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Gallery Space Renamed the Robert Purser Art Gallery After Longtime Art Instructor

Gallery Space Renamed the Robert Purser Art Gallery After Longtime Art Instructor

A visionary leader and founding faculty member, Robert (Bob) Purser’s vision and determination to establish an art gallery led to the eventual construction of the beautiful gallery space we now enjoy at Bellevue College. Purser was hired in 1966 to become the first art instructor at the new Bellevue Community College, where he inspired students ...

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Education and Race: A discussion with interim Bellevue College president, a UW educator and recent WSU graduate

Education and Race: A discussion with interim Bellevue College president, a UW educator and recent WSU graduate

Former Washington Governor Gary Locke, now the interim president at Bellevue College, joined KING 5 Weekend Mornings for a discussion on race and education, particularly how attitudes and stereotypes exist in our subconscious that affects schools.

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BC Tackles Textbook Affordability

BC Tackles Textbook Affordability

An innovative digital course materials program, called Inclusive Access, is saving Bellevue College students an estimated one-half million dollars in textbook costs Fall Quarter 2020. Since the program’s inception in 2019, savings have increased each quarter,” said Kristen Connely, BC bookstore manager.  “In Spring Quarter 2019 the program saved BC students $90,000 in textbook costs ...

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Bellevue College is Outraged by the Federal Policy Change to International Students’ Visa Status

The recent news that International students are in jeopardy of being sent back to their home country is devastating to higher education. It has made this a frustrating week for Bellevue College and higher education institutions throughout Washington State and across the US. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced unfair, cruel and ludicrous ...

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RISE Immersion for Faculty and Staff Focuses on Trans Experience

RISE Immersion for Faculty and Staff Focuses on Trans Experience

June 2019 marked the 50th anniversary of the riots against police brutality at New York’s Stonewall Inn, which is generally considered the birth of the modern LGBTQIA movement. Millions of people joined Pride marches around the world in 2019, and LGBTQIA rights were increasingly in the spotlight. “What many people forget is that many leaders ...

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Kroger, Bellevue College partner to provide free Covid-19 testing for people gathering in groups

Kroger, Bellevue College partner to provide free Covid-19 testing for people gathering in groups

QFC and Fred Meyer announced a partnership with Bellevue College to offer free, drive-thru Covid-19 testing for people who are gathering in large groups.

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Ford v Ferrari: On Set With Lectrosonics

Ford v Ferrari: On Set With Lectrosonics

Bellevue College alum Steve Morrow, a 25-year Lectrosonics user and two-time Academy Award nominee, talks about the sound recording, editing and mixing for the movie, Ford v Ferrari.

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Microsoft President Brad Smith to Speak at BC Virtual Commencement

Microsoft President Brad Smith to Speak at BC Virtual Commencement

Brad Smith, president of Microsoft, will address graduates as the keynote speaker for Bellevue College’s first-ever virtual commencement ceremony that will be streamed online Friday, June 19. “The coming decade will offer us all the opportunity to help solve some of life’s biggest challenges. It will require inventors, people of curiosity, people with a passion ...

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On the Death of George Floyd

Bellevue College is shocked and horrified by the death of George Floyd, whose life was brutally taken while in police custody. We mourn his loss, the loss of Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many other beautiful lives that had no right to be taken. We ask members of our community to offer ...

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BC Selects Gary Locke as Interim President

BC Selects Gary Locke as Interim President

At a special meeting on Thursday, May 28, the Bellevue College Board of Trustees unanimously selected former Governor of Washington State, Gary Locke, as the college’s Interim President. The Board of Trustees made the final selection from a diverse and impressive pool of candidates based on the presidential profile, interviews and open forums, and the ...

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Gita Bangera of Bellevue College Chosen for National Presidential Fellowship for Community College Leaders

Gita Bangera of Bellevue College Chosen for National Presidential Fellowship for Community College Leaders

The Aspen Institute College Excellence Program today announced that Dr. Gita Bangera, dean at Bellevue College, is one of 40 leaders selected for the 2020-21 class of the Aspen Rising Presidents Fellowship, a highly selected leadership program preparing the next generation of community college presidents to transform institutions to achieve higher and more equitable levels ...

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Marketing an Essential Service

Marketing an Essential Service

Claire Lee, an upcoming graduate of IBIT's Digital Marketing BAS program, serves as the Development and Communications Assistant at the Issaquah Food & Clothing Bank. Lee shares an inside look into her work developing marketing and communications for an essential business and how her education at Bellevue College has allowed her to give back to ...

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BC Announces Three Finalists for Interim President

Today, the Board of Trustees of Bellevue College announced three finalists to be considered for the college’s Interim President position—Dr. Yoshiko Harden, former Governor Gary Locke, and Dr. Raúl Rodríguez. Yoshiko Harden serves as the Vice President for Student Services at Seattle Central College and in the past worked in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for ...

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Two Bellevue College Students Named to All-Washington Academic Team

Two Bellevue College Students Named to All-Washington Academic Team

In recognition of their high academic achievements, two outstanding Bellevue College students, Kiseuk Ahn and Kailyn Hanson, were recently named to the 2020 All-Washington Academic Team. Hanson, 22, lives in Issaquah and is a first-year general sonography student attending Bellevue College’s Diagnostic Ultrasound Technology Program. She is already beginning to work on advanced certifications, including ...

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BC Board of Trustees Nominate 12 Students for Transforming Lives Award

BC Board of Trustees Nominate 12 Students for Transforming Lives Award

The Bellevue College Board of Trustees have nominated 12 exceptional Bellevue College (BC) students for the 2020 Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT) Transforming Lives Awards. ACT created the Transforming Lives Awards program in 2012 to recognize current or former students whose lives have been transformed by pursuing higher education at a community or ...

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