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Villas at BHC, LLC

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

The Villas at Black Hawk College, LLC will break ground on a private student housing development Tuesday, March 19 at 3 pm. The site is located on the north-east corner of Parking Lot 4. The Villas are a private development consisting of 120 beds specifically designed to serve Black Hawk College students. The Villas will consist of student-centric living quarters with common indoor and outdoor amenities. The common indoor area will consist of the manager’s office, mailboxes, social room / recreation center, and a 24-hour fitness center along with study rooms and state-of-the-art laundry facilities. The outdoor common area will consist of a patio for social and recreational use, along with a variety of outdoor entertainment amenities. Additional services include academic and social programming, shipping and receiving, and 24-hour maintenance. The Villas will be built on land owned by the Black Hawk College Foundation.

“Black Hawk College is excited to partner with Bluffstone to provide a high-quality housing opportunity for our students. This public/private partnership will enhance our students’ college experience.”

The Bluffstone management team will be directly involved with the Black Hawk College project every step of the way, including a detailed marketing and leasing campaign that is currently underway. Construction will be complete by mid-summer and is slated to be ready for students to occupy by the fall 2013 school year. “We’re very excited to be able to offer our unique product to the students of Black Hawk College, and are looking forward to a mutually beneficial, long-term relationship with faculty and staff.” said Tim Baldwin, Managing Partner of Bluffstone.

The Villas at Black Hawk College are a wholly owned subsidiary of Bluffstone, LLC. Bluffstone is a development firm from Bettendorf, Iowa, who specializes in student-centric housing facilities, known as “The Villas”, for small colleges and universities throughout the Midwest. Bluffstone currently owns and manages over 2,000 beds on nine college campuses.

For information about The Villas or for leasing information, call (309)756-8654, email info@liveatbhc.com, or visit www.LiveatBHC.com.

“Enhancing the higher education experience through better living environments”

News Coverage:

QC Times

QC Online

WQAD

Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce

BHC baseball update (8/1/11)

These Black Hawk College sophomores have signed letters of intent to the following schools:

Chris Burgess — University of Oklahoma
J. Golden — Minnesota State University
Adam Karger — University of South Carolina at Pembroke
Mark VanNatta — Augustana College
KC Wright — Judson College
Cole Dodson — Hannibal-LaGrange College

The Black Hawk College baseball program has announced its 2011-12 incoming class.

The team returns with 19 sophomores and adds 15 freshmen and two sophomore transfers.

Freshmen:

Jake Sharp — Alleman
Eann Cox — Erie
Andrew Dobek – Assumption (Davenport, Iowa)
Zack Davis — Riverdale
Jake Johnson — Orion
Kurt Donner — Mt. Prospect
Joe Walsh — Palatine
Beau Kirkpatrick — Erie
Dan Saskowski — Alleman
Max Querin — Assumption (Davenport, Iowa)
Andy Cooper — Riverdale
Justin Hitchcock — Rockridge
Chase Young — Riverdale
Blake Moe — Davenport Central (Davenport, Iowa)
Nate Rauch — Davenport Central (Davenport, Iowa)

Moe and Rauch committed Friday, July 29. Both had stellar seasons for their state qualifying team.

Transfer sophomores:

Trent Muilenberg – Bettendorf, Iowa (Ellsworth Community College, Iowa Falls, Iowa)
Dain Burress – Newburgh, Ind. (Kaskaskia Community College, Centralia, Ill.)

BHC awarded $125,000 grant to re-skill recently unemployed

Black Hawk College has received a one-year, $125,000 grant to prepare newly unemployed Rock Island County residents to return to the workforce.

The Hubbell-Waterman Foundation worked through United Way of the Quad Cities to award the Re-Skilling of the Newly Unemployed Grant to Black Hawk College and Eastern Iowa Community College District.

Each college received $125,000 to pay for short-term training programs that do not qualify for funding through more traditional forms. These frequently are programs that are attractive to individuals who wish to get back into the workforce quickly.

Interested Rock Island County residents must complete an application and have an interview with an advisor. Advisors screen applicants to make sure they have a good understanding of the career they want to pursue and to be sure they have a life plan in place that will support success (such as day care arrangements and transportation).

Applicants must show that they have been laid off or are working a reduced number of hours and must have a work history of being regularly employed. They must actively look for work when their training is completed.

Through the grant, Black Hawk College students have enrolled in CNA, phlebotomy technician, dialysis technician, pharmacy technician, production welding, office management/computer skills and truck driving classes.

For more information, contact Kathy McCabe at 309-796-8229.

Read the Dispatch/Rock Island Argus article — New help available for unemployed to find new jobs

Read the Quad-City Times/Quad-City Business Journal article — Foundation helps underemployed workers develop job skills

View photos and video: June Jazz Band performance

Dr. Edgar Crockett, BHC music professor, performed with his current and former jazz band students in a free community concert at Stephens Square in Moline on Thursday, June 16, 2011. The Navy Band Great Lakes Jazz Combo also performed at the concert.

Black Hawk’s Smith signs with Nationals (6/10/11)

Quad-City Times article — Black Hawk’s Smith signs with Nationals

Two locals selected in MLB Draft (6/7/11)

Quad-City Times article — Two locals selected in MLB Draft

BHC’s Larson joining Oregon as walk-on (6/7/11)

The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus article — BHC’s Larson joining Oregon as walk-on

Black Hawk center to walk on at Oregon (6/7/11)

Quad-City Times article — Black Hawk center to walk on at Oregon

BHC golfers rally for 8th; baseball team ousted (5/20/11)

The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus article — BHC golfers rally for 8th; baseball team ousted

Braves upset by Elgin in Region IV opener (5/19/11)

The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus article — Braves upset by Elgin in Region IV opener