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Employee receives Governor’s Trophy at campus ceremony

Susan Gjolmesli, the longtime director of Bellevue College’s Disability Resource Center, was presented with the Governor’s Trophy in Memory of Carolyn Blair Brown during a reception on campus yesterday, attended by her colleagues, friends, family, and others in the community. The award, given by the Washington State Governor’s Committee on Disability Issues and Employment (GCDE),…

Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Fair at Bellevue College on Feb. 2

WHAT:  The 3rd Annual Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Fair, presented by Bellevue College’s Parent Education Program and Parents Advisory Committee, along with Swedish Medical Center’s Issaquah Campus. Performing live will be children’s musicians Caspar Babypants at 11 a.m. and Johnny Bregar at 1:45 p.m. WHEN:  Saturday, Feb. 2, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. WHERE:…

Information meeting for Bellevue College Parent-Infant class

WHAT:  An informational meeting for parents interested in signing up for a Parent-Infant class offered by Bellevue College’s Parent Education Program that will begin in late January. WHEN:  Monday, Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. WHO:  For parents with infants who were born in June of 2012 or later. WHERE:  Bellevue College’s Early Learning Center (located…

Rapper and activist Chuck D to speak at Bellevue College MLK Day Celebration

WHAT:  To celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Bellevue College will host rap artist and activist Chuck D and his wife, Gaye Theresa Johnson, Ph.D., a professor of Black Studies, for a presentation titled “Where Do We Go From Here…Chaos Or Community.” The event is sponsored by BC’s Multicultural Services, the Black Student Union, and…

Bellevue public radio station 91.3 KBCS picks up “The Thom Hartmann Program”

91.3 KBCS, a public service of Bellevue College, will become the new Seattle/Bellevue home of the popular progressive talk radio show “The Thom Hartmann Program.” With an estimated 2.75 million listeners nationwide, the program bills itself as the number one progressive radio show in the country, and will air from noon to 3 p.m. weekdays,…

Bellevue College wins approval for two new bachelor’s degrees

Bellevue College received approval today from the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges to develop two new bachelor’s degree programs – in Nursing and in Information Systems and Technology (IST) – that will provide area residents with affordable paths to family-wage jobs in these growing fields. When the two programs officially begin classes…

BC is now enrolling for Winter Quarter 2013

Bellevue College (BC), the third largest educational institution in Washington state, is currently enrolling students for winter quarter classes that begin Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013. As a leader in workforce development, BC offers an affordable path to degrees that help residents of the Eastside and the Puget Sound region launch careers in health sciences, information…

Delegation from León

Delegation from Spanish university visits Bellevue College

A delegation from the University of León visited Bellevue College this week to continue work on a formal partnership that will provide for a dual degree program and new opportunities for student exchanges between the two institutions. The partnership will initially focus on a collaboration between the two nursing programs, with a first-of-its-kind pilot program…

Dr. David L. Rule

Bellevue College selects David L. Rule as new president

The Bellevue College Board of Trustees voted Monday to select David L. Rule, Ph.D., to become the institution’s fifth president in its nearly 50-year history. The vote gives the board authorization to begin contract negotiations with Rule. Once finalized, he is expected to begin in January. “The Board of Trustees had an important job: to…

NCWTV: BC employee honored for sustainability efforts

OLYMPIA — Easing traffic congestion is just part of the work they do. For the recipients of the 2012 Governor’s Commute Smart Awards, leadership goes beyond a normal day’s work; it makes Washington state a better place to live and work for everyone. This year’s 22 honorees represent a growing movement in transportation leadership in…