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Gary Locke and Sheri Flies cut a ribbon to celebrate the ELC playground renovation on September 6.

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held for New Early Learning Center Playground

On September 6, Bellevue College celebrated the renovation of Bellevue’s Early Learning Center (ELC) playground with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The renovation was made possible through a decades-long partnership with Costco. “Children at this stage are developing important physical, social, and learning skills that set the foundation for success,” said Gary Locke, Interim President of…

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HCML Prepares Students to Enter Growing Field of Healthcare Management

When the pandemic hit, schools pivoted to holding classes online—a new format for many institutions. But for Bellevue College’s (BC) award-winning healthcare management and leadership (HCML) bachelor’s degree program, remote learning was nothing new—it’s been exclusively online since its inception in 2016. “Our faculty didn’t miss a beat. We’ve been doing it for six years,”…

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BC Partners with Amazon for Career Choice Program

Amazon benefit offers hourly employees pre-paid tuition for select BC degrees Today, Bellevue College (BC) announced it’s been selected as an education partner for Amazon’s Career Choice program, providing Amazon’s hourly employees access to high-tech degrees. This includes the college’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Applied Science in Cybersecurity, Bachelor of Applied…

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UW Bothell and Bellevue College Partner for Business Student Success

College students pursuing business careers will have more access to a four-year degree through a new collaboration between the University of Washington Bothell and Bellevue College. The initiative integrates UW Bothell School of Business’ Eastside Leadership Center (ELC), currently in Bellevue’s Park 140, into the Bellevue College campus. The move will offer students in Supply Chain Management and in Entrepreneurship academic programs the simultaneous services and support of both institutions. 

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Mimi Jung to Speak at BC Commencement

Mimi Jung, Emmy award-winning morning anchor on KING 5 News, will address graduates as the keynote speaker for Bellevue College’s commencement ceremonies at T-Mobile Park on June 24. 

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Fulbright Scholar Brings Global Experience and Perspective to BC

When Fabiola Moshi was young, her mother’s youngest sister died in childbirth. Moshi’s aunt had not been healthy, and this sparked a desire in Moshi to “help people access health care early.” “My passion was to be in medical personnel,” she said about her younger self. That passion led to a career in nursing, which…

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Bellevue College Celebrates First Rainbow Crosswalk on Campus

As Bellevue College (BC) continues to increase in-person classes, students, staff and faculty returning to campus may have noticed that things have gotten a bit more colorful. In November, BC installed its first rainbow crosswalk at the top of Landerholm Circle, in solidarity with the LGBTQ+ community. However not many people were on campus at…

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New BAS in Cybersecurity Launched

Bellevue College (BC) has announced the creation of a new Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Cybersecurity.  The degree meets the explicit need employers have identified for systems administrators and security analysts by providing a pathway to the baccalaureate for students with two-year technical associate degrees in IT. Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing occupations…

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Tombolo Institute Partners with Microsoft to Launch Program for Workforce Education

In collaboration with Microsoft Learn for Educators, Tombolo Institute is launching new courses to educate and prepare Washington professionals for successful careers in technology. These courses allow students to develop the most in-demand technical skills and the opportunity to earn industry recognized Microsoft Certifications upon course completion. The courses from Tombolo aim to equip students…

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Original BC Musical Debuted to First In-Person Audience Since Start of COVID-19

Bellevue College recently presented A Stormy Night at the Queen City Speakeasy. The musical from Tammi Doyle (director), Aimee Hong (musical director), and Jenna Spinei (choreographer) premiered on Wednesday, Mar. 2 and ran through Saturday, Mar. 5.  The BC Theatre Arts event told the story of the Queen City Speakeasy, one of the hottest bars…