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Bellevue College votes to extend Gary Locke’s contract as interim president | The Seattle Times

Former Gov. Gary Locke will remain as Bellevue College’s interim president when his current contract expires in June, a year after he was named the Eastside school’s temporary leader.

Community Colleges Whose Graduates Earn the Most Money | Newsweek

Career landscapes and industry needs are constantly evolving, and so are the ways Americans seek the skills needed to pursue their chosen professions. 

Grown-up child writes from own experience | Peninsula Daily News

MARROWSTONE ISLAND — There once lived a girl who worried a lot. Unexpected things would happen at school and at home, and this girl would feel panicky.

New COVID-19 testing site in Bellevue | Bellevue Reporter

A new site at Bellevue College will open on Tuesday, expanding efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 in east King County and along the I-90 corridor. This will be the first free, high-capacity COVID-19 test site on the Eastside.

Bellevue College Hosts Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic | 425 Magazine

Bellevue College (BC) recently confirmed in a press release that at a Nov. 6 drive-through flu-shot event, more than 55 vaccines were administered to the BC community.

Former BC coach Turner has a new challenge: leading Jamaica’s men’s team to the Olympics | The Seattle Times

The path that took Rick Turner from playing varsity hoops at Lake Washington High School in the 1980s to landing the Team Jamaica coaching job in 2019 is a fascinating one. Turner talked his way onto the men’s coaching staff at Bellevue College as a voluntary assistant — and by 2000 he had ascended to coach.

College of Lake County announces passing of former president Jerry Weber

It is with deep sadness the board of trustees of the College of Lake County District 532 announces the unexpected death of former CLC President Dr. Girard (Jerry) Weber on Nov. 11. He held the role from April 2009 to July 2017 before becoming the president of Bellevue College in Washington.

Students With Cognitive Differences Say COVID-19 Derailed Their Routines | Teen Vogue

Abby Leaver can fit her whole life into a dorm room. Within the confines of small, apartment-style student housing, the Bellevue College resident assistant (RA) attends online classes and violin lessons, participates in Zoom happy hours and online games with friends, and cares for her cat

Bellevue College Opens Early Learning Center

The Bellevue College Early Learning Center (ELC) is open and accepting new students. The ELC serves the children of Bellevue College faculty, staff and students, with half of the slots reserved for Costco employees. Openings are available for children ages 1-6 in the toddler and preschool classrooms.