Black Hawk College » Announcements Campuses located in the city of Moline and near Kewanee, Illinois. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:36:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Prospective BHC nursing students should attend Feb. 3 info session Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:05:28 +0000 Continue reading ]]> nurse with patientAre you planning to apply to the Associate Degree Nursing Program or Practical Nursing Certificate Program and are currently enrolled at BHC? Then you should attend a Planning and Information for Nursing Students (PINS) meeting at the Quad-Cities Campus.

The meetings will provide support, academic planning and an opportunity to network with other students pursuing the same goals. Come to one meeting or all of them! Different information will be discussed at each one. Nan Reddy and/or Karen Dugan, educational advisors, will facilitate the meetings.

The Spring 2015 PINS meetings will be:

• Tuesday, Feb. 3 from 1-2 p.m.
• Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 3-4 p.m.
• Thursday, March 26 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
• Monday, April 13 from noon to 1 p.m.

The meetings will be in Building 1, Room 382 (conference room above Advising in the First Stop Center).

For more information, call 309-796-5100.

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Explore professional, continuing education programs Feb. 10 Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:20:32 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Are you interested in taking a computer class, but not sure where to start? Or do you want to pursue a job in health care? Learn a foreign language? Make jewelry, stained glass or floral arrangements? Become a better photographer?

Learn more about the variety of programs and classes offered by Black Hawk College Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) at the PaCE Information Night.

The event will be from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the college’s new Adult Learning Center, 4610 Blackhawk Commons Drive, Rock Island.

Stop by this free event to learn about the wide variety of PaCE programs. Talk with PaCE coordinators to determine if a class or program is right for you. Spring schedules will be available, and registration will be open during this event.

For more information, call PaCE at 309-796-8223 or visit

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BHC nursing program seeks input for accreditation Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:42:34 +0000 Continue reading ]]> The Black Hawk College Associate Degree Nursing Program will undergo an accreditation site visit Feb. 10-12 by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The BHC program has been accredited since 1974.

The public will have an opportunity to discuss the nursing program with the site visitors at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 11. All are welcome. The meeting will be at the Quad-Cities Campus, 6600 34th Ave., Moline, in Building 4, second floor, Conference Rooms 1 and 2.

Written comments also may be submitted directly to:

Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by Monday, Feb. 2.

For more information, contact Karen Baber at or 309-796-5362.


Last updated 1/15/2015

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Truitt named new president of Black Hawk College Wed, 10 Dec 2014 22:04:48 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Bettie Truitt 5-12 (web)The Black Hawk College Board of Trustees has offered Dr. Bettie A. Truitt the position of president of Black Hawk College effective Jan. 1, 2015.

Dr. Truitt has been serving as interim president since July 1.

“In the six months she has filled that role, she has met many unanticipated institutional challenges with efficiency, intelligence and grace,” said David Emerick, chair of the Black Hawk College Board of Trustees.

“In every way, Dr. Truitt has demonstrated her ability to rise to the challenges of the presidency of Black Hawk College.”

Dr. Truitt began her career at Black Hawk College in 1989 as a full-time mathematics instructor. In her years on the faculty she was widely recognized as a student-centered teacher, a doctoral scholar earning her Ph. D. in mathematics education, statistics, higher education policy and planning from the University of Iowa. She had leadership roles on numerous internal and external committees and as faculty representative in IFT contract negotiations.

From 2007-12, she was dean of instruction and academic support where, in addition to the responsibilities of that office, she continued her involvement in contract negotiations internally and as an AQIP strategy forum facilitator for the Higher Learning Commission.

In 2012, Dr. Truitt became vice president for instruction. In 2013, she added student services to her vice-presidential responsibilities, and in June 2014 she assumed the additional duties of executive vice president.

“Regardless of the role I’ve been in, Black Hawk College has been a large and rewarding part of my life,” Dr. Truitt said. “We come to work each day knowing we can impact our students and help them achieve fulfilling lives.

“I appreciate the support of the Board of Trustees and look forward to working with the board. I also look forward to working with the faculty and staff. They are the people who make Black Hawk the special place that it is,” she added.

Dr. Truitt’s contract as president will be Jan. 1, 2015, through June 30, 2016.



Last updated 12/10/2014

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Swim lessons, aquatic exercise, pool parties and more at BHC Sat, 08 Nov 2014 18:01:01 +0000 Continue reading ]]> Aquatic CenterDoes your child need to learn to swim? Would you like to try an aquatic exercise class? The BHC Community Aquatic Center at the Quad-Cities Campus has youth learn-to-swim classes, adult aquatic exercise classes, open swim, lifeguard training, pool party rentals and more.

Find out more about the Quad-Cities Aquatic Center.

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