Category Archives - Big Bend Factoids

Last Updated July 5, 2016

Big Bend Community College Demographic Profile 2015

Demographic Profile (2015 data)

July 5, 2016 - No Comments

BBCC’s service district includes all of Grant and Adams counties and a portion of Lincoln County in Central Washington State.

Gas lines during the Arab oil embargo (1973)

When and Why Big Bend Went to a 4-day Week

January 6, 2015 - No Comments

It dates to the Arab oil embargo in the fall of 1973. As a result of shortages caused by the embargo, the college temporarily adopted

Alfred Philips

BBCC’s First President

January 5, 2015 - No Comments

Alfred Philips (Philips Hall) was appointed BBCC’s first president in 1962. He came from Sheridan Junior College in Wyoming and brought a group of administrators

Comedian Soupy Sales

Comedian Soupy Sales visit to “Moose Lake”

December 31, 2014 - No Comments

Comedian Soupy Sales said on the national television game show “What’s My Line?” that he was going to “Moose Lake” to star in the spring

BBCC Founder Dr. Robert Smith

BBCC Founder Dr. Robert Smith

December 30, 2014 - No Comments

Smith Hall is named in honor of Dr. Robert Smith, superintendent of the Moses Lake School District, who spearheaded the effort to create Big Bend

Leonard Nimoy as Spock in Star Trek

Leonard Nimoy and Big Bend

December 29, 2014 - No Comments

Big Bend’s first spring musical in 1974 starred Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015) as Fagin in “Oliver.” This was after the Star Trek television series, but before the