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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.

Mykhailo Kuzomka poses at PwC

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.

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BC Alert: Campus Closed

BC ALERT: URGENT Bellevue College campus is closed for all classes and activities for Tuesday, February 27, 2024.

BC Alert: Timely Warning

BC ALERT: URGENT: A sexual assault was reported on campus in the L Building. Police are on site and have requested a campus closure. Please safely leave campus.

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Bellevue College Alum Candidate for Miss Universe Philippines 2024

Kiara Landon, 23, of Olympia, Washington, is competing for the right to represent the Philippines at Miss Universe 2024 in Mexico. She is a registered nurse who earned her associate degree in nursing from Bellevue College.

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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Neurodiversity with Sara Sanders Gardner | Access Utah

Sara Sanders Gardner is the openly autistic designer and developer of Bellevue College's nationally recognized Neurodiversity Navigators program. As director of the program, they design curriculum, teach cohort classes, lead a team of staff, faculty, and peer mentors, and work to support disability inclusion and access across campus.