff (left).
On May 21 more than 50 members of the Bellevue College community – including students, faculty, staff, families and friends – turned out on a rainy Saturday morning for the first annual BC Cares Day for a beautification project at nearby Robinswood Park. With the guidance of the City of Bellevue Natural Resources Division and Forest Management Program, BC’s volunteers cleared a sizeable area of invasive species such as English ivy and English holly, filling an entire truck with garbage bags! BC Cares Day was part of Bellevue College’s 50th Anniversary series of events.
For more information on Foundation events, please contact Taryn.
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Last Updated January 9, 2018