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Did you know that, just before the recession hit, 25,000 Washington businesses reported problems finding enough job applicants with bachelor’s degrees?This distressing fact came to… Continue reading
Changing our name to Bellevue College, from Bellevue Community College, required only a minor edit. Yet the change embodies a major and potentially transformational expansion… Continue reading
In this season of caring and hope, I would like to share the moving story of two young men whose futures, far more than most… Continue reading
When we reconstitute our government this fall through the remarkable exercise of American democracy, we will shape the future not only with regard to controversial issues, but also for widely supported, crucial institutions such as higher education.
To a great extent it is teachers who instill the passion to pursue one’s dreams and the zeal to continue learning which, combined with academics and practical skills, are key to a successful life. I see the profound and enduring impact of teachers every day at Bellevue Community College.
In the past I have told you how community college job-skills training programs have helped people build entirely new careers after a layoff. I have… Continue reading
Something quite remarkable happened last month. A crowd of 860 people – twice the number who took part last year – converged on Meydenbauer Center to contribute a total of $278,000 to support Bellevue College and our students. That’s a $43,000 increase over last year, despite the fact that giving nationwide is down more than 5 percent.
It’s a disturbing irony.
It’s horrifically ironic.