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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

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

Fair Celebrates Family Fun and Wellness on the Eastside

Special musical guest, Caspar Babypants to perform at March 12 event WHAT:  The 6th Annual Healthy Kids, Healthy Families Fair, presented by Bellevue College’s Parent Education Program and Parents Advisory Committee, with support from the Apothecary Society.  Children’s musical act, Caspar Babypants will perform at 10:30 a.m.  Go Chris Go! Continue Reading