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Two BC Students Named to All-Washington Academic Team

Dave Young and Debora Nevins

Two outstanding Bellevue College students, Debora Nevins and Dave Young, were recently named to the 2021 All-Washington Academic Team in recognition of their high academic achievements and community service. They were honored, along with students from the state’s 34 other community and technical colleges, at a virtual ceremony April 15, where Gov. Jay Inslee delivered ...more about Two BC Students Named to All-Washington Academic Team


BC DECA Sweeps Regional Awards

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Bellevue College (BC) was named the top college across Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia at the annual Collegiate DECA regional competition known as the State Career Development Conference. BC has been the top college in the region for the past 6 years. The competition, held virtually March 5-6, was run by the College of ...more about BC DECA Sweeps Regional Awards


Online Learning 2.0

Math instructor Luke Rawlings uses his washer and dryer as a whiteboard to write out equations for students.

BC Gears Up to Improve Online Classes Using Faculty Peer-to-Peer Approach  In the early days of the pandemic when classes at Bellevue College shifted from in-person to online, math instructor Luke Rawlings needed a whiteboard. He didn’t have one at home. So instead, he sat on the floor and used his washer and dryer as ...more about Online Learning 2.0


Can Changing the Way Writing Is Assessed Increase Equity in Higher Ed?

The R Building on campus in spring

Bellevue College will join a consortium of seven Washington State Community and Technical Colleges in an innovative Antiracist Writing Assessment Ecology (AWAE) grant. The project, made possible by funding from College Spark Washington, seeks to change the assessment model for English 101 classes.



BC Alum Sara Moghadasipour Receives Transforming Lives Award

Sara Moghadasipour

Today the Bellevue College (BC) Board of Trustees announced that BC graduate, Sara Moghadasipour, is a recipient of the 2021 Washington State Association of College Trustees (ACT) Transforming Lives Awards. ACT created the Transforming Lives Awards program in 2012 to recognize current or former students whose lives have been transformed by pursuing higher education at ...more about BC Alum Sara Moghadasipour Receives Transforming Lives Award


Bellevue College Extends Locke’s Interim Contract

Gov. Locke

Former governor agrees to stay on for up to 2 additional years. (BELLEVUE, WA—January 14, 2021)—Today the Bellevue College Board of Trustees announced they will be extending former Governor Gary Locke’s contract as interim president for up to two additional years. The unanimous vote took place during a special board meeting on Wednesday evening, January ...more about Bellevue College Extends Locke’s Interim Contract


A Degree a Long Time in the Making

Lisa Cramer Family

Lisa Cramer is within a year from realizing a lifelong dream to complete her college degree in Diagnostic Ultrasound. Her path to this accomplishment however, has been anything but linear. Cramer grew up in what she describes as an idyllic setting in Laguna Beach, California. Summer days were spent on the beach. Her father was ...more about A Degree a Long Time in the Making


High-volume COVID-19 Testing Site Added at BC

Nurses in scrubs and masks stand by a welcome sign

From the Public Health - Seattle & King County press release Public Health - Seattle & King County announced a new testing site at Bellevue College will open Tuesday, Dec. 15, expanding efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 in east King County and along the I-90 corridor. This will be the first free, high-capacity ...more about High-volume COVID-19 Testing Site Added at BC


Growing a More Sustainable Campus

A work party with people planting shrubs in the raingarden

From beehives to solar umbrellas, projects help make BC green Bellevue College launched its first Earth Week 20 years ago, and since then, the campus has grown with an eye toward incorporating sustainable practices both large and small. Join us for a photo tour of just some of the ways we’re going green to benefit ...more about Growing a More Sustainable Campus