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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…

Response to the tragedy in Buffalo

Dear BC Community,

Our hearts are heavy with news of the mass shooting that took the lives of 10 people and wounded three others in Buffalo, New York, last Saturday. Eleven of the victims are Black, and the shooter, fueled by white supremacist hatred, targeted a grocery store in a predominantly Black neighborhood with plans to continue his spree had he not been stopped by law enforcement.

Media Statement

North and Main Campus are closed 5/6/22 out of an abundance of caution due to a threat. On campus classes and activities are cancelled. This is an ongoing police investigation by the Bellevue Police Department.

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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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Notes from the President

Dear Colleagues,

This Spring, the Health Sciences, Education & Wellness Institute (HSEWI) is hosting Fulbright Scholar Dr. Fabiola Vincent Moshi. Dr. Moshi comes to us from Tanzania, and is an expert in both clinical nursing (focusing on pregnancy and childbirth) and in teaching nursing.

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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…

Notes from the President

Dear Colleagues,

Welcome to Spring Quarter! The activity level has really been picking up on campus over the last few weeks and I’m looking forward to our continued transition to our “new normal.” It’s been a pleasure finally meeting so many more of you in-person recently and I look forward to connecting and reconnecting with you over the Spring Quarter.

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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…

Recognizing International Transgender Day of Visibility

Dear BC Community,

This year Bellevue College will celebrate the 13th annual International Transgender Day of Visibility which occurs on March 31. It’s a day to acknowledge and recognize the many accomplishments and victories of transgender and gender-nonconforming people. It’s also a critical opportunity to deepen our understanding of the threats and challenges they continue to face.

Amazon Workers Can Now Attend These 180 Colleges for Free | Fortune

Amazon is adding partnerships with more than 140 colleges and universities to provide a cost-free college education to its hourly employees—bringing the number of schools Amazonians can attend debt-free to 180. Bellevue College is one of these institutions.

Amazon, the second-largest U.S.-based retailer, also unveiled that the program will now be available to employees who have been with the company for just 90 days.