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Bellevue College Association
of Higher Education

BCAHE is the faculty association for Bellevue College, in Bellevue, Washington. As the legally recognized bargaining agent for all BC instructors, the faculty union represents both full-time and part-time faculty who teach either in credit programs or in the non-credit continuing education programs. Because the fundamental interests of faculty in our dealings with BC administration are common across categories, we all share in supporting that representation.

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Adjunct members
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Meet Your

BCAHE Officers

Representing Faculty Interests

BCAHE President, Sue Nightingale

Sue Nightingale

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Karrin Peterson

Adjunct Affairs Officer

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Lindsay Haney

Vice President
Chace Stiehl

Chace Stiehl


Meet Your

Executive Council

Representing Faculty Interests


Sue Cox

Sr. Adjunct Professor

Alicia DeHart

Associate Professor


Carol Whitaker

Sr. Adjunct Professor

Elena Maans-Lorincz

Sr. Associate Professor

J. Engel Szwaja- Franken

J. Engel Szwaja- Franken

Sr. Associate Professor
Tim Wellman

Tim Wellman

Assoc. Adjunct Professor

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Stronger Together

Early Retirement Notification Deadline

Full-time faculty and OLS or ELI  Lead faculty must give notification of retirement by April 30th of the academic year prior to the academic year...
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General Membership Meeting

Please hold time on 11.15.23 for a General Membership Meeting.   The primary topic of discussion will be the upcoming bargain.  More details will follow.
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Unemployment Insurance Benefits

If you are an adjunct faculty, you may be eligible for unemployment insurance benefits at the end of the quarter! Come to this workshop to...
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