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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.

Bellevue College alum Michael Muir sits at a table with a microscope.

Bellevue College Molecular Biosciences Alum Fights Aging with WormBot-AI

Bellevue College alum Michael Muir didn’t always know he wanted to help people through science. But now, the 2019 Molecular Biosciences program graduate uses worms, robots, and artificial intelligence on a regular basis to study and find new ways to offset the diseases of aging. 

Richard Fukutaki

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 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.

Dr. Sonya Remington Doucette

Bellevue College’s Dr. Sonya Remington Doucette Honored

Dr. Sonya Remington Doucette, BC professor of chemistry, earth, and space science, and Climate Justice Faculty Development Lead, has been recognized with the William E. Bennett Team Award. Presented by the National Center for Science and Civic Engagement (NCSCE), this accolade celebrates the outstanding contributions of individuals and teams to citizen science. 

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Bellevue College to Host Annual Japan Week

With support from the Consulate-General of Japan in Seattle, BC proudly announces the return of its much-anticipated event: the 7th annual Japan Week.

Amin Shaykho

From Running Start to Start-Up

Entrepreneurs Amin Shaykho, Dani Shaykho, and Marwan El-Rukby embark on the path to success at Bellevue College.

Bellevue College’s Michael Reese, Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, with representatives of the Bilimkana Foundation.

BC Partners with Bilimkana Foundation

Bellevue College is proud to announce a groundbreaking agreement with the Bilimkana Foundation, a network of eighteen K-12 schools primarily based in Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia.  

Reagan Ilunga

BC Student Reagan Ilunga Participates in Prestigious Howard University Program

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.  

Degree in Cybersecurity Leads to a New Career and a Better Life

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.