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Statement in Support of DACA Students

Dear BC Community,

I’m writing to share a joint statement released by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges, along with presidents and trustees of the state’s 34 community and technical colleges, regarding an October 5, 2022 decision by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. The court upheld a lower court’s ruling that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is unlawful. The court also ruled current DACA enrollees could renew their status and sent the case back to a lower court to consider a regulation enacted by the Biden administration to strengthen the DACA program against legal challenges.

Why WA has Seen a Big Increase in These Community College Degrees | Seattle Times

Maria Hinojo-Hernandez, center, gets help from instructor Pablo Pedrosa Diaz during a class in the advanced manufacturing and materials engineering technology program at Edmonds College. Hinojo-Hernandez says she has gained skills that helped her land an internship at Boeing. Jie Zhang, left, works as a technician in a research laboratory and hopes her degree will…

Amazon Makes 1.5M Gift to BC Foundation to Support Computer Science

Amazon will donate 1.5M to the Bellevue College Foundation over the next three years in support of BC students pursuing their Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. The gift was announced today by BC interim president Gary Locke at a ‘State of BC’ event hosted by the Foundation. Funds will be used to help build…

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Outdoors Murals Project Welcomes All to Campus

As students, staff, and community members return to campus this fall, they’re discovering a new—and beautiful—exhibition of outdoor art, thanks to BC’s Outdoor Murals Project. The vivid murals can be found along the campus’s central corridor, and celebrate the college’s core values of diversity, social equity, and social justice. The exhibition comes as the result…

Notes from the President

Dear Colleagues,

Fall Quarter has started and its been wonderful being able to interact with so many BC students and employees over these past 2 weeks and seeing students and staff on the campus. Our enrollment is looking steady with us reaching 98% of our forecasted enrollment for fall. We are not quite where we want to be, but anticipate this number could climb another percentage point. BC has more than 11,000 students enrolled in for-credit courses and another 450 students enrolled in continuing education (non-credit) courses. Nearly 3,000 students are taking on-ground courses with another 6,000 taking hybrid classes, which means more students on campus. It has been an exciting first couple of weeks!

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BC Announces Expansion of Nursing Program

More opportunities and flexible schedule to increase the healthcare pipeline We’ve all seen the news—nursing shortages due to the unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on healthcare systems, while nursing graduates are on the decline.* To help bolster the Pacific Northwest healthcare system and provide more opportunities to students eager to join the field, Bellevue College (BC)…

Bellevue College’s HCML Bachelor’s Degree Named a Top Online Program | 425 Business

Bellevue College’s healthcare management and leadership (HCML) bachelor’s degree program prepares students to enter the growing field of healthcare management. Recently, it was named by the Healthcare Administration a top online bachelor’s degree program in healthcare administration for 2022.  HCML students can pick from two paths to earn their Bachelor of Applied Science degree: general healthcare management…

Pulitzer Prize Comes as a Surprise to Podcast Editor Audrey Quinn, ’07 | University of Washington Magazine

In May, Audrey Quinn was visiting a friend’s apartment when her pocket started vibrating. And vibrating. She tried to ignore it, but then, with apologies, she pulled her cellphone from her jeans. “Did you just win a Pulitzer?” someone texted. As far as Quinn knew, no. She wasn’t even aware that a podcast she had…

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Business Degrees Within Reach

Learn More about BC and UW Bothell Partnership and Degrees During Sept. 22 Info Session Following the recent announcement of the new partnership between the UW Bothell School of Business’ Eastside Leadership Center (ELC) and Bellevue College (BC), the public is invited to an info session on Sept. 22 that will be held in-person and…

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6th Annual Japan Week at Bellevue College 

Bellevue College presents Japan Week with events open to the public on Saturday, Sept. 24. A range of performances will be featured, including Japanese music, dance, drumming, exhibits and demonstrations of calligraphy, flower arranging, tea ceremony, haiku, origami, martial arts, and folktale storytelling. For a complete list of public performances, lectures, workshops, and contests, visit the Japan Week website.