McKinstry names Bellevue College “Champion of Sustainability”

Bellevue College S Building

McKinstry, a design-build-operate-maintain firm focused on efficiency in the built environment, recently named Bellevue College a “Champion of Sustainability” for their contributions to sustainability in the built environment.


Inslee Names Richard Leigh to Bellevue College Board of Trustees

Richard Leigh

Bellevue College (BC) announced that Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Richard Leigh to its board of trustees. The six-member board’s duties include setting the college’s strategic direction, establishing policy for the college, and approving budgets. Leigh currently acts as general counsel for SEIU 775 Benefits Group, a non-profit healthcare entity, serving on their senior leadership …more about Inslee Names Richard Leigh to Bellevue College Board of Trustees



Tasmanian Fulbright Scholar Teaches Virtual Reality at BC

Photo of Bruce Wolcott and James Riggall

James Riggall, a Fulbright Scholar and founder of the Tasmanian startup Bitlink, is introducing students to the virtual world, live in the collaboratory at Bellevue College and live-streamed to innovation hubs on the other side of the earth in Tasmania. One class offered for Winter Quarter, Virtual Reality Design and Communications, is geared for anyone …more about Tasmanian Fulbright Scholar Teaches Virtual Reality at BC


Bitlink Founder James Riggall Steps Into the World of Virtual Reality at BC

While many people still see virtual reality as nothing more than a tool for video game immersion, Bitlink founder James Riggall sees the emerging technology as the future of many industries around the world. The Fulbright Scholar is completing his eight-month appointment at Bellevue College, where he is delving deep into the technology that drives …more about Bitlink Founder James Riggall Steps Into the World of Virtual Reality at BC



Veteran Using Fellowship to Foster Peace, Promote Women in Politics

Christina Sciabarra

Christina Sciabarra had a chance to witness firsthand the consequences of failed diplomacy during her tour of duty in Iraq as a member of the Navy Reserve in 2010. The experience inspired her to serve her country in a different way—through public service and scholarship in the field of peacebuilding.