Spring 2018 Contents

Introduction: Dr. Gayle Colston Barge

Dear Bellevue College Family and Friends, What an exciting year it’s been at Bellevue College! You’ll find this issue brimming with fascinating stories that highlight the institution’s innovative spirit, commitment to educational advancement opportunities for all, and community leadership. Together we are making a meaningful impact on the lives of so many students, from all ...more about Introduction: Dr. Gayle Colston Barge

Keeping Up with Dr. Weber

Since his official start date in August, Dr. Jerry Weber has been engaged in what can only be described as a whirlwind of activity at both the college and greater Eastside community. Here’s a quick-glance of just a few of the places, and people, he’s been engaged with, why he's dedicated his career to community ...more about Keeping Up with Dr. Weber

Programming the Future

Students eager to land a cutting-edge job in software development will have a new option thanks to

the recent approval of a transfer associate degree in robotics and artificial intelligence at Bellevue


For Kela and David Hall, Empowering Women and Girls in the Workforce Is a Family Affair

During Kela Hall’s first pregnancy, she and her husband, David, were thrilled to learn they would be having a girl. While most expectant parents are preoccupied with baby gear and registries, the Halls were struck by the challenges still faced by girls and women in the workforce. They decided to do something about it.

Sparking an Interest in Science and Engineering

Hundreds turned out for the Central Sound Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Bellevue College, an annual competition that judges science and engineering projects created by ninth- through 12th-grade students in King and Snohomish counties.

Lawmakers Come to Bellevue College

Last fall a number of state lawmakers came to the Bellevue College campus to gain input on important issues that are affecting students, faculty and staff, and to share their insights.

Dr. Kristen Jones Named Provost

Bellevue College has named Dr. Kristen Jones to the role of Provost for Academic and Student Affairs.

Take 5 with Henry Amaya

Henry Amaya is the interim director of Multicultural Services of Bellevue College, and a winner of the 2017 BC Margin of Excellence Award (now called the Faculty & Staff Excellence Award). He also contributes time to advising BC clubs, and creating opportunities for student development.