Press Release

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

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