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Bellevue College Receives Institutional Diversity Award

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In November, Bellevue College received the College Diversity Award at the 23rd Annual Washington State Faculty and Staff of Color Conference (FSOCC). Each year the award recognizes a Washington college that “exemplifies diversity and inclusion initiatives, and ability to embrace a broad definition of diversity on campus, including gender, race, ethnicity, veterans, people with disabilities, …more about Bellevue College Receives Institutional Diversity Award


Bellevue College Breaks Ground on Student Success Center

Rendering of the exterior of the Student Success Center

On August 23, the Bellevue College community and local leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Student Success Center. Slated for completion in early 2020, the project will create an integrated and seamless service experience for students by housing multiple support programs in one state-of-the-art facility. “This Student Success Center will change the way our …more about Bellevue College Breaks Ground on Student Success Center




Dr. Kristen Jones Named Provost at Bellevue College

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Bellevue College (BC) has named Dr. Kristen Jones to the role of Provost for Academic and Student Affairs at Bellevue College. The position reports to the president and will be responsible for academic and student affairs, the largest areas of the college. The Provost will collaborate with faculty, staff, students, members of the president’s cabinet …more about Dr. Kristen Jones Named Provost at Bellevue College


Science and Engineering Fair Showcases High School Tech Talent

Participants in the Science and Engineering Fair

Hundreds are expected to turn out this Saturday for the Central Sound Regional Science and Engineering Fair (CSRSEF) at Bellevue College (BC), an annual competition that judges science and engineering projects created by 9-12th grade students in King and Snohomish counties. CSRSEF encourages innovative student research, and provides professional scientists and engineers the chance to …more about Science and Engineering Fair Showcases High School Tech Talent


BC Art Instructor’s Work to be Exhibited at Seattle Art Museum

Changing the World Through Art How BC instructor Jono Vaughan is creating new intersections between gender, art, social identity and activism In April, the Seattle Art Museum will begin exhibiting Project 42, a multidisciplinary work by Jono Vaughan that honors transgender lives lost to violence while also raising awareness of their shorter life expectancy. Each …more about BC Art Instructor’s Work to be Exhibited at Seattle Art Museum


Three BC Students Named to All-Washington Academic Team

Bellevue College S Building

Three BC students, Brenda Akoto, Alberto Gonzalez and Casey Tuttle have made the 2018 All-Washington Academic Team, and will be honored at a ceremony Thursday, March 22, at South Puget Sound Community College, in Olympia. Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman will be the keynote speaker. The All-Washington Academic Team program recognizes Washington state’s finest …more about Three BC Students Named to All-Washington Academic Team


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

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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