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From Minimum Wage Jobs to Stanford

Entrance to Stanford University

Two alum credit their Bellevue College experiences as foundational, and great steppingstones for where they are headed next.


BC to Offer Vaccination Incentive Grants

"Get Your Shot" image for Vaccine Incentive Program

The purpose of Vaccine Incentive program is to incentivize the vaccination of Bellevue College students. BC will award scholarships to randomly selected students. Selected students who have received their first vaccination by June 30, 2021 will be granted a $250 scholarship for the Fall 2021 quarter. As an added incentive to students who are not ...more about BC to Offer Vaccination Incentive Grants


BC Student Bound for Stanford Awarded Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship

Kiseuk (Ki) Ahn

Kiseuk (Ki) Ahn, Bellevue College (BC) student and aspiring rocket scientist, was recently named a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship. The highly competitive scholarship will provide Ahn with up to $40,000 a year to complete his bachelor’s degree at Stanford University.  Cooke Transfer Scholars are selected based on exceptional academic ...more about BC Student Bound for Stanford Awarded Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship


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

Graphic illustration of a trophy and the No 1

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