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Spring Into Earth Week

Bellevue College’s (BC) Office of Sustainability is holding a series of events through April 22 to celebrate Earth Week, an annual tradition that was launched in 2000 as a grassroots effort by faculty and students.

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BC Welcomes the Community to Campus for Discovery Day

Bellevue College (BC) will host Discovery Day on Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Student Success Center (U Building). The event is open to prospective students, parents, community members, and current students looking to transition their course of study.

Dr. David May

Dr. David May Selected as New President of Bellevue College

Dr. David May was named the next president of Bellevue College (BC). The selection was made during a board of trustees meeting, where trustees voted unanimously on his appointment.

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Winter 2023 AI Symposium: “Navigating the AI Revolution”

Bellevue College held an AI symposium titled "Navigating the AI Revolution" on March 10 to discuss the burgeoning visibility of AI tools such as OpenAI and ChatGPT. 

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Bulldogs Take Down Rival Everett 85-71 to Win NWAC Men’s Basketball Title 

Entering the tournament as the No. 4-seed from the North Region, the Bulldogs (23-9, 9-5 North) put together a remarkable tournament to claim their second-ever NWAC title and first since 1993.

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From Myanmar to Mercer Island

Mohamad Imran overcame a harrowing refugee journey to become one of just six students statewide to win the Transforming Lives Award.

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Bellevue College Announces Four Finalists for President

The Board of Trustees of Bellevue College (BC) announced four finalists to be considered for the next college president—Dr. Darrell Cain, Dr. Cory Clasemann, Dr. Tonya Drake, and Dr. David May. The finalists were selected after a search that yielded well-qualified candidates from across the country.

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BC’s Online Classes Get an Upgrade by Providing Training for Faculty

Some faculty members were more prepared for the sudden pandemic switch to online learning than others, and the BC eLearning team stepped up to create the Online Excellence Teaching Academy, a seven-course program giving instructors the tools they need to be successful in the virtual classroom.

Discovery Day poster. Saturday, February 11, 2023 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Student Success Center (U-Building)

BC Welcomes the Community to Campus on Discovery Day

BC will host Discovery Day on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Student Success Center (U Building). The event is open to prospective students, parents,  community members, and current students looking to transition their course of study. Along with a tour of the campus, attendees are invited to explore…

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Bellevue College Foundation Gala Celebrates Community Connections

There was much to celebrate at Bellevue College Foundation’s gala on Jan. 7, their first in-person major fundraising event since the start of the pandemic. Over two hundred business leaders, corporate partners, donors, and friends of Bellevue College gathered in the campus’ new ballroom to support student success. With a goal to raise $250,000, the gala exceeded expectations by more than $100,000.