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Neurodiversity with Sara Sanders Gardner | Access Utah

Sara Sanders Gardner is the openly autistic designer and developer of Bellevue College's nationally recognized Neurodiversity Navigators program. As director of the program, they design curriculum, teach cohort classes, lead a team of staff, faculty, and peer mentors, and work to support disability inclusion and access across campus.

Exploring Pathways Career Panels Explore the Possibilities. Find Your Path.

Bellevue College Students Invited to Exploring Pathways Career Panels 

Held Jan. 30-Feb. 1, this event will include a career-focused series of speaker panels featuring working professionals, including Bellevue College alumni, in a variety of different careers. The event will kick off with a keynote address by a former college faculty member turned data scientist . Throughout the week, students will have the opportunity to learn more about what is involved in various career paths and how to better prepare themselves for entry into these careers.

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Bellevue College and Complexe Scolaire Renew Partnership 

Presidents of Bellevue College and Complexe Scolaire Bellevue recently renewed their strategic partnership to expand opportunities for international students in Africa. Complexe Scolaire Bellevue is a primary and secondary school named after Bellevue College and is based in Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo.

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Bellevue Resident Donates $3 Million to Support Bellevue College Students 

The Bellevue College Foundation recently received its largest individual gift in the foundation’s history. The gift will spur the creation of an endowed scholarship, which will help thousands of Bellevue College students pay for college for years to come.   

Bellevue College Discovery Day: Saturday February 10, 2024, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Learn About Bellevue College Degrees, Certificates, and Programs at Discovery Day 

Bellevue College invites all prospective students, their families, and community members to Discovery Day on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. With 15 bachelor’s degrees, 11 academic/transfer associate degrees, 22 professional/technical degrees, and 66 certifications, BC provides an exceptional experience for a wide range of career pathways.

I have a dream It starts with me: unity, community, opportunity Kenote with Dr. Bettina L. Love

Bellevue College to Host Martin Luther King Jr. Day Event Jan. 18

All are invited to celebrate and remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Bellevue College next month. Under the theme, “It Starts with Me: UNITY, commUNITY, opportUNITY,” event organizers have planned a hybrid event between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 18, 2024.

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Bellevue College Molecular Biosciences Alum Fights Aging with WormBot-AI

Bellevue College alum Michael Muir didn’t always know he wanted to help people through science. But now, the 2019 Molecular Biosciences program graduate uses worms, robots, and artificial intelligence on a regular basis to study and find new ways to offset the diseases of aging. 

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Bellevue College Trustee Appointed Chair-Elect of ACCT Board of Directors

Richard Fukutaki, chair of the Bellevue College Board of Trustees, was recently elected chair-elect of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Board of Directors. The ACCT is a national nonprofit organization for community, technical, and junior college trustees, which brings together college leaders to address real-world challenges and help students succeed through advocacy and education.

Newsweek Best Online Learning Schools

Bellevue College Ranked #13 in the Nation for Online Learning | Newsweek

For the third consecutive year, Newsweek has collaborated with the respected global data firm Statista to unveil America's Top Online Colleges and America's Top Online Learning Providers 2024. Rankings are based on a survey of over 9,000 online learners, as well as our research about the institutions. Bellevue College is ranked in the top 20 - just below Harvard and Yale.

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Bellevue College Celebrates Nomination for the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence 

The Aspen Institute named Bellevue College as one of the 150 institutions eligible to compete for the $1 million Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation's signature recognition of high achievement and performance among two-year colleges.