iBIT Academic Advising

Advising Services

Academic advisors can help students and future students in a variety of ways including:

  • Exploring different iBIT programs and career options
  • Reviewing unofficial transcripts for transfer credit
  • Selecting classes to take for the next quarter
  • Creating an academic plan to complete your degree
  • Helping you find available resources
  • Application and registration processes
  • Understanding Bellevue College policies and procedures

New and Prospective Students

If you are a new student, or thinking about getting your degree at Bellevue College, check out the available resources below.

Finding your iBIT Advisor

Whether you are a prospective student interested in learning more about the iBIT programs, or have been a BC student for awhile, our team of advisors and program managers are here to help. Learn more about some of the iBIT team members below.

iBIT Associate Degrees and Certificates

Errold - Institute of Business and Technology (iBIT) Advisor

Errold Nabong

Email: errold.nabong@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-2212

Office Location: B231

Programs: All iBIT Associate Degrees and Certificates

Biography: 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

If you are pursuing an AAS-T in Information Systems, Network Services & Computing Systems, or Robotics & AI, you can also reach out to the Program Manager Alysa Kelsey.

BAS Applied Accounting

Bonita BAS Applied Accounting Advisor

Bonita Corliss

Email: bonita.corliss@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-3180

Office Location: A254

Programs: BAS Applied Accounting

Biography: Bonita Corliss is the Program Manager for the BAS in Applied Accounting. She holds two Masters Degrees in Psychology and Library Science, and was a public librarian for many years before transitioning into education. Bonita enjoys working with all of the students in the BAS in Applied Accounting to make sure they reach their educational and career goals. A Northwest native, she enjoys reading memoirs, going to movies and spending time with her daughter.

BAS Data Analytics

Shanon Reedy

Shanon Reedy

Email: shanon.reedy@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-3167

Office Location: A254

Programs: BAS Data Analytics

Biography: Shanon Ehmke Reedy has over 20 years of experience in higher education including positions at Black Hawk Community College, National Louis University, Roosevelt University, the University of Washington and Bellevue College. She is currently the principle program manager at Bellevue College for the Bachelor of Applied Science degrees and has oversight for all the business and IT BAS degrees. Shanon is also adjunct faculty and teaches online social science classes at Roosevelt University in the College of Arts and Science.  She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in psychology from the University of Kansas and a Master’s of Science degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from Illinois State University.

BAS Digital Marketing

Kristi Wilson Digital Marketing Program Manager

Kristi Wilson

Email: kristi.wilson@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-2267

Office Location: A254

Programs: BAS Digital Marketing

Biography: Kristi Wilson is the Program Manager for the BAS Digital Marketing program. Prior to joining Bellevue College, she worked for a decade in communications, marketing, and higher education in the San Francisco Bay Area. Most recently, she led marketing for the City of San José’s climate action plan and served as a professor and program administrator at San Francisco State University, Cañada College, and Stanford University.

BAS Information Systems & Technology

Alysa Kelsey Information Systems and Technology Program Manager

Alysa Kelsey

Email: alysa.kelsey@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-3340

Office Location: A254

Programs: BAS Information Systems & Technology, AAS-T Information Systems, AAS-T Network Services & Computing Systems, AAS-T Robotics & AI

Biography: Alysa Kelsey joined Bellevue College as Program Manager for the AAS-T/BAS Information Technology Degrees in March 2019. She has a diverse background in management, coaching, and education, and holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in psychology from Azusa Pacific University and a Master’s of Science degree in psychology from Capella University. She is excited to help iBIT students pursue their academic goals and achieve their full potential here at BC. In her spare time, Alysa enjoys fitness, wine tasting, backpacking, exploring, and chasing epic views. Although originally from the PNW, she still welcomes any recommendations on your favorite “epic” hike with a view or Woodinville winery!

iBIT BAS Degrees

iBIT BAS Degrees Support Staff

Shayna Begun

Email: shayna.begun@bellevuecollege.edu

Phone: (425) 564-3330

Office Location: A254

Programs: All iBIT BAS Degrees

Biography: Shayna is a part of the iBIT team that manages the applied bachelor degree programs. She holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Information Systems from the University of Pittsburgh. She has worked at Microsoft and the University of Washington in various roles, but always with a focus on the satisfaction of the customer or student, as that is where her true passion lies. In her free time, Shayna enjoys yoga, paddleboarding, and spending time with her two kids and husband. She is also an active volunteer in her children’s schools and PTA organizations.

Preparing for your Academic Advising Appointment


  • Schedule an advising appointment in advance or same-day, and in-person or over the phone.
  • If you need to cancel an appointment, please let your advisor know as soon as possible.
  • If you have transcripts you need reviewed, please email to your advisor prior to meeting.
  • Participate in your own research and planning

Day of:

  • Arrive on time and be ready to engage. Both you and your advisor will play an active role during this appointment.
  • Please bring the following to your appointment:
  • Necessary paperwork such as transcripts, forms, degree work sheets.
  • Goal of advising appointment and what you would like to accomplish.
  • Any research you have done.
  • A list of questions. Your advisor may ask you questions in return to clarify and better understand your goals, aspirations, and needs.
  • A notebook or laptop to take notes.

What to Expect During

During your appointment you may be asked questions regarding your program of study:

  • Are you completing an Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree or a Certificate?
  • Do you have a specific program or concentration in mind?
  • Do you have any outside credits you would like to transfer in?

Questions about your future career and educational goals:

  • What are your long-term academic goals?
  • What types of jobs are you looking at getting with this degree?

Questions on scheduling:

  • Are you planning on being a full-time or part-time student?
  • Are there additional things we need to be aware of as we create an educational plan for you (i.e. Running start, Financial Aid recipient, non-WA state resident, International student, Veteran)?

Questions on academic progress:

  • How is the current quarter going? What is going well? Are there any challenges you are facing?
  • If you share that you are having a rough time, we may share campus resources and ask questions about support systems you have in place to help, etc.

Academic Advisors are here for more than course planning. We work to support your educational and personal success at BC and beyond!

Beyond the Advising Appointment

  • Prior to the start of your academic advising appointment and throughout your time at Bellevue College it is helpful to review your progress towards your degree or certificate. This can be done by using a degree planning worksheet specific to your program and start year.
  • The most important thing to do is to meet with your academic advisor or program manager to create an academic plan. We recommend students check-in with their advisors on a quarterly basis to revise their academic plans to incorporate any program changes. Remember, it is never too early to start planning your pathway into a program!

Last Updated May 6, 2021