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"The first Asian governor of Washington state and Bellevue College's interim president gave the keynote speech on Oct. 18 at the Eradicate Hate Global Summit, a virtual conference dedicated to “honor the global victims of hate by breaking down silos, exchanging ideas, and engaging in prioritized actions against hate.” In his speech, Locke discussed the importance of fighting hate after the history of anti-Asian sentiment in the U.S. and his own experience overcoming hate as an Asian American."
Two virtual town halls are set this week to gather community input on the future of Bellevue College as part of the Priorities Project, an initiative launched by the college’s board of trustees to identify the priorities and values that will guide the college through the next three to five years.
The project will help the college focus on what’s most important to the campus as well as the greater Bellevue community, according to a news release. Additionally, the project will explore criteria to identify the best candidates in the upcoming search for a permanent president at the college.
Town halls will occur via Zoom at 7 p.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Friday.
"Supporting the workforce development pipeline between employers, Bellevue College, the University of Washington, and coding schools is vital, as is training and retraining adults.."
Amazon Expands Collaboration with Bellevue College for Job Training, Student Assistance | 425 Business
"Bellevue College (BC) students will get more opportunities to earn Amazon Web Services (AWS) certifications and pursue internships and employment with AWS customers and partners under a new collaboration announced this week between the Bellevue College Foundation and Amazon."
"The University of Washington has multiple campuses in the region serving more than 60,000 students and supplying graduates to fill entry-level programming, research and data analytics jobs. Seattle University, Bellevue College, a network of community colleges and others add to the pipeline."
"Amazon’s Huseman also sees opportunity at Bellevue College. He noted that it offers a bachelor’s degree in computer science, which inspired Amazon to help champion a new state law for all state community colleges to offer a four-year computer science degree."
"Bellevue College's (BC) fifth annual Japan Week is this week. Japan Week is an opportunity for BC students to explore Japanese history and culture throughout the week."
"The team of Clark Construction and LMN Architects is in line to get the contract for a new academic building at Bellevue College."
Yakima native, college professor considers Sept. 11’s impact on Muslim Americans | Yakima Herald-Republic
"Salam Awad was born and raised in Yakima. Her parents live here, and she continues to live here, working remotely as she begins her new job as an assistant professor of political science at Bellevue College near Seattle.
An adjunct professor of political science at Central Washington University for the past three years, Awad’s areas of expertise and teaching interests include international law, human rights and social movements, with a focus on the Middle East."
BIPOC business surge: Upcoming digital workshop and deep-dive seminar series to support BIPOC businesses in the new normal | NW Asian Weekly
"There is huge buzz about the impact of the pandemic on business startups. In 2020 4.3 million businesses were started, a 24% increase over 2019. At the end of July 2021, the uptick was even bigger with a 41% increase over 2020."