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A Great Career in Healthcare, and You Don’t Have to Wear Scrubs

A Bachelor’s in Healthcare Management and Leadership Opens Doors to Increased Pay and Satisfaction The job market’s hot, but where is it hottest?  Where do average salaries run over $100K?  It’s healthcare management. The Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that there will be 30% growth in the field of medical and health service managers over…

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What Should the Future of Bellevue College Be?

Public invited to town halls on setting college priorities Want to have a say in the future of Bellevue College (BC)? Two town halls are set to gather community input 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…

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6th Annual College Bound Resource Fair

The 6th Annual College Bound Resource Fair for students with disabilities returns Saturday, Feb. 5, from 9 - 11 a.m. This free event is open to the public and is geared toward aspiring college students with disabilities as well as the families and educators in their lives. “I am very happy with my decision to…

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New AI-Focused Bachelor’s Degree

Provides Path to High Demand Industry Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a rapidly growing field that typically requires job applicants to hold a bachelor’s degree or higher. Bellevue College (BC) is responding to this industry need by offering a new Information Systems and Technology (ITS) Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) with a Concentration in AI beginning…

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A Tribute to Professor Dale Hoffman

Last spring, math professor Dale Hoffman retired after teaching at Bellevue College for thirty-seven years. The following is a special tribute written and compiled by Business Transfer professor Leslie Lum about his impact on colleagues, students, and the community. by Leslie Lum I first met Dale Hoffman over 20 years ago as a newly minted…

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Building a Virtual Community, and Cultural Understanding, One Sugar Skull at a Time

When BC student and Latinx Students Affinity Coordinator Jordana Gouveia was faced with creating a monthlong series of virtual events to engage students with Latin culture, she wasn’t daunted. Her prior experience coordinating a virtual tea-tasting event for the Asian Pacific Island Student Organization last spring had been a hit. “We mailed the tea to…

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Amazon Collaborates with BC to Support Students

Today the Bellevue College Foundation announced a new collaboration with Amazon that offers Bellevue College (BC) students more opportunities to earn Amazon Web Services (AWS) Certifications, and pathways to pursue internships and employment with AWS customers and partners. In addition, Amazon is providing $100,000 in funding for student scholarships and emergency aid. Many BC students…

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Exciting Activities Lined Up for Japan Week

Bellevue College students, faculty and staff have been hard at work creating an exciting lineup of events for the college’s 5th Annual Japan Week that will be held Oct. 4-9.

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From Minimum Wage Jobs to Stanford

Two alum credit their Bellevue College experiences as foundational, and great steppingstones for where they are headed next.

BC to Offer Vaccination Incentive Grants

The purpose of Vaccine Incentive program is to incentivize the vaccination of Bellevue College students. BC will award scholarships to randomly selected students. Selected students who have received their first vaccination by June 30, 2021 will be granted a $250 scholarship for the Fall 2021 quarter. As an added incentive to students who are not…