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Celebrate Earth Month this April

Celebrate Earth Day all month long with Bellevue College’s Earth Month event series happening now through April 30. With a goal to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, the theme for Bellevue College’s 25th annual Earth Month is “Decarbonize.”

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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. 

Radiation Therapy professor Linda Schinman teaches a class at Bellevue College.

New BAS in Radiation Therapy Coming Fall 2025

Bellevue College will begin offering a Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Radiation Therapy in 2025 with applications opening at the end of 2024.  

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Dr. Jess Clark to Join College as New Provost

Dr. Jessica Clark has been named provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Bellevue College. Prior to Clark’s hire, which will be effective May 1, 2024, she worked as an executive educational strategist and has served as the Vice President of the Instruction Office at Walla Walla Community College and Vice President of Learning and Student Services at Northland Pioneer College.

Event attendees smile while at the 2024 Bellevue College Foundation gala.

Bellevue College Foundation Raises $400,000 at Annual Gala

The Bellevue College Foundation hosted its most successful event to date, drawing a generous crowd and hitting a record-breaking milestone with nearly $400,000 in donations. Gala 2024, held on Saturday, March 9, was a celebration of community and collaboration, with the goal to significantly enhance the educational experiences of Bellevue College students for years to come.

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Ukrainian War Refugee Finds Success as Applied Accounting Alum 

More digits, less words. 
That’s what Bellevue College alum Mykhailo (Myke) Kuzomka initially thought when he decided to switch his academics to accounting. Instead of his initial program of choice that heavily relied on English—a language Kuzomka was and still is learning today—accounting provided him the opportunity to work with numerals and math.

Two people hold up signs with numbers as they bid at last year's Bellevue College Foundation Gala.

Bellevue College Foundation Fundraising Gala Coming March 9

The Bellevue College Foundation is thrilled to extend an invitation to the community for its upcoming fundraising gala on March 9, 2024. Save the date for an evening filled with glamour, entertainment, and philanthropy.

Ahmad Ghashmari at the Jordan University of Science and Technology.

Bellevue College is a Top Producer of Fulbright U.S. Scholars

The U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs recently recognized Bellevue College as one of 52 colleges and universities with the highest number of faculty or administrators selected for the Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program. 

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Bellevue College Students Invited to Exploring Pathways Career Panels 

Held Jan. 30-Feb. 1, this event will include a career-focused series of speaker panels featuring working professionals, including Bellevue College alumni, in a variety of different careers. The event will kick off with a keynote address by a former college faculty member turned data scientist . Throughout the week, students will have the opportunity to learn more about what is involved in various career paths and how to better prepare themselves for entry into these careers.

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Bellevue College and Complexe Scolaire Renew Partnership 

Presidents of Bellevue College and Complexe Scolaire Bellevue recently renewed their strategic partnership to expand opportunities for international students in Africa. Complexe Scolaire Bellevue is a primary and secondary school named after Bellevue College and is based in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo.