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Tasmanian Fulbright Scholar James Roggall Teaches Virtual Reality at BC, and the Other Side of the Earth, Simultaneously

Bruce Wolcott (left) and James Riggall.
Bruce Wolcott (left) 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 who wants to understand this emerging technology, while another, Virtual Reality Lab Project, gives students the chance to get hands-on by designing and prototyping a virtual reality (VR) project. Continue Reading

Joey Wilson is a BC College Student Advocates for Disability Community

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… Continue Reading

Katherine Hall Named Director of Marketing and Community Development at Bellevue College

 Bellevue College (BC) has named Katherine Hall as the new director of marketing and community development. In this role, she’ll provide leadership and supervision for all marketing and communications outreach, and develop initiatives to engage the community in campus life. “Katherine is an experienced marketing and communications strategist with a substantive background in leading within… Continue Reading

Learning. Powered by Vroom. @BellevueCollege

Learning. Powered by Vroom. @BellevueCollege

Bellevue College Students Help Build a Car of the Future That Gets 100 MPG   Today 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… Continue Reading

KBCS, Northwest Folklife Partner for Acoustic Showcase

Bellevue College’s public radio station 91.3 KBCS is partnering with Northwest Folklife to provide live musical performances for 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… Continue Reading

Dr. Jerry Weber Hired as New President of Bellevue College

The Bellevue College Board of Trustees recently announced that they have voted to select Dr. Jerry Weber as the next president of Bellevue College, making him the sixth president in the institution’s 50-year history. “Dr. Weber brings a track record of exceptional leadership, a deep commitment to the values we cherish, and a passion for… Continue Reading

Bellevue College Breaks Ground on Student Housing Facility

Bellevue College community and local leaders celebrated the groundbreaking of the new student housing facility. Slated for occupancy in the fall of 2018, the project—designed to be highly sustainable—accommodates 350 beds in a mixture of units. “Today we follow in the footsteps of the College’s first groundbreaking in 1966, by breaking ground on our first… Continue Reading

Gov Inslee names Greg Dietzel to Bellevue College Board of Trustees

Bellevue College recently announced 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… Continue Reading

Dr. Mona Lake Jones, keynote speaker for Bellevue College’s 49th annual commencement ceremony.

Poet Laureate to speak on making a difference.  BELLEVUE, Wash. — Author, educator and community activist, Dr. Mona Lake Jones will address graduates as the keynote speaker for Bellevue College’s 49th annual commencement ceremony on Friday, June 17, in Seattle’s Key Arena.  Jones, who has served as Poet Curator and Poet Laureate for the City… Continue Reading

Former Seattle Seahawk Mack Strong to emcee Bellevue College Foundation Luncheon

Sports analyst and former Seattle Seahawk Mack Strong is set to emcee the Bellevue College Foundation’s 17th Annual “Become Exceptional” Luncheon April 27 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue. This is the second year Strong will emcee the Foundation’s marquee fundraising event.   Strong, a sports analyst with Root Sports Northwest, is the NFL’s Pacific West… Continue Reading