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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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Alum Masterfully Juggles Classes, Career, and Family

Alum Masterfully Juggles Classes, Career, and Family

When Wingo Tse started at BC, she wasn’t sure if she’d make it to graduation. Tse admits she struggled with her academics at first, but everyone who knows her says she has a tenacious work ethic, and she went to work. If a professor had office hours, she was there. She became a familiar face ...

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4th Annual College Bound Resource Fair Feb. 1

4th Annual College Bound Resource Fair Feb. 1

The 4th Annual College Bound Resource Fair for students with disabilities is returning to Bellevue College on Saturday, Feb. 1 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. The event is open to the public, and was created specifically for aspiring college students with disabilities as well as the families and educators in their lives. “This is ...

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BC Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

BC Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

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 ...

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NASA Engineer’s Career Was Launched by BC

NASA Engineer’s Career Was Launched by BC

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 ...

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BC Recognized for Excellence in Marketing and Communications

BC Recognized for Excellence in Marketing and Communications

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 ...

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Alum Explores Impact of Design on Homelessness Abroad

Alum Explores Impact of Design on Homelessness Abroad

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 ...

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BC Awarded Title III Grant

BC Awarded Title III Grant

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 ...

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Studying Small Worms Produces Big Results

Studying Small Worms Produces Big Results

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 ...

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Finding the Path to a Successful Second Act

Finding the Path to a Successful Second Act

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 ...

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