Bellevue College Foundation board names new president

Paul Swegle, of counsel with Kinsel Law Offices, has been named president of the Bellevue College Foundation Board of Directors for a one-year term beginning July 1, 2012. A resident of Seattle, Swegle previously served as vice president, general counsel and secretary of ShareBuilder Corporation, a subsidiary of ING Direct (recently acquired by Capital One), …more about Bellevue College Foundation board names new president


Free planetarium shows for the community this summer

Astronomy buffs, mark your calendars! This summer, Bellevue College’s Geer Planetarium invites the community to attend upcoming showings of a program titled “Stars,” which explores the beauty and destructive power of these distant celestial bodies. Also featured will be objects viewable in the skies during the summer, including the history and location of various constellations. …more about Free planetarium shows for the community this summer




2012 MLB draft highlights BC baseball program’s continuing success

With three players recently selected in the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft, Bellevue College’s baseball program continues a long tradition of success in preparing players for the professional leagues. Adrian Sampson, a pitcher, was selected by the Pittsburgh Pirates in the fifth round with the 166th overall pick. Later in the draft, the …more about 2012 MLB draft highlights BC baseball program’s continuing success


Thousands honor Class of 2012 grads at Bellevue College commencement

Graduates

Over 3,000 excited family members, friends, faculty and staff packed the Bellevue College gymnasium to cheer on members of the Class of 2012 during the college’s 45th annual commencement ceremony this past Friday, June 15. In all, the college awarded nearly 2,600 bachelor’s and associate degrees, certificates and diplomas. Graduates from the Bellevue area numbered …more about Thousands honor Class of 2012 grads at Bellevue College commencement


New dean of Continuing Education named

Janis Machala

Bellevue College has named Janis Machala the new dean of its Continuing Education program, the largest such program in the Washington State Community and Technical Colleges system. She will lead a unit of the college that provides professional training, certificate programs and personal enrichment classes to over 11,000 adult learners each year. The program, with …more about New dean of Continuing Education named


Nancy Gonlin, instructor from Bellevue, honored for teaching excellence

Nancy Gonlin

Nancy Gonlin, a Bellevue resident, was recently honored by the Bellevue College Foundation with a Margin of Excellence Award for her work as an anthropology instructor. The award committee cited her deep commitment to students and extensive service in support of the college during her 14-year tenure. Gonlin, a published author whose research focuses on …more about Nancy Gonlin, instructor from Bellevue, honored for teaching excellence


Chan Beauvais, teacher from Bothell, honored for teaching excellence

Chan Beauvais

Chan Beauvais, a resident of Bothell, was recently honored by the Bellevue College Foundation with a Margin of Excellence Award for his work as a part-time instructor at the college. The award committee cited his deep commitment to students during nearly 20 years of teaching evening classes in computer programming and information systems. Beauvais joins …more about Chan Beauvais, teacher from Bothell, honored for teaching excellence


Carol grant, employee from Redmond, honored with “Margin of Excellence” award

Carol Grant

Carol Grant, a resident of Redmond, was recently honored by the Bellevue College Foundation with a Margin of Excellence Award for her dedication to student success as director of the college’s Stan & Michelle Rosen Academic Success Center. In addition to her role overseeing the center, which provides all academic tutoring services on campus and …more about Carol grant, employee from Redmond, honored with “Margin of Excellence” award