Spring 2018 Contents

Helping Students Achieve Their Dreams

Faculty and staff participate in a mapping exercise for a student success initiative.

Bellevue College, like other colleges with an open admissions policy, is dedicated to providing opportunities for education and career advancement to everyone. But not everyone is prepared for college in the same way.

First-Class Success Story

Andrea at work in the offices of CliftonLarsonAllen

Today you’ll find Andrea Coder in the stylish new Bellevue offices of CliftonLarsonAllen, the ninth largest accountancy firm in the U.S., juggling the demands of motherhood and her burgeoning career as an associate. But five years ago, her path in life wasn’t so clear.

Family from Azerbaijan Earn Their Degrees Together

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When a family of four immigrated to the U.S. from Azerbaijan in 2011, they had no idea that their academic dreams would be achieved together, with honors.

Project 42 Honors Transgender Lives Lost to Violence

Close up of a Project 42 garment

Visit the Seattle Art Museum and you can see the powerful Project 42, a multidisciplinary work by Bellevue College assistant professor Jono Vaughan that honors transgender lives lost to violence while also raising awareness of their shorter life expectancy.