BHC drive brings in donations for 50+ military care packages

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Thanks to the generous donations from Black Hawk College employees and students and the community, military members serving overseas will receive care packages in the new year. The BHC Military Students and Veterans Club collected cash donations and care package items at both college campuses. Jason Gilbraith with Regional Media in Kewanee – whose son, […]

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BHC United Way campaigns raise $15,800

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Black Hawk College’s 2018 United Way employee campaigns raised more than $15,800 across the college district. The two campaigns raised: East (Kewanee Area United Way) – $9,341 Quad Cities (United Way of the Quad Cities Area) – $6,467 Thanks to the East Employee Campaign Committee members – Dr. Alan Abbott, Drew Cotton, Tyler Gradert, David […]

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Outreach Center employees donate to military care packages

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Employees at the BHC Outreach Center in East Moline recently contributed three boxes of donations to the military care packages drive at the Quad-Cities Campus. The BHC Military Students and Veterans Club hosted the month-long drive. The club is working with the USO of Illinois to send packages to troops serving overseas. Donations from the […]

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BHC math professor receives Faculty of the Year award

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Every year the Illinois Community College Faculty Association (ICCFA) honors an outstanding community college faculty member in Illinois with the Leo Welch Faculty of the Year Award. Connie McLean, Black Hawk College math professor, received the 2018 award Nov. 16 at the ICCFA annual conference in East Peoria. McLean has taught math at Black Hawk […]

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BHC got me here: transfer student stories

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Black Hawk College graduates transfer to colleges and universities throughout the Midwest and beyond! Take a few minutes to read about these East Campus graduates. They are all finishing up their first semesters at their transfer colleges. Learn more about our transfer programs. Brittany Luttrell Black Hawk College degree: Associate in Science Graduation year: 2018 […]

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Students receive nearly $124,000 in BHC QC Foundation scholarships

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The Black Hawk College Quad-Cities Foundation has awarded 146 Quad-Cities Campus students scholarships totaling $123,895 to date for the 2018-19 school year. There are some limited funds available for QC students for Spring 2019, including: An art scholarship for a nontraditional student. A scholarship for a student with type 1 diabetes. Multiple scholarships for Black […]

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Looking for a community education class?

Have you looked through the Black Hawk College Professional and Continuing Education schedule and wished that we offered a particular class in the Quad Cities? If so, share your class ideas with Abbey Roodhouse, Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) program coordinator, at

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Ten to-dos for finals week

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With finals right around the corner, it is crunch time! These tips can help you as you wrap up the semester. You have worked hard all semester, and soon you will have completed your classes. Stay focused and don’t forget to take care of yourself during this busy month. Plan ahead. Know when and where your […]

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Students share native dishes in International Food Competition

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BHC students recently participated in the English as a Second Language Mentor and Mentee Program’s 3rd Annual International Food Competition at the Quad-Cities Campus. International and U.S. students prepared dishes from Chin State (Myanmar/Burma), India, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, Puerto Rico, Togo (three competitors), the United States and Venezuela. Judges Christine Immich Rodrigues and Will […]

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Big reasons to take a minimester class

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Taking a minimester course allows you to complete a college class in less than a month! If you are looking to get ahead, are behind on credits, or are just getting started, a minimester class is a great option to consider. Registration is now open. Minimester classes begin Monday, Dec. 17. BHC student Abbie Wadsworth […]

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