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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.

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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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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 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.   

Bellevue College Discovery Day: Saturday February 10, 2024, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Learn About Bellevue College Degrees, Certificates, and Programs at Discovery Day 

Bellevue College invites all prospective students, their families, and community members to Discovery Day on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. With 14 bachelor’s degrees, 11 academic/transfer associate degrees, 22 professional/technical degrees, and 66 certifications, BC provides an exceptional experience for a wide range of career pathways.

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Bellevue College to Host Martin Luther King Jr. Day Event Jan. 18

All are invited to celebrate and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Bellevue College next month. Under the theme, “It Starts with Me: UNITY, commUNITY, opportUNITY,” event organizers have planned a hybrid event between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024.

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Bellevue College Trustee Appointed Chair-Elect of ACCT Board of Directors

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.

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Bellevue College Ranked #13 in the Nation for Online Learning | Newsweek

For the third consecutive year, Newsweek has collaborated with the respected global data firm Statista to unveil America's Top Online Colleges and America's Top Online Learning Providers 2024. Rankings are based on a survey of over 9,000 online learners, as well as our research about the institutions. Bellevue College is ranked in the top 20 - just below Harvard and Yale.

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Bellevue College Celebrates Nomination for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence 

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.