BELLEVUE, WASH.- Minority Access, Inc., a private, nonprofit organization that promotes diversity in education, government and business, has named Bellevue Community College one of the “Nation’s Leading Colleges and Universities Committed to Diversity.”
With a mission to “honor and publicize inspirational role models,” Minority Access expressed its desire that the designation bestowed on BCC and 18 others colleges and universities “encourage others to emulate, and thereby increase the pool of talent from diverse constituencies.”
BCC was one of only five community colleges among the honorees. The others were Maricopa Community College (Ariz.), Brevard Community College (Fla.), Bristol Community College (Mass.) and the Houston Community College System.
The awards were presented at Minority Access’ “National Role Models Conference” Sept. 18 in Las Vegas.
One year ago, in September 2005, BCC won the Charles Kennedy Equity Award from the Association of Community College Trustees.