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Richard Fukutaki, chair of the Bellevue College Board of Trustees, was recently elected chair-elect of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Board of Directors. The ACCT is a national nonprofit organization for community, technical, and junior college trustees, which brings together college leaders to address real-world challenges and help students succeed through advocacy and education.
The Aspen Institute named Bellevue College as one of the 150 institutions eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance among two-year colleges.
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.
For Octaviana Bostina, life had always been a balancing act. She maintained a professional career while also caring for her young son. Trained in her native Romania as an accountant, she spent workdays ensuring that numbers added up. She yearned for a life that would provide ample comfort in return for her hard work and expertise.
Bellevue College is one of 34 U.S. colleges and universities in 28 U.S. states to be awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program, which aims to develop and expand study abroad programs around the world.
Every year, the Seattle Association for Women in Science (AWIS) recognizes a select number of women for their achievements in advancing science or technology, contributing to STEM education, or being outstanding mentors and leaders. BC chemistry professor Jennie Kong Mayer is one of three women who will be honored at the annual Seattle AWIS banquet on June 14. Mayer will receive the Excellence in STEM Education/Outreach award.