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February 21, 1986     Bellevue College
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Deck Page 5 Photo by Brian Humphrey College sends student in right direction by Krissy Buoy Advocate staff The Deputy Press Secretary for Senator Dan Evans in Washington, D.C., credits the College with giving her personal expe- rience in learning. Lee Keller worked on the College's student newspaper as a communications student from 1976 to 1978. After earning a two year degree in communications and broadcast journalism, Keller worked for KJR and KAYO radio. In 1984 she Interviewed to become press secretary for Evans. She handles the senator's public image, from a radio show once a week to scheduling interviews for the press. The College helped her career a great deal, Keller said. "Craig Sanders was a big mover in my life. He steered me to the Advocate, and I did everything on the newspaper I could." Keller was born into a family of com- munications. Both her parents have media- related jobs, as does her husband who works for ABC. Former student Lee Keller credits Communications instructor Craig Sanders with steering her towards a communications career. ents come cnnt lieges sh. state acation near home a-ansfer to four year schools pre-college deficiencies e equivalant students and are receiving 5.3% of 10.8%; with 70,000 full time students. -- The Seattle Post-Intelligencer together by CJ Anderson Advocate staff Santiago, Chile is the birth place of a former student who used the Social Science Division at the College to focus his education before transfering to the University of Washington. In 1966 Claudio 'Clint' Parra arrived in the United States in pursuit of 'the great American dream' with his family. He was four years old. In 1980 Parra moved from Florida to join a brother living in Bellevue, and enrolled at the College to complete high school graduation requirements. "Being from Chile, International Studies was the natural field for me to go into," said Parra, who became involved in the International Club and Model United Nations while attending the College. He also served as president of the Associated Students of Bellevue Community College. Now afifth year student at the UW, Parra holds a Bachelor's degree in Latin American Economic Development and is continuing studies aimed at a Masters degree in Public Administration. Parra speaks highly of the International Studies classes taught at the College. "I enjoyed the introductory courses taught here much more than those I took at the university. They're definitely superior as far as class size and the attitudes of instructors," he said. "Aslam Khan, Kit Taylor, Steven Hamer- nyik, and David Jurji prepared me well for the university," Parra said. Parra is the director of public relations for The Committee of Chileans For Democracy, a group of political exiles and non-exiled Chilean people now living in King County. Parra is also the production manager for "Almandina", a group of Seattle musicians who perform music of the Andes on traditional instruments. Photo by Brian Humphrey A three month internship at Puget Power in Bellevue helped Paul Brownell land the job he'd been looking for. Internship programs are sponsored by several divisions at the College. Designed to give the students real life work experience, the internships are set up with local businesses, school districts, and community agencies. Brownell went to the College for three and a half years. He earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Data Processing and is now an input/output specialist working on the IBM 3081 at Puget Power. BrowneH also does programming for the IBM system. 'Whe College gave me good experience in programming, and I'm happy l'm working," he said. His future plans include completing his bachelor's degree.