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

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 of Seattle and Martin Luther King County, travels extensively throughout the country speaking on issues of culture and diversity.

“I am thrilled to be a part of Bellevue College’s 50th year celebration,” said Jones.  “Besides congratulating the graduates for the life stories they have written thus far, I will prompt them to think about the next chapters in their book.”

Jones is well known for her books, The Color of Culture, The Color of Culture II, The Color of Culture III, and Unleashing the Power of a Sister.  Her forthcoming work, Nectar from Grandhoney will be released this summer. Her 1992 poem, A Roomful of Sisters was commissioned by 100 Black Women of Boston, a national civic group, and exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. 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

Alonda Williams Hired as New Director of Marketing at Bellevue College

Williams brings depth and breadth of experience to essential college program Bellevue College (BC) has named Alonda Williams as the new director of marketing, community relations and enrollment management marketing. In this role, she will provide leadership and supervision for all marketing and communications outreach, enrollment and retention marketing and the college’s ongoing 50th anniversary… Continue Reading

Video Game Tourney to spread message of Autism Acceptance

Community can learn about condition that affects hundreds of thousands in U.S.  Bellevue College will hold the fifth-annual Autism Acceptance Video Game Tournament during National Autism Awareness Month on Saturday, April 9 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. to increase understanding about autism and raise community awareness of its innovative Autism Spectrum Navigators program. Admission… Continue Reading

Bellevue College to host U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors

Free concert brings big band swing, bebop, Latin, popular tunes, and more to Bellevue The U.S. Army Jazz Ambassadors will play a free concert Tuesday, April 5 at 7 p.m. in the Courter Family Athletic Pavilion on the Bellevue College (BC) campus. The Jazz Ambassadors is the official touring big band of the United States… Continue Reading

Spring enrollment is ON at Bellevue College

Affordable, convenient classes provide education to help launch careers BELLEVUE, Wash. — Bellevue College (BC), the third largest educational institution in Washington State, is currently enrolling students for spring quarter classes that begin April 4, 2016. As a leader in workforce development, BC offers an affordable path to degrees that help residents of the Eastside and the… Continue Reading

Bellevue College DECA triumphs at NW regional competition 49 BC students will advance to the national competition, represent school

49 BC students will advance to the national competition, represent school BELLEVUE, Wash.  – Forty nine out of 52 Bellevue College students are advancing from the Collegiate DECA Pacific Northwest Career Development Conference held Feb. 19 – 21 in Spokane, Washington and will participate in the national competition in Washington, DC April 16-19.  Bellevue College fielded… Continue Reading

Bellevue College to host Central Sound Regional Science and Engineering Fair

Fair encourages k-12 students to explore careers in STEM fields More than 200 students from King and Snohomish counties will compete Saturday, March 12 in the seventh annual Bellevue College Central Sound Regional Science and Engineering Fair (CSRSEF) in the Bellevue College gymnasium.  Fair organizers are encouraging public participation in this free event between 1 – 3:30 p.m. and… Continue Reading

Bellevue College Turns 50 in 2016

Celebrations planned to mark half century of academic excellence Bellevue, Wash – It all started with fewer than 500 students taking classes in temporary space in 1966. The foundation was strong, though, growing into Bellevue College, a school about 10 miles east of downtown Seattle that is about to celebrate a major milestone. Bellevue turns 50 years… Continue Reading

Duncan-Andrade to deliver keynote MLK address at Bellevue College

Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade, educator, author and co-founder of the Teaching Excellence Network, will deliver the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. keynote address at Bellevue College on Thursday, Jan. 21.   Duncan-Andrade’s keynote is part of a weeklong celebration at the college under the theme, “Black Education Matters” and will explore the material conditions that affect urban youth… Continue Reading