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Student jazz pianist Roman Goron plays piano.

Jazz Student Wins DownBeat Music Magazine Awards 

Award-winning pianist Roman Goron began the current stage of his musical career in the fall of 2023 when he enrolled in big band and jazz classes at Bellevue College.   

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Pathways graduates soak up the spotlight | Mercer Island Reporter

It was Cianna Solan and Aviya Bentov’s time in the spotlight and they soaked up every second of it during their Mercer Island School District (MISD) Pathways program graduation celebration.

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Find Support Through Neurodiversity Navigators

A college degree is ever more important in our digital economy. But for neurodivergent students, getting that degree can take some extra help.

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Bellevue College DECA Team Secures 10th National Win | 425 Magazine

The Bellevue College DECA team competed in the collegiate DECA national championships — held in Austin, Texas, from April 20-24 — and won its 10th national championship.

Two students smile and pose with their DECA nationals trophies.

DECA Team Wins 10th National Championship  

For the 10th year in a row, Bellevue College DECA team members are national champions. The team traveled to Austin, Texas to compete in the collegiate DECA national championships from April 20-24. This latest national title continues the program’s winning tradition, following their win at the collegiate DECA state competition in February.

Three photos next to each other of Bellevue College students Josaphat Boesinga, Isadora Pereira da Silva, and Anagha Sreepada Rao, who were selected to join the 2024 All-Washington Academic Team.

Three students selected for 2024 All-Washington Academic Team 

Three Bellevue College students are being recognized at the state level for their academic achievements this year. 

Bellevue College at the 2024 collegiate DECA state competition.

Bellevue College DECA Team Wins State Competition | 425 Magazine

With 19 individual wins to its name, Bellevue College placed first at the collegiate DECA state competition last month and now has its sights set on nationals.

Bellevue College at the 2024 collegiate DECA state competition.

DECA team wins state competition, sights set on 10th national championship 

Bellevue College students won 19 individual first-place finishes, as well as the team title, at the collegiate DECA state competition last month. Next up? Nationals in April. 

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Bellevue Resident Donates $3 Million to Support Bellevue College Students 

The Bellevue College Foundation recently received its largest individual gift in the foundation’s history. The gift will spur the creation of an endowed scholarship, which will help thousands of Bellevue College students pay for college for years to come.   

Reagan Ilunga

BC Student Reagan Ilunga Participates in Prestigious Howard University Program

Ilunga, a BC accounting student, had the privilege of joining Howard University's one-week-long residential program, the Accounting Scholars Development Program (ASDP) in Washington DC.