BHC recycles more than 16,800 pounds of electronics

Black Hawk College recently was honored by Vintage Tech Recyclers Inc. for the college’s electronics recycling efforts.

In 2010, the college kept more than 16,800 pounds of electronics out of landfills by recycling the materials through Vintage Tech Recyclers. The fall 2010 pickup included 7,642 pounds of electronics consisting of computers, CRT monitors, LCD monitors, servers, printers, microwaves, televisions and other miscellaneous electronics.

Vintage Tech Recyclers has a “no landfill” policy and all of the material was recycled.

“Black Hawk College is committed to the sustainable use of resources so the needs of the college community are met without negatively impacting future generations,” said Mike Phillips, vice president for administration.

BHC nursing students collect 60+ packages of diapers for shelters

During the Fall 2010 semester, the Black Hawk College chapter of the National Student Nurses Association sponsored a Diaper Drive at the college’s Quad-Cities Campus in Moline.

Students and employees donated more than 60 packages of diapers that were distributed to area women’s shelters.

The diapers were given to Christian Care in Rock Island, Ill.; St. Joseph the Worker House in Rock Island, Ill.; and Freedom House in Princeton, Ill.

Pictured are BHC nursing students Ashley Diesch, Colona (standing) and Patricia Heggen, Rock Island; and Shakira Hargis with St. Joseph the Worker House.

Additional members of the Diaper Drive committee were Chris Adamson, Silvis; Dana Eastin, Andover; and Angela Walrath, Rock Island.

BHC collects items for soldiers overseas, homeless in QC

In November 2010, the Military Students and Veterans Club (MSVC) at Black Hawk College conducted a holiday care package drive for soldiers and homeless veterans.

MSVC members, other BHC students and BHC employees donated to the cause. Pictured with the donations are MSVC president Chad Stephenson (left) and club member Ricardo Cardoso (right), both of Moline.

The care packages included snacks, toiletries, playing cards, games, holiday cards signed by BHC students and employees, and cards handmade by Cub Scout Pack 101 of Erie.

The packages were sent to:

  • SPC Jacob Gunn, Afghanistan
  • 2nd Lt. Bill Hayes, Afghanistan
  • Staff Sgt. Kevin Ott, Afghanistan
  • 1st Sgt. Tadd Jennings, Iraq

Gunn, Hayes and Ott are former Black Hawk College students.

Donations of winter hats, scarves, gloves/mittens, sweatshirts, socks and toiletries went to a local homeless veterans outreach center. Numerous hats and scarves were handmade by Frances Moon, the wife of Matthew Moon, an HVAC mechanic at the college and Korean War veteran.