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Rotaract club garners international recognition

For its exemplary community service projects over the past year, the Bellevue College chapter of Rotaract received a Rotary International Changemaker Award at Rotary’s District 5030 conference in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho recently. It’s the first time any Rotaract chapter has received a Rotary award in district history. Eileen Cho, president of the chapter and a…

Luncheon raises nearly $280k for scholarships, academic programs

More students at Bellevue College will be able to afford a college education thanks to the generosity of over 700 guests who attended the college’s 13th Annual “Become Exceptional” Luncheon yesterday at the Meydenbauer Center in downtown Bellevue. The money they donated– nearly $280,000, with the average gift increasing 50 percent over last year –…

Barbara Brodsky

Employee honored for efforts to help students finish college

Barbara Brodsky, director of TRiO Student Support Services at Bellevue College, received the inaugural Distinguished Service Award at a recent meeting of the Washington Sta te TRiO Association. TRiO is a federally-funded program that provides academic and personal support to students with limited income, disabilities, or who are the first in their families to attend…

Share your ideas on future east campus at May 1 town hall forum

What would you like to see in the future east campus of Bellevue College? That’s the topic of an upcoming town hall forum in Issaquah Highlands, hosted by the college, to gather input from residents of Issaquah, Sammamish, Snoqualmie, North Bend and nearby communities. Topics will include potential course offerings, campus planning, building design and…

Parent-coaching expert to speak April 19

What effect does technology like computers, tablets, smart phones, televisions, e-book readers and video games have on children? Noted author and parent coaching expert Gloria DeGaetano will address this topic with her lecture “Digital Media and the Developing Mind: When, Where and How Much?” presented by the Bellevue College Parent Education Program and Parents Advisory…

Fashion show, lecture series headline Earth Week April 16-20

Sustainability and environmental awareness will be front and center April 16-20 as Bellevue College celebrates “Earth Week” with a variety of events. Here’s what’s in store over the five days: A fashion show, featuring outfits created from used and second-hand materials, Thursday, April 19 at 11:30 a.m. in the cafeteria A series of lectures all…

All Washington Academic Team

Phi Theta Kappa honors two students for stellar academics

3.27.12 -- Casey Pinckney, a second-year student at Bellevue College, has been named a 2012 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar by Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), a national honor society for community college students. She is the fourth BC student since 2010 to earn a Coca-Cola scholarship. Additionally, she and fellow student Anh Nguyen…

BC Coffee

From hot coffee to a hot meal

3.15.2012 -- A unique fundraiser created by Student Programs and Food Services at Bellevue College is providing a hot meal to students in need. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of special packages of coffee, branded with the school’s colors and distinctive logo, will support the “Soup and Tutor Program,” which provides students…

Campus to draw 50 of region’s brightest students for regional science fair

3.2.2012 -- Fifty of King and Snohomish counties’ brightest and most inventive high school students will compete March 10 in Bellevue College’s Central Sound Regional Science and Engineering Fair (CSRSEF). The participants have spent months conducting independent research, either individually or in teams of two, in one of 17 science, math and engineering categories. Projects will…

Ronan Farrow

Ronan Farrow to headline BC Foundation fundraising luncheon in April

2.28.2012 -- The Bellevue College Foundation announced that Ronan Farrow will deliver the keynote address at its 13th Annual “Become Exceptional” Luncheon on April 25 at the Meydenbauer Center in downtown Bellevue. Farrow is Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for Global Youth Issues and director of the State Department’s Global Youth Issues office.…