Meet some notable BC Alumni

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Deb Caletti Born: June 16, 1963 Attended BC: 1981-1983 Caletti worked on the school newspaper while at BC. She got a song published, worked in the writing lab, and wrote songs for others. After BC: Transferred to UW where she earned her B.A. in journalism and started writing. The fifth book she wrote, “The Queen of Everything,” was the first one to get published and afterwards she wrote 10 more successful books. Besides writing, she lectures, paints and makes appearances as an author.

Born: June 16, 1963
Attended BC: 1981-1983

Caletti worked on the school newspaper while at BC. She got a song published, worked in the writing lab, and wrote songs for others.
After BC: Transferred to UW where she earned her B.A. in journalism and started writing. The fifth book she wrote, “The Queen of Everything,” was the first one to get published and afterwards she wrote 10 more successful books. Besides writing, she lectures, paints and makes appearances as an author.

Jim Caviezel Born: September 26, 1968 Attended BC: 1987-1989 He played on the basketball team, but an injury to his foot in his sophomore year put an end to his potential NBA career. After BC: Got his first acting job as a small role in the film “My Own Private Idaho” in 1991 and continued to get minor roles until 1998, when his role as Private Witt in “The Thin Red Line” received critical recognition. His most popular roles have been that of Jesus in the 2004 film “The Passion of the Christ” and John Reese in the CBS television series “Person of Interest.”

Jim Caviezel

Born: September 26, 1968
Attended BC: 1987-1989

He played on the basketball team, but an injury to his foot in his sophomore year put an end to his potential NBA career.
After BC: Got his first acting job as a small role in the film “My Own Private Idaho” in 1991 and continued to get minor roles until 1998, when his role as Private Witt in “The Thin Red Line” received critical recognition. His most popular roles have been that of Jesus in the 2004 film “The Passion of the Christ” and John Reese in the CBS television series “Person of Interest.”

Blake Hawksworth Born: March 1, 1983 Attended BC: 2000-2001 Played on the Bellevue College Baseball team. After BC: Hawksworth played in the minor leagues for another two years before he got into Major League Baseball. He was named in 2003 as the Cardinals’ top prospect by “Baseball America,” but injuries kept him from joining the team until 2009, when he made his debut. He played with them until 2010 and joined the LA Dodgers in 2011. His last major league game was on September 27, 2011 after which an injury ended his MLB career. He then took on a job as an assistant baseball coach at his old high school, Eastside High School.

Born: March 1, 1983
Attended BC: 2000-2001

Played on the Bellevue College Baseball team.

After BC: Hawksworth played in the minor leagues for another two years before he got into Major League Baseball. He was named in 2003 as the Cardinals’ top prospect by “Baseball America,” but injuries kept him from joining the team until 2009, when he made his debut. He played with them until 2010 and joined the LA Dodgers in 2011. His last major league game was on September 27, 2011 after which an injury ended his MLB career. He then took on a job as an assistant baseball coach at his old high school, Eastside High School.

Evan Meek Born: May 12, 1983 Attended BC: 2000-2002 Transferring from Midland College in Texas after a semester, Meek played on the BC baseball team during his time as a student. After BC: Meek played for the Minnesota Twins, San Diego Padres and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Meek was traded from the Devil Rays to the Pittsburg Pirates in 2007. He made his debut in 2008 and played with the Pirates until 2012. In 2013, he spent the season with the Texas Rangers before signing on to a deal with the Baltimore Orioles in 2014. In July of 2015, the Korea Baseball Association signed Meek on for a one-year deal in which he played for the Kia Tigers.

Born: May 12, 1983
Attended BC: 2000-2002

Transferring from Midland College in Texas after a semester, Meek played on the BC baseball team during his time as a student.

After BC: Meek played for the Minnesota Twins, San Diego Padres and the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Meek was traded from the Devil Rays to the Pittsburg Pirates in 2007. He made his debut in 2008 and played with the Pirates until 2012. In 2013, he spent the season with the Texas Rangers before signing on to a deal with the Baltimore Orioles in 2014. In July of 2015, the Korea Baseball Association signed Meek on for a one-year deal in which he played for the Kia Tigers.

Brandon Ting: Born: 1982 Attended BC: 2005-2008 After BC: Transferred to UW and graduated in 2009 with degrees in economics and finance. He then started working as a manager at a Japanese supermarket, while working with his business partner Nuri Aydinel until he opened his first Kukai Ramen, a Japanese Ramen restaurant in December of 2012. Now, he has locations in Washington, Oregon, Illinois, Indiana, Taiwan, and Japan. The name of the restaurant chain also changed to Kazuki Ramen. He currently Washington locations, one of them in Bellevue and has to more coming soon to Washington.

Born: 1982
Attended BC: 2005-2008

After BC: Transferred to UW and graduated in 2009 with degrees in economics and finance. He then started working as a manager at a Japanese supermarket, while working with his business partner Nuri Aydinel until he opened his first Kukai Ramen, a Japanese Ramen restaurant in December of 2012.
Now, he has locations in Washington, Oregon, Illinois, Indiana, Taiwan, and Japan. The name of the restaurant chain also changed to Kazuki Ramen. He currently Washington locations, one of them in Bellevue and has to more coming soon to Washington.

Stefano Langone Born: February 27, 1989 Attended BC: 2007-2010 Langone got a full ride scholarship to BC, where he performed with the local “Celebration” Jazz ensemble. After BC: In 2011, he auditioned for season 10 of “American Idol” and made it to the top seven before he was eliminated. After Idol, Langone appeared on many talk shows, including “Live with Regis and Kelly,” “The Today Show” and “The Rachel Ray Show.” He also toured the country with the 2011 “American Idols LIVE!” tour. More recently, Langone has signed a deal with Hollywood Records and has released two singles: “I’m on a Roll,” released in 2012, and “Yes to Love” which he released, in 2013. He also performed at the “Revolution” Cinco de Mayo concert on May 5, 2016.

Born: February 27, 1989
Attended BC: 2007-2010

Langone got a full ride scholarship to BC, where he performed with the local “Celebration” Jazz ensemble.

After BC: In 2011, he auditioned for season 10 of “American Idol” and made it to the top seven before he was eliminated. After Idol, Langone appeared on many talk shows, including “Live with Regis and Kelly,” “The Today Show” and “The Rachel Ray Show.” He also toured the country with the 2011 “American Idols LIVE!” tour. More recently, Langone has signed a deal with Hollywood Records and has released two singles: “I’m on a Roll,” released in 2012, and “Yes to Love” which he released, in 2013. He also performed at the “Revolution” Cinco de Mayo concert on May 5, 2016.

Nick Thune Born: December 8, 1979 Attended BC: 1997-2001 After BC: Thune moved to LA to pursue his career in entertainment. A standup comedian and actor, Thune has been on “The Tonight Show” 10 times, “Conan” twice, and “Late Night” once. He also has played roles in the movies “Knocked Out” and “Unaccompanied Minors.” He also has an album out where he performed standup comedy to some guitar music and his most recent tour, called “Very Tour! Much Comedy!” was in February.

Born: December 8, 1979

Attended BC: 1997-2001

After BC: Thune moved to LA to pursue his career in entertainment. A standup comedian and actor, Thune has been on “The Tonight Show” 10 times, “Conan” twice, and “Late Night” once.
He also has played roles in the movies “Knocked Out” and “Unaccompanied Minors.” He also has an album out where he performed standup comedy to some guitar music and his most recent tour, called “Very Tour! Much Comedy!” was in February.

Jamie Herrera Buetler Born: November 3, 1978 Attended BC: 2003 After BC: Buetler transferred to UW where she earned a B.A. in communications. Before 2004, Herrera Buetler was an intern in both the Washington State Senate and in Washington D.C. at the White House Office of Political affairs and served Senator Joe Zarelli in 2004. Then in 2007, Herrera Buetler was appointed to the Washington House of Representatives. The bills she opened worked for equal treatment of both men and women in athletic programs. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

Born: November 3, 1978
Attended BC: 2003

After BC: Buetler transferred to UW where she earned a B.A. in communications. Before 2004, Herrera Buetler was an intern in both the Washington State Senate and in Washington D.C. at the White House Office of Political affairs and served Senator Joe Zarelli in 2004.

Then in 2007, Herrera Buetler was appointed to the Washington House of Representatives. The bills she opened worked for equal treatment of both men and women in athletic programs. She was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

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