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Phi Theta Kappa honors two students for stellar academics

3.27.12 -- Casey Pinckney, a second-year student at Bellevue College, has been named a 2012 Coca-Cola Community College Academic Team Bronze Scholar by Phi Theta Kappa (PTK), a national honor society for community college students. She is the fourth BC student since 2010 to earn a Coca-Cola scholarship. Additionally, she and fellow student Anh Nguyen…

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From hot coffee to a hot meal

3.15.2012 -- A unique fundraiser created by Student Programs and Food Services at Bellevue College is providing a hot meal to students in need. A portion of the proceeds from the sales of special packages of coffee, branded with the school’s colors and distinctive logo, will support the “Soup and Tutor Program,” which provides students…

Campus to draw 50 of region’s brightest students for regional science fair

3.2.2012 -- Fifty of King and Snohomish counties’ brightest and most inventive high school students will compete March 10 in Bellevue College’s Central Sound Regional Science and Engineering Fair (CSRSEF). The participants have spent months conducting independent research, either individually or in teams of two, in one of 17 science, math and engineering categories. Projects will…

Ronan Farrow

Ronan Farrow to headline BC Foundation fundraising luncheon in April

2.28.2012 -- The Bellevue College Foundation announced that Ronan Farrow will deliver the keynote address at its 13th Annual “Become Exceptional” Luncheon on April 25 at the Meydenbauer Center in downtown Bellevue. Farrow is Special Advisor to the Secretary of State for Global Youth Issues and director of the State Department’s Global Youth Issues office.…

Free tax return assistance for community

2.24.2012 -- Bellevue College, together with the United Way of King County, is offering free tax return preparation from volunteer tax professionals on Wednesday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The event, which will be held in building B, room 250 on the college’s campus, is open to individuals and families in the…

Interior Design instructor wins national teaching award

For a second straight year, a faculty member of Bellevue College’s Interior Design program has received national recognition for innovative teaching. The Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) recently announced that Instructor Peter Benarcik has won a merit award in the 2011 Innovative Education Awards for the entry, “Literal/Actual: Folding – a vertical design studio…

Students receive state-of-the-art training in radiation therapy

2.06.2012 -- An innovative software program is completely transforming the way Bellevue College’s Radiation Therapy students learn life-saving skills to treat cancer. What’s more, BC is one of only three training facilities in the nation where students can use the program. The software, called VERT, for Virtual Environment Radiotherapy Training, was developed to address a…

State approves new four-year degree program

1.31.2012 -- Residents of Washington State now have a new, affordable option to prepare for well-paying careers. Bellevue College is set to offer a brand new bachelor’s degree program, in Healthcare Technology and Management, thanks to the recent approval by the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges. After studying job data and trends,…

Ray White

Bellevue College hires new VP for Administrative Services

1.11.2012 -- Bellevue College is pleased to announce the hiring of Ray White as its new Vice President for Administrative Services. He will oversee several functional areas of the college, including finance, the physical plant, public safety, capital projects, and auxiliary services (such as the bookstore, food service and the child care center). “After two…