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425 Business | Bellevue College Announces Four Finalists for President

The Board of Trustees of Bellevue College has announced the four finalists for the school's next president. The finalists — Darrell Cain, Cory Clasemann, Tonya Drake, and David May — will visit the BC campus during the weeks of March 6 and March 13.

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425 Business | UW Bothell and Bellevue College Are Collaborating on New Program Offerings

The University of Washington Bothell and Bellevue College are collaborating to integrate the UW Bothell School of Business' former Eastside Leadership Center into new program offerings at the Bellevue College campus, UW Bothell has announced.

Community Colleges are Among the State’s Greatest Assets | Seattle Times

Paul Francis has his work cut out for him. As the executive director of the State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, he is responsible for helping supply Washington with great thinkers, innovators and workers not only for the economy of tomorrow, but for the economy of today. There is, indeed, an immediate need for…

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Geekwire | ‘It changed my life’: Microsoft vet creates mentoring program for tech-focused college students

In 2016, Bellevue became the first community college in the state to offer a bachelor’s degree in computer science. The school, located near the headquarters for Amazon and Microsoft, draws from the tech giants for its educators and student advisors. Last year, Bellevue reported that 70% of its computer science graduates were employed in their field.

7th Annual College Bound Resource Fair Comes to Bellevue College Next Month | 425 Business

Aspiring college students living with disabilities, as well as the families and educators, are invited to attend the 7th Annual College Bound Resource Fair at the Bellevue College campus on Feb. 4.

The Gift That Keeps Giving: How You Can Set Up a Scholarship | 425 Business

There are myriad reasons to consider establishing a scholarship: making higher education more affordable and accessible, setting oneʼs company up to be more philanthropic, honoring the legacy of a lost loved one, or even boosting oneʼs own personal impact.

Whatever the reason, a recurring problem comes from many donors not knowing where to start the process of support and what exactly it might involve. For insight, 425 Business sat down with Jessica Trumble, the scholarship and programs manager at the Bellevue College Foundation, to learn more about different types of gifts and how to implement them.

New ‘Talent Hub’ Focuses on Semiconductor, Nanotech | Community College Daily

Mary Slowinski, principal investigator of the Working Partners Research Project and Workshops at Bellevue College (Washington), said connecting with alumni can help strengthen employer relations and provide potential candidates to serve on advisory boards.

“Using alumni is one of the most important things,” she said.

Responding to a question about the loss of employer partners given industry turnover during the pandemic, Ashcroft told the project principal investigators, “If you are having trouble connecting with industry, find out what national center you are in. I promise you those national center principal investigators will have good industry contacts.”

Residence Halls Designed to Help Students Succeed | Journal of Business

First and foremost, residence halls, unlike dormitories, are designed to support students in building community. At Bellevue College, in Western Washington, a new residence hall created a hub for campus residents and commuter students together.

The community-oriented ground floor became a living room where the entire campus community could connect, unwind, and grow. A café, study spaces, large meeting rooms, and a large deck with spectacular Pacific Northwest views actively enrich academic experiences right where students live and provide the basis for a new on-campus culture.

Two New Members Appointed to Bellevue College Board of Trustees | 425Business

Bellevue College announced this week that Gov. Jay Inslee has appointed two new members to its board of trustees.

The new members are Advocat AI CEO Pradnya Desh and BC student Conor O’Meara. 

The board, which comprises six members, is responsible for setting the college’s strategic direction, establishing college policy, and approving budgets, the release said. Five members are advisors living and working within the college’s district boundaries. Every member serves a five-year term; one member is always a Bellevue College student who serves a one-year term. 

Besides her work with Advocat, Desh has served as a U.S. diplomat in the State department, been a U.S. trade negotiator with the Office of the United States Trade Representative, and served as the U.S. representative for the World Trade Organization and the U.N. Committee on Trade and Development, the release said. She also joined former Gov. Christine Gregoire’s trade delegation to India and Korea; four years later, she became a member of Inslee’s trade delegation to Korea and Japan, the release said. In her work as an attorney, Desh previously was the managing partner of Desh International and business Law and now serves as the chairperson of the board of Music works Northwest. 

BC Invites the Public to Learn More About the College at Discovery Day | Patch

Want to find out what’s new at Bellevue College (BC)? Then join us for Discovery Day on Nov. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., an open house event for current and prospective students, parents, and community members who’re interested in exploring BC’s programs and services. Experience an open door to our Student Success Center…