Bellevue College has been awarded a four-year, $1,970,027 grant from the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) program. The grant project, titled Engaging Educators, Strengthening Practice, will design and facilitate workshops and virtual communities for community and technical college educators nationwide on how to create and sustain industry partnerships. “Industry relationships are critical ...Read the full story!
It was in the mid-1990s when Al Fenkner enrolled at Bellevue College (then-Bellevue Community College) and entered the Information Technology (IT) program. Before he even graduated, he was offered a job that would open the door to others in the IT field, and eventually land him in a role at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory via ...Read the full story!
Bellevue College’s Marketing and Communications team, part of Institutional Advancement, was recently recognized by the National Council for Marketing and Public Relations (NCMPR) for excellence in design and communication. NCMPR’s annual Medallion Awards competition is exclusive to marketing and public relations professionals at two-year colleges. Bellevue College earned five awards: three silver medals, and ...Read the full story!
When Elizabeth Mahan moved to Seattle 14 years ago, she was struck by what has become an increasingly prevalent issue: the large number of people experiencing homelessness. “You can’t walk down the street and not see the impact of the lack of affordable housing. You can’t have dinner with friends without it coming up,” said ...Read the full story!
Bellevue College (BC) has been awarded a Title III, Strengthening Institution Program (SIP) grant from the U.S. Department of Education. BC will receive $2,094,323 over the course of five years. In year one of the grant, approximately 66% of the planned student support improvement efforts will be funded by the Title III grant. An additional $222,000 has been allocated by Bellevue College and ...Read the full story!
In 2013 the state of Washington estimated that there were 25,000 unfilled jobs because of a lack of qualified candidates, and 80% of those jobs were in the health care and STEM fields. Bellevue College stepped up to the plate and began the Bachelor of Applied Science in Molecular Biosciences program, which saw its second ...Read the full story!
Adam Brehm found an exit strategy, just not one that he would recommend to anyone else. After working in construction for almost 20 years, he and his body were starting to feel the effects. A seemingly inconsequential fall on a job site ended up leading to five knee surgeries and a surgeon who confirmed what ...Read the full story!
Now in its fourth year, the Autistics Present Symposium was held Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the Bellevue College campus. This year’s symposium focused on autistic youth, with seven speakers aged 13 through 22, an autistic youth Mistress of Ceremonies and an autistic youth closing speaker. The idea of holding a ...Read the full story!
Last spring in the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations, Bellevue College (BC) student Latasha Palmer addressed 5,000 student delegates on the importance of U.N. Sustainable Development Goal 4, which is to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all. The experience itself was a learning opportunity for Palmer, ...Read the full story!
Friends and fans of the intercollegiate athletic programs may now help celebrate these former BC athletes at the inaugural BC Athletic Hall of Fame event on Oct. 10 at the Red Lion Hotel, Bellevue. The induction ceremony will begin at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served. Cost to attend is $70.Read the full story!
With every school year, there are always new trends. New styles, new activities, new events. And on the whole, many students leave said trends behind, but sometimes a trend endures, and as is the case of twin brothers, Nick and Zack Gallagher, that trend might just shape your life. In 2012, the Gallagher brothers were ...Read the full story!
Bellevue College students, faculty and staff walked out of their classrooms and offices in a Walkout for Climate Justice Sept. 25, joining people the world over in sounding the alarm on rapidly escalating climate change and calling on leaders to enact desperately needed change. Immediately following the walkout, the BC community hosted an open session ...Read the full story!
Despite more than 500 victories and 15 seasons of unparalleled success on the softball diamond, Leah Francis looks back on her coaching career and sees friends, lifelong relationships and the personal growth of her players.Read the full story!
In May, The Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT) awarded Teaessa Chism the 2019 ACT Faculty Member Award. Chism, a Bellevue College (BC) senior associate pediatric nursing faculty member, has served BC since 2009 and received tenure in 2012. The annual award recognizes faculty, staff and organizations for their dedication to Washington’s 34 community ...Read the full story!
Amin Shaykho is not someone who sits idly by when he sees an unmet need or opportunity. The CEO and co-founder of the local service app, Kadama, is brimming with ideas and hopes for the future. Indeed, at the same time as Shaykho graduated with his associate degree from Bellevue College in 2016, he also ...Read the full story!