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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 team ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Last Updated December 12, 2016