2016 - Black Hawk College

Vintage Rods donates $3,000 to student scholarship fund

Vintage Rods Donation 11/15/16

Quad City’s Vintage Rods car club recently donated $3,000 to the Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Foundation to support student scholarships. Since 1984, Quad City’s Vintage Rods car club has given more than $73,000 to the Black Hawk College Foundation and has donated to the college for more consecutive years than any other organization. The donations […]

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Bazaar raises $776 for international student scholarship

The International Student Association (ISA) at Black Hawk College recently donated $776 to the Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Foundation for the International/English as a Second Language Scholarship. Since 2004, the ISA has donated more than $8,100 to the BHC QC Foundation with money raised by the annual BHC International Holiday Bazaar. Pictured are Maureen Dickinson, […]

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Students share native dishes in first International Food Competition

Dish from Burma at the International Food Competition

The English as a Second Language Mentor and Mentee Program, the International Student Association and ESL students hosted an International Food Competition at the Quad-Cities Campus. BHC students and employees prepared dishes from their home countries that ranged from savory entrees to sweet desserts. Attendees were able to sample more than 20 dishes and vote […]

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BHC designated a Military Friendly School for seventh year

Black Hawk College has been named a 2017 Military Friendly® School by Victory Media. The 2017 Military Friendly® Schools list highlights 1,273 institutions that are striving to provide the best opportunities and education for our nation’s student veterans. More than 1,700 schools participated in the 2017 survey. Black Hawk College was designated a Military Friendly […]

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Students win BHC scholarship essay contest

Congratulations to BHC students Alexander Wilcox of Moline, Logan Raschke of Geneseo and Allison M. Hand of Woodhull, the first, second and third place winners in the college’s 2016 Thomas Batell Scholarship Essay Contest. Student essays had to address the contest theme, “How My Community College Has Changed My Life.” The winners received $200 for […]

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BHC 5K Hustle raises $7,500 for PTA scholarships

The 2016 Black Hawk College 5K Hustle raised $7,500 to provide scholarships for students in the BHC Physical Therapist Assistant Program. The annual road race was Nov. 12, 2016, at the college’s Quad-Cities Campus in Moline. Since 2012, the event has raised nearly $40,000. The proceeds from the 2016 race will be awarded to PTA […]

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BHC East Foundation honors scholarship recipients, benefactors

East Campus scholarship recipients 2016

The Black Hawk College East Foundation honored both those who gave and those who received at its annual scholarship banquet Oct. 4, 2016, at Lavender Crest Winery in Colona, Illinois. Welcoming benefactors, scholarship recipients and their guests, college and foundation leadership, faculty and staff were Doug Parrott, vice chair of the Black Hawk College East […]

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BHC celebrates Veterans Day by sending packages to troops

To celebrate Veterans Day, Black Hawk College students assembled 21 care packages to send to troops serving overseas. BHC employees and students donated hundreds of items for the care packages. Students wrote notes of encouragement and thank you cards that were put in the boxes.     Last updated 11/17/2016

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BHC’s Kopel gives back during retirement

When Jim Kopel accepted a teaching position with Black Hawk College in 1967, he had no idea it was the beginning of a 32-year career that would combine his love for teaching accounting and finance with his passion for helping people manage and invest their money. “Cash” Kopel, as he became known, shared his knowledge […]

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BHC horse judging students take 1st, 3rd at Quarter Horse Congress

The Black Hawk College Horse Judging Team took 1st Place and 3rd Place at the 50th Anniversary All-American Quarter Horse Congress in Columbus, Ohio. The collegiate and youth divisions award individual and team high-point awards in halter, performance and oral reasons categories, as well as overall awards. Scores are determined based on the accuracy of […]

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