The Bellevue College Early Learning Center (ELC) is now open and accepting new students. Current openings are available for children 1 to 6 years of age in the toddler and preschool classrooms. “We’re excited to offer the opportunity for community enrollment at this time,” said ELC Director, Lisa Alvarez Miller. The ELC serves the children ...Read the full story!
Bellevue College has named Brianna Rockenstire as the new Executive Director of the Center of Excellence for Information and Computing Technology. Rockenstire will work to create opportunities for Information Technology students and industry partners across the state.Read the full story!
A BC student gives herself permission to pursue happiness In the spring of 2013, Charmaine “Cid” Canja fulfilled her mother and father’s lifelong dream. She became a nurse. It was the culmination of her parents’ sacrifice, long working hours, and for Canja, intense studying. Of the 35,000 people taking the Philippine National Licensure Exam, she ...Read the full story!
Border Stories BC alum joins KBCS team on life-changing trip to cover deportees, wall in San Diego Water bottles left in the middle of a desert on the Tijuana/San Diego border with messages of hope written in Spanish: The color of your skin is power. We are with you, I fight for you. Children’s clothes ...Read the full story!
When Brandon Ting, founder and CEO of Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya, a growing international chain of ramen restaurants, first arrived at Bellevue College, he was placed into English Level 2 for non-English speakers. The subject had been his worst in Taiwan. “They felt sorry for me,” said Ting. “When I arrived, I couldn’t even spell, ...Read the full story!
New course offering from the Tombolo Institute The Tombolo Institute is excited to introduce a new program, Innovation Lab. The intensive, seven-week program is designed to help businesses acquire relevant business knowledge and adapt to the changed economic environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with Startup425, the institute will offer this program with no tuition ...Read the full story!
Bellevue native Ben Matteucci always wanted to own a business. After an unexpected accident derailed his career selling door to door — he was hit as a pedestrian by a drunk driver — he reached out to his high school friend Brennan Zielinksi to come up with ideas. And so the ...Read the full story!
Funds will support success of low income, first generation, students with disabilities The U.S. Department of Education recently awarded Bellevue College a federal TRIO Student Support Services (SSS) grant of $1,473,625. The grant will help more BC students succeed in college, and graduate. TRIO SSS serves students who are low income, first generation (those whose ...Read the full story!
The Bellevue College Foundation recently announced the winners of the 2019-20 BC Faculty & Staff Excellence Awards. Created in 1984 by the BC Foundation, the awards honor outstanding employees who embody excellence and selflessness in helping their students and colleagues achieve success.Read the full story!
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 ...Read the full story!
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.Read the full story!
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 ...Read the full story!
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 ...Read the full story!
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 ...Read the full story!
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.Read the full story!