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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…

Kiseuk (Ki) Ahn

BC Student Bound for Stanford Awarded Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

Kiseuk (Ki) Ahn, Bellevue College (BC) student and aspiring rocket scientist, was recently named a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The highly competitive scholarship will provide Ahn with up to $40,000 a year to complete his bachelor’s degree at Stanford University.  Cooke Transfer Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic…

Dave Young and Debora Nevins

Two BC Students Named to All-Washington Academic Team

Two outstanding Bellevue College students, Debora Nevins and Dave Young, were recently named to the 2021 All-Washington Academic Team in recognition of their high academic achievements and community service. They were honored, along with students from the state’s 34 other community and technical colleges, at a virtual ceremony April 15, where Gov. Jay Inslee delivered…

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BC DECA Sweeps Regional Awards

Bellevue College (BC) was named the top college across Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia at the annual Collegiate DECA regional competition known as the State Career Development Conference. BC has been the top college in the region for the past 6 years. The competition, held virtually March 5-6, was run by the College of…

Math instructor Luke Rawlings uses his washer and dryer as a whiteboard to write out equations for students.

Online Learning 2.0

BC Gears Up to Improve Online Classes Using Faculty Peer-to-Peer Approach  In the early days of the pandemic when classes at Bellevue College shifted from in-person to online, math instructor Luke Rawlings needed a whiteboard. He didn’t have one at home. So instead, he sat on the floor and used his washer and dryer as…

The R Building on campus in spring

Can Changing the Way Writing Is Assessed Increase Equity in Higher Ed?

Bellevue College will join a consortium of seven Washington State Community and Technical Colleges in an innovative Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecology (AWAE) grant. The project, made possible by funding from College Spark Washington, seeks to change the assessment model for English 101 classes.

OLS grads at the 2019 Spring commencement ceremony

5th Annual College Bound Resource Fair Feb. 6

The 5th Annual College Bound Resource Fair for students with disabilities returns Saturday, Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. This free event is open to the public and was created specifically for aspiring college students with disabilities as well as the families and educators in their lives. “I am very happy with my…

Gov. Locke

Bellevue College Extends Locke’s Interim Contract

Former governor agrees to stay on for up to 2 additional years. (BELLEVUE, WA—January 14, 2021)—Today the Bellevue College Board of Trustees announced they will be extending former Governor Gary Locke’s contract as interim president for up to two additional years. The unanimous vote took place during a special board meeting on Wednesday evening, January…

Lisa Cramer Family

A Degree a Long Time in the Making

Lisa Cramer is within a year from realizing a lifelong dream to complete her college degree in Diagnostic Ultrasound. Her path to this accomplishment however, has been anything but linear. Cramer grew up in what she describes as an idyllic setting in Laguna Beach, California. Summer days were spent on the beach. Her father was…

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High-volume COVID-19 Testing Site Added at BC

From the Public Health - Seattle & King County press release Public Health - Seattle & King County announced a new testing site at Bellevue College will open Tuesday, Dec. 15, expanding efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 in east King County and along the I-90 corridor. This will be the first free, high-capacity…