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IIDA Student of the Year – Espe Zivkovic

A recent graduate of Bellevue College's Interior Design program, IIDA Northern Pacific Chapter's student council president, and a student board leader on campus, Zivkovic wins the IIDA Student of the Year award.

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BC Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded BC $749,543. The focus of the initiative is to encourage access, familiarity, and the adoption of Extended Reality (XR) in educational settings.

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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.

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Bellevue College Still Working on its AI Policy

As educational institutions increasingly explore the potential of AI in enhancing learning experiences, BC's ongoing work in shaping its AI policy serves as a noteworthy case study.

Karissa Bodnar

BC Alumna Launches Thrive Causemetics to Empower Women

BC alumna, Karissa Bodnar launched Thrive Causemetics, a vegan direct-to-consumer cosmetics brand, in 2015. Thrive Causemetics offers cosmetics that are cruelty-free, vegan, and formulated with safe ingredients. Bodnar’s goal is to empower women through beauty. Bodnar’s success speaks for itself – global net sales topped $136.5 a mere 8 years after its founding.

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.  

Best College Towns in Washington | WorldAtlas

Seattle Metropolitan Area’s third-largest city, Bellevue, is located in King County’s Eastside region between Lake Washington to the west and Lake Sammamish to the east. The city is home to Bellevue College, the state’s third-largest higher education institution and the largest among the 34 institutions that form the Washington Community and Technical Colleges System. This public college offers various academic programs besides specialized education degrees and support programs for students with disabilities.  With 10,200 residents, 1,300 businesses, and 45,000 employees, Downtown Bellevue is currently Washington’s second-largest city center. The city houses many sites of interest, including the Bellevue Arts Museum, KidsQuest Children’s Museum, Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue Botanical Garden, and a small baseball stadium named Bannerwood Park.

Data Breach Alert

Third-Party Data Breach Impacts BC Community Members

According to national news media reports, many businesses and organizations worldwide have been impacted by a cybersecurity incident related to a widely used filesharing application known as MOVEit Transfer.