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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


BC Student Advocates for Disability Community

Joey Wilson

A life-long resident of the Queen Anne neighborhood in Seattle, Joey Wilson, 26, is a member of the developmental disability community and currently earning his associate degree through the Occupational & Life Skills (OLS) program at Bellevue College. He works part-time as a grocery clerk, and has moved from living in a group home to …more about BC Student Advocates for Disability Community


3rd Annual BOOM Experience to Be Held at BC

BOOM Experience participants from 2016

Bellevue College is partnering with the Bellevue School District to host The BOOM (Breaking Out Of the Margin) Experience, an all-day conference designed to support 7-12th grade male students who racially identify as African, Black, Hispanic, Latino, LatinX, Native American, Southeast Asian, Pacific Islander (or mix of any). The program, scheduled for Dec. 12, provides …more about 3rd Annual BOOM Experience to Be Held at BC


KBCS Recognized for Excellence in Reporting

Yuko Kodama (left) and Sonya Green meet with Katherine Schneider at the annual Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on Disability. Photo by Marcus Chormicle, Cronkite School

Bellevue College’s public radio station 91.3 KBCS received national recognition in journalism for producing a two-piece segment chronicling the experiences of a wheelchair user trying to navigate public transportation in Seattle. “Dorian Wants Transit Policy Towards Disabled Persons to Change” placed third in the prestigious 2017 Katherine Schneider Journalism Award for Excellence in Reporting on …more about KBCS Recognized for Excellence in Reporting


Seattle Councilmember Lorena González to Speak at Bellevue College

Councilmember Lorena González

As part of a series of events for Bellevue College’s annual Homecoming Week, on Monday, Oct. 9, Seattle Councilmember Lorena González will share her personal story and speak about the city of Seattle’s stance on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Born to a Spanish-speaking migrant farmworker family and raised in Yakima Valley, González relied …more about Seattle Councilmember Lorena González to Speak at Bellevue College


BC Students Help Build a Car of the Future That Gets 100 MPG

Bellevue College students helping to build a carbon fiber car.

On July 24, 2017, Bellevue College students helped build an ultralight carbon fiber car that gets 100 MPG—right in the middle of campus. The students worked with Wikispeed, an organization dedicated not only to making cars greener—but also to revolutionizing how we make things. The car build is part of the college’s RISE Learning Institute’s new …more about BC Students Help Build a Car of the Future That Gets 100 MPG


Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib to speak at Bellevue College commencement

Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib

Lt. Gov Cyrus Habib will address graduates as the keynote speaker for Bellevue College’s annual commencement ceremony on Friday, June 16, in Seattle’s Key Arena. “Ever since I took math and science courses at Bellevue College as a high school student, I have been gratified to see BC’s continual effort to expand opportunities for an …more about Lt. Gov. Cyrus Habib to speak at Bellevue College commencement


KBCS, Northwest Folklife Partner for Acoustic Showcase

Photo of Linda Ortega

Bellevue College’s public radio station 91.3 KBCS is partnering with Northwest Folklife to provide live musical performances to Folklife’s acoustic showcase. The station will bring three artists to the Fisher Green stage on Sunday, May 28 at 1 p.m. “The 91.3 KBCS acoustic showcase is one of the must-see features of Northwest Folklife,” said Patrick …more about KBCS, Northwest Folklife Partner for Acoustic Showcase


Inslee Names Greg Dietzel to Board of Trustees

Bellevue College the campus awaiting the planned Homecoming celebration to come.

Bellevue College announced today that Governor Jay Inslee has appointed Greg Dietzel 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. Dietzel spent 12 years as Vice President & Senior State Executive for IBM until his recent retirement, where he was …more about Inslee Names Greg Dietzel to Board of Trustees