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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.

The money raised came from ticket sales, event sponsorships, silent and live auction items, and a raise-the-paddle campaign. The funds will go toward the foundation’s work to support students, staff and faculty, and the BC campus. This includes student scholarships, grants for staff and faculty, program enrichment, and other things that are not covered by state and college funding. Over the past year, the Foundation awarded 315 scholarships, totaling nearly $560,000, and invested more than $1.1 million into BC students and programs.

7th Annual College Bound Resource Fair Comes to Bellevue College Next Month | 425 Business

Aspiring college students living with disabilities, as well as the families and educators, are invited to attend the 7th Annual College Bound Resource Fair at the Bellevue College campus on Feb. 4.

Notes from the President

Dear Colleagues,

Yesterday, Bellevue College observed the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday and this week there are events for our community to participate in so we may reflect on Dr. King’s legacy and take action to bring us closer to the realization of his dream. As we rebuild the connections within our own BC community—and deepen our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion—I’m reminded of his words: “Our goal is to create a beloved community, and this will require a qualitative change in our souls as well as a quantitative change in our lives.”

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BC Hosts Seventh Annual College Bound Resource Fair for Students with Disabilities

The Seventh Annual College Bound Resource Fair for students with disabilities returns to the Bellevue College (BC) campus on Saturday, Feb. 4, from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. Open to the public, this free event is geared toward aspiring college students with disabilities as well as the families and educators in their lives.  The College Bound Resource…

OLS Students Explore Mindful Eating

In the OLS Mindfulness course, students study how Mindfulness can be applied to various aspects of their daily lives. Using Mindfulness techniques can improve well-being and health in many ways, such as calming down before a stressful event, scanning the body for tension to help us fall asleep, controlling emotions by labeling them, and using…

Notes from the President

Dear Colleagues,

This Friday, November 11, the College will be closed in observance of Veterans Day, a time to honor and pay tribute to military veterans – including members of our own BC community – who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces. This day is not only an opportunity for us to honor our veterans, but also a time for us to reflect on the contributions and sacrifices veterans have made on behalf of this nation. Our freedoms and democracy must never be taken for granted.

Response to Tragedy in Colorado

Dear BC Community,

On Nov. 20, Transgender Day of Remembrance, which memorializes transgender lives lost to violence, our nation was rocked by the news of another mass shooting that targeted an LGBTQIA+ nightclub in Colorado Springs, killing five people and injuring 17 more. Were it not for the heroism of two patrons, certainly more lives would have been lost.

The Gift That Keeps Giving: How You Can Set Up a Scholarship | 425 Business

There are myriad reasons to consider establishing a scholarship: making higher education more affordable and accessible, setting oneʼs company up to be more philanthropic, honoring the legacy of a lost loved one, or even boosting oneʼs own personal impact.

Whatever the reason, a recurring problem comes from many donors not knowing where to start the process of support and what exactly it might involve. For insight, 425 Business sat down with Jessica Trumble, the scholarship and programs manager at the Bellevue College Foundation, to learn more about different types of gifts and how to implement them.

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BC Honored Veterans with First In-Person Event Since Start of the Pandemic

On Nov. 10, Bellevue College (BC) held Veterans Day events to honor military veterans. This was the first in-person Veterans event on campus since before the pandemic. In the morning, veteran students, staff, and faculty had the opportunity to get together and celebrate their time in the service with a breakfast. From noon to 1…

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BC Marketing & Communications Department Wins Regional Awards

Bellevue College's Marketing & Communications Department, which is part of the Office of Institutional Advancement, recently won eight District 7 Medallion awards from the National Council for Marketing & Public Relations (NCMPR) with three gold awards, four silvers, and one bronze. The NCMPR Medallion Awards recognize outstanding achievement in design and communication at community and…