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IDEAS Grant Awarded to BC

Bellevue College is one of 34 U.S. colleges and universities in 28 U.S. states to be awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of State’s Increase and Diversify Education Abroad for U.S. Students (IDEAS) Program, which aims to develop and expand study abroad programs around the world.

Chemistry professor Jennie Kong Mayer

BC’S Mayer Honored by Seattle Association for Women in Science

Every year, the Seattle Association for Women in Science (AWIS) recognizes a select number of women for their achievements in advancing science or technology, contributing to STEM education, or being outstanding mentors and leaders. BC chemistry professor Jennie Kong Mayer is one of three women who will be honored at the annual Seattle AWIS banquet on June 14. Mayer will receive the Excellence in STEM Education/Outreach award.


BC Names Ariane Hayes Dean of Health Sciences, Education, and Wellness Institute

Bellevue College (BC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ariane Hayes to the position of Dean of the Health Sciences, Education, and Wellness Institute (HSEWI). Hayes has been serving as Assistant Dean of HSEWI since the summer of 2022, working with outgoing Dean Leslie Heizer Newquist.

Dr. Paul Jackson

BC to Host Juneteenth Virtual Seattle Black History Tour

The Black Employees of Bellevue College (BEOBC) and the Black Student Union along with the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are partnering with Bellevue College’s XR Lab and eLearning to present the Virtual Seattle Black History Tour on Thursday, June 15, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  

Dr. Ahmad Ghashmari, English Language Institute associate professor

BC’s Ghashmari Receives Fulbright Scholar Award

Dr. Ahmad Ghashmari, English Language Institute associate professor, has received a Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program award for the 2023-2024 academic year. Ghashmari will be hosted by Jordan University of Science and Technology.

Judge Yu/Commencement

Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary I. Yu to Speak at Commencement

Washington State Supreme Court Justice Mary I. Yu will address graduates as the keynote speaker for Bellevue College’s commencement ceremony, which will be held Friday, June 23, at T-Mobile Park.

An attendee of the job fair meets with an employer

Meet Top Employers at the Spring Career Fair

On May 10, more than 50 of the area’s top employers will be on hand to meet with Bellevue College students, alumni, and community members seeking internships, jobs, and career opportunities.

Marin Mackey stands in front of the volleyball net with her arms raised

Women’s Volleyball Team Support Each Other on and off the Court

After an almost two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Bellevue College women’s volleyball team ended their first full season since 2019 with a third-place finish in the Northwest Athletic Conference.

Bellevue College alum Pooja Jain smiling with left hand resting under her chin next to design blueprints.

Designing Woman

Meet Pooja Jain, a successful BC graduate of the interior design program who landed the job of her dreams at Sechrist Design.

A group photo of BC's DECA team

BC Team Garners Top Spot in DECA Competition

For the ninth straight year in a row, Bellevue College’s DECA team was recognized as national champions at the Collegiate DECA International Career Development Conference held April 15-18 in Orlando, FL.