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OLS Students Explore Mindful Eating

In the OLS Mindfulness course, students study how Mindfulness can be applied to various aspects of their daily lives. Using Mindfulness techniques can improve well-being and health in many ways, such as calming down before a stressful event, scanning the body for tension to help us fall asleep, controlling emotions by labeling them, and using…

Notes from the President

Dear Colleagues,

This Friday, November 11, the College will be closed in observance of Veterans Day, a time to honor and pay tribute to military veterans – including members of our own BC community – who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. This day is not only an opportunity for us to honor our veterans, but also a time for us to reflect on the contributions and sacrifices veterans have made on behalf of this nation. Our freedoms and democracy must never be taken for granted.

Response to Tragedy in Colorado

Dear BC Community,

On Nov. 20, Transgender Day of Remembrance, which memorializes transgender lives lost to violence, our nation was rocked by the news of another mass shooting that targeted an LGBTQIA+ nightclub in Colorado Springs, killing five people and injuring 17 more. Were it not for the heroism of two patrons, certainly more lives would have been lost.

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.

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BC Honored Veterans with First In-Person Event Since Start of the Pandemic

On Nov. 10, Bellevue College (BC) held Veterans Day events to honor military veterans. This was the first in-person Veterans event on campus since before the pandemic. In the morning, veteran students, staff, and faculty had the opportunity to get together and celebrate their time in the service with a breakfast. From noon to 1…

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BC Marketing & Communications Department Wins Regional Awards

Bellevue College's Marketing & Communications Department, which is part of the Office of Institutional Advancement, recently won eight District 7 Medallion awards from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) with three gold awards, four silvers, and one bronze. The NCMPR Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in design and communication at community and…

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. 

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Inslee Appoints Two New Members to Bellevue College Board of Trustees

Bellevue College (BC) announced that Governor Jay Inslee has appointed two new members to its board of trustees — Pradnya Desh, CEO of Advocat AI, a software platform for AI contract generation, negotiation, and management, and Conor O’Meara, a BC student. The six-member board’s duties include setting the college’s strategic direction, establishing policy for the…