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College of Lake County announces passing of former president Jerry Weber

It is with deep sadness the board of trustees of the College of Lake County District 532 announces the unexpected death of former CLC President Dr. Girard (Jerry) Weber on Nov. 11. He held the role from April 2009 to July 2017 before becoming the president of Bellevue College in Washington.

Bellevue College Opens Early Learning Center

BC Learning Center

The Bellevue College Early Learning Center (ELC) is open and accepting new students. The ELC serves the children of Bellevue College faculty, staff and students, with half of the slots reserved for Costco employees. Openings are available for children ages 1-6 in the toddler and preschool classrooms.

Dr. Christina Sciabarra Discusses Her Transition to a Community College Career

Dr Christina Sciabarra_

Christina Sciabarra is an adjunct faculty member in Political Science at Bellevue College. Her research focuses on building peace after civil wars in the Middle East, particularly Iraq and the Levant region. She is actively engaged with organizations building cultural bridges between the Middle East and the US.

North Bend Interior Designer and BC Alum Opens a Store Within a Store, Chez Toi Designs

Julia Harding

Julietta Harding attended Bellevue College (then Bellevue Community College), when they had a three-year design program, and was the owner of Courue Design, Inc. from 1998 to January 2008, doing high-end residential and commercial projects. Her first degree was in journalism, and starting in 2008, she spent ten years in Oklahoma working as a journalist, ...more about North Bend Interior Designer and BC Alum Opens a Store Within a Store, Chez Toi Designs

Join Us For Election 2020 – The Youth Vote Event

A collage of three students for Take The Mic

Gary Locke, interim president of Bellevue College, is among the featured speakers for Election 2020 – The Youth Vote: A conversation about leadership, ethics and values, and how they factor into choosing a candidate. KNKX’s Take the Mic and South Seattle Emerald present the free Zoom event on Oct. 14.

Prepare your business for the effects of COVID-19

The Tombolo Institute at Bellevue College is excited to introduce a new program, Innovation Lab. The intensive, seven-week program is designed to help businesses acquire relevant business knowledge and adapt to the changing economic environment created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In partnership with Startup425, the institute will offer this program with no tuition or fees charged to participating businesses.

ASK: Gary Locke

Gary Locke

Gary Locke had been on the job as interim president of Bellevue College for about a month when 425Business caught up with him via telephone in July. We wanted to hear how the job was going, the challenges of running the college during a pandemic, what he’s discovered during his initial weeks, and other questions pertaining to BC and his long history in government.

Enrollment is surging for Running Start classes — which are now taught online

A student walks across the Bellevue College courtyard

Washington educators say this mostly online school year is a golden opportunity for 11th- and 12th-graders to take a Running Start class or two. But deadlines are nearing quickly. For Bellevue College, for example, students need to apply by Sept. 15; many classes are already full. Classes start Sept. 21.